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EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't know about you but I love Chinese food. What I don't love is the extra fat and calories lurking inside my favorite dishes. I turned to Registered dietitian Shauna Schultz for help. You can too thanks to Shauna's 5 best and 5 worst choices.
by Shauna Schultz
Chinese takeout – it's one of our most popular restaurant foods. But if you order with your stomach rather than your head, you could be chopsticking it to your diet with way more fat and calories than you think.
We recently talked about how to navigate Chinese restaurant menus and order wisely, but you may be left wondering: what specific dishes should I steer clear from and what dishes earn a green light?
Check out the following 5 best and worst Chinese foods and navigate the menu with ease and confidence!
Danger Zone – 5 Worst Chinese Menu Items
Orange Beef: 1,770 calories and 66g fat!
Kung Pao Chicken: 1,620 calories and 76g fat
General Tso's Chicken: 1,600 calories and 59g fat
Sweet and Sour Pork: 1,610 calories and 71g fat
House Fried Rice: 1,480 calories and 50g fat
Home Base – 5 Best Chinese Menu Items
Hot and Sour Soup: 110 calories and 4g fat
Chicken with Black Bean Sauce: 700 calories, 25g fat
Stir-Fried Vegetables: 750 calories and 19g fat
Hunan Tofu: 910 calories and 28g fat
Shrimp with Garlic Sauce: 950 calories and 27g fat