I love Chinese food and the fact that there’s always a place nearby that delivers makes it an easy go to when you’re hungry or in a rush. The problem with most Chinese food is that it tends to be starchy, greasy, salty, and full of sugar (think Sweet and Sour Chicken). But with a little knowledge, Chinese food can actually be a good, nutritious choice.
My Souper Wonton Soup combines only 3 ingredients available at all Chinese takeouts:
- One pint of wonton soup
- One pint of brown rice
- One pint of steamed chicken or shrimp with vegetables
Place about half of the steamed chicken and vegetables in a bowl. Cut 3 or 4 wontons in half and scatter them on top of the chicken and vegetables. (Save the rest of the wontons for another time.) Pour all of the broth into the bowl. Top with a tablespoon or two of the brown rice. You know you should throw away those crispy noodles but if you can’t, throw half of them in the garbage, eat the rest but only use one tablespoon of the rice. Delicious and very filling. Enjoy!
There are always creative, healthy options when it comes to all types of food. Think outside of the box and don’t be afraid to be a little adventurous in combining ingredients.