Thanks to the generations of immigrants, America has a long history of Chinese food. They started adapting the dishes for the melding new flavors and more nutritious ingredients to authentic Chinese recipes. These gave birth to the contemporary healthy Chinese food in America. We have picked up five recipes and had them simplified for home cooking.
Top 5 Healthy Chinese Foods recipes:
1. Noodles with Pork & Snow Peas
In this healthy Chinese food recipe, lean pork loin and snow peas are stir-fried. Next, they are tossed with a Chile-soy sauce and topped with peanuts and sesame seeds.
- 1 tbsp and 4 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce.
- 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine or dry sherry.
- 1 tsp cornstarch.
- ½ tsp plus 2 tsp toasted sesame oil.
- Trimmed pork loin, 1 pound.
- 1/4th cup low-sodium chicken broth.
- 2 tbsp hot Chile oil.
- 4 tsp dark soy sauce.
- 1/4th tsp sugar.
- 1/8th tsp ground pepper
- Snow peas 8 ounces
- Chinese flat noodles 12 ounces.
- Peanut or canola oil 1 ½ tsp.
- Unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped 3 tbs.
- Toasted sesame seeds 3 tbs.
- 3 scallions, sliced.
Combine 1 tbsp soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil in a bowl. Cut pork into matchsticks and add the pork. Stir and refrigerate for 1 hour. Whisk chicken broth, Chile oil, dark soy sauce, sugar, and pepper with the remaining 4 tsp soy sauce and 2 tsp sesame oil in a small bowl and set aside. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook snow peas and the noodles. Heat a flat bottom skillet over high heat and swirl in the peanut or canola oil to coat. Then transfer the pork to the skillet and cook thoroughly. Now add noodles and snow peas to the pork with tossing to combine. Take to a serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the noodles along with peanuts, sesame seeds, and scallions. Again toss at the table before serving.
2. Noodles with Shrimp
This healthy Chinese food is easy to make.
- Chinese flat noodles, 12 ounces.
- Sugar 2tbs.
- Dark soy sauce 2 tbsp & Reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 tbsp.
- Chinese sesame paste 2 tbsp.
- Chile-garlic sauce 2 tbsp.
- Low-sodium chicken broth 2 tbsp.
- Cider Vinegar 1 tbsp.
- Kimchi rinsed and chopped 2 tbsp.
- Peanut or canola oil 2 tbsp.
- Raw, medium shrimp peeled 16.
- Chopped, unsalted roasted peanuts 1/4th cup
- 3 finely chopped scallions
Cook noodles. Now mix sugar, dark soy sauce, Chile-garlic sauce, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sesame paste chicken broth, and vinegar in a small bowl. Heat the skillet to high heat and swirl in oil to coat. Add shrimp to the skillet, and cook till they turn pink. Stir in vegetables, add sauce mixture and cook. Pour the shrimp over the noodle and serve after tossing.
3. Chinese Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
The ingredients for this easy healthy Chinese food are cooked in one skillet. So you can prep this fast and have quick cleanup.
- 12 ounces beef flank steak, trimmed
- Minced fresh ginger, 1 tbs.
- Soy sauce with reduced-sodium 1½ tsp.
- Dry sherry, 1 tsp plus 1 tbs.
- Corn starch 1tsp.
- Sesame oil 1 tsp.
- Oyster-flavored sauce 2 tbs.
- Vegetable oil 1 tbs.
- Baby Bok Choy 1 pound.
- Unsalted chicken broth 3 tbs.
Cut beef into about 2-inch strips. Cut the strips across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Take beef, ginger, soy sauce, sherry, and cornstarch in a bowl. Next stir to mix until no cornstarch is visible. Add sesame oil and stir to coat the beef lightly. Now combine the oyster-flavored sauce and 1 tbsp sherry in a small bowl and let it stay. Heat the skillet over high heat and swirl the vegetable oil in. Add the beef evenly and cook until it begins to brown. Now stir-fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute until lightly browned and transfer to a plate.
Add Bok Choy and chicken broth to the pan. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes to absorb all liquid. Now, return the beef to the pan, add reserved sauce, and stir-fry until the beef is cooked and the Bok Choy is crispy.
4. Brothy Chinese Noodles
You may try this healthy Chinese food as fast as possible.
- Hot sesame oil 2 tbsp.
- Ground turkey, 93% lean, 1 pound.
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Sliced scallions
- Fresh ginger minced, 1tbsp
- Low-sodium chicken broth 4 cups.
- Water ¾ cup.
- Dried Chinese noodles, 8 ounces.
- Low-sodium soy sauce 3tbsp
- Thinly sliced Bok Choy, 3 cups.
- Rice vinegar 1tbsp
- Sliced cucumber to garnish
Heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and maximum portion of scallions, garlic, ginger, and cook with stirring and breaking up the turkey for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add 1 tbsp oil, chicken broth, Bok Choy, noodles, soy sauce, vinegar, and water to the pan over medium to high heat till the noodles are tender. Now combine the turkey and serve garnishing with balance scallions and cucumber.
5. Sesame Noodles with Baked Tofu
These healthy Chinese food you can prepare easy and quick.
- Buckwheat needles, 8 ounces
- Toasted sesame oil 3 tbsp.
- Chopped scallions
- Minced garlic 1 tbsp.
- Minced ginger 2 tsp.
- Brown sugar 1 tsp.
- Hoisin sauce 2 tbsp.
- Reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 tbsp.
- Baked tofu cubes 8 ounces.
- Broccoli florets, 2 cups.
- Sliced yellow or orange bell pepper, 1cup.
- Toasted peanuts, 3tbsp.
Cook noodles transfer to a large bowl. Now, combine sesame oil, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and scallions in a saucepan till it starts to sizzle. Remove from heat and
Combine sesame oil, scallions, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it starts to sizzle. Add soy and hoisin sauce and the noodles, tofu, and broccoli, bell pepper, peanuts, and gently combine.