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10/17/08 9:27 P

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Well AFOOT, I just checked out that link of yours, and I don't know what to say... lol Good to know it's just for fun... lol

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10/17/08 8:36 P

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Just for fun!!!!!!

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JULES362 Posts: 107
10/17/08 5:02 P

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Yummy, I love those spring rolls with veggies wrapped in a rice tortilla. I make them at home too. Good point on the brown rice, which I can't find here in Central California restaurants. All white. However, I have not asked them to go light on the oil. I'll try that next time. Thanks for the input.

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10/16/08 1:27 A

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Thanks for the tips!

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10/16/08 1:12 A
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There are so many really healthy oriental dishes. I usually eat the steamed veggies with rice noodles or brown rice. I love the spring rolls. Hubby and I split an order which is two at our regular Thai resturant. The soups are so wonderful, light with broth and veggies. I stay away from the sweet and sour, fried items, etc. I do stir fry at home and I know what fat goes into that. This also cuts down on the amount of meats in our diet. The people from the orient are usually healthier than we are until they start eating a western style diet

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10/16/08 12:38 A

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Haha um..oops? I guess I didn't realize. An 'authentic' chinese place should have lots of healthy options - also a good chinese place will have no problem with you telling them to 'please go light on the oil'. I happen to live outside of Philly which has a fantastic chinatown, and one of my favorite things to order is sauteed bok choy with extra garlic. So..freaking..good.

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10/15/08 5:50 P

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Hey V, Great first post. Though my question was about eating out, I appreciated your input cooking in. You done good. Welcome aboard the food network. Tee Hee Hee.......

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10/15/08 5:47 P

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Thank you all for your informative responses. I did go to lunch ahd ordered a small bowl of rice noodles and veggies. It was great and low fat. I'm sure I got through in good shape. Foraging in restaurants can be daunting. Next we should explore eating out Italian. So many of you have such good ideas. I don't have a problem at home when I'm in control. It's lowfat/lowcarb for my pre diabetes. But I do have to go out with friends from time to time. I love Chinese. I do wish they served more brown rice. and use less oil and sugar in their cooking. Keep those ideas coming if any of you have more to offer. This is great. Whoever started the Mexican food thread did a great service to us. Thanks. I'm not spell checking as two times now I've been kicked off. This is my 3rd attempt.

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10/15/08 12:43 P

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I love Thai food! These are common Thai dishes that are lower in calories that I have enjoyed:
Salad roll (sometimes called Imperial roll) they are wrapped with uncooked rice paper, have rice noodles, usually shrimp,slice of turkey, bean sprouts and fresh basil or cabbage inside - you could ask them to make them with more veggies and less noodles for less calories. The peanut sauce that comes with them is very high in calories and sugar so I would avoid that.
Tom Yum Soup is a traditional soup with chicken, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and onions - an Asian version of good old chicken soup - very flavorful and spicy.
Pad Prik is stir fried vegetables with water chesnuts in mildly spicy Thai seasonings. Try and get steamed brown rice with it if possible.
Papaya Salad is shredded papaya with tomatoes, lime zests and coarsely chopped cabbage with a oil/vinegar type dressing that is very spicy.
Any curries with coconut milk and noodle dishes definitely have lots of calories so I would avoid those. Hope this helps. Also don't be afraid to explain to your wait staff your dietary needs, especially if it is a mom/pop type place, they are very eager to please and have your business again.
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10/15/08 12:19 P

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Yup good advice -except she pointed out that she was going OUT to eat...lol.

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10/15/08 12:14 P

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Hi Everyone - This is my first post so go easy on me.

So..chinese food is decidedly delicious and a definite weakness of mine. I like trashy chinese take out with soda or japanese beer. Bad, bad, bad.

Stir-frying though, is really not that hard and a great way to incorporate a -ton- of veggies into one meal. Yay, veggies.

A couple of pointers -

You can definitely stir-fry without a wok. Use a healthy, neutral oil with a high smoke point like peanut.

Make your -own- marinade. The bottled ones are usually both over sugared and over salted. Although honestly, anything with soy sauce in it is bound to be salty. Trader Joe's sells a great reduced sodium soy sauce I like. For those of you with a wheat problem, my absolute favorite soy sauce is called San-J Tamari Sauce. Its a wheat free soy sauce, they have a low sodium version and its stronger in flavor - so you don't have to use as much. I've seen it at Whole Foods. Marinades are great for people who are short on time - you can make them the evening prior or the morning of and let the meat 'get happy' in it for longer.

Wow. That was kind of a rant. I'll try to dig around my chinese cook books for some healhty recipes. Good luck all.

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10/15/08 10:55 A

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Ahh - avoid anything labeled sweet/sour, fried of course, avoid lo mein noodles...go with steamed rice (ask if they have brown). Thai specifically - I go with the salads or the veggies, especially if the proteins are all heavily sauced. Curry tends to be higher calorie due to using full fat coconut sauce as its base. You can ask for the peanut sauce on the side if you do a swimming rama dish.

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10/15/08 10:48 A

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Well isn't cutting and pasting just too easy. Here I'm a writer and didn't think of that. Thanks. And I have no trouble cooking home Chinese food. It's going out to eat that's the problem. I'm going to a Thai restaurant for lunch today. I'm shakin' in my boots. Julie

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Copy and paste to a notepad and adjust the spacing as you want them - then print.

I eat Asian foods all the time - is there specific dishes you are looking for. We don't batter/fry anything, keep the sauces minimal, avoid sugars, etc. I do a lot of quick pan "fry" such as beef broccoli, cashew chicken..

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JULES362 Posts: 107
10/15/08 10:28 A

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We've done a great job of cutting calories on Mexican food. How about we tackle my second favorite food -- Chinese. This is a tough one.

Oh, Team Leader: Why are the print recipes so large? Can't they single space them. Some recipes take three pieces of paper. I'm not blind and would like the recipes to fit on one page. Any suggestions? Julie

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