PF Chang's takes Chinese food up a notch. The portions are generous and the combos unique. The chain offers both small and large portions, whole-grain brown rice and sauces on the side to help you create a customized meal. A bit of planning can ensure your special meal is a healthy one!
Start your meal with a cup of hot and sour soup or egg drop soup for fewer than 100 calories.
Food here is incredibly high in sodium--some dishes have up to three times your daily allowance. If you're watching your sodium, bypass all sauces and ask for food to be cooked without added salt.
Ask your server for brown rice instead of white. They'll bring a large bowl for your table, and refill it for free. Although higher in fiber and nutrients than white rice, remember to watch your portions.
For your side dishes, choose small sizes of vegetables.
Choose main dishes from "The Grill" menu, which are lower in fat and calories than many other entrees.
Ask for your meat to be steamed, stir-fried or grilled without any added oil. The tofu in most vegetarian dishes is usually deep-fried (high in fat), so ask for a healthier cooking method.
The lunch bowls are high in fat and calories. Split one with a friend.
Opt for Mini Desserts as an occasional treat. They have all the flavor of the large versions, with a fraction of the fat and calories.
PF Chang's provides full nutritional information on its website.
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