20 Better-Than-Takeout Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Takeout is tasty and convenient, but comes with high fat, sodium, and calories. Afterward, you may experience bloating or a tummy ache and have little idea what ingredients were used in the dish you purchased. Instead of surrendering control to your local drive-in, diner, or dive, use these SparkRecipes to cook your favorite take out dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen. By doing the cooking yourself, you can use savory spices, health-smart ingredients, and improved cooking methods like baking and steaming that bring out the natural flavors in food. With the money you save, don’t forget to give yourself a little tip: you deserve a reward for a job well done!
Chicken Satay with Vegetables (Chef Meg's Makeover)

Crispy Baked Egg Rolls

Chef Meg's Spring Rolls
Pot Stickers (steamed wontons)

Baked Crab Rangoon

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Chef Meg's Makeover)

Chef Meg's 15-Minute Asian Beef Soup

Beef and Broccoli

California Roll in a Bowl

Sesame Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Spicy Garlic Baby Bok Choy

Chef Meg's 15 Minute Ginger-Garlic Chicken

Chef Meg's Better than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

Crock Pot Sweet 'n Sour Chicken over Rice

Coach Nicole's Vegetable Fried (Brown) Rice

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry

Simple Beef Broccoli Stir Fry (crock pot/pan)

Spicy CrockPot Thai Chicken

Pumpkin & Lentil Curry

What are your favorite takeout style recipes and how have you made them healthy?
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SNUZYQ2 3/12/2021
Much better than take out! Thank you for sharing! Report
MUSICNUT 3/2/2021
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
ELRIDDICK 1/19/2021
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DEE107 12/28/2020
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EVILCECIL 12/28/2020
Great recipes. Thanks. Report
MNABOY 11/28/2020
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ELRIDDICK 9/27/2020
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RAZZOOZLE 9/5/2020
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KATHYJO56 9/5/2020
yummy Report
RYCGIRL 8/21/2020
nice Report
MNABOY 6/27/2020
Thanks for sharing!
CECELW 6/24/2020
I love egg rolls. I need to learn how to make them Report
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Nice useful recipes Report
Great ideas! Thank U!! Report
Deliciously improved. Report
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Looks like a great collection of recipes. Report
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Love all these recipes and only time I eat Chinese is maybe once or twice a month. I love egg rolls, crab Rangoon, and the beef and broccoli because I love the mushrooms in it. I also love the green beans they have there. I will definitely check these out. Yummy! Report
These recipes look so good! Report
Everything looks fantastic; and pretty easy to do. Report
Some really great ideas. I've "veganized" them by substituting tofu & vegetable broth & it works great. Thanks Report
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This looks great! Thank you! Report
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Healthier choices Report
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Some of these recipes look pretty good, will have to give them a try. Report
How do they live that long with consuming all that sodium throughout their lives. Report
Take-out food, especially the various Asian cuisines could be labeled "101 ways to enhance the flavor of salt" Order a Chinese entrée "hold the MSG" and it will taste like absolutely nothing. No taste at all! Report
All of those recipes look good!!! Report
These recipes look great! Report
Wow...I can't wait to try some of these recipes! Report
I absolutely love all these take out recipes! I can't wait to try them! Report