At the end of a long day, it's tempting to call in a delivery order and have a carton of steaming moo shu pork or General Tso's chicken materialize on your doorstep.
But with a bit more effort, you can make delicious Chinese dishes like those in your own kitchen — and they'll probably be lower in fat, sodium and sugar. Try one of these simple recipes and you just might be tempted to toss out those order-in menus.
by Nina Simonds
These homemade pancakes are likely to contain less oil and salt than their restaurant-made counterparts. The dough needs to rise, so schedule extra time when making these — but expect the results to be worth the wait!
Per serving: 135 calories, 1g saturated fat, 17g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 2g protein, 98mg sodium
by Martin Yan
You can make these cold noodles with sesame or peanut sauce; cilantro and scallions add a flash of green, while bean sprouts and red pepper provide crunch.
Per serving (not including Peanut Dressing or Chili Oil): 295 calories, 1g saturated fat, 47g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 12g protein, 601mg sodium
by Katie and Leeann Chin
This protein-rich dish, flavored with Chinese condiments such as soy and hoisin sauce, is an inventive way to serve fish. The salmon and tofu are diced, stir-fried in a nonstick skillet with veggies, and served with rice.
Per serving: 350 calories, 4g saturated fat, 10g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 31g protein, 446mg sodium