The Chinese New Year is this Friday, and enjoying delicious and healthy Chinese food is one of the best ways to celebrate. Instead of spending money at a fancy restaurant, ring in the New Year by cooking your favorite Chinese dishes at home with these low carb Chinese New Year recipes from Atkins.
Whether you’re craving a hot bowl of soup or a crunchy stir-fry, these healthy Chinese food recipes are low in carbs, full of great flavor and sure to satisfy.
Since the New Year comes during one of the year’s coldest months, soups are some of the best Chinese New Year recipes. Soup is great for a light lunch that will warm you up from the inside out or as an appetizer before dinner. Egg drop soup is a traditional favorite made with just five ingredients and this Chinese-style soup is chock full of tasty ingredients such as mushrooms, chicken and bok choy.
Sauces are great recipes to have on hand for when you’re craving a quick snack or getting a head start on dinner by marinating meat. This ginger soy and sesame dipping sauce requires just one bowl and is ready in about five minutes. Alternatively, use this easy Asian marinade on everything from tuna to chicken kebabs for juicy, flavorful meat.
Try these healthy Chinese food options as light vegetarian entrees or side dishes to a meat-heavy main course. This snow pea and water chestnut stir-fry utilizes two popular and healthy Chinese food ingredients and this bok choy with oyster sauce is a tasty way to consume your leafy greens.
For hearty, low carb dishes that taste like they came from your favorite Chinese restaurant, try cooking this chicken chow mein or these garlicky coconut prawns. They’re flavorful meals filled with low carb ingredients, plenty of spice and lots of protein to keep you full and satisfied.
Low carb, healthy Chinese food will help you start off the Chinese New Year on a delicious note. As for the rest of the year, you can continue to enjoy delicious foods with hundreds of other easy low carb recipes from Atkins.