"During my third trimester, I probably saw my Chinese delivery guy more than my OB/GYN." Does this confession sound familiar? If there’s a ever a time to cut yourself some cook-from-scratch slack, it’s now—as long as you make healthy choices. These simple swaps satisfy quickly, without sabotaging your diet.
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If you’re ordering Chinese food…
Set on an appetizer? Skip the spare ribs, egg rolls, and sesame noodles and go for soups or steamed dumplings, instead. As for the entree, many menus offer steamed options that are loaded with healthy veggies and lean protein. If not, ask if they’ll make you a steamed vegetable platter to mix with your favorite dish (and go light on the sauce). Avoid dishes with fried chicken chunks like General Tso’s chicken, or heavy noodle-based lo meins. Final note: Go for brown rice over white for a whole grain fiber boost.
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