22 Healthy Asian Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

By Kristen Mccaffrey on

These healthy Asian recipes hit the spot when you are craving your favorite Asian take-out but want to eat a healthy meal at home.

When you want take-out, reach for these healthy Asian recipes instead! Find healthy Chinese food, Thai food, Korean dishes and more. This dishes taste amazing and no one will ever suspect they are good for you.

When people start to eat healthier, one of the things I hear most often is that they are scared that their food will be boring and bland. They don’t want to give up their favorite dishes and definitely don’t want to eat chicken breast and steamed broccoli every night. Well, I am here to tell you that eating healthy is anything but boring. And one of my favorite healthy food categories - Asian food!

To kick things off, I have compiled a list of some of the tastiest and flavorful healthy Asian recipes ever! This is the ultimate place to find some new meal ideas that your entire family will go crazy for. Whether you are looking for something easy for an evening meal or a dish to take to your next family gathering, you are in luck!

One of the things I love the most about Asian recipes it is really easy to lighten things up without sacrificing flavor. Plus they are super versatile and it’s easy to swap in new protein options or veggies. If you don’t like an ingredient, you can swap it out for something that you want better. When you have recipes that are so versatile it makes cooking even more effortless!

Healthy Asian Beef Recipes

Healthy Slow Cooker Korean Beef on corn tortillas with slaw and hot sauce.

Thai Basil Ground Beef Bowl is terrific if you are looking for a meal you can make in less than thirty minutes! You are going to want more than one helping of this yummy recipe. (300 calories, 6 FSP)

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos are precisely what you need if you are craving tacos and Asian food! It is an explosion of the two cuisines that will leave you begging for more. Kids and husbands will gobble it up too! (256 calories, 5 FSP)

Moo Shu Beef Stirfry is a scrumptious meal that has tender sirloin steak, sriracha, minced garlic, cabbage, and a few other simple ingredients. It is so easy to make, and the best thing about stir fry is that you can adjust them to your liking. (250 calories, 5 FSP)

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Beef is a dish that everyone needs to taste at least once! The pairing of sweet and spicy is the perfect marriage of flavors. Serve with some fried rice to round out the meal. (261 calories, 7 FSP)

Healthy Asian Chicken Recipes

Healthy asian Thai Chicken Skewers with peanut sauce and cilantro.

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki with Vegetables is great for taking advantage of your slow cooker because this is a low maintenance meal that tastes like you have worked on it for hours. The sauce is a real show stopper! (291 calories, 7 FSP)

Healthy Kung Pao Chicken - everyone needs a little Kung Pao chicken in their lives! Plus, it is low on calories, simple to make and is merely scrumptious to eat. Even your kids will be asking for seconds. (303 calories, 3 FSP)

Honey Soy Glazed Chicken is lovely if you like sweet and tangy chicken meals! I can’t get enough of the honey paired with the soy sauce over the tender and juicy chicken. It is heavenly and a go-to meal. (249 calories, 4 FSP)

Grilled Sriracha Barbecue Chicken is perfect for adding some spice to your life! You are going to fall in love with this barbecue chicken because you have never had anything that tasted so good! Serve with some sweet potato fries and fresh fruit. (210 calories, 5 FSP)

Asian Noodle Salad with Broiled Hoisin Chicken Thighs is next level good! Juicy boneless chicken thighs, fresh vegetables, covered in a red pepper chili, vinegar and honey sauce that is out of this world. (339 calories, 8 FSP)

Thai Chicken Skewers have a delicious peanut sauce that is finger licking good! Serve this at your next party and your guests will rave about it. I should warn you that once you taste it, you are going to want to eat it all the time. (293 calories, 5 FSP)

Healthy Asian Seafood Recipes

Healthy shrimp sushi bowls with avocado, edamame, carrots, and cucumbers in a wooden bowl.

Sesame Soy Grilled Tuna can be made on the grill or seared in a pan. No matter which way it is prepared you will be shocked by how tasty it is. (237 calories, 1 FSP)

Spicy Shrimp Sushi Bowls is succulent spicy shrimp that adds some pizzazz to mealtime! This dish has fresh creamy avocado, cucumber, carrots, edamame, mayonnaise, rice, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. (438 calories, 7 FSP)

Creamy Coconut and Tomato Shrimp - anything with the word creamy in its name is bound to be amazing, and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Not only does it taste fabulous it looks phenomenal too! (297 calories, 4 FSP)

Broiled Soy Honey Salmon is an idea for the seafood fanatic in your life. This is better than eating take out. Tastes sensational and it is practically effortless to make. (269 calories, 1 FSP)

Healthy Asian Vegetarian Recipes

Healthy vegetarian Asian recipe for spinach and mushroom lo mein

Spinach and Mushroom Lo Mein is for anyone who loves the classic Chinese noodle dish but wants to make a healthy version at home. This option uses mushrooms and spinach, but any veggies will work. (314 calories, 8 FSP)

Curry Sweet Potato Noodles brings all the Thai curry flavor to a veggie packed dish served with sweet potato noodles. You will want to eat this cozy dish every night. (334 calories, 10 FSP)

Mongolian Tofu may just be my favorite healthy vegetarian Asian recipe of all time. This spicy and sweet tofu dish is simple to prepare and brings all the flavor of a restaurant dish. (188 calories, 2 FSP)

Healthy Asian Side Dish Recipes

Healthy side dish of Asian Zucchini noodles in a white bowl with chopsticks.

10 Minute Cabbage Stir Fry - you will be shocked by how easy this recipe is to make. It tastes like an eggroll but in a bowl. It is healthy and you can make it as spicy as you want to add a little kick to your life. (89 calories, 1 FSP)

Crispy Asian Brussel Sprouts - if you have never had Asian Brussel sprouts, you have been missing out your entire life! This recipe is tasty and the perfect amount of crispiness. They side well with chicken, shrimp or beef main dishes. (128 calories, 3 FSP)

Asian Kale Apple Slaw filled with fresh sweet apples, kale, cabbage, cucumber, cilantro, chopped mint, creamy peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, lime, pepper, and garlic powder combine to make one of the yummiest Asian side dishes out there! (145 calories, 3 FSP)

Healthy Fried Rice tastes just as good as any restaurant version but with less than half the calories and fat. Serve it as a side dish or add chicken, ground turkey, pork tenderloin, beef, shrimp, or tofu to make it a meal. (130 calories, 3 FSP)

Asian Zucchini Noodles is the perfect low carb substitute for your favorite Asian noodles. Made with the most sauce of almond butter and soy, these noodles take 10 minutes to make and couldn’t taste any better. Serve as a side or add protein to make it a main dish. (103 calories, 2 FSP)

What is your favorite healthy Asian dish?

PS - Love healthy Asian food? We include healthy Asian recipes and take-out inspired dishes in our weekly meal plans! Learn more about these easy-to-use, delicious, healthy meal plans. They are customizable, include nutritional info and Freestyle Smartpoints, and work for any family size!!

Healthy Asian dinner recipe collage with Thai chicken, Mongolian beef, Spinach Lo Mein, and Korean Beef.

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