Before I moved to Vermont, I had a weakness for Chinese takeout. I lived in San Francisco and when I headed home after working late, I was exhausted. I’d order Chinese food from one of dozens of delicious local Chinese restaurants and chow down. Download a FREE Healthy Chinese Food Recipe Cookbook!
Now, since I don’t live near any good Chinese restaurants, I turned to making some of my favorites like Sweet & Sour Chicken at home. The silver lining is that I can make healthier versions of Chinese restaurant classics, with perfect fresh produce, and I get to eat them when they’re hot and sizzling straight out of my wok. (Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings and Kung Pao Tofu turn out really well too.)
I’m not the only one who would benefit from making healthier Chinese food at home. EatingWell’s recipe for Sweet & Sour Chicken was developed for a family who needed a little help eating healthier and avoiding the Chinese takeout trap. Their story, and more than 175 of our favorite comfort-food recipes, appear in our cookbook, EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy.