Thai food, packed full of veggies and with lots of vegetarian options, is a very healthy cuisine. While some noodle dishes and heavy curries aren’t the most healthy, if you make the right choices, you can eat great food that’s also great for your body. Consider ordering one of these if you’re looking to make leaner choices next time you eat out.

 

Chicken Satay

Lean grilled meat on a stick slathered in a spicy peanut sauce. Seriously satisfying, low-fat food.

 

Vegetable Side

Laced with ginger, garlic, and chilies, Thai-style vegetables pack huge flavor for few calories. Try splitting an entrée with a companion and sharing a side of sizzling vegetables to round out the meal.

 

Pad Thai

An order of the popular Pad Thai is very low in saturated fat, making it a great option for something delicious and nutritious.

 

Thai Curries

Thai curries, regardless of color, are based around coconut milk. While high in saturated fat, most of that comes from lauric acid, which has been shown in more than 60 studies to decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. Pick a lean protein like shrimp or chicken, and this makes for a healthier option than many of the noodle-based dishes.

 

Lean meats, vegetables, and rice are the key ingredients to many Thai dishes – and are good for you as well! Join us this summer for a lean and delicious meal.