Did you know that Thai food is as healthy as it is delicious? While sometimes you might throw caution to the wind and dig into some delicious noodles, a leaner meal is also necessary. If you’re trying to stay fit this summer, follow these tips for great healthy menu items.

 

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.