Makes an excellent side. For an extra nutrition boost, serve over brown rice, or use rice noodles for something slightly different. This soup cooks for all of nine minutes, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on flavor. The secret of thai cooking is to balance strong flavors. Lemon grass variation: substitute 1/3 cup lemon grass for the olive oil, and 2 to 3 tablespoons fish sauce for the soy. Salty-sweet and full of fresh crunch, these wraps are a tasty way to pack in a serving of vegetables that the kids are sure to love.
Korean-style pork and rice
Basic asian style. The picture shows thin rice vermicelli, but rice noodles are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Full of powerhouse ingredients like fish sauce, ginger, and curry, as well as coconut milk for creaminess and lots of chicken, shrimp, and vegetables, a bowl of this soup is a satisfying and delicious meal, for just 262 calories per serving. Or crusty french bread. This meal can make any weeknight a dinner to remember.
Chicken-peanut chow mein
This recipe adds a great honey-ginger sesame vinaigrette to sweet carrots and snow peas, crunchy almonds, and tender chicken, while keeping calories well under 200, saturated fat under a gram, and providing more than a third of a day’s protein per serving. Enjoy a favorite bar snack at home in a matter of minutes. Lettuce wraps are a fresh alternative to pancakes or tortillas.