Two bowls of curry with rice and chopsticks

Healthy Chinese recipes

23 Recipes

Forget the takeaway and stir up some healthy Chinese dishes at home. We've got lighter versions of favourites like sweet & sour chicken, plus nutritious stir-fries.

Chinese chicken curry

4.535715

(21 ratings)

Cook an easy, healthy curry with just 15 minutes preparation for a wholesome family meal. Serve with fluffy boiled rice
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lighter Sweet & sour pork

3.333335

(3 ratings)

This Chinese takeaway family favourite can be made much healthier - lower the sugar, fat and salt levels with this easy recipe
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken noodle soup

4.774725

(364 ratings)

Mary Cadogan's aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter's evening - it contains ginger, which is particularly good for colds, too...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egg fried rice

2.6

(5 ratings)

Don't call the Chinese takeaway – make your own egg fried rice. Use leftover rice, or cook and dry it on a plate before using so it doesn't stick to the wok...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chinese poached chicken & rice

4.67857

(7 ratings)

A healthy Asian-inspired dish ideal for an easy dinner. Use the leftovers to make our cold chicken noodle salad for the next day.
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lighter Chinese chilli beef

4.07143

(7 ratings)

Don't reach for the takeaway menu, try this beef stir-fry recipe instead. It's just as tasty as your favourite Chinese and healthier too.
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chinese steamed bass with cabbage

3.714285

(7 ratings)

Full of flavour and void of guilt, this low-fat fish dish is full of omega 3 and counts as 1 of your 5-a-day. A perfect mid week meal
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Smacked cucumber pickles

5

(2 ratings)

These tangy pickles served in soy, rice wine vinegar, garlic and chilli oil will complement other spicy dishes
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Spicy vegetable egg fried rice

4.194445

(9 ratings)

Spice up your rice with this easy recipe and feel free to mix things up with different veg
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Speedy soy spinach

4.666665

(9 ratings)

A fast and healthy vegetable side dish with an Asian aroma
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lettuce rolls

0

(0 ratings)

Crunchy, simple Chinese rolls which don't even need cooking
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Stir-fried garlic green beans

0

(0 ratings)

These easy, healthy garlic green beans make a great accompaniment to a Chinese feast, and they're made with just 4 ingredients in 15 minutes...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pick & mix noodle plate

5

(1 rating)

Kids will love choosing what to eat first - and they might end up eating more than if the same meal was served up whole
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Veggie rice pot

3.52778

(9 ratings)

Find two of your five-a-day in this veggie dish - a superhealthy option for midweek with plenty of seasoning
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Poached fish with ginger & sesame broth

3.4

(5 ratings)

Poach your favourite white fish in a light Asian-inspired broth and serve alongside healthy green broccoli, Chinese cabbage, soya beans and spring onions
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Carrot & sugar snap salad

4.75

(5 ratings)

Sweet, colourful and low-in-fat - this super side even counts towards your five-a-day
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy