21 Day Fix Chinese Food Takeout is a healthy and gluten-free meal plan created by Samantha Burns, a certified nutritionist.
This plan is designed for those looking to make healthier choices at a restaurant but who don’t want to eat bland food or make all the substitutions themselves.
The meals can be made with any ingredients you already have in your kitchen, such as frozen vegetables or canned black beans.
What is Chinese Food Takeout?
Chinese takeout is a prevalent type of food. Most people don’t make it from scratch, so they don’t know exactly what goes into it or how many calories are in the meal.
They may even think that the food isn’t going to be healthy for them. But if you carefully look at it, Chinese food can be pretty healthy if you know how to order wisely.
How to Use This Plan
This plan is designed to be easy to use. All you have to do is go through the menu and pick out the meals you want.
Then, you can follow the recipes or come up with your dishes. You will find the recipes in each food category, including a list of ingredients and a detailed recipe for making it. If you don’t want any Chinese food this week, it’s okay.
How to make 21 Day Fix Chinese Food Takeout
- 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 Tbsp of cold water (this will thicken the sauce)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil (I used coconut)
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients of the Seasoning Sauce. Mix well and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, soak the mushrooms in hot water for about 20 minutes to rehydrate and soften them.
3. Slice each mushroom into 1/4 inch slices lengthwise, cut the water chestnut in half vertically, and then thinly slice it into half-moons.
4. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, add the chicken and cook until browned all over 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside on a plate.
5. Drain and rinse the mushrooms, add them to the skillet or wok, stir in the water chestnut, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Return the chicken to the pan and all of the sauce and bring to a boil.
7. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside while cooking pasta.
8. Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package.
9. When cooked, drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.
10. To serve, place noodles into a large bowl, add chicken and mushroom mixture and toss to combine, then toss again with 1/2 of the green onions and sesame seeds.
11. Divide between 2 bowls, top each bowl with 1/3 of the cilantro leaves and sprinkle on some sesame seeds if desired.
Nutrition facts of 21 Day Fix Chinese Food Takeout
How to count fast food on the Fix
All calories are counted, including condiments and sauces. The calorie counts are found on the bottom of the menu board.
Calories from fat:
Fat is not calculated in your total calorie count. However, you must make up for this with extra calories elsewhere.
Carbohydrates & Proteins are unlimited; lipids (fats) should not exceed 20%. Some lubricants that don’t count include olive oil and avocados.
If you’re trying to lose weight, aim for 1200 calories a day. If you’re trying to build muscle, aim for 1800 calories a day. If you’re trying to maintain weight, aim for 2000 calories a day.
This meal plan is an excellent start for those transitioning to a healthier eating lifestyle. It has clean, disease-fighting foods to make you feel full and energized, even when you’ve only consumed 1200 calories.
If you need to eat less, this plan will be easy to maintain because the food choices are minimal and easy to adjust.