Healthy Take-Out Meals: There’s nothing more fashionable than a healthy lifestyle. Eating well is the new black, and it’s not going out of style anytime soon. Luckily, eating healthy doesn’t have to mean spending time in the kitchen prepping every meal from scratch or foregoing take-out completely. With a bit of planning and insider knowledge, you can get all the benefits of a healthy diet while still having enough time for friends, family, and everything else that life throws your way.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up on delicious food and Delta 9 gummy, especially when there are so many great options available for take-out! From poke bowls to Asian noodle boxes, these healthy take-out meals will not only leave you feeling good but also save you time in the kitchen and money at restaurants.
Poke bowls (or poke, as they are often called) are a Hawaiian-inspired meal made with bite-sized pieces of:
- fresh fish,
- cubes of tofu,
- and rice or seaweed as a base.
Poke bowls are inexpensive and can be modified to include whatever ingredients you like best. They are a great option for a healthy take-out meal because:
- fish (especially tuna) is a significant source of protein,
- the seaweed is full of fiber,
- and the other ingredients are rich in vitamins and minerals too.
You can start with a base of brown rice or quinoa and top it with vegetables like edamame, avocado, or carrots. If you want to add some extra protein, try adding a scoop of tuna or salmon to your poke bowl. You can also add some tofu to the mix to make your poke even healthier and more filling.
Udon and Soba noodles
Both Udon and Soba noodles are Japanese meals that are usually served with a variety of sauces made from fish, soy, or vegetable broth. Udon is made from wheat flour, while Soba noodles — from buckwheat. And both can be served in a variety of ways — either hot or cold (with a dipping sauce or in soup), with vegetables, tofu, or meat.
Soba noodles are significantly higher in fiber than the average Italian-style noodles, which will help to keep your digestive system running smoothly, while Udon noodles are full of protein, vitamins, and minerals. What’s more, both Soba and Udon noodles can be made with a variety of different ingredients and toppings, so you can choose the one that best suits your tastes and diet.
Healthy falafel wraps
Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern dish usually made from ground chickpeas, herbs, and spices. Falafel is typically served with tahini sauce and a variety of other dips and toppings. While traditional falafel is definitely not healthy, there are now many different versions of healthier falafel wraps. You can choose to have your falafel wrapped in pita bread or in a lettuce wrap, which is a much less caloric and richer in fiber alternative. You can also add some vegetables to your wrap, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, or peppers, to make it more filling and nutritious. If you want to make your healthy falafel wrap even more nutritious, try adding some avocado to the mix.
Rice, tofu, and veggie boxes
Chinese takeout boxes are almost always filled with fried rice, beef, and some sort of sauce, but it’s surprisingly easy to make a healthier, vegan version! To make this takeout-inspired meal, start by making your rice. Try to add some diced carrots, broccoli florets, and tofu to the rice. Drizzle it with soy sauce and sesame oil.