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Top 10 healthy Chinese foods you should try

Being one of the largest cuisines in the world, Chinese is without dispute a good source of various healthy and delicious foods.

Regarding healthy food, Chinese cuisine promises to satisfy the appetite of those who prefer a healthy diet and meet the need of those who are seeking health benefits from these foods.

1. Herbal chicken soup

The first healthy food in the list comes to herbal chicken soup which is commonly eaten at autumn and winter days. This soup is the combo of dark chicken (or white chicken) and a number of medicinal herbals that have a lot of benefits to your health.


2. Steamed dumplings

Dumplings that are steamed and filled with vegetables should be added in the diet of vegetarians. However, if you just prefer a healthier diet, you definitely may eat dumplings of different fillings like ground pork, diced shrimp, or beef.

Xiao Long Bao Chinese

3. Wonton soup

Wonton soup is low in calories when the wontons are filled with vegetables. If your diet is not much strict, eating meat-filled wontons is acceptable. The wonton soup is delicious and fresh, and the key is just to control its intake.

wonton Chinese

4. Shrimp and vegetables with black bean sauce

Other Chinese healthy food is shrimp stir-fried with vegetables and added some black bean sauce. The food is a  good choice for healthy eaters and vegetarians. Shrimps contain lean protein and vegetables are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber and even water. So, why don’t you add it in your meal?


5. Beef and broccoli

Eating beef and broccoli is beneficial to your health. You may double the broccoli when cooking this dish because your stomach doesn’t need to be filled with too much beef, just a proper amount for protein.

beef and broccoli

6. Moo Shu vegetables

Moo Shu vegetables is no longer strange to those who are a vegetarian or vegan. The food is simply a mix of diced egg and a variety of vegetables, including cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots. Sometimes, it’s added in scallions, ginger and garlic for a better flavor.

Moo Shu

7. Summer roll

Summer rolls are simple to make and easy for the system to digest. It’s fresh and healthy because the main component of the filling is vegetables and some time, added just some thin slices of meat.

summer spring roll

Not just that, the dipping sauce going along with it, does not only make the rolls more satiating and delicious, but it also helps you burn more calories. Worth trying, right?

8. Beef with snow peas

Beef stir fries with snow pea is also is also a Chinese healthy food. As you may know, snow peas are a good source of gut-friendly fiber, natural sugars, and protein. Paired with beef, it becomes an ideal choice for both healthy eaters and vegetarian.


9. Buddha’s delight

If you are a vegetarian or vegan, you should try Buddha’s delight, a delicious and healthy mix of various types of steamed vegetables and some small pieces of tofu added to provide protein.


10. Chicken and broccoli

Chicken and broccoli is simple and fast to make. It might take you about 10 minutes to make this 351-calorie dish. To fill your stomach, you may eat stirred fried chicken and broccoli with rice.


Chinese cuisine is so abundant, so it would be regret if you do not give them a try while on a diet. The key does not lie in the food itself, instead, depends on your ability to control their consumption. Just keep eating in a healthy and smart way to enjoy food as much as you can.

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