Craving a carton of hot, delivered Chinese food? Then fire up your wok and grab your chopsticks, because we have all your takeout-inspired favorites made healthy!
While ordering Chinese takeout sounds like an easier option, the ingredients aren’t exactly optimal for those of us trying to avoid soy and grains.
But, at the heart of Chinese dishes is a delicious array of proteins and vegetables that fit perfectly into the Paleo palate. This list of takeout favorites uses healthy ingredients like coconut aminos, honey, vegetable noodles, and cauliflower rice to recreate your favorite takeout-inspired staples.
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From sweet orange chicken to perfectly seasoned Szechuan beef, this takeout-inspired list has it all. Bonus: most of these dishes will be ready in the same time that it would take you to get Chinese food delivered anyway!
Kung Pao Chicken
This spicy chicken stir-fry swaps cashews for peanuts and is served over shredded cabbage.
Recipe: Wicked Spatula | Kung Pao Chicken
15 Minute Lo Mein
These Lo mein style veggie noodles are tossed in a spicy ginger sauce, and topped with scallions for a nourishing, tasty meal.
Recipe: Raising Generation Nourished | 15 Minute Lo Mein
Veggie Egg Drop Soup
This quick chicken broth soup requires only a handful of ingredients and takes only 20 minutes to throw together.
Recipe: OCD Kitchen | Veggie Egg Drop Soup
Asian-Style Cabbage Wraps
If you’re a fan of lettuce wraps, you will love these saucy turkey-stuffed cabbage wraps with water chestnuts.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Asian-Style Cabbage Wraps
Orange Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
Sweetened with honey and fresh naval oranges, this orange chicken will fulfill your Panda Express cravings.
Recipe: The Endless Meal | Orange Chicken With Cauliflower Rice
Zucchini noodles, carrots and cabbage make these chow mein noodles light and healthy, while sesame seeds, scallions and a sweet garlic sauce makes sure you’re not lacking in flavor.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chow Mein
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Breaded with arrowroot starch and skillet fried, this tangy favorite would be great served with fresh pineapple and cauliflower rice.
Recipe: The Domestic Man | Sweet and Sour Chicken
Crispy Beef & Bacon Wonton Soup
Crispy, Paleo-friendly wontons are stuffed with beef and bacon for a nourishing soup, way better than takeout.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crispy Beef & Bacon Wonton Soup
Kung Pao Pork
If you want to switch up your Kung Pao game, try this succulent pork version.
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Kung Pao Pork
No order is complete without some kind of dumpling! Almond and tapioca flour create a doughy pocket to stuff with garlicky pork in this lightly steamed potsticker recipe.
Recipe: The Things We Make | Dim Sum
Spaghetti Squash Garlic Noodles
These takeout-inspired mushroom garlic noodles can be enjoyed on their own, but pair well with chicken or beef for a heartier fare.
Recipe: The Joyful Foodie | Spaghetti Squash Garlic Noodles
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Enjoy this deconstructed egg roll bowl filled with sausage, cabbage, bean sprouts and mushrooms. All the flavor with none of the grains!
Recipe: Simple Roots Wellness | Egg Roll in a Bowl
Beef and Broccoli
Made with marinated grass-fed hanger steak and topped with sesame seeds, we’re pretty sure beef and broccoli doesn’t get much better than this.
Recipe: A Healthy Life for Me | Beef and Broccoli
Pork Chop Suey
The popular dish gets a Paleo makeover with country-style pork ribs and napa cabbage.
Recipe: That Paleo Couple | Pork Chop Suey
Duck Breast with Plum Sauce
Drizzle this sweet sauce all over freshly seared free range duck breasts for a brand new way to experience plum sauce.
Recipe: Cavegirl Cuisine| Duck Breast with Plum Sauce
Cauliflower Fried Rice
You’d never know that this low-carb fried rice is just pure veggies and egg!
Recipe: Skinnytaste | Cauliflower Fried Rice
Jump on the Szechuan bandwagon with this delightful soy-free version made with beef sirloin and Chinese five-spice.
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Szechuan Beef
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