You’re just starting to wrap up four hours of web conferencing, when you suddenly feel that undeniable grumbling in your stomach. That hunger is making itself more pronounced as you reach for the phone to call your favorite Chinese takeaway place. And then you remember that you have strict orders from your doctor to keep your cholesterol levels down. Take consolation in the fact that even your favorite Chinese takeout restaurant has healthy alternatives.
Instead of the usual fried and battered dishes, you can opt for the steamed variety. Order some steamed rice, fish, or dumplings. Plain noodles will go nicely with them. You can also get some meat soup to fill you up. Vegetable stir-fry is likewise a good choice.
Just because you’re on some sort of diet, doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of accessible takeaway food.
But if you really have time to cook, here’s an alternative to your take out dish – a healthy soup recipe you can do in a jiffy.
I have all three ingredients (misua, onion, egg, and chopped siomai) in the fridge. Just picked some malunggay leaves in the backyard.
Saute the onion in a tablespoon of oil
Add in the chopped siomai
Add 2 to 3 cups of water
Season to taste ( I used fish sauce)
Add in misua when the water starts to boil
Add the slightly beaten egg to the soup
Add malunggay leaves
Simmer for a couple of minutes more
Serve while its hot
If you are in a hurry to prepare lunch or dinner and you want to pair something soupy with your fried fish or chicken, you can try this meat soup recipe.