11 Healthier Takes on Takeout Classics

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on September 28, 2015

Your car died. Your dog has fleas. The workday was, frankly, terrible. You’re ordering from Hunan Garden, and no can stop you.  But wait! Before you give in to the extra calories and mystery ingredients just for the sake of convenience—take a look at these healthy twists on your favorite takeout staples.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

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GENERAL TSO’S CAULIFLOWER

Mind blown. Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

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VEGGIE SUSHI

Hold the spicy mayo and shrimp tempura: These tasty but simple all-vegetable rolls will save you calories… and dollars.  Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

Kim’s Healthy Eats

CRISPY BAKED AVOCADO “FRIES”

These avocados are baked until crisp on the outside but stay soft and creamy on the inside. Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

Damn Delicious

QUINOA FRIED RICE WITH VEGGIES

Add some chicken, shrimp or tofu for extra oomph and protein. Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

Rasa Malaysia

PARMESAN BAKED CHICKEN NUGGETS

These babies still pair perfectly with barbecue sauce. Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

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CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST

No dough? No problem. Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

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CHICKPEA BURGERS

When you’re craving some Mickey D’s, skip the Big Mac and opt for this healthy and filling chickpea patty instead. Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

Erin McDowell

VIETNAMESE SUMMER ROLLS

Oh-so-colorful, and not a fried ingredient in sight! Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

Damn Delicious

OVEN FRIED CHICKEN WITH HONEY MUSTARD GLAZE

Fooled ya—this “fried” chicken is baked from start to finish. No fryer required. Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

Le Creme de la Crumb

CRISPY BAKED ONION RINGS

Have your onion rings without all the grease. Get the recipe.

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

Super Golden Bakes

COURGETTE “NOODLE” PAD THAI

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: zucchini noodles. Get the recipe.

This article from Pure Wow was republished with permission and originally appeared as 11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics.