Authentic Asian fusion food is always prepared with fresh ingredients and your health in mind. While there are a few items you should feel free to indulge in, most Asian food dishes are healthy, delicious, and packed full of nutrients. The essence of the Asian culture is wellness and happiness, and the food is no different. That’s part of the reason the traditional Asian diet is so popular. There are many healthier Asian food diet options for those trying to eat better, so there’s no need to feel excluded. Here’s what to order at Sukhothai Miami Beach when you’re on a diet:
Healthy Asian Fusion Appetizers
Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to skip the appetizer portion. Instead of choosing something like our Sushi Pizza, opt for something light, yet still delicious. Our chili garlic or Himalayan pink salt edamame are full of protein, healthy fats, with a moderate carb value. Edamame contains complete protein, calcium, vitamin C, fiber, and other crucial nutrients, making it an excellent snack for vegans, vegetarians, and even meat-lovers.
Another Asian food diet-friendly option is our Miso Soup – a combination of tofu with scallions and seaweed sitting in a light soybean broth. You can even add vegetables for some extra flavor and nutrients.
If you are watching your calories, but need to boost your protein, try the Tuna Tartare. Fresh tuna is a rich source of lean protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Omega-3 fatty acids also help reduce cholesterol in the arteries. Tuna is also rich in potassium, which is known for lowering blood pressure.
Choosing a Healthy Entree
For your main dish, be sure to skip things like fried dumplings or potstickers, tempura, white rice, and noodles. Eating white rice and noodles is okay in moderation, but it’s more difficult to control portions when eating out. Opt for brown rice or whole grain noodles as a healthier carb alternative.
If you are looking for the best Asian food to order on a diet, sushi is a great option. Low calorie, healthy and delicious, a health-conscious favorite is the Veggie Roll. It’s made of carrot noodles, cucumber, avocado, spring mix, scallions, and sesame seeds. The fat in avocado is heart-healthy. The veggies add crunch, flavor and almost no calories.
When it comes to sushi, the talented chefs at Sukhothai Miami Beach combine presentation, flavors, and texture that result in a taste that’s out of this world. But that’s not all–-as an increasing number of people count calories and focus on eating healthier, sushi is a nutritious option. You can save calories and carbs by skipping the rice completely. You will also want to order sushi rolls without cream cheese, mayonnaise, or anything fried. If you’re going to limit your calories, opt for sashimi pieces (raw fish without rice.)
Like tuna, sushi, especially sushi made from salmon, is full of Omega 3 fatty acids that help the body’s metabolism. Sushi can also be very low in calories. Ginger and soy, which are commonly used as condiments are good for you too. Ginger helps boost the immune system. If sushi isn’t your thing, you can also enjoy ginger in our broccoli ginger wok options.
Asian Food Diet-Friendly Eats on South Beach
If you are watching what you eat, but still want to indulge in an Asian food diet, you’re in luck. Many entrees will fit into your Asian diet plan. Asian fusion restaurants, like Sukhothai Miami Beach, have menu items rich in healthy vegetables, fish, herbs, and spices. It’s easy to give up calories without sacrificing taste. When looking for an Asian fusion restaurant in South Florida, put Sukhothai Miami Beach at the top of your list. You can dine in or conveniently order online.