Eating Healthy With Ethnic Food Eating Healthy With Ethnic Food
National lung and Blood Institute—Obesity Education

The new National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Obesity Guidelines recommend trying different ethnic cuisines to give yourself a taste treat while counting calories and fat. Many ethnic cuisines offer lots of low fat, low calorie choices.
So if you want to eat healthy and still have lots of different choices, take a taste adventure with ethnic foods. Here’s a sample of healthy food choices (lower in calories and fat) and terms to look for when making your selection:

Jum (poached)
Kow (roasted)
Shu (barbecued)
Steamed rice
Dishes without MSG added

Red sauces
Primavera (no cream)
Piccata (lemon)
Sun-dried tomatoes
Crushed tomatoes
Lightly sauteed

Spicy chicken
Rice & black beans
Salsa or Picante
Soft corn tortillas