If you’re looking for unusual contradictory flavors that taste wonderful together, Thai food is a great choice. The wide variety of ingredients really has the potential to expand your nutrition horizons. But you can easily go wrong with popular dishes like Pad Thai, which is majorly high in calories and fat.
Pick It: Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup
Skip It: Spring Rolls
This broth-based soup is a much better choice than the ever-popular spring roll. It’s packed with flavor, and you get protein from the shrimp. Watch out for high sodium content in Thai soups though!
Pick It: Yam Neua Yang
Skip It: Pad Thai
This spicy grilled beef salad topples Pad Thai in nutrition value. There are less carbs due to lack of noodles, and you’ll have some vegetable intake as well. Plus, you still get intense Thai food flavor from the chili, lime, and mint leaves.
Pick It: Coconut Custard
Skip It: Mango with Sticky Rice
Usually, custard is something you want to avoid health-wise. However, when compared to the 600 calorie-per-serving mango with sticky rice, it is a much better option. A serving of mango with sticky rice has 19 grams of fat, compared to the 7 grams in a serving of coconut custard.