Thai food is very popular and often considered a healthy food option. Although this is true in some respects, it is important to think about your meal choices and control your portions! Follow these guidelines to ensure you are on the right track:
- Avoid soups as they often contain coconut milk
- Steer clear of heavy sauces and deep-fried entrees.
- Aim for the lighter, stir-fried dishes rather than curries (if you make curries at home you can use reduced fat coconut milk but this won’t be the case when eating out!)
- Choose chicken or fish over duck or red meat
- Avoid shellfish and prawns as they contain lots of cholesterol
- Limit dishes with coconut milk, which is high in saturated fat.
- Share portions, especially noodles or rice, as the portions are often much bigger than those we would recommend
- Ask for low salt soy sauce where possible