When you need a hot and healthy meal, your first instinct is to head to the grocery store, buy the ingredients and then make it yourself at home. While this is always the best choice for creating wholesome meals at home, sometimes life gets in the way and instead of working in the kitchen to make a meal, we settle for grabbing some takeout on the way home. Thai food takeout is one of the best options for people that want something quickly and easily, but perhaps they do not want to throw their healthy eating habits out the window in the process. Thai food is a great choice for takeout because most of the dishes on a standard menu are going to be healthier than other takeout restaurants. When you compare it to pizza, cheeseburgers and other asian foods, Thai food will win out every time.
Some people feel a little intimidated when it comes to ordering Thai food. After all, we know exactly what we are getting when we order a pizza, even if it is covered in fatty cheese and bread. However, many of the names of dishes at a Thai food restaurant when compared to your local pizza joint sound strange and unfamiliar. However, there are a variety of Thai Food dishes that are made out of familiar ingredients and just have different names. When in doubt, you can always order Pad Thai, which is the most familiar dish on most Thai food restaurant menus. If you decide to skip the Thai food delivery and instead eat in the restaurant, then you also have the added luxury of being able to talk to the staff and find out what makes each dish special.
Thai dishes are incredibly versatile. Most dishes are naturally gluten free since they are made with rice noodles, or they can be modified in order to be gluten free. Thai food is also a great choice for people that are vegan or vegetarian. All of the dishes are made without cheese and many can be ordered with tofu instead of meat as their main protein source. The broth that is used for many dishes such as soups and curries are typically prepared with vegetable broth, and if they are not that can be substituted in. If you are looking to consume a higher protein content, you can always skip the rice and ask for an extra serving of protein in its place.
If you have a picky eater in your family, there are many different options available to help satisfy your finicky eater. For example, Aloy Modern Thai offers many dishes that will be familiar such as chicken noodle soup, egg rolls, fried rice, and even chicken wings (with a Thai twist of course.) The next time that you do not have time for dinner, but you still want a healthy and satisfying meal, consider checking out your local Thai Restaurant instead of running through the drive through. Your taste buds and your waistline will thank you.