Thai cooking offers plenty of exciting flavors but the high-calorie item to avoid is full-fat coconut cream and coconut milk. (If you're cooking Thai at home, use low-fat coconut milk or low-fat evaporated milk with coconut essence added.)
When dining out, good low-calorie choices include hot and sour soups, spicy salads and vegetable or seafood dishes with steamed rice or steamed rice noodles.
Best avoided are fried noodles, spring rolls, fried fish, creamy coconut curries and coconut-based soups.
|Spring roll, 1.3 oz||110||6|
|Tom Yam soup, seafood, 1 cup||100||3|
|Tom Yam soup, vegetarian, 1 cup||50||-|
|Thai beef salad, 1 serve||260||9|
|Thai chicken curry, 1 cup||340||23|
|Thai thick red curry with beef, 1 cup||600||50|
|Massaman curry, 1 cup||680||57|
|Pad Thai, small (Noodles & Company)||350||10|