Takeout is convenient. But other than that, it doesn't have a whole lot going for it. You know that most of your favourite dishes are loaded with sodium, sugar and unhealthy fat. And by the time the food makes it to your house, the deliciousness has already dropped by a factor of 10 anyway. Congealed sauces, soggy noodles and dried-out dumplings? Hmm, no thanks.

Add it all up, and you're better off tossing the takeout menu in the bin and making your favourite Chinese recipes at home instead—starting with these healthy recipes. They're easy and tasty, and they come together in less time than it would take for the delivery guy to get to your door. 

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