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Calories in Thai Food?


#1

I'm on a low carb diet and try to stay clear of high calorie meals. At least once a month I generally have to go for Thai food for work. I'm kinda unfamiliar with thai food. Does that style of food generaly have high calorie dishes or no? I've eaten Thai a couple times and it seems mostly like veggies/meat/and rice. But I dunno about the sauces with regards to calories.


#2

Low carb Thai food is easy - skip the rice, eat Tom Kha or Tom Yum, Larb, Nam Tok, Pad Grapao, Pad Med Mamoung Himaphan. Low calorie, on the other hand, will be a toughie as you'll miss out on all the tasty and nutritious coconut milk.


#3

Thanks, dude. Low calorie isn't as important as low carb right now. Just gotta be careful the rest of the day. Thanks for the recommendations though!


#4

Avoid the peanut sauce. I love the swimming rama (cooked spinach + chicken + peanut sauce) Get the sauce on the side and you're golden.