Thai food is not only delicious but can be quite healthy for you. Many Thai meals are full of vegetables and lean proteins, making for a well-balanced cuisine that will satisfy your hunger and keep you feeling full.
So what is the best Thai food to order if you’re looking for something tasty and nutritious? Try these four meals to satisfy your Thai cravings and get a healthy meal simultaneously.
Papaya Salad (Som Tum)
As with any meal, starting with a salad is a great way to eat your greens and fill up a bit before getting to the entree. This salad may be light, but it isn’t just rabbit food. It packs a flavorful punch with tasty ingredients like fresh papaya, chilies, peanuts, tomatoes, and green beans.
Thai Soup (Tom Yum)
Nothing pairs better with salad than soup. The great thing about tom yum soup is that you can opt for a heartier version made with coconut milk or choose a lighter version without, which will cut back on the number of calories and fat in the meal.
Either way, tom yum is a classic Thai starter that is as flavorful as it is healthy. Tom yum is known for its spice and sour notes and is full of vegetables and shrimp, meaning you’ll get a nutritious combination of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Compared to entrees found in other cuisines, Thai curry is still on the healthier end of the spectrum. While most curries are made with coconut milk, which can add a significant amount of calories to the dish, eating curry with plenty of vegetables and a lean protein such as chicken or fish will help balance this out.
The most common curries are green, yellow, and red. The most significant difference between these dishes is their spice level, with green being the mildest and red being the spiciest.
Summer rolls and spring rolls are sometimes interchangeable, but while a spring roll is typically fried, summer rolls are served raw. Most summer rolls are made with a thin rice paper wrapper stuffed with fresh vegetables. Even if served with a dipping sauce on the side, summer rolls are a healthy option to enjoy year-round.
Satisfy Your Thai Cravings at Amarin of Thailand
If your mouth is watering for some authentic Thai food that’s delightful and healthy at the same time, try one of these dishes or many others available at Amarin of Thailand. All of our dishes are made with the freshest ingredients that you can feel good about eating. Get your Thai food fix at Amarin of Thailand for all the flavors with no guilt. Visit our restaurant located in Wellesley, MA, or order delivery right to your home! If you have any questions about our menu, don’t hesitate to call us at 781-239-1350!