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Ok....<br>
I'm not a huge cooking type person. I CAN cook, but usually don't because it's just me, and I'm pressed for time, etc.<br><br>
That being said......<br>
If I'm ordering Chinese food.....<br>
How bad is sesame chicken on a scale of "good for you" or "bad for you"....<br>
1 being BAD for you...<br>
10 being TREMENDOUS for you....<br><br>
Just curious....as it seems that it would be better for me, than, say.....<br>
McDonald's. lol
 

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Uh..7-9...7 if you eat all the broccoli and only a piece of chicken, easy on the sauce. I still say it's better than McDs.<br><br>
Chicken is battered & deep fried and the sauce has a lot of oil & sugar.
 

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cool.<br><br>
I'm trying to make better food choices.<br>
I quit soda on New Year's day. Still going strong on that, but this past weekend was a close call. Big time.<br>
Because of the no soda, I also haven't been to McD's since before then, either.<br><br>
I try to make better choices when going out.......<br>
grilled chicken.....<br>
light on sauce....<br>
unsweet tea, etc.<br><br>
But sometimes, when I want to have someone else cook....delivery is the way to go.<br><br>
Didn't realize the chicken was battered and fried, though.<br>
Thanks!
 

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Sesame chicken is horrible for you. Breaded, fried, and covered in sweet sticky goodness. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I love it, it's my favorite chinese food. But I don't eat it often.
 

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I've found most chinese places will let me add veggies. I order a dish with 1 or 2 dollars worth of extra veggies which helps balance it out (then just eat the same portion size but more veggies)
 

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swimmerbee....<br>
That's a great idea!!<br><br>
I'll try it the next time I go in, cause this place is nice, but on the phone they have some language issues. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
It would be better if I could be there in person the first time or two that I try it.
 

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Go with the chicken dishes that aren't fried and glazed in sugar. Kung Pao, etc. No, they don't taste like yummy yummy candy, but they also won't add a pound of fat to your body for every 1 ounce nugget you eat. Those things defy the laws of physics, I swear!
 

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LRR:....yeah, but sometimes the salt is what I crave! (*sigh*).<br><br>
OK....<br>
Moo Goo Gai Pan would be a better choice than the sesame chicken.<br><br>
Plus, more veggies in that dish, too.
 

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I would definitely try to add more veggies. I love love love the fried tofu, but it's probably like the chicken, nothing really healthy about it once they fry it up and cover it in goo <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> But it's oh, so good....
 

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I like getting moo shi chicken..........tons of veggies and it's not battered.<br><br>
Also, wonton soup and chicken skewers are another favorite.
 

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stitcher,<br>
I too eat out a lot. In fact, I just unpacked my pots and pans this past weekend after they were in storage for a year and 1/2! I'm starting to cook at home now.<br><br>
Try visiting the restaurants website, and search for a nutritional information page. This helps me make better choices. Along with ordering grilled, no sauce, steamed, etc.
 

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You might ask them if they can grill the chicken or stir fry it, instead of batter/fry it.<br><br>
The sauce is the part I like, because of the sugar. But if you can cut out some of the bad from batter/frying, that might help. Some places will do that if you ask. You can also ask some of them for brown rice, which is a little better than white rice, as long as it's not fried. Which is the only way to eat rice, in my book. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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what about just regular chicken and veggies? At my place it's grilled chicken with some sort of sauce and a ton of carrots, snow peas, and broccoli. OH and white rice. I don't know the calorie content in it but it's good for about 4 meals.
 

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Yep I`m with Hobey on the battered and deep fried and oily sugar ladened sauce. I`d rate it lower though... 5 or so. 6 if you ate all the broccoli even though it`s sauteed in TONS of oil.<br><br>
I'd say it`s on par with McD's. But I'm not a fan of restaurant Chinese food!
 

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I re-read the OP. I thought 1 was BAD and 10 was tremendously BAD. <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif"><br><br>
So I agree with DR.
 

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I thought it was a violation of the terms of usage to ask "foodie" questions that pertain to foods cooked elsewhere.<br><br>
In any event, that stuff sounds like real greasy glop, might be more appropriate for consumption at a county fair or church bingo night or by someone with a home stomach pumping kit from WalMart.
 

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JR....<br>
nah............<br>
not when it's for educational purposes.<br>
I checked the bylaws.
 
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