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Dining Out Guide

Eating Healthy at PF Chang's

From SparkPeople’s Editors

PF Chang's takes Chinese food up a notch. The portions are generous and the combos unique. The chain offers both small and large portions, whole-grain brown rice and sauces on the side to help you create a customized meal. A bit of planning can ensure your special meal is a healthy one!

  • Start your meal with a cup of hot and sour soup or egg drop soup for fewer than 100 calories.

  • Food here is incredibly high in sodium--some dishes have up to three times your daily allowance. If you're watching your sodium, bypass all sauces and ask for food to be cooked without added salt.

  • Ask your server for brown rice instead of white. They'll bring a large bowl for your table, and refill it for free. Although higher in fiber and nutrients than white rice, remember to watch your portions.

  • For your side dishes, choose small sizes of vegetables.

  • Choose main dishes from "The Grill" menu, which are lower in fat and calories than many other entrees.

  • Ask for your meat to be steamed, stir-fried or grilled without any added oil. The tofu in most vegetarian dishes is usually deep-fried (high in fat), so ask for a healthier cooking method.

  • The lunch bowls are high in fat and calories. Split one with a friend.

  • Opt for Mini Desserts as an occasional treat. They have all the flavor of the large versions, with a fraction of the fat and calories.

  • PF Chang's provides full nutritional information on its website.

 

 
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PF Chang's Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps (entire dish)* 370 calories 12 7 Vote/Comment/
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P.F. Chang's Brown Rice* 109 calories 10 1 Vote/Comment/
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PF Chang's Buddha Feast (1 meal)* 137 calories 6 2 Vote/Comment/
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P.F. Chang's Egg Dop Soup (Cup)* 61 calories 4 5 Vote/Comment/
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PF Chang's Cantonese Shrimp (Gluten free)* 147 calories 4 2 Vote/Comment/
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Oolong Sea Bass PF Chang* 452 calories 3 4 Vote/Comment/
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P.F. Chang's Ginger Chicken with Broccoli* 656 calories 3 1 Vote/Comment/
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P.F. Chang's Ginger Chicken with Broccoli* 656 calories 1 0 Vote/Comment/
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P.F. Chang's Pork Dumplings (steamed)* 66 calories 1 4 Vote/Comment/
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P.F. Chang Hot and Sour Soup Cup* 85 calories 1 1 Vote/Comment/
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P.F. Chang's Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps* 471 calories 1 1 Vote/Comment/
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PF Chang's Ahi Tuna Appetizer* 210 calories 1 1 Vote/Comment/
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PF Chang's crispy honey chicken - full order* 867 calories 0 0 Vote/Comment/
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P.F. Chang Egg Drop Soup (1 cup)* 48 calories 0 2 Vote/Comment/
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PF Chang's Egg Roll (1)* 174 calories 0 0 Vote/Comment/
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