15 Healthy Chinese New Year Recipes

Healthy Chinese New Year Recipes

In Manchester we have such a big Chinese community, and there’s always a parade on to celebrate that I love to watch (if the weather behaves itself!) Chinese food is one of my favourite cuisines, I’ve been lucky enough to visit China and Hong Kong several times and been able to sample a huge variety of food there. Chinese takeaway here is of course very tasty, but it’s not the most healthy option. So, I’ve had a look around some of my favourite blogs and gathered together 15 Healthy Chinese New Year Recipes for you to make and enjoy this Chinese New Year! They are all vegetarian and some are vegan too.

Starters  
Asian Kale, Noodle & Coconut Broth by Foodie Quine Miso Udon Noodle Soup by Sneaky Veg Crispy Glazed Tofu with Honey, Chilli & Ginger by De Tout Coeur Limousin
Full of fresh and easy to find ingredients, this delicious broth is hearty, healthy and filling. This miso soup is a hearty lunch or a tasty starter to a Chinese banquet. It’s vegan friendly too. Tofu gets a bad rap, but if it’s cooked correctly like in this flavour filled recipe it’s a taste sensation. Replace the honey with maple syrup to make it vegan.
Vegetable Tempura by Amuse Your Bouche Tofu Siu Mai (Vegetarian Chinese Dumpling) by Feast Glorious Feast Spiralized Oriental Courgette-Noodle Soup by The Gluten Free Alchemist
I’m not sure if this is strictly Chinese, but I adore tempura and I always order it whenever it’s on the menu, it’s also a much lighter way of deep frying. These tasty dumplings are worth the effort to make them, dipped in soy sauce they make a delicious starter! A fresh low carb option if you want to enjoy some asian flavours whilst still sticking to your January health kick.
Mains
Fiery Vegetarian Dan Dan Noodles by Eats Well With Others Spicy Tenderstem & Peanut Noodle Stir Fry by Wallflower Kitchen Vegetable Fried Rice by Curly’s Cooking
For all the spice lovers out there, this recipe is for you! A simple comforting recipe that’s vegetarian and vegan friendly, it’s sure to warm you up on a cold January night. Full of flavour and packed with veggies, you can customise the veg to use up leftovers!
Chow Mein Noodles Takeaway Style by Fork And Good Easy Quorn Stir Fry by Easy Peasy Foodie Asian Mushrooms with Cashews & Veggies by Kitchen Sanctuary
Another great recipe to satisfy your takeaway urge! With chickpeas and edamame beans this dish is easy to make with minimum clean up required. Just as it says on the tin – an easy weeknight meal or enjoy as part of a bigger banquet! This dish is all cooked together on one tray in the oven, making clean up a lot easier!
Desserts
Fortune Cookies by Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Mango Mousse Ice Lollies by Farmersgirl Kitchen Vegan Mango, Lime & Coconut Cheesecakes by Spamellab
Of course you don’t have to use the cookies to ask the ultimate romantic question, Charlotte also suggests you fill them with sweets for the kids, or the big kids! Although this isn’t strictly a Chinese recipe, mango and coconut are very popular ingredients in Chinese desserts so I think they’d make a great dessert for a Chinese New Year banquet. Another dessert with Asian flavour, it’s vegan friendly and made with coconut milk and would make a refreshing end to a spicy meal.

I hope you have enjoyed this delicious collection of 15 Healthy Chinese New Year Recipes, and please do let the bloggers know, on social media or via a comment on their blog, if you make their recipes!

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