Healthy take out recipes for all of your favorites including Mexican, Asian, Indian, Italian, and classic American bar food favorites.
When the craving strikes, it can be tricky not to just throw in the towel and get takeout, especially now that it is so so easy. You don’t even have to talk to anyone or get in the car with all the food delivery apps. But eating out can get expensive quick and it usually isn’t the healthiest choice. Today I am excited to share some of my favorite healthy takeout recipe with you.
Whether you are craving tacos, Chinese food, Indian dishes, or classic Italian – I have a healthy version you can make right at home. Restaurant worthy meals made in the comfort of your own home.
One more tip. Usually, I try to incorporate at least one of these recipes into my weekly meal plans to satisfy our family’s cravings to go out to eat. Everyone is always excited for takeout at home night and I love coming up with new ideas based on what everyone loves.
Healthy Mexican Take Out Recipes
Easy Chicken Soft Tacos are quick and easy to make and taste just as good as any Mexican joint. Top the with all your favorites and it’s a meal the whole family will love.
Healthy Chicken Quesadillas is one of my favorite recipes. I love making Mexican food at home because it tastes amazing and it is effortless to make. Serve with some guacamole and chips.
Tostadas With Chicken, when you buy a tostada at a restaurant it is often greasy and delicious! These tostadas are scrumptious without all the unhealthy calories. You can enjoy them without the guilt.
Steak Tacos are probably my favorite food to get when we go out for Mexican since I love carne asada. These taste just like the best carne asada tacos but are simple to make at home.
Baked Chicken and Bean Taquitos are the healthier option to fried taquitos and something my kids constantly ask for. These are so good!
Chicken Burrito Bowls are a one dish meal that means you don’t need to make a special trip to Chipotle. It’s got rice, beans, veggies, and chicken all cooked together in one delicious dish.
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas are ready in less time than it takes to order takeout. All you need is shrimp, peppers, onions, and a quick homemade fajita seasoning made with spices you already have at home.
Healthy Asian Take Out Favorites
Healthy Chicken Lo Mein is tangy, sweet and packed with sauteed vegetables. I love making this at home because it is so easy to throw together. It would take much longer to drive to a restaurant, order and eat than it does to make this.
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos are an at-home version of takeout tacos that will blow your mind. They are so full of flavor and simple to make.
Healthy Kung Pao Chicken is so good you may never want Chinese takeout again! One bite of this satisfying recipe and you are going to be hooked. Serve with rice and you can add as much spice as you like!
Spring Rolls are a healthy dish that can be the main course or a side dish. Either way, you are going to be in taste bud heaven when you bite into these Vietnamese rolls of goodness!
Healthy General Tso’s Chicken is another healthy swap out of a classic Chinese dish. All the same great flavors without the breading and deep frying.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps are one of those things I can’t pass up when I see it on a menu and I love the ones from PF Changs. This at home version tastes just as good and they are shockingly simple to make.
Easy Chicken Fried Rice made with brown rice, veggies, chicken breast, and egg has less than half the calories as the restaurant version but no one will ever suspect it is actually good for you.
Thai Chicken Skewers with peanut sauce is like the your favorite Chicken Satay from a Thai restaurant. You’ll be shocked at how easy it is to make this flavorful dish at home.
Sheet Pan Thai Cashew Chicken is ready in 20 minutes and packed with cashews, veggies, and chicken breast in the most delicious sweet, sticky sauce.
General Tso’s Pork is a fun twist on the traditional chicken dish made with a sweet and spicy sauce, broccoli, and lean pork tenderloin. Serve it with some healthy fried rice for the ultimate Chinese takeout meal at home.
Healthy Italian Take Out Favorites
Parmesan Chicken Cutlets is the dish for you if you can’t wait to order a crispy chicken cutlet when you go out. This spin on Chicken Milanese is baked in the oven and gets super crispy from a combination of Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
Sheet Pan Chicken Parm has all the classic elements of this Italian favorite but is baked instead of fried and made with roasted broccoli on the side.
Healthy Tuscan Chicken is a spin on an Olive Garden dish where chicken is cooked in a creamy tomato sauce with fresh herbs and parmesan cheese. This recipe is made with chicken breast, zucchini, and summer squash but still tastes indulgent.
Italian Salmon with Tomato Basil Salsa tastes like it was made by a chef in a fancy kitchen, but really you can make it in your own kitchen! Plus, you will save loads of money by making it at home.
One Pot Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta, this Italian inspired recipe is so rich and only takes 30 minutes to make! Your friends and family will think you spent hours cooking this!
Healthy Zucchini Lasagna is a better way to enjoy lasagna and always makes me think of a close friend who has to have lasagna whenever we went out to eat. I never understood it but then always ending up stealing bites from her plate.
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles in inspired by my favorite Italian dish – shrimp scampi. I can’t get enough of the buttery, garlicky sauce and love this lightened up option.
Healthy Bar Food Takeout Recipes
Baked Buffalo Wings come out super crispy and you won’t believe that these are actually baked instead of fried.
Barbecue Cheddar Turkey Burgers are one of the most delicious restaurant style sandwiches ever! Pair this with some veggie chips or french fries and you will be in heaven.
Jalapeno Popper Chicken is the dish for you if you love ordering jalapeno poppers. It’s a baked chicken dish that has tons of amazing flavor and couldn’t be easier to make.
Baked Chili Cheese Fries are one of my family’s favorite side dishes. The chili flavors come from a simple spice rub and the potatoes are baked in the oven until super crispy and delicious.
Easy Beef Chili has all the flavor of a classic chili but is made in just 30 minutes and has about half the fat and calories. Add all your favorite toppings for a meal you will make again and again.
Blackened Shrimp, tastes even better when you make it yourself. You can give it tons of flavor and cajun spices to liven it up. Serve on a fluffy bed of rice and with a nice side salad.
Buffalo Ranch Chicken Fingers come out crunchy and delicious but they are baked instead of fried. Plus it’s hard to beat anything that has buffalo sauce and ranch.
Pepperoni, Pineapple, and Jalapeno Pizza made on a thin flatbread is the ultimate quick and easy pizza and can be made with any toppings you like.
Healthy Indian Takeout Recipes
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is my all time favorite Indian dish but since discovering you can make it at home with about one fourth of the butter, I have been making it on repeat to serve with Naan and cauliflower rice.
Quick and Easy Chana Masala is a chickpea dish in a spiced tomato sauce that is a must try for meatless meals. Serve it with some cooked rice and Naan for a yummy meal.
Cauliflower Potato Curry (Aloo Gobi) may be a new dish for you but it is one you will want to make again and again. This vegetarian cauliflower and potato dish is savory and spicy and delicious.
Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala is a quick and easy way to make this classic Indian dish, Ready in less than 30 minutes with all the flavor you expect.
Slow Cooker Saag Paneer is a spinach and cheese dish that is a great meatless option. A must make for anyone who loves spinach.
Indian Spiced Shrimp with Mango Salad is one of our favorite dishes for summer. The curry flavors in the shrimp are so good with the mango and corn salad.