Leeann Chin is a Chinese fast-food restaurant chain found throughout Minnesota. The restaurants offer a buffet-style menu where customers are able to sample several entrees. The buffet offers a wide range of entrees with some options being high in calories and fat. Reading the nutrition information before going to the restaurant allows you to make healthy choices.
Leeann Chin entrees with low Weight Watchers points include Leeann Lite Chicken and Vegetables, Beef and Broccoli and Asian Noodles. Leeann Lite Chicken and Vegetables has 128 calories, 5 grams fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 3 for the 6-ounce serving. The Beef and Broccoli bowl has 232 calories, 7 g fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 5 for the entire bowl. The Asian Noodle entree has 192 calories, 4 g fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 4 for the 4-ounce serving.
Several entrees at Leeann Chin contain fried meats or heavy sauces. Avoid ordering Peking Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Sesame Chicken. The Peking Chicken entree contains 477 calories, 28 g fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 12 for a 6-ounce serving. The Sweet and Sour Chicken has 400 calories, 16 g fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 9 for a 6-ounce serving. Sesame Chicken from Leeann Chin has 458 calories 22 g fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 11 for a 6-ounce serving.
Side options increase the calorie and fat content of the meal. The best side choices at Leeann Chin are the pot sticker for 96 calories, 2 g fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 2 for a serving size of two pot stickers. The Light Meringue Bar has 60 calories, 0 g fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 1 for one bar. Avoid the oyster wings; they have 261 calories, 15 g and a Weight Watchers point value of 6 for a three-wing serving. The egg roll side at Leeann Chin has 207 calories, 11 g fat and a Weight Watchers point value of 5 for a serving of one egg roll.
Leeann Chin restaurants offer nutrition information pamphlets upon request. It would be beneficial to get a copy of the nutrition information if you eat at this restaurant on a regular basis.
Foods high in calories and fat tend to be cooked in oil or have a heavy sauce. Look for healthy choices that contain steamed or lightly cooked vegetables and no coating on the meat. Splitting the entree with someone else and including a side salad is a way to lower your calorie and fat intake while enjoying your favorite Chinese entrees.