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Calories in Vegetable Pho

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author image Nina K.
Nina K. is a Los Angeles-based journalist who has been published by USAToday.com, Fitday.com, Healthy Living Magazine, Organic Authority and numerous other print and web publications. She has a philosophy degree from the University of Colorado and a journalism certificate from UCLA.
Calories in Vegetable Pho
A bowl of vegetarian pho soup with chopsticks on a wooden table. Photo Credit shevtsovy/iStock/Getty Images

Aromatic and warm, a steaming bowl of vegetable pho makes a healthy and soothing lunch on a cold day. While this Vietnamese noodle soup is relatively low in calories -- thanks to the broth base and lean ingredients -- you still need to watch portion sizes. Some giant restaurant servings can put a strain on your diet, so stick with a medium bowl, or take half of your meal to go if you can't avoid an oversized portion.

Calorie Count

At the typical Vietnamese restaurant, a medium bowl of vegetable pho with tofu may contain between 400 and 510 calories. If you're making your own pho, one-sixth of a recipe that uses 1/2 pound of noodles and the same weight of tofu, along with broth and an assortment of vegetables, contains about 290 calories. This is likely a smaller serving than you'll find at most restaurants, however.

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