Calories in Chinese Food: Mixed Vegetables

Chinese restaurants and takeaway outlets can be found in many Western towns and cities. In China, food is traditionally eaten with chopsticks, and according to Helpguide, adopting this habit when eating Chinese food can be healthier, because you will eat more slowly. Vegetables used in Chinese mixed vegetable dishes may include Chinese cabbage, pea pods, bamboo shoots and sliced mushrooms.

Chinese restaurants can be found in many towns and cities. (Image: mitja2/iStock/Getty Images)

Steamed Mixed Vegetables

A serving of steamed mixed vegetables is a low-calorie choice; many foods served in Chinese restaurants are high in fat, sodium and calories. A whole order of steamed mixed vegetables from a national restaurant chain contains around 200 calories.

Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables

Stir-fried mixed vegetables are an item provided by many Chinese restaurants. One 8 oz. portion contains around 220 calories.

Tofu and Mixed Vegetables

Tofu and mixed vegetables is a Chinese meal that can be enjoyed by vegetarians, because while it provides protein, it does not contain animal products. An 8-ounce serving of tofu and mixed vegetables has approximately 200 calories.


Portion size will vary depending on where you buy your food; and this will effect the total amount of calories consumed. Other factors that will affect the calorie count of your Chinese meal are the exact ingredients and the quantity of oil used to cook the meal.

Load Comments

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.