Vietnamese Soup - How Many Calories?Posted on Jan 28th 2009 6:00AM by Martha Edwards
Filed Under: How Many Calories?
In January, when the days are short and -- more notably -- cold as all heck, nothing hits the spot quite like a warm bowl of spicy soup. I like to hit up a little Vietnamese place a few blocks away, where the beef soup -- known as Pho -- is cheap, fast and delicious. And it's always served piping hot with a side of hot sauce.
Asian food tends to be healthy, but what about this dish? It's got veggies and fresh spices, but it's also got beef and lots of starchy rice noodles. So, what do you think?
The answer is 483 calories and 32 g of fat, according to The Daily Plate. That's not too bad -- it's less than a Big Mac meal at McDonald's, but it's still a little high if you're trying to lose weight. Still, chances are you won't eat the whole thing (those bowls are huge!) so it's a good choice overall if you're looking for a quick, filling dinner.
|158 calories||73 (8.6%)|
|309 calories||203 (23.9%)|
|483 calories||375 (44.1%)|
|786 calories||200 (23.5%)|
And, there's an added bonus: Spicy foods help you lose weight and build muscle, so load up on the hot sauce as well.