Who doesn’t love a Wagamama?
When we think of Wagamamas we think about fresh ingredients with lots of flavour. Lots of the dishes contain veggies, lean proteins and broth. But that doesn’t mean that everything on the menu is good for you. Some of the main meals contain more than 1,000 and that’s before you add up drinks, sides and dessert!
However there is hope. If you’re looking to make healthier choices then read on as we share the healthiest Wagamama meals.
Edamame with chilli
These spicy little pods are full of plant-based protein about 21g per serving. Full of protein, fibre and they contain all the essential amino acids that your body needs. You also get capsaicin from the chilli, which is said to have metabolism-boosting properties, so it’s worth getting a bowl for the table.
Lollipop Prawn Kushiyaki
These prawns are fact full of flavour thanks to lemongrass, lime and chilli. The whole portion contains 142 calories, and 2g fat, which, when you compare it to other sides such as the chilli squid, which has 534 calories and 33.3g of fat, or the bang bang cauliflower, with 480 calories and 32.8g fat, it’s definitely a better choice.
So it may be kind of obvious that greens will be a healthy dish. This mix of tenderstem broccoli, bok choi, garlic and soy sauce is rich in a sulphur containing compound called sulforaphane which may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Miso Soup and Japanese Style Pickles
If you want to order a side or starter , this light soup that is flavoured with white miso paste, wakame silken tofu and thinly sliced spring onions should be your top choice. It’s low in calories only 66 per serving and also offers a source of probiotics and protein.
In this bowl you get you get chicken, noodles and veggies, topped off with a light protein rich, low fat broth. Bone broth contains glutamine which is the main fuel for the cells of our gut lining. This meal also has one of the lowest calorie count of a Wagamama main meal.
This healthy plate of seared tuna steak on a bed of quinoa, kale, red peppers, red onion and edamame beans, truly is a healthy dish.
Tuna is an incredible source of omega 3 fats, which are essential for mood, memory and cardiovascular health, whilst quinoa is a protein-rich, and high in amino acids. This has a healthy combination of complex carbs, protein, healthy fats and fibre rich veg.
This is an easy dish to recreate at home. If you want to try making grilled tuna, then check out these grilling tips.
Warm Chilli Chicken Salad
This bowl contains stir-fried chicken with red peppers, mange tout, tender stem broccoli and red onion on a bed of baby gem lettuce. With no white refined rice or noodles, this salad only contains only wholesome wholefoods, and is a great source of protein for balancing blood sugar and keeping hunger at bay.