Recipe Makeovers

Lighter, healthier, but just as tasty: See how we made over these favorite dishes.

16 Restaurant Dishes Made Healthy

Your favorite restaurant dishes—lightened!

Lightened Restaurant Dishes
Photo: José Picayo

Lightened Restaurant Dishes

We took classic restaurant dishes, kept the meal appeal, and cut the calories by a huge amount. Here are the ingredients and techniques that make that possible.

Deli sandwiches can get ridiculously big—some piled so high they're impossible to eat. You don't need sodium-heavy corned beef layered 3 inches high to get plenty of savory flavor. So we shrank the portion size to reap significant nutritional savings.

The Classic:
860 calories per serving
15 grams saturated fat
4,186 milligrams sodium

The Makeover:
336 calories per serving
5.6 grams saturated fat
790 milligrams sodium

View Recipe: Reuben Sandwiches

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