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 Vegetable Lasagna
Photo: José Picayo

Creamy Lasagna

Lots of colorful, delicious baby veggies between pasta layers reduce the typical mounds of cheese. Red sauce often contains fatty meats like sausage, and standard white sauces rely on cream. Our white sauce is based on fat-free broth, and we add just a bit of cream and an egg to give it a silky texture. We boosted the amount of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Aged cheeses have rich, concentrated flavor, so you can get away with using less. We sprinkled the Parm within the layers to supplement the fontina that's used to give a crunchy-cheesy crust on top.

The Classic:
850 calories per serving
25 grams saturated fat
2,830 milligrams sodium

The Makeover:
401 calories per serving
7.5 grams saturated fat
802 milligrams sodium

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