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!

Lighter Cheesesteak
Photo: Randy Mayor


What hot dogs are to Coney Island and wings are to Buffalo, the cheesesteak is to Philadelphia: iconic, tasty, and loaded with salt and fat. But, thanks to our lightened version, you'll be able to enjoy this meaty, gooey, and delightfully messy, sandwich all year.

The Classic: 
1,151 calories per sandwich
27.3 grams saturated fat
1,480 milligrams sodium

The Makeover:
397 calories per sandwich
4.9 grams saturated fat
637 milligrams sodium

View Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak

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