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

Po'boy: Recipe Makeover

We keep the bon temps rolling with crispy shrimp, spicy slaw, and 1,400 fewer calories. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Lighter Po'boys
Photo: Randy Mayor

Project Po'boy

New Orleans turns out one of the world's most exuberant sandwiches and calls it a poor boy: always joking down there, always delicious. An arm's length of crusty French bread piled high with Cajun-battered fried shrimp, lettuce, mayo, and salty pickles can, however, add up to your day's worth of calories and fat, along with today's and tomorrow's salt.

Delightfully crunchy and deliciously messy, this lighter po'boy delivers classic satisfaction. Food is sacred in New Orleans, but this is not heresy; it's a loving, lighter homage. We'll show you how we did it.

Classic
1,796 calories per sandwich
64 grams total fat
4,705 milligrams sodium

Makeover
400 calories per sandwich
10.4 grams total fat
736 milligrams sodium

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