Food doesn't get much tastier than a deep-fried pocket of flaky dough filled with meaty, cheesy goodness. That's the joy of an empanada, a messy delicacy that's best with a dipping sauce and a mountain of napkins. Their popularity is on the rise, thanks to food trucks. The downside is that what seems like a snack-sized food can contain 500 calories and tons of salt and fat. We love them so much, we just had to make them healthier.
Classic 496 calories per empanada 32 grams total fat 841 milligrams sodium
Makeover 309 calories per empanada 16.3 grams total fat 455 milligrams sodium