Healthy Takes on Restaurant Favorites
Eating out can be such a treat! However, our wallet and health agree that it’s not the best idea to make a habit of it. Try out these healthier takes on restaurant favorites at home to still enjoy the flavor but cut back on added sodium, unhealthy fats, and sugars.
This is a delicious and healthy update to the traditional recipe. It keeps the spicy, sweet and sticky glaze but leaves the batter and deep frying behind. Pair it will steamed broccoli and whole grain rice to make it a well-round meal that is sure to feel like a take-out night!
Fettuccine alfredo is one of the ultimate comfort foods! However, it’s rich and creamy sauce is heavy on calories and unhealthy fats, which makes it a better choice on occasion rather than a weeknight staple. This recipe lightens up the sauce with low-fat milk in place of heavy cream and butter but keeps the creaminess and flavor. Add chicken for additional protein and a side salad for something green. Buon appetito!
This copycat recipe of the PF Chang’s lettuce wraps is full of fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Make it even more adaptable by using what you have in your fridge! Add in mushrooms, celery, bok choy, or bean sprouts and use ground turkey or tofu instead of chicken. While this is a low-carb option, don’t hesitate to add rice as a side!
Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice
Bring Chipotle home with this recipe that recreates one of their burrito bowls! Combine lean chicken or beef, cilantro rice, and fresh vegetables to get a nutrient-rich meal. Sauté the pepper and onions to get even more of that Chipotle feel!
This chicken sandwich is inspired by Chik-fil-a’s popular fried chicken sandwich. Rather than deep frying, this recipe uses an air fryer to achieve the crispy outside. Serve it on top of a whole wheat bun with pickles, lettuce, onion, and tomato or with a side salad and you’ve got a winning meal!