Healthy Makeover Recipes

Make it Healthy: Healthy versions of favorite recipes from Allrecipes!

Staff Picks

Healthier Beef Stroganoff III

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
Fresh mushrooms, light sour cream and less butter give Donna's classic stroganoff recipe a healthier twist. Be sure to serve over whole wheat noodles!

Healthier Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 199
Some simple modifications can make this delicious soup even healthier! I reduce the sodium by using low-sodium chicken broth and fresh chilies instead of canned. Also, using vegetable cooking spray instead of oil helps reduce the fat content. Adding some tasty fresh toppings helps my family get more vitamins. I also reduce fat by using boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
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Healthier Oven Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 216
This roasted potato side dish, made with less olive oil and more fresh herbs than the original recipe, is a healthy hit with everyone.

Healthier Banana Crumb Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 151
These muffins are so tasty. I add extra bananas and decrease the sugar. They are healthier and still good.

Healthier Best Brownies

Rating: 4 stars 37
With so much chocolate flavor in the brownies and in the frosting, you'd never guess this version is actually healthier than the average brownie!

Healthier Easy Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
I love this recipe. I could eat at least ten in one sitting which is why I exchanged some butter with non-fat plain yogurt. They still taste great and I feel a lot better about eating so many.

Healthier Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4 stars 52
This pork tenderloin soaks up the yummy juices as it cooks. And the juices are healthier in this version of the recipe because we replaced the dry onion soup mix with fresh ingredients.

Healthier Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 491
This is my favorite tilapia recipe ever! I want to eat it every day. I make it a little healthier by using lite mayo and less butter.

Healthier Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 51
I loved this pancake recipe. Way better than a mix at the store but I wanted to cut a little of the fat. I make them with less butter, egg whites instead of a whole egg, and nonfat milk. They are so fluffy and tasty plus I feel great about giving them to my family.

Healthier Mom's Zucchini Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
We packed even more zucchini into Mom's wonderfully moist and flavorful bread. Could there be a better way to eat your veggies?

Healthier Eggplant Parmesan II

Rating: 4.5 stars 70
I like this recipe because it is not fried and very tasty. I like to make it healthier by using whole wheat breadcrumbs and reducing the amount of fat. Also, by using mostly egg-whites instead of whole eggs I am able to reduce the cholesterol level.

Healthier Sloppy Joes II

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This healthier version of sloppy joes includes more veggies and real garlic. Be sure to serve on whole wheat buns!

Inspiration and Ideas

12 of Our Most Popular Recipes Get a Healthy Makeover
We've placed them together side by side — the original top-rated recipe beside its healthier alter-ego — so you can easily compare and contrast them.
Healthier Stuffed Peppers
Rating: Unrated 143
"This is a great recipe! I make it even lighter with extra lean ground turkey in place of beef and add more garlic for an extra kick." – Fuzzfam