22 Restaurant Meals Made Healthy

No need to blow your diet at Olive Garden, Chili's or P.F. Chang's - save calories and cash by making these lightened-up versions at home.

Part of: Healthy Your Way: Meal Makeovers

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Panera Bread Bistro Steak Salad

"I really like this quick and delicious salad. It’s so easy to make, especially if you put the greens together while the steak is grilling."

-FloridaNative

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Panera Bread Black Bean Soup

"This recipe is a recurring favorite for me. It's easy to make, very healthy and very filling."

-Chef #493195

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Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

"This dish was so hearty and healthy. I enjoyed every bite without guilt."

-newbiehopeful

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TGI Friday's Sizzling Chicken & Cheese

"This recipe is amazing. It tastes exactly like it does at the restaurant. I am really impressed."

-Britbre23

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TGI Friday’s Spicy Cajun Pasta

"This pasta had a lovely sauce with a tangy flavor that everyone enjoyed."

-Karen Elizabeth

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Buca Di Beppo Chicken Glorioso

"I made this for my husband, and it was a total hit. We both agreed that it tastes just like the one at Buca's."

-Cookin Kathie

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Chili's Black Beans

"I love Chili's black beans, I have been trying to find a copycat recipe for a long time, and I wasn't disappointed."

-Christy Sowers

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Starbucks Light Coffee Frappuccino

"This makes a wonderful lightened-up breakfast drink. I added a squirt of chocolate syrup, and it turned out great."

-CoffeeB

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Outback Steakhouse Gluten-Free Bread

"This is the best gluten-free bread we've ever eaten. It is terrific for toast, sandwiches, croutons, French toast, grilled cheese and more."

-IrishEyes.NYC

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Red Lobster Nantucket Baked Cod

"I made this dish with the hope of kicking the flavor of my cod up a notch, and this recipe did just that. It was quick, delicious and healthy."

-mmmarvel

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IHOP Pancakes

"These pancakes had a wonderful taste, and the texture was perfect. They were great with maple syrup."

-Boomette

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KFC Tender-Roast Chicken

"This chicken was delicious, easy and good for you. What more can you ask for?"

-Dine & Dish

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Starbucks Blueberry Muffins

"The texture came out just like the kind of muffins you buy at a bakery or coffee shop. They were light, fluffy and moist."

-Megohm

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Panera Bread Turkey & Artichoke Panini

"This is my favorite sandwich from Panera, and this recipe tasted just like the real version."

-love my 2Cee's!!

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Olive Garden Pollo Limone

"This recipe has a delicious and delicate flavor. Given the healthy way it is prepared, I will definitely make it again."

-Issa098

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Boston Market Butternut Squash

"This was the best butternut squash I've ever tasted. This dish will become a wintertime regular at our table."

-L00k

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Panera Bread Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

"Tomato and mozzarella salads are my family’s favorite, and coupled with the focaccia bread, it was fantastic."

-Kumquat the Cat's friend

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Ruby Tuesday Thai Phoon Shrimp

"This was simple to put together, and it tasted just like I remember. I’ll be using the sauce from this with other dishes too."

-ekennedy1106

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Arby’s Chicken Salad Sandwich

"This isn't too shabby on the carb front, being that you are eating a sandwich with fresh fruits and vegetables."

-Chef #435120

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Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

"This was a great recipe. It was just like the real Texas Roadhouse green beans. Even my daughter who doesn't like anything liked these."

-jojomom

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Red Lobster Maple-Glazed Salmon & Shrimp

"The outside of the fish was crispy, and the inside was flaky and moist. The maple glaze was a perfect addition as well."

-Cooks4_6

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Subway Veggie Delight Sandwich

"I like the Subway version, but I love this because it tastes so much fresher. The pepperoncini really make the sandwich."

-Little Bee

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