21 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.

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."


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

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

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


TGI Friday's Sizzling Chicken & Cheese

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


Copycat Red Lobster Nantucket Baked Cod

“A simple, yet flavorful, baked cod perfectly seasoned and topped with tomato slices and Parmesan!”

-Jonathan Melendez

TGI Friday's Spicy Cajun Pasta

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

-Karen Elizabeth

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

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

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

Starbucks Light Coffee Frappuccino

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


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."


IHOP Pancakes

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


KFC Tender-Roast Chicken

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

-Dine & Dish

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."


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!!

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."


Boston Market Butternut Squash

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


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

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

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."


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."