Cooking Light Recipe Makeovers

Cooking Light Recipe Makeovers

Cooking Light Recipe Makeovers Winter 2021

Your favorite recipes with half the calories, fat, salt, and sugar. With just a few simple substitutions, the nutrition and cooking experts at Cooking Light have figured out how to make the most decadent recipes more healthful without sacrificing flavor. Just as the HGTV stars take some of the worst houses in the neighborhood and turn them into dream homes, we take some of the worst recipes, in terms of fat and calories, and turn them into dream dishes that help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. Before-and-after nutrient values are included with every recipe.

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15 min.
revamped comfort foods

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese HANDS-ON 1 HR. TOTAL 1 HR. 25 MIN. BEFORE 654 Calories; 18g Sat Fat; 734mg Sodium; 8g Sugars AFTER 415 Calories; 7g Sat Fat; 684mg Sodium; 6g Sugars Butternut squash adds vibrant color, creaminess, and a boost of fiber to the cheese sauce. A trio of bold cheeses packs more flavor than a one-cheese approach. 3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 [1-lb.] squash)1½ cups fat-free milk1¼ cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth2 garlic cloves, peeled2 Tbsp. plain fat-free Greek yogurt1 tsp. kosher salt½ tsp. freshly ground pepper1¼ cups shredded Gruyère cheese (5 oz.)1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese (4 oz.)¼ cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided (1 oz.)1 lb. uncooked macaroniCooking spray1 tsp. olive oil½ cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Combine squash,…

13 min.
breakfast & brunch

20-Minute Fluffy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits HANDS-ON 7 MIN. TOTAL 20 MIN. BEFORE 312 Calories; 11g Sat Fat; 502mg Sodium; 2g Sugars AFTER 133 Calories; 3g Sat Fat; 305mg Sodium; 0g Sugars Stir melted butter into cold, fat-free buttermilk and let everything get lumpy as the butter solidifies. Those little pockets of butter disperse evenly throughout the batter, allowing us to use half the amount of butter. White whole-wheat flour adds nutty, whole-grain goodness, and a touch of canola oil keeps the biscuits nice and tender. 5.6 oz. all-purpose flour (about 1¼ cups)3.6 oz. white whole-wheat flour (about ¾ cup)2 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. sugar¾ tsp. salt½ tsp. baking soda¼ cup unsalted butter1¼ cups very cold fat-free buttermilk1 Tbsp. canola oil 1. Preheat oven to 450°F. 2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a…

1 min.
healthy eating guidelines

At Cooking Light, our team of food editors, experienced cooks, and dietitians builds recipes with whole foods, whole grains, and bigger portions of plants and seafood than meat. We emphasize oil-based fats more than saturated, and we promote a balanced diet low in processed foods and added sugars. We also promote foods that contain specific disease-fighting benefits: antioxidants, fermented foods, and anti-inflammatory foods. Ingredients that are high in saturated fats, sodium, and added sugars are used only in small amounts and as flavor-boosting solutions rather than the focal point. We don’t cook with any products containing artificial sweeteners or trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils). DAILY NUTRIENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cooking Light recipes adhere to rigorous nutrition guidelines that govern calories, saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar based on various food categories such as main dishes,…

13 min.
classics revisited

Fettuccine Alfredo HANDS-ON 30 MIN. TOTAL 30 MIN. BEFORE 1,002 Calories; 35g Sat Fat; 1,406mg Sodium; 6g Sugars AFTER 461 Calories; 8g Sat Fat; 715mg Sodium; 10g Sugars Heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and butter create the regular calorie- and fat-filled Alfredo sauce. Here, we use olive oil instead of butter and nix the cream in favor of a milk-based sauce thickened with flour and cream cheese, leaving plenty of room for a cup of the good stuff—Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. 8 oz. uncooked fettuccine1 Tbsp. olive oil2 garlic cloves, minced1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour1⅓ cups 1% low-fat milk5 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shredded and divided (about 1¼ cups)6 Tbsp. ⅓-less-fat cream cheese¼ tsp. salt½ cup fresh or frozen green peas1½ cups fresh or frozen asparagus pieces2 tsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsleyCracked black pepper (optional) 1. Cook pasta according to package directions,…

16 min.
takeout takeover

Pizza Supreme Photo p. 33 HANDS-ON 15 MIN. TOTAL 50 MIN. BEFORE 746 Calories; 18g Sat Fat; 1,792mg Sodium; 10g Sugars AFTER 334 Calories; 4g Sat Fat; 499mg Sodium; 3g Sugars Turkey sausage adds meaty flavor with less fat and fewer calories than pork sausage, and fresh mozzarella cheese adds melty goodness with less sodium than part-skim shredded mozzarella. 1 lb. refrigerated fresh pizza doughCooking spray2 tsp. olive oil1 (4-oz.) link turkey Italian sausage1 cup sliced mushrooms1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper1 cup thinly sliced orange bell pepper1 cup thinly sliced onion¼ tsp. crushed red pepper3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced¾ cup lower-sodium marinara sauce5 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced 1. Remove dough from refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature, covered, 20 minutes. 2. Preheat oven to 500°F. Meanwhile, roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a lightly…

2 min.
what healthy means now

There is a lot of noise out there about what defines healthy eating—some of it rings true, while some of it is hype. For over three decades, Cooking Light has been a trusted source not only of reliable nutrition information but also of delicious ways to put that information into practice in the kitchen. So, what is the Cooking Light approach to healthy eating? ALL FOODS CAN FIT We want people to enjoy a variety of wholesome, nutritious foods that promote health. And while the focus is not specifically on weight loss, it is certainly possible to lose weight while using our recipes and following the healthy eating guidelines we suggest. MORE PLANT-BASED FOODS, LESS MEAT The recipes offer delicious ways to increase fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean sources of…