Our Favourite Dish Do-Overs

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We've put together a list of our all-time favourite and most popular Dish Do-Over recipes from Chef Jo Lusted!  At first glance these recipes might seem like ones we'd be telling you to avoid, but don't fret - Chef Jo has reinvented these typically guilty pleasure foods into much healthier dishes without sacrificing any of the delicious flavour that you and your family love.

1. Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

First up on our list of favourites, Chef Jo has combined two famously calorie-loaded dishes (the Bacon Cheeseburger and a Pizza) and created her very own Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza.  Pizza and an all-dressed cheeseburger have never tasted so good!

With nearly 200 less calories and less than half the fat of the originals, there's nothing to feel guilty about here!

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2. Caramelized Onion and Cheddar Pub Burgers

Next on our list is Chef Jo's recipe for Caramelized Onion and Cheddar Pub Burgers.  Who doesn't love indulging in a big fat greasy cheeseburger?  This recipe simply replaces fattier ingredients (like mayonnaise) with leaner ones (like non-fat Greek yogurt).  It's the perfect recipe to try out when you're craving a juicy burger but want to avoid loading up on calories.

Chef Jo's recipe has 335 less calories and 65% less fat than your run-of-the-mill pub burger!

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3. Macaroni 'n Cheese

Mac 'n Cheese will always be one of our favourite comfort foods.  But original recipes call for lots of butter, milk, and cheese which are packed full of calories and fat.  Thankfully, Chef Jo has put a twist on the classic Macaroni 'n Cheese dish by swapping out some unhealthy ingredients for healthier alternatives.  Chef Jo's special Mac 'n Cheese is a perfect weeknight meal you and your kids will crave.

Chef Jo's new and improved Macaroni 'n Cheese recipe has 32% less calories than a typical serving of the original dish, and only 13 grams of fat per serving!

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4. Butter Chicken

Last on our list of favourites and most popular Dish Do-Overs is everyone's favourite take-out dish: Butter Chicken.  This Indian cuisine classic is a crowd-pleaser, but it's also full of fat and calories thanks to oil, butter and cream - the perfect challenge for Chef Jo!  Butter Chicken relies heavily on spice and rich flavours, so replacing the junky ingredients is actually quite easy.

Her incredibly revitalized recipe has well over half the calories of regular Butter Chicken and 73% less fat!

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Looking for more Dish Do-Over recipes from Chef Jo? Here's five more of our favourites that were our most popularly shared recipes online:

Fried Chicken
Creamy Coleslaw
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Eggplant Parmesan
BBQ Ribs

 

Video: Dish Do-Over: Mac n' Cheese

Video: Dish Do-Over: Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Video: Dish Do-Over: Butter Chicken

Video: Dish Do-Over: Cheddar Pub Burgers

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