Lots of readers send family-favorite recipes and ask us to make them lighter. We do our best to keep the recipe's integrity intact while making it a smarter choice. We love these 'makeover' recipes! It's exciting to help readers serve nutritious classics. Here are some of our fall favorites; there's something for everyone!
This lightened-up Makeover Holiday Salad is sure to add a festive, guilt-free touch to your holiday table. —Pat Schmeling, Germantown, Wisconsin
Flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg, Makeover Zucchini Apple Bread delivers plenty of down-home goodness. The recipe yields three nut-filled loaves, but contains nearly 60% less fat than the original recipe. Best of all, the sugar was decreased by 28%. —Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
Scott Jones' family will sure be delighted when they taste this delicious Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole at their next gathering. Scott wrote to us for help lightening this dish. We decreased the fat by half and the cholesterol by 46%, but kept the topping's sweet, nutty crunch. —Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
This thick, gooey Makeover Spinach Tuna Casserole has been a family favorite for years. —Karla Hamrick, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Heavenly cakes are a hallmark of dessert time, and this lightened-up treat is no exception. My neighbor made the scrumptious cake and gave me the recipe. This Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte version of the original is as easy on the waistline as it is the taste buds. —Vernelle Lazzarini of Upland, California
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