27 Healthy Restaurant Makeover Recipes

Cauliflower Alfredo

Move over, Olive Garden. This healthy cauliflower alfredo sauce is so rich and creamy, you’ll never believe it isn’t full of empty calories and heavy cream.

Deep Dish Cookie Pie

Deep Dish Cookie Pie

This dessert is one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever posted, and for good reason! If you’ve never had a Pizookie from BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, you are in for a treat. It’s something between a pie and a chocolate chip cookie, with melty chocolate chips in each gooey unbelievable bite!

Homemade Almond Milk Ice Cream Recipes

Almond Milk Ice Cream

One base, unlimited flavor possibilities… this simple almond milk ice cream recipe is like having your own Cold Stone or Baskin Robbins right in your kitchen!

The Best Easy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Apparently even Buffalo Wild Wings has gotten on the cauliflower train, and for good reason – these baked buffalo cauliflower bites are completely delicious!

Vegan Vanilla Milkshake

Vanilla Protein Frosty

With less than half the sugar of the Wendy’s version and none of the corn syrup, this deliciously thick and creamy vanilla frosty recipe is packed with protein and tastes like a homemade vanilla milkshake.

The Best Creamy Vegan Banana Pudding

Vegan Banana Pudding

Magnolia Bakery is famous for its banana pudding, and now you can make a healthier vegan version at home. Top it with sliced banana, crushed graham crackers, and coconut whipped cream for a kid-friendly healthy snack.

sesame cauliflower eat

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

Panda Express used to be one of my favorite fast-food options at the local mall where I grew up. While this healthy plant-based sticky sesame cauliflower is obviously not from Panda Express, the sticky-sweet sauce reminds me very much of their famous deep-fried orange chicken.

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Vegan Brownies

Replicate the chocolate brownie sundae from Applebee’s or TGI Fridays in a healthier way, by serving these with a scoop of Oat Milk Ice Cream or Coconut Milk Ice Cream.

Vegan Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

How to make healthy frozen yogurt with just two ingredients, so you can have your own Pinkberry, 16 Handles, Dairy Queen, or TCBY, with much less sugar!

Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Vegan Levain Chocolate Chip Cookies

In just two months since sharing the recipe, at least five non vegan readers who have tried the original Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies commented to say they like this version even better than the real thing!

Easy Frappuccino Recipe

Frappuccino Recipe

A super easy and delicious copycat Starbucks Frappuccino recipe you can make at home, with just 5 minutes and a blender.

Easy Pineapple Dole Whip Recipe

Dole Whip Recipe

Now you can whip up your own Disney pineapple Dole Whip, no need to book a trip to Disney World. The recipe offers options for strawberry or banana too.

The Best Soft Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

I see you Cinnabon. Did you know that you can make your own easy cinnamon buns at home, with just four ingredients? These magical cinnamon rolls take less than one hour to prepare, from start to finish.

Thai Coconut Curry Recipe

Coconut Curry

The recipe is perfect for anyone who loves Thai food, because it tastes just like a curry dish you’d get from a fancy Thai restaurant, and the entire plant-based dinner comes together in under 30 minutes.

Cheesecake Vegan Easter Recipe

Vegan Cheesecake Recipe

or this Keto Cheesecake Recipe

This ultra creamy and secretly vegan cheesecake recipe can hold its own against any Cheesecake Factory cheesecake. And unlike many other vegan cheesecake recipes, it needs no tofu or cashews!

The Best Vegan Pizza Recipe

Vegan Pizza Recipe

Forget Pizza Hut. This easy vegan pizza takes just a few minutes of work and can be made without any fancy equipment. And you can customize it however you want.

3 Ingredient Whipped Coffee Recipe (Dalgona Coffee)

Whipped Coffee Recipe

There’s no need to get out of your pajamas and head to a trendy coffee shop. This dalgona whipped coffee can be all yours without ever leaving the kitchen.

Vegan Green Smoothies (Pineapple Or Banana)

Green Smoothies

Or these Strawberry Smoothies

Instead of spending up to seven or eight dollars on a single smoothie from Smoothie King or Jamba Juice, making your own also gives you full control over what ingredients to include.

The Best Vegan Pancakes Recipe

Vegan Pancakes

Or this low carb version: Keto Pancakes

Diner-style fluffy pancakes that taste way better than IHOP, with no eggs required. Because they’re made with simple ingredients, non vegans love these pancakes too. 

vegetarian lettuce wraps like P.F. Chang's

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

The tofu lettuce wraps are one of my go-to orders at P.F. Changs. With sweet hoisin sauce, wok-seared veggies, sliced water chestnuts, and a squeeze of lime, these homemade lettuce wraps are just as good as the original.

Vitamix Chocolate Frosty Recipe

Chocolate Frosty

The sweet homemade chocolate frosty is super thick, thanks to one surprisingly easy blending trick that adds creaminess and volume without any of the extra fat and calories.

Easy Healthy Acai Bowl Recipe

Acai Bowl Recipes

Made famous by juice bars in LA and New York City, such as Pressed or Juice Generation, acai smoothie bowls are filled with antioxidants and nutrition. This one comes in five flavors and blends acai berries with other fruit such as banana, blueberries, or pineapple.

Easy Vegan Tacos Recipe

Vegan Tacos or Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Taco Bell? Even non vegans love this high protein vegan taco recipe, made with low fat superfood lentils instead of pork or beef. Pile your tacos high with salsa, lettuce, avocado, and all your favorite fixings.

Veggie Burger Recipe

Veggie Burger Recipe

While Burger King does offer an Impossible burger, it’s still difficult to find plant based menu options at other fast food chains like McDonald’s. Enter the homemade veggie burger. They’re healthier than traditional burgers, completely cholesterol free, and the thick and hearty texture means you won’t ever miss the meat.

Baked Vegan Donuts Recipe

Vegan Donuts

These healthy donuts come in many different flavors and are baked, not fried. Until Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme start offering vegan donuts at their shops, I will be over here making my own at home.

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