Recipes for Healthier Ways to Make Fried Restaurant Foods

Fried restaurant foods don’t have to be detrimental to your diet. It is possible to create healthy versions of your fatty favorites without sacrificing any flavor. In fact, for those who avoid fried foods at all costs, Cooking Light shares some great news! If you use a heart-healthy oil that’s low in saturated fat, create healthier breadings, and fry your foods at the perfect temperature, you can create a fried dish that won’t take a terrible toll on your diet. It is important to keep in mind that while you can make fried food healthier, it still isn’t nearly as healthy as fruits, veggies, and lean meats, so practice moderation. Ready to fry your way to a more nutritious dish? We’ve compiled six recipes bringing you healthy fried foods that taste fantastic.

1. Potato Chips

potato chips in a bowl

potato chips in a bowl Who doesn’t love a healthier version of the potato chip? |

Sometimes, nothing sounds better than digging in to a bag of greasy, fried potato chips. You can succumb to those cravings without feeling guilty by preparing Stonesoup’s recipe. You’ll start by frying the potatoes in cold oil, which prevents them from overcooking on the outside. The end result? Easy-to-make chips that are healthier and tastier than any store-bought snack.


  • 2 large potatoes
  • Peanut oil for deep frying
  • Sea salt, to serve

Head to Stonesoup for the full recipe. 

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