Top 10 Fried Food Substitutes

These crave-worthy alternatives make giving up fried food a cinch!

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4. Juicy Faux Fried Chicken

You might think there’s no substitute for fried chicken, but we’re here to tell you that this is the one. A southern classic, deep-fried chicken tastes unreal but is loaded with unhealthy fat and calories. This “faux” version delivers that juicy, savory goodness you love, while using nutritious ingredients you can feel good about. Finally, a fried chicken recipe your waistline will actually appreciate!

5. Cheese-Stuffed Roasted Bell Peppers 

Skip the mozzarella sticks while still getting your cheese fix. These bite-sized delights are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They’re the perfect appetizer that you can still feel good about serving. These beauties carry the same cheesy deliciousness you love about mozzarella sticks, with a nutritional profile that won’t compromise your weight loss goals. Yum!

6. Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp 

Move over popcorn shrimp: this oven-baked version is crunchy, delicious, and healthy. A Bonefish Grill experience isn’t complete without ordering their to-die-for Bang Bang Shrimp. We’ve concocted our own copycat version of the mouthwatering dish, lightening up the recipe by using clean, feel-good ingredients without sacrificing that tangy, crunchy character you love.

7. Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce

Restaurant-style crab cakes are often deep-fried, but this non-fried version is just as delicious. One bite of these decadent crab cakes will invite childhood memories of long, sunny days at the beach. Soft, buttery crab enclosed in a crunchy, flavorful crust is joined by an irresistible lemon yogurt sauce in this protein-packed recipe. These crab cakes are scrumptious, satisfying, and perfect for parties or family gatherings.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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