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18 Old Fashioned Recipes Made Healthy



If you've been desperately trying to restrain from indulging in your favorite old fashion recipes, check out our 18 Old Fashioned Recipes Made Healthy! Don't let your diet stop you from diving into your grandmother's retro recipes. These delicious and tempting vintage recipes are most often foods that don't fit into our diet plan. These vintage recipes are some of our favorite classics made healthier for you. So don't be afraid to use our old fashioned meatloaf recipe or old fashioned peach cobbler recipe!

Table of Contents:

  1. Main Dishes
  2. Sides                                 
  3. Desserts
  4. Drinks


 Featured Recipe: Meatloaf

If you've thrown out your old fashioned meatloaf recipe, here's a new one for you. This meatloaf recipe is a twist on your old fashioned recipe that keeps the calorie count down.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed with press
  • 2 pounds of lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup (from 1 1/2 slices bread) fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, in oil, cook celery and onion on medium 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Transfer vegetables to large bowl; cool slightly.
  2. To bowl with vegetables, add turkey, bread crumbs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, egg whites, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper; mix with hands until well combined but not over-mixed. In cup, mix Dijon and remaining 1/4 cup ketchup.
  3. In 13" by 9" metal baking pan, shape meat mixture into 9" by 5" loaf. Spread ketchup mixture over top of loaf.
  4. Bake meatloaf 55 to 60 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center reaches 160 degrees F. (Temperature will rise to 165 degrees F upon standing.)
  5. Let meatloaf stand 10 minutes before removing from pan to set juices for easier slicing. Transfer meatloaf to platter and cut into slices to serve.


If you're ready to jump in and indulge yourself a little bit, here are seventeen more old fashioned recipes!

Main Dishes:Check out these healthy spins on old fashion recipes that will take you right back to your grandmother's kitchen!

Meatloaf Perfection
Healthier Beef Stew
Old Fashioned Sweet Corn Bread
Easy Loaded Spaghetti
Easy Almost Stuffed Cabbage
Traditional Beef Brisket with Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes
Our Favorite Roast Chicken


Sides: Don't miss out on your childhood favorite old fashioned egg salad recipe any longer! Or any of your other favorites.

Oma's Traditional German Potato Salad
Traditional Egg Salad
Garlic Onion Popcorn
Whole Wheat Bob Evans Dinner Rolls
Aunties Water Chestnut Stuffing


Desserts: Start reminiscing with this up-dated old fashion carrot cake recipe and work your way down the list.

Egg Free Carrot Cake
Simply Delicious Applesauce Crisp
Blueberry and Peach Cobbler


 Drinks: Old fashioned lemonade has never tasted better!

Lavender Pink Lemonade
Lemonade Iced Tea


For more great healthy cooking recipes, be sure to check out our collection on Cooking Cowboy Food: 25 Western Recipes Made Healthier

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