To-Make List

This is a list of recipes for me to tackle. Think of it like a bucket list, but much tastier and less morbid. Give me a dish you would like to see healthified, and I’ll sprinkle my fairy dust and see what I can do. The end result should be a recipe published right here on Foodie Fiasco of your dish that is just as delicious if not more so than the original, and exponentially healthier and basically better in every way. Trust in the fairy dust.

If you would like to see anything added to the list, please leave a comment on this page.

Breakfast Delectables

Appetizers and Sides

  • Queso Dip
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • French Fries
  • Fried Rice
  • Tater Tots Completed with Cauliflower Tater Tots
  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Calamari
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Spanish Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Polenta
  • Potato Gratin
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Nachos
  • Hummus



  • Lasagna
  • Tacos
  • Fettucine Alfredo
  • Homemade Pasta
  • “Meat”loaf
  • Burgers
  • Gnocchi
  • Sushi
  • Calzone
  • Saag (Indian Spinach Curry)
  • Stuffed Crust Pizza
  • Empanadas
  • Enchiladas
  • Chow Mein
  • Egg Rolls
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Deep Dish Pizza
  • Pierogi
  • Risotto Completed with Cauliflower Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms
  • Pasta Bolognese
  • Curry

Savory Breads

Sweet Breads



Cakes and Cakes of the Cup Sort

  • Coffee Cake Completed with Healthy Coffee Cake
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Layered Cake
  • Carrot Cake Completed with Healthy Carrot Cake
  • Hummingbird Cake
  • Fruit Cake
  • Upside Down Cake
  • Gooey Butter Cake
  • Coconut Cake
  • Peanut Butter Cake
  • Cookie Dough Cheesecake
  • Creme Brulee Cheesecake
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • Jelly Roll
  • Pumpkin Roll
  • Black Forest Cake
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Devil’s Food Cake
  • S’mores Cupcakes
  • Boston Cream Pie
  • Lemon Cake
  • Caramel Cupcakes
  • Pound Cake Completed with Avocado Pound Cake
  • Lava Cake Completed with “All for One” Lava Cake

Pie, Pie, Pie

  • Pecan Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Rhubarb Pie
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Lattice Pie
  • Cherry Pie
  • Strawberry Pie
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Oatmeal Pie Completed with Amazing Healthy Oatmeal Pie
  • Crack Pie
  • Banana Cream Pie

Cookies and Bars

Frozen Desserts and Sundae Fixins

  • Ice Cream
  • Sorbet
  • Gelato
  • Semifreddo
  • Ice Cream Cake
  • Banana Split Cake
  • Fudgesicles
  • Popsicles
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Butterscotch Sauce
  • Sprinkles


Other Desserts


  • Twinkies
  • Frapuccinos
  • Ding Dongs
  • Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Creme Pies Completed with Copycat Oatmeal Creme Pies
  • Fig Newtons
  • Clif Bars
  • Luna Bars
  • Twix
  • Snickers
  • Milky Way
  • York Peppermint Patties
  • Almond Joy
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Ferrero Rocher
  • Nutri-Grain Bars
  • Moon Pies
  • Mallomars
  • Biscoff Cookies
  • Goldfish
  • M and Ms
  • Dairy Queen Blizzard
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Cookie Butter Completed with Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter
  • Reese’s Puffs Cereal
  • Cheerio’s
  • Haagen Daz Bars
  • Sno Balls


  • Balsamic Reduction
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Druid Fruit
  • Veggie Broth
  • Sugar Cubes
  • Croutons
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Fruit Roll Ups
  • Ketchup
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Butter
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Jam
  • Refried Beans
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Nut Butter
  • Gravy
  • Marshmallow Fluff

This list is growing all the time, and I love receiving requests. If you would like to see me health-ify something, please leave a comment on this page and I’ll add it to the list. Thanks!

Leave a Comment

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1 Sarah April 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Wow, it’s so awesome to “meet” other high school health nut foodies! I’ve gotta toss in a request for smoothies! I’m always on the hunt for some keepers in the smoothie department :)
P.S.- We have VERY similar stories! So awesome!

Sarah~Proverbs 30:31


2 Aubrey April 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Oh my gosh those all look so good I can’t wait to see some!


3 Juliana April 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

French Macarons! If that could be health-ified then I’d love you for life :D haha

Can you also make some more recipes using Almond meal :). Thanks a million xo


4 Emma June 13, 2013 at 2:34 am

OMG! I was just about to say that as I made some yesterday!! Do you think they would work with powdered erythritol/xylitol?


5 Kelly M June 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

Hi Emma! Hmm. I’m not sure about the powdered erythritol/xylitol because I haven’t tried it myself. Could you let me know how to goes if you give it a try? Thank you!


6 Emily April 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Do you think you could add low calorie hummus to your list?


7 Kelly M May 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Just added!


8 Carolina May 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

Pita Bread !!! and Starbucks Frappacinos !!!


9 Carolina May 13, 2013 at 11:07 am

And Canoli’s !!!


10 Jenna May 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

Ravioli !!!


11 Valerie May 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Please add baklava to the list!



12 Kelly M May 31, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Done. Thanks!


13 Tessa June 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm

This blog is so great, thanks so much for making my day more exciting!! Please add potato soup to the the list!! I can never resist an overflowing bowl of unhealthy potato soup . . . . Save me!


14 Kelly M June 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Thank you so much Tessa! I added the potato soup. I’ll be thinking of you as I make it!


15 Jackie M June 10, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Hi Kelly!

My parents on my Dad’s side are African- American with southern roots. My Grammy is from Georgia and my Granddad from Oklahoma. One thing I love that my Grammy makes is her fried chicken. Mmmmmmm just thinking of it makes me hungry and its 10:00 at night! :) Anyway, I’ve had the the avoid the cholesterol filled, heart clogging deliciousness since I actually wised up about my health. I see you have along list but it would be really nice to see a healthy version of famous fried chicken. All the other recipes I’ve looked for end up tasting way off the original and more like the lovechild of wood shavings and card board. Thanks!


16 Quinn Alexandra June 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

Kelly, I would absolutely die for the following foods healthified!
1. Mint Ice Cream
2. Pita Bread
3. Hazelnut Butter
4. Low- Calorie Gluten Free Pasta
5. Gluten Free Fake Meats (Chik’n Nuggets, Veggie Meatballs, etc.)
6. More Donut Recipes!
7. Low-Calorie Rice?


17 Quinn Alexandra June 20, 2013 at 8:52 am

Oh, & Taco Shells/ Tortilla Bowls. And Bread Bowls, like for soup, definitely bread bowls.


18 Danielle June 22, 2013 at 11:05 pm

3 things I would LOVE to see:

Copycat “Salted Nut Rolls” – should be fairly easy, I haven’t even researched it yet but I would love to see you make them. I have to get my dad off of these things.

Healthy Cheesy Tomato Dip – My friend who is now limited to 1,000 calories a day (his doctor said so, because he is so overweight) really wants a healthy version of his favorite dip. He made it with a can of Rotel and half a block of Velveeta cheese (scary, I know). If you could make a healthy version of this, that would be super exciting!

Copycat “Nacho Cheese Doritos” – also for my 1,000 cals a day friend.

I hope to see these in the future! :)


19 jessica June 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Irish carbomb cupcake please:D the BEST cupcake i have ever eaten and it is probably not at all healthy:(


20 Kelly M July 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm

YES. I am so on it.


21 jessica July 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

Sweet! So excited:-D


22 jessica June 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Whenever (not if ever) you publish a book with these recipes in it, count me in on buying one! And if you ever get more healthy cookbooks out with even MORE recipes, I’m there!


23 Kelly M June 29, 2013 at 11:46 am

You rock Jessica. Foodie Fiasco book, here we come!


24 jessica July 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

Sweet! So excited:-D oh and homemade taffy


25 Jess July 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I need a good rice pudding recipe…. But a super healthy one! You are a star Kelly! Your blog is amazing! Thanks!


26 Kelly M July 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I’m on it!


27 Erica August 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm


I think it would be SO COOL
If you made no bake goodies :) and tips on stuff :)


28 Erica August 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Cookie Butter macaroons,and shrimp scampi!



29 Balsam August 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

Hi kelly,
Could you please make a vegan version of Ben&jerrys half baked ice cream.
P.s I love your blog; you are so creative and talented, thanks for sharing your recipes. :)


30 Ben August 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

Love your stuff. I made your tomato soup and that was super good (used a can of tomatoes with green chilis in it, gave it a surprising kick). Have you considered making anything that uses a crock pot? I got one recently and would love to try out some recipes other than beef stew and pulled pork.


31 Crystal August 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Macarons! (not macaroons) :)


32 Kelly M August 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

Yes ma’am!


33 Olivia September 3, 2013 at 11:47 am



34 Kelly M September 14, 2013 at 10:18 am



35 Alice Beck September 7, 2013 at 2:39 am

Hey Kelly! Let me just start off by saying you are so intelligent and talented- I adore your site!

I am a Vegan currently living in Tokyo, who happens to be a health nut. I try to stray from grains, I don’t do sugar (love Stevia though!) and I do not use oils (well, except the occasional coconut<3)
I was wondering if you could healthify and veganize the Japanese pastry bread, elon Bread? I've never eaten one before, but apparently it's level of godly is befitting of Mount Olympus.
Also, healthy vegan marshmallows? o(^o^)o


36 Mallory September 10, 2013 at 7:34 am

I’ve been trying so many of your recipes and they are truly awesome! Thank you so much for sharing such happy yumminess! :) I was wondering, do you think you could healthify Dirt Cake? It’s such a nostalgic thing for me and so many of my friends. Thanks again!


37 Laurel October 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Second the Pop Tarts!! I’m allergic to something in them, they make my tongue swell up. Doesn’t always stop me from eating them :P But I would love a substitution. Love love love your blog Kelly, very artistic and great recipes. I’m always excited to see your newest creations!


38 Kelly M October 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Just made developed a recipe for pop tarts! I hope to have it up soon.

Thank you so so much Laurel!


39 Laurel October 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Yay I’m so excited!! Thank you!


40 Abbie October 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Cake pops!
And mac an’ cheese. …..
and cheese in general, yerp.

Impossible *sigh* xD


41 Grace Downer November 8, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Can you pretty please with a cherry on top, make cornbread? Gluten free? PLEEEEAAASE!!??


42 Kelly M November 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

Well since you asked so nicely. ;)


43 Kerry November 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I was wondering if you have any ideas on how to make oatmeal cookies/cookie dough using oats and applesauce. I wanted the recipe to be nut free and sugar free (except for the applesauce and maybe some stevia). Let me know your thoughts or if you have one! I know people make 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies using bananas, chocolate chips, and oats but i was wondering if you think applesauce would work and what the ratio would be.


44 Amj November 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

WOW!! I really cant wait for u to make a healthy tirimisu and creme brulee!! Hope to see these soon! :D


45 Kelly M November 30, 2013 at 8:25 am

Yum! I’m on it.


46 Chelsea December 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Hi from Australia! Just quickly… I really love your website and it’s amazing how low calorie even the most decadent desserts you make are! I love it! I am 15 years old too and I love to be healthy, and your recipes help me achieve that. Now… I was wondering, since it is nearing Christmas, could you please make a healthy/low cal gingerbread? I luuurve it :) Also, do you know any alternatives to shortbread? I love shortbread but it is often sugar and butter loaded and filled with calories. I would love to make low cal YoYo cookies but I don’t think its possible. Thank you so much for everything Kelly!


47 Melissa January 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Tacos would be awesome! I’m around your age and health obsessed too…this website has been a god send. Seriously. Peanut butter with 15 calories? Fudge with 20? Fat free pretzels? What is life??? I love you. Seriously.


48 Kajsa January 7, 2014 at 3:00 am

I would love a cardamom cake, i have a recipe but it’s not healthy. & i sprinkle cinnamon on top of the cake :3 PS: with lots of cardamom!

Thank you ^^


49 Angela January 24, 2014 at 5:55 pm

I would love to see…
Pumpkin Pancakes
Crab Cakes


50 Kelly M January 24, 2014 at 10:53 pm

On it! In the meanwhile, I do have a crab cake like recipe. Hope you enjoy!


51 Danielle January 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Moes queso, please please please!!!


52 Maggie January 31, 2014 at 8:57 pm

I just recently stumbled across your blog and I love it! I’m going to go make your “All for one” grain free chocolate cake right now! Maybe sometime you could come up with a grain free breakfast bar of some sort? I have been looking everywhere for a good recipe! Thanks!


53 Kelly M February 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

Mmm, I love the idea of a breakfast bar! Maybe some sort of granola? I’ll have to get on it!


54 Leigha @ Minougirl February 7, 2014 at 4:55 am

Love this list!! I think you can cross off poptarts and crepes from the breakfast list – they’re your most recent recipes! :)


55 Sofie March 7, 2014 at 4:06 am

Can’t wait till you make them :)
Any idea when?

Maybe you could healthify praline filling, lemon curd, pastry cream and speculoos (especially the latter ;) )


56 Sofie March 8, 2014 at 1:03 am

and a healthy, creamy vegetable lasagna and paella and pudding and…. (OMG I’M GOING CRAZY :) )

By the way
You’re site is AWESOME!!!!
You’re recipes and funny comments really make my day ;)


57 Kelly M March 9, 2014 at 9:12 pm

You rock Sofie. Thank you so much.



58 Kelly M March 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

You have great taste my dear! No word on the eclairs yet, but I do have a churro related trick up my sleeve… ;)


59 Amber March 19, 2014 at 1:37 am

ooh yes definitely churros!


60 Kelly M March 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Coming right up!


61 lindsey randall March 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

I would love to see you “health-ify” cereal. I know you have already done granola, but could you make a lower calorie cereal? I love granola as much as the next person, buts it’s pretty calorie dense…

Please and thank you!


62 Amber March 19, 2014 at 1:36 am

agree with the list above… definitely need some healthy twix, fererro rochere, sticky buns, enchiladas, sheppards pie, nachos and hashbrown recipes in my life!!!

as my suggestion, maybe healthy ravioli or tortellini?
will be sure to comment more as others come to mind :)


63 Tonya April 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Mayo!! Please please please!! I keep trying DIY mayonnaise recipes and they suck! If anyone can make a yummy, healthy mayo – it’s you! I’m looking for one that is sweet, like Hellmans.
Thank you for all your work! My family and I have been truly enjoying your creations! :)


64 Javonni April 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Pie crust


65 Javonni April 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm

I just found the pie crust. I’m going to try it tonight!


66 Tonya April 18, 2014 at 5:53 am

Gluten free crepes!! Oh how I miss crepes. *sigh*


67 Kelly M May 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Good news! Already done.


68 Caytyn April 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm

How about some healthy muddy buddies/puppy chow?


69 Kelly M May 16, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I’m on it!


70 Maria Cortina May 5, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Hi Kelly,
I’m new here. Just found your website today, and I love it.
I’m wondering how to make the Starbuck’s Oat Bar.It’s really good.
Hope you can have them here someday.


71 Kelly M June 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

I’ll have to get on it!


72 Bee Hennessy June 12, 2014 at 7:00 am

How about a lower calorie homemade naan bread? They’re so delicious and I can’t stop eating it

Best regards, Bee


73 Syrenna July 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

Dear Kelly,

It would be a miracle to see these foods health-ified and equipped with lower calories

*Egg Tart : Portuguese Egg Tart} like the ones in Golden Egg Bakery, Durian Egg Tart, Egg Tart with other flavours } ————–//——————-
*Chinese Savories: Deep Fried Glutinous Rice Balls or Sesame Seed Balls ( Jian Dui ) with durian / sweet bean paste / lotus paste as fillings, Snowskin Mooncake with various flavour fillings ( red bean, green tea, double yolk, etc..), Chinese Steamed Buns with Meat / Sweet Paste, Fried Wonton, Spring Rolls, Dumplings
*Indonesian Savories: Gethuk Lindri, Fried Gethuk, Indonesian Rice Flour Cake ( Cara Bikang ), Pandan Syrup, Vanilla Syrup, Indonesian Pancakes With Palm Sugar Syrup ( Serabi ), Indonesian Grated Coconut Cake ( Winko Babat), Indonesian Cassava Cake, Deep Fried Banana Fritters ( Deep Fried Sweet Pontianak Banana ), Indonesian Green Pancakes with grated coconut (Dadar Enten), Small Caramel cake with peanuts layer (Lontong Paris), Sweet Murtabak (Indonesian Sweet Crepes / Pancake ) especially the one with cheese fillings (>_<), Indonesian Mung Beans Desserts (Bubur Kacang Hijau), Tapai Uli, Black Glutinous Rice Desserts ( Bubur Ketan Hitam ), Rolls Tapioca Dessert in grated coconut(Cenil), Savory Murtabak, Kolak/ Kolek (Banana, Sweet Potatoes, and Tapioca in Coconut Milk), Lupis/ Lopis, Klepon, Putu Ayu, Kue Cubit/ Kue Laba – Laba, Dodol, Fried Dodol, Pineapple Tart ( Nastar ), Bika Ambon, Bakpia
*Japanese Savories: Sushi and lots and lots of SUSHI, (Dragonroll, Philadelphia roll, etc..), Japanese Mochi Ice Cream/Cake, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Yakitori, Tempura, Unagi, Donburi, Teppanyaki, Terriyaki, Chawan Mushi
*Peranakan Savories: Char Kuey Teow, Hokkien Mee, Fried Wonton Noodle
*French Savories: Cream Puffs or Choux à la Crème with various fillings especially oreos, Truffle Fries
*Copycat Savories: Chewy Junior, KFC, Milo Dinosaur, Reese Peanut Butter Cups, Kamikaze Chicken, Nutella Milkshakes, Banana Milkshake, Kebab, Matcha Ice Cream, Ogura Ice Cream, Taro Milkshake, Corn Dog, Sausage, Brattwurst, Pop Tarts, Cheese Pretzels, Walnut Bread, Muffins, Sundaes, Astor, Tim Tam, Tango Wafers, Hokkaido Milk Bread, Provence Bread, Puddings
*Others: Parfait, Croissant, Durian Soft Pancake, Love Letters, Waffles, Cones, Butter Biscuits, Eggnog, Custard, Buns, Tarts, Croquette, Pastries, Beancurd, Chinese pancake, Mini Rolls, Shortcake, Shortbread
*Dutch Savories: Poffertjes, Dutch Apple tart, Pannenkoeken, Shortbread Cookies, Hagelslag, Klaapertart, Borrelnootjes, Kaastengels, Bitterballen/ Olliebollen, Wentelteefjes, Krentenbollen
*Italian Savories: Tiramisu, Fettuccine Carbonarra, more: pasta, pizza, lasagna recipes

I know it's a LOT to ask and I hope I don't annoy you
No rush in fulfilling them and wish you all the best and success in creating and improvising the recipes
You're such an amazing cook and person, having the heart to share all these recipes

P.S. : Please do really LOWER the calorie content as much as possible, if by chances under 90 calorie per HUGE single serving

With love, Syrenna


74 Kelly M July 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

You’re a GENIUS. Everything here looks great, so thank you for the ideas. I’ll have to get on it!


75 Emily July 25, 2014 at 6:22 pm

I absolutely love all of your recipes and I can’t wait to try them all! I have been obsessed with your blog lately and can’t stop looking through your recipes. They are all so smart and creative. I would love to see how you would make a healthier version of cheez-it’s! Those snacks are so delicious and addicting but also so unhealthy. A guilt free version would be amazing to have! Thank you!


76 Kelly M July 27, 2014 at 11:14 am

You’re so kind Emily. Thank you. Healthy cheez its coming up!


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