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How to Build a Better Chicken Pot Pie

by in Meal Makeovers, March 15, 2014

Order this classic dish at a restaurant and you’re in for a 900-calorie meal (that’s without appetizers or dessert!). Opt for frozen and you won’t do much better at around 700 calories a pop. For both options, fat ranges from 40 to 60 grams and sodium can double the recommended daily amount. Instead, cozy up to a homemade version Healthy Eats style.

5 Crazy-Good Comfort Food Makeovers

by in Meal Makeovers, March 2, 2014

Think eating comfort foods is an indulgence? Think again. With simple swaps, lean protein choices, and a little creativity you can enjoy your favorites any night of the week without an ounce of guilt.

Guilt-Free Casseroles

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, October 20, 2013

These one dish wonders are a perfect weeknight meal. But loads of creamy canned soup, butter and cheese (like your mom made) can sabotage any casserole. Here’s how use the same concept with healthier ingredients.

10 Ways to Make a Healthier Pizza

by in Meal Makeovers, October 17, 2013

Pizza can go either way: quintessential greasy junk food or healthy combo of fresh ingredients. Which one sounds better to you (and for you)? Here’s how to build a pie with a healthier profile.

500 Calorie (or less) Comfort Foods

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, January 28, 2013

When it’s freezing cold outside, comfort foods help you feel cozy. These favorites — lasagna, mac and cheese and fried chicken, all have fewer than 500 calories.

Strawberry Daiquiris, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, June 12, 2012

Most daiquiris are cloyingly sweet and filled with booze, but make your own for a much lighter version of this classic summer cocktail. Nutrition Facts A 2-ounce portion of frozen daiquiri mix (no alcohol) has 120 calories and more than 5 teaspoons of added sugar. The quality of the ingredients is another sticky issue – most bottledRead more

Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Meal Makeovers, March 2, 2012

It’s that time a year again! We covered recipes for classics like Samoas and Thin Mints, now it’s time for one of the newest Girl Scout Cookie flavors.

Bread Pudding, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, January 26, 2012

Soaked in sugar, eggs and half-and-half, bread pudding is decadent to say the least. Good news – it’s possible to cozy up with a tasty version of this comfort food for less calories. Nutrition Facts Classic bread pudding recipes can have over 600 calories and 30 grams of fat per serving. If you’re using doughnutsRead more

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