29 Healthy Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

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Here’s to the kind of New Year’s resolutions that don’t make you want to stab yourself with a celery stick.

1.

Light Chicken Parmesan

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2.

Double Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are easy to lighten up, because chocolate will cover a multitude of tweaks (even whole wheat flour and yogurt). Get the recipe

3.

Healthy Spinach & Ricotta Pizza

Homemade pizza will always be way better for you than Domino’s, but you can help it be the most better for you by adding whole wheat flour to the crust and using plenty of veggies. Get the recipe

4.

Light Cherry Cheesecake

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5.

Shepherd’s Pie with Healthier Mashed Potatoes

Subbing cauliflower for half the potatoes slashes carbs and calories without being any less delicious. Get the recipe

6.

Three-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

Secret Cauliflower saves the day. Get the recipe

7.

Chicken Pot Pie with Green Beans & Squash

Plenty of veggies and a cute pastry hat served separately. Get the recipe

8.

Spicy Chipotle Cheeseburgers

Spicy, smoky chipotle chiles make up any flavor extra-lean beef might lack. Get the recipe

9.

Healthier Meat Lasagna

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Just don’t tell Garfield. Get the recipe

10.

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pancakes

Definitely an excuse to eat pancakes every day of the week. Get the recipe

11.

Baked Fish & Chips

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12.

Low-Fat New England Clam Chowder

Broth made with stock and fat-free half and half is lighter but still creamy. Get the recipe

13.

Vegetable Meat Loaf with Balsamic Glaze

Don’t worry, there’s turkey in there too. Get the recipe

14.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

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15.

Vegetarian Brown Ale Chili with Winter Squash

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Between the beer, the spices, and the beans, you’re definitely not going to miss the meat. Get the recipe

16.

Baked Garlic Fries

With all the added flavor, you aren’t likely to miss the extra oil. Get the recipe

17.

Lighter Lemon Meringue Pie

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18.

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

Stick with whole wheat pasta for more fiber and filling power. Get the recipe

19.

Crispy Baked “Fried” Chicken

This chicken is a heck of a lot lighter than it would be after taking a hot oil bath, and equally crispy-crunchy. Get the recipe

20.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy on the edges and soft in the middle, just like they should be. Get the recipe

21.

Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Use low-fat cream cheese and cannellini beans to dial down the saturated fat in everyone favorite vat-o-cheese. Get the recipe

22.

Lighter Sesame Chicken

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23.

Baked Beer-Battered Onion Rings

These onions are making me cry…with JOY. Get the recipe

24.

Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding

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25.

Lighter Chicken & Biscuits

Bechamel sauce is everybody’s best friend. Get the recipe

26.

Healthy Fettucine Alfredo

Secret Cauliflower strikes again! Get the recipe

27.

Healthier Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Applesauce is a secret weapon in making baking recipes healthier. Get the recipe

28.

Alton Brown’s Buffalo Wings

Steam and then bake for super-tender texture without getting out the deep fryer. Get the recipe

29.

Healthified Boxed Mac & Cheese

OK, this is obviously cheating. BUT: An entire box of Kraft is the ur-comfort food, and you can feel less terrible about eating it if you swap butter for yogurt or cottage cheese, and throw in a few veggies. Get the recipe

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