What’s your favorite comfort food? Maybe it’s crispy fried chicken, savory meatloaf, creamy mashed potatoes or chocolate cake. Comfort foods are notoriously high in calories and fat. But these healthier recipes have been lightened up to make them better choices, while still keeping the traditional flavors you crave.
In this version, the eggs are cooked into a custardlike sauce. An extra step, yes, but the technique ensures food safety. To vary the vegetables, try green beans, asparagus or frozen peas (cook peas separately from pasta).
This baked apple-cinnamon French toast can be prepared in advance and then simply popped in the oven for a leisurely and luxurious weekend morning. By using nonfat instead of whole milk and eliminating the egg yolks, the calories are cut and the fat is reduced in our griddle-free version.
Roasted butternut squash slices layered with a creamy sauce and topped with golden breadcrumbs makes a hassle-free side dish that just about everyone loves. Our healthier version skips the heavy cream and butter found in most recipes.
It’s quick and easy to mix together these slice-and-bake chocolate-chocolate chip cookies whenever you need something sweet. The recipe makes enough dough so you can bake half and put the other half in the freezer—ready to pull out and bake a few fresh cookies anytime.