Healthy Home Cooking

There are very few things we like about winter. Least of all is the weather. The blustery, wintery, snowy conditions do absolutely nothing for our skin, our hair, or our moods. And they especially do nothing for our waistlines. How is one supposed to stay looking svelte and gorgeous when the gym is “out there” and all the delicious holiday foods are “in here”. Simple, by slimming down your classic winter comfort foods! Here’s out top five swaps! 

Got a love for the mad meaty goodness of your mom’s homemade meatloaf? Opt out of hundreds of mindless calories and TONS of saturated fat and instead try this deliciously healthy All-American Meatloaf (See Recipe Here). Dishing out only 170.4 calories and 1.2g saturated fat per servings, it also provides you with a generous 18.6g of protein.

Mac & Cheese
Nothing brings back the sweet memories of your childhood quite like a hearty bowl of mac & cheese. But the overload of cheese and butter and milk in this dish can mean it can reek havoc on your waistline and your heart, thanks to an abundance of saturated fats. How do you ease up on all of the above, try this vegan mac and cheese recipe (See Recipe Here) that will only cost you 410 calories, 1.8g of saturated fat, and holds a whopping 21.3g of protein!

Loaded Baked Potatoes
No matter how you stack ˜em, there is just something about diving into a delicious loaded baked potato after a long day in the cold. But piling them high with fatty beef and cheese and sour cream can be the perfect mixture for tight pants and a weak heart. Instead try this reduced-fat version (See Recipe Here) that is so slimmed down, you get to load up twice.

Deep Dish Pizza
You don’t have to live in the windy city, when our winters get windy enough. But that doesn’t mean you can’t love their classic deep dish pizza. Check out this delicious skinny-ed down version (See Recipe Here) that saves you 170 calories, 11.8g of fat, 7.8g of saturated fat, and 545mg of sodium from the traditional fare.

How is one actually expected to get through the winter months without at least one huge dose of savory chili to warm up on a cold, blustery night? Isn’t it like a sort of requirement or something? But how can we help our belly take less of a hit with all the fatty ingredients? By trying this turkey chili recipe (See Recipe Here) that swaps beef for turkey and uses low-fat cheese and sour cream.

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