Comfort Foods Without the Calories

by | April 18, 2012 at 2:28 PM | Food

Simple recipes and tips to keep eating what you love.

By YasminFahr, TheDailyMeal.com

It’s hard not to crave comfort foods like chicken-fried steak with cream gravy or lasagna, but the feeling you’re left with after and the heavy calorie load aren’t always worth it. But, it is possible to have your cake and eat it, too. With Marlene Koch’s follow-up cookbook, Eat More of What You Love, you can eat some of these rich foods without the guilt.

Check out some of her go-to recipes from the book and her tips in the video above to learn how she manages to sneak in flavor and texture without a lot of fat or calories.

VIDEO: Marlene Koch on Eat More of What You Love

(Credit: Steve Legato)

Lazy Day Lasagna
Cooking this dish in a slow cooker makes it easy and delicious.

 

 

 

 

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Seven Layer Greek Dip
A healthy Greek version of a party favorite.

 

 

 

 

(Credit: Steve Legato)

Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy
It’s really hard to believe this is healthy and tasty, but it is…

 

 

 

 

(Credit: Steve Legato)

Quick ‘n Healthy Taco Salad
A much healthier version of traditional taco salads.

 

 

 

 

(Credit: Steve Legato)

5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Soufflés
Hard to believe that this five ingredient dish can be made in 15 minutes and is just 160 calories.

 

 

 

 

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