Get the Skinny on Comfort Food Makeovers

Crave comfort food but don’t want to wreck your diet?  Here are three comfort food makeovers that you won’t believe are really slimmed down!

  • Three Cheese Macaroni with Bacon
  • Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions
  • Pepperoni Pita Pizza

Let’s note that these may still be ‘splurges’ for many – just let outrageous than the traditional versions!

Chef Dione from Fit Gourmet helped prepare these versions.  For more on Fit Gormet go to their website here

Three Cheese Macaroni with Bacon

4 slices turkey bacon or center-cut bacon

1 ½ cups whole wheat pasta (e.g. shells, penne, or elbow macaroni)

Nonstick cooking spray

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp all-purpose flour

½ cup milk (fat-free or 1%)

½ cup cauliflower puree (can be made with frozen cauliflower)

1 cup 2% reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

½ cup Cabot 75% reduced-fat white cheddar cheese, shredded

5 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese

½ tsp salt (optional) 

1/8 tsp paprika

1/8 tsp pepper

Cook bacon until crispy (in skillet or in microwave), set aside.