7 Skinny Takes on Your Favorite Comfort Food: From Pasta to Slow Cooker Soups, we've got all the best winter eats, turned skinny for your healthy New Years resolutions

Cozy up to incredibly yummy eats that fill your belly and satisfy your soul. Comfort food is well-known for its feel-good effect, but the high fat, carb-heavy ingredients can take a toll on your waistline. That’s where skinny comfort food comes in. Swap out some carbs here, a little full-fat dairy there, and you’ve got a dish that’s still loaded with flavor, but doesn’t push those scale numbers any higher. Try these 7 skinny takes on your favorite comfort food for a delicious, healthy way to satisfy your cravings.

1. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

If you find comfort in a carton of Chinese takeout, you’re not alone! Takeout can be shockingly high in calories, so this homemade Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken is the perfect way to get your Chinese diner fix the healthy way.

7 Skinny Takes on Your Favorite Comfort Food: From Pasta to Slow Cooker Soups, we've got all the best winter eats, turned skinny for your healthy New Years resolutions

2. Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Turn that decadent dish of lasagna into something you can eat and enjoy every day of the week. We know, nothing tastes better than an ooey, gooey cheesy plate of pasta. This Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup gives you all the taste of traditional lasagna without the gluten and dairy to weigh you down. Grab your spoon and get slurping!

3. Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

Dig in, twirl your fork, and take a big bite of this delicious Skinny Fettucine Alfredo.  This skinny version is little lighter, but tastes just as creamy and comforting as the original! Low-fat dairy keeps those pesky calories in check, giving you the healthiest, most delicious alfredo you’ve ever tasted! Cook it up in this non-stick Good Cook Kryolite 11″ Saute Pan for perfect results and easy clean up.

4. 4-Ingredient Paleo Chicken Tacos

Cheesy Mexican food can be a diet disaster. Let your slow cooker simmer this flavor-packed 4 Ingredient Chicken Taco recipe that’s perfectly delicious tucked in a lettuce-leaf taco or added to a veggie-laden burrito bowl. Top with healthy favorites like green onions, cilantro, and hot sauce for tasty, light south-of-the-border meal. 

7 Skinny Takes on Your Favorite Comfort Food: From Pasta to Slow Cooker Soups, we've got all the best winter eats, turned skinny for your healthy New Years resolutions

5. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Kick your crust to the curb! This Chicken Pot Pie Soup is every bit as delicious as the fat-laden version, but nutritious chicken and veggies are swimming in a flavorful, low-fat broth. We’re loving this Good Cook Classic 4.7 Quart Covered Dutch Oven for perfectly cooking up everything from warming soups to thick and hearty stews!

6. Skillet Zoodles and Meatballs

A big plate of spaghetti and meatballs is calling your name, but this trimmed-down Skillet Zoodles and Meatballs is too good to be true! Zucchini noodles and turkey meatballs slash your carb and fat intake, making this your healthy go-to for Italian night. Try this pre-seasoned Good Cook 11” Cast Iron Skillet to evenly cook your meatballs without sticking to the pan.

2. Spaghetti Squash Pizza Boats

Stuff you face with pizza the guilt-free way! Sub in spaghetti squash for your usual crust and you’ll shave calories and gain health benefits. Pile your favorite toppings on these Spaghetti Squash Pizza Boats and nosh away on this good-for-you treat! Roast your squash in this Good Cook Non-Stick Roast Pan for easy clean up. 

 

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