Top 10 Recipes, Slimmed Down - Part 1
Foodnetwork.com tallied up their top 100 recipes from 2008. Good news is there are tons of ideas there. Bad news is people sure like unhealthy foods! The top 10 alone has a boatload of calories and fat.
We know you all love your comfort foods, and yes, occasionally, you can indulge. But if you're looking to try these top recipes on a more regular basis, check out Dana and Toby's tips for lightening them up.
The excess in these little picnic favorites comes in the filling.
Try: 1 tablespoon mayonnaise plus 1 tablespoon non-fat Greek-style yogurt
It's the frying in peanut oil that bumps up the fat and calories in these crab cakes.
This one comes with lots of fresh veggies but is weighed down by the add-ons.
Try: Cut the recipe in half – the flavors will still be balanced and the taste of all those fresh veggies will shine through
Mmm, look at all that cheesy goodness.
Use: Part-skim cow’s milk mozzarella; you'll save 7 grams of saturated fat per serving
Use: 3/4 pound of pasta or replace with a large salad
These cute cupcakes would be a perfect sweet for your sweetheart.
Use: applesauce - replace half of the oil with your favorite kind. It will save 60 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving.
Use: cut the recipe in half, you won't miss a thing
Stay tuned for part two, which will include the top 5. (Of course, you can always cheat and look ahead to see what's coming.)