Enjoy your favorite comfort foods and guilty pleasures, like saucy Italian dishes, Asian stir-fries and indulgent desserts – and cut calories – with Cooking Channel’s lighter recipe remakes.

Lightened Up


Slim down (and stay satisfied) with our best hearty stews, creamy casseroles, loaded pizzas and this meat and mushroom lasagna.

Make Smart Recipe Swaps
Lighter Meat and Mushroom Lasagna Recipe

Bobby Deen's Healthy Secrets

Bobby Deen and Paula Deen

On Not My Mama’s Meals, Bobby Deen transforms Southern comforts into lighter, leaner, yet still indulgent dishes.

See Bobby's Recipe Makeovers

How Bobby Lightens Up

Healthy Cooking Cheats

Ellie's Oven-Fried Chicken

Skip the fryer! With flavorful breading and oil used sparingly, these baked recipes taste just as good – without any guilt.

Ellie's Oven-Fried Chicken

More "Fried" Fakes

Low-Cal Chinese with Ching

Ching-He Huang Chinese

Ching-He Huang shows how to cook healthy Chinese food at home with fresh ingredients and flavorful, good-for-you spices.

Ching's Singapore Noodles

Watch More Chinese Cooking

Avoid Dieting Pitfalls

Healthy Food Claims That Aren't Healthy

Food products with packages boasting these ostensible health benefits may not be as good for you as you’d think.

Don’t Get Tricked: 8 "Healthy" Buzzwords

More Tips from a Nutritionist

Even More Light Ideas

Low-Cal Appetizers

Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip Recipe

Fresh dips and light bites pump up party guests without weighing them down.

Spinach-Bean Dip

Skip the Takeout

Beef and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Fresh stir-fries and healthy Asian recipes keep your wallet fat and your waist slim.

Beef + Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Trimmer Tex-Mex

Chicken Taquitos

Enjoy beans, cheese and beef in these lighter takes on classic Tex-Mex.

Lean Chicken Taquitos

Hungry Girl's Game-Day Grub

Hungry Girl's Game-Day Grub

Indulge in your favorite finger foods while watching the big game – guilt-free.

Baked Onion Rings




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