It’s one of a cook’s biggest challenges—you want a meal that’s healthy and light but still packs a big flavor punch, and a recipe that your family will love, too.
Southern Living has you covered with tons of recipes that take Southern classics and lighten them up, using healthy substitutions to create great-tasting, low calorie dishes. You can master this for every meal in the day: When you want a low calorie flavor boost in the morning, try our fruit smoothies. When you want light recipes that are still filling enough for lunch, try a hearty salad.
And when you’re faced with the dinner dilemma, know you can have low-calorie comfort food! Southern Living has quick, healthy, light recipes for main dishes, side dishes, even dessert. Planning a party? Light appetizer recipes can taste just as good as your go-to snacks. Our low calorie and light recipe collections will give you new inspiration for healthy Southern food.