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These good-for-you recipes promise comfort and lots of flavor.
Shannon Sliter Satterwhite, M.S., R.D.

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Food is a temptation this time of year, but you can feel good about these satisfying dishes. We put a better-for-you spin on a few Southern classics. Plus it pays to cook at home. Check out the cost per serving for these dishes; they ring up at less than $1.20.

Need a quick and scrumptious side? Easy Skillet Pimiento Mac ’n’ Cheese is ready in about 20 minutes, start to finish. Later, curl up in a cozy chair with Spiced Caramel-Apple Bread Pudding―it tastes better that way. If you have leftover Toasted Pecan-Caramel Sauce, use it as a topping for low-fat ice cream.

Healthy Benefits
Add fiber and phytochemicals to your mac and cheese by using whole grain pasta.
High in antioxidants and fiber, apples may help reduce blood pressure and decrease the risk of certain cancers and heart disease.