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Comfort food gets a healthy makeover: Sausage & peppers and banana cream pie

Joy Bauer takes on the challenge to put a healthier twist on two classic comfort food favorites: sausage & peppers and banana cream pie.
/ Source: TODAY

I was thrilled to tackle these two recent Joy Food challenges: a sausage and pepper hero and banana cream pie.

They deliver the same delicious flavor of the traditional (fattening) renditions, but with significantly fewer calories and less fat, sugar and salt. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Healthier Banana Cream Pie Pudding

Sausage and Pepper Hero

Sausage and Pepper Hero
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Talk about a dieter’s dream come true. My lightened-up hero is every bit as delicious as the oil-drenched original. Plus, it will keep you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal rolls around. Feel free to pile on extra peppers and onions to add volume — and extra nutrition.

Get the recipe!

For more delicious recipes, check out Joy’s cookbook From Junk Food to Joy Food. Want Joy to make over your favorite fattening dish? Challenger her via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.