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This week, I was challenged to slim down two comfort food favorites: banana fritters and corn chowder.
I worked long and hard in my food lab (aka the messy Bauer kitchen) to create health-ified recipes made with better-for-you ingredients, and taste just as delicious and indulgent as the originals. I think these are two winners — give them a try and let me know if you agree.
Banana Fritters are typically a slice of banana smothered in flour and deep-fried in loads of oil. My cleaned-up version tastes like the real deal, but is worlds better for your waistline and your ticker. Did I mention it’s also topped it with a sweet peanut butter-maple drizzle? Trust me, you’ll go bananas!
If you're a corn chowder lover, then you'll go crazy for my slimming version. This recipe is still creamy and dreamy, but with fewer calories than the original because I was able to completely cut out the traditional butter and cream. Give it a shot — my taste testers said it was a-maize-ing (pun intended).
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