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Joy Bauer lightens up burrito bowls, creamy broccoli soup and pesto pasta

In her new cookbook, Joy Bauer works her healthy magic on all our favorite comfort foods.
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Joy Bauer is back in the TODAY kitchen to share healthy comfort food recipes from her new cookbook, "Joy's Simple Food Remedies: Tasty Cures for Whatever's Ailing You." She shows us how to make creamy broccoli and white bean soup, lightened-up chicken burrito bowls and pasta with fresh kale pesto.

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"This soup incorporates 3 belly-fat-blasting ingredients: onions, broccoli and Greek yogurt," says Joy. "It's only 100 calories per cup, contains 6g of protein and 6g of fiber. Pair it with a piece of oven-roasted salmon for the ultimate (and complete) belly-fat fighting meal."

Joy Bauer's Burrito Bowls

"I love this recipe because it's a hearty, filling and delicious meal packed with good-for-you ingredients that can help ward off headaches and migraines."

Joy Bauer's Kale Pesto Pasta

"Topping noodles with kale pesto is a delicious way to enjoy a nutrient-packed bowl of pasta. And, huge bonus: you're nourishing your skin from the inside out with every bite!"

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For healthy tips, follow Joy on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, check out her cookbook "From Junk Food to Joy Food" and watch her on NBC's Health+Happiness every weekend.