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Crave ice cream? Love grilled cheese? Check out my lightened-up versions of chocolate (dairy-free) ice cream and buttery grilled cheese. Thanks to these healthier versions, you can indulge without feeling guilty!
GET THE RECIPE: Chocolate (Dairy-Free) Ice Cream with Raspberries
Ice cream that’s actually GOOD for you? Yes! This chilly treat has a banana base (hence, the dairy-free) and contains just 100 calories per 1/2 cup.
Compare that to a regular, rich chocolate-raspberry ice cream that can have 260 calories per scoop. If you’re spooning right from the carton, it could set you back 500 calories or more so grab a scoop of my ice cream without the guilt and high calories.
GET THE RECIPE: Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
Between the white bread, full-fat cheese and butter, grilled cheese can throw your diet for a loop. A diner version could cost as much as 700 calories.
I remade the classic by replacing the white bread with a cauliflower concoction (it’s so good, you won’t miss the real thing!) and using reduced-fat cheddar. Two open-faced sliced of my slim and scrumptious version goes for only 310 calories.
This article was originally published Feb. 26, 2015 at 11:20 a.m. ET.