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Make Joy Bauer's low-cal versions of eggplant parm, chocolate cupcakes

Think there’s no room in your diet for indulgent foods like chocolate mousse, fettuccine Alfredo, banana cream pie, frozen margaritas, meatball subs and loaded nachos? Think again!

We’re happy to report that you can — and absolutely should — enjoy these foods! Simply opt for diet-friendly versions that cut calories without cutting the flavor so you can indulge without packing on the pounds.

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In our new series, From Junk-Food to Joy-Food, TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer will slim down your favorite fattening fare. Joy kicks it off with remakes of Kathie Lee’s favorite, eggplant Parmesan, and Hoda’s beloved chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Check out the recipes and calorie savings below.

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