Potpie! Fries! Pizza! 11 "Bad-for-You" Recipes Made Healthy

We all have the best intentions when it comes to healthy eating, but sometimes you just gotta have some fries. These recipes fit into a healthy diet, but taste great too

While we all have the best intentions when it comes to healthy eating, sometimes you just gotta have some fries. Or macaroni and cheese. Or a slice of pie. Indulge in all your comfort food favorites without the eater's remorse -- these recipes are all designed to fit into a healthy diet, but they still taste great too.

Chicken Potpie
Get your veggies and protein in one comforting package without all the extra fat and calories. A sauce made with low-fat sour cream and a whole wheat biscuit topping keeps this indulgent meal relatively guilt-free.
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Oven-Baked French Fries
Made with just three ingredients – all pronounceable! – this recipe is a healthy way to get your fry fix. Just slice, toss with oil and roast. And dunk in ketchup, of course.
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Lightened-up Macaroni & Cheese
A mix of reduced-fat cheddar, parmesan and pureed cauliflower keeps this mac and cheese rich-tasting while still on the lighter side. Make it even healthier with whole wheat pasta, or use whatever noodles you have on hand.
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Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
These spuds look (and taste!) like your average bowl of cream- and butter-filled goodness, you’d never know they are made with low-fat dairy and a touch of parmesan.
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Light Lasagna with Turkey and Veggies
“Healthy” lasagna often tastes like layer upon layer of blandness. This version, made with tangy sun-dried tomatoes, low-fat dairy, meaty ground turkey and plenty of herbs is full of flavor.
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Pepperoni Pizza
When it’s not smothered in fatty toppings, pizza’s actually a pretty healthy option. This version is made with whole wheat pizza dough (find it in your grocery store’s frozen foods section), turkey pepperoni, tomato sauce and one surprising secret ingredient. You’ll never guess what it is!
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Gluten-Free Sweet and Sour Chicken
Whether or not you’re gluten-free, you’ll love this light and fresh spin on a take-out favorite. Packed with vegetables and fresh pineapple, it’s a dinner everyone will enjoy.
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Banana-Blueberry Muffins
Buttermilk and mashed bananas keep these muffins moist and low in fat, and blueberries are packed with good-for-you nutrients.
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Purely Chocolate Mousse
Love dark chocolate? This recipe, from the White House, is about as decadent as it comes, but it’s made with just three ingredients.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
This recipe, from Jessica Seinfeld, includes one sneaky ingredient (yellow squash puree -- shh!) you’ll never detect among the peanut butter, chocolate and graham cracker crust. We promise.
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Frozen Chocolate Mint Dessert
A cross between a candy bar and a frozen treat, this Weight Watchers-approved dessert is easy to make and store in the freezer for whenever your sweet tooth strikes.
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