Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs
The healthiest way to cook ribs is to grill or roast them on a rack rather than bake them in a pan. As the meat cooks, the fat drips off instead of pooling around and saturating the meat.
Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Slaw
The secret to making lean chicken extra moist and flavorful? Cook it on the bone and let it rest before shredding so the juices redistribute across the meat and don't seep out.
Flank Steak "Brisket"
A little smoked paprika gives flank steak the wood-fired flavor of classic barbecue brisket.
Better-for-You Sweet Tea
Using peaches and honey as sweeteners slashes calories in this southern staple!
Vegetarian Baked Beans
Skip the pork: Vegetarian baked beans have plenty of flavor on their own--and 1/4 of the fat!
Corn Bread Mini-Muffins
Keep the richness, but lose fat and calories, with fat-free evaporated milk.
Slow-Cooked Green Beans
No need for ham hocks in these green beans topped with just a bit of bacon.
Skinny Barbecue Sauce
If you don't want to make your own, look for vinegar-based barbecue sauce at the grocery store. These typically have fewer calories than sweet sauces, which are made with corn syrup.
Frozen Mississippi Mud Pie
Using frozen yogurt in place of ice cream slashes calories and fat--and with all that chocolate, this pie is still a decadent dessert.