Macaroni & Cheese Makeover

Let’s face it, we all love comfort foods, but all too often these favorites can derail all our healthy eating intentions. But does that mean we have to say farewell forever to all our soul-satisfying faves? Not hardly! Here we’ve given a family standby some healthy tweaks by replacing some of the cheese with antioxidant-rich winter squash and perking up the flavor with yummy caramelized onions.

Red Bell Pepper-Walnut Dip (Muhammara)

This Middle Eastern dip is a colorful alternative to hummus and a nice appetizer for holiday parties. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or as a sauce for grilled meats and fish. Bell peppers are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin C and are members of the nightshade family.