In a world with so many delicious things to nom, it's easy to forget that healthy, smart eating is essential to your overall well-being. However, eating healthier doesn't necessarily mean you have to forever forgo your favorite foods! How about cooking up your favorite indulgences with different, healthier ingredients instead? When it comes to good food, you can have your cake and eat it too.

Light Chicken Parmesan from Martha StewartLight Chicken Parmesan

"Photo by Rick Audet"

Lower Fat Baked Macaroni and Cheese from Food.comMacaroni and Cheese

"Photo by Quentin Bacon"

[Lightened Up Chicken Nachos](** from MyRecipesLightened Up Chicken Nachos

"Photo by Slice & Dice"

Lean Lasagna from EpicuriousLean Lasagna

Oven Fried Chicken from SkinnytasteOven Fried Chicken

"Photo by Amy Wopperer"

Au Gratin Potatoes from Food.comPotato Gratin

"Photo by Amy Wisniewski"

Turkey Meatloaf from ChowTurkey Meatloaf

"Photo by Caroline at Forays into Foodiedom"

Fettuccine Alfredo from AllrecipesFettuccine Alfredo

Eggless Butterless Cake from Hungry and ExcitedEggless Butterless Cake

Mushroom Pizzas from EpicuriousMushroom Pizzas

Photo Credits: Rick Audet, Slice and DiceThe Kitchen is Calling, Forays into Foodiedom, Prevention