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 Stewart

Light Chicken Parmesan

"Photo by Rick Audet"

Lower Fat Baked Macaroni and Cheese from Food.com

Macaroni and Cheese

"Photo by Quentin Bacon"

[Lightened Up Chicken Nachos](https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Light-Nachos-MyRecipes-244353)** from MyRecipes

Lightened Up Chicken Nachos

"Photo by Slice & Dice"

Lean Lasagna from Epicurious

Lean Lasagna

Oven Fried Chicken from Skinnytaste

Oven Fried Chicken

"Photo by Amy Wopperer"

Au Gratin Potatoes from Food.com

Potato Gratin

"Photo by Amy Wisniewski"

Turkey Meatloaf from Chow

Turkey Meatloaf

"Photo by Caroline at Forays into Foodiedom"

Fettuccine Alfredo from Allrecipes

Fettuccine Alfredo

Eggless Butterless Cake from Hungry and Excited

Eggless Butterless Cake

Mushroom Pizzas from Epicurious

Mushroom Pizzas