Italian food isn't inherently unhealthy. There are lots of wonderful, healthful Italian dishes you can enjoy! However, for those particular Italian comfort foods filled with rich creams, cheeses, and other indulgences, these alternative takes are a lifesaver. Whether you want to eliminate the carb-element or cut down on the fats, these recipes will do the trick (or just give you great ideas on how to branch off on your own!)

Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo from Iowa Girl Eats

Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo from Iowa Girl Eats

Low Fat Baked Ziti with Spinach from Skinnytaste

Low Fat Baked Ziti with Spinach from Skinnytaste

Weight Watchers Spaghetti Bolognese from Recipe Girl

Weight Watchers Spaghetti Bolognese from Recipe Girl

Zucchini Lasagna from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Zucchini Lasagna from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara from Camille Styles

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara from Camille Styles

Julia Child's Eggplant Pizzas from Kalyn's Kitchen

Julia Child's Eggplant Pizzas from Kalyn's Kitchen

Clams with Linguini, Garlic, and Tomatoes from Serious Eats

Clams with Linguini, Garlic, and Tomatoes from Serious Eats

Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Meatballs from Roost

Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Meatballs from Roost

Creamy Avocado Pesto Gnocchi with Green Garlic from The Kitchn

Creamy Avocado Pesto Gnocchi with Green Garlic from The Kitchn

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto from Two Peas & Their Pod