Slimmed-Down Southern Classics

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on January 21, 2014

Southern cuisine is practically synonymous with rich, soulful comfort food—thick gravy sopped up with fluffy biscuits; collards simmered endlessly in bacon fat; lip-smacking fried chicken. Delicious, yes, but not exactly what you’d call “diet food.”

But down-home Southern cooking doesn’t always have to derail your diet. With the The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon, you can have your biscuits and stay fit, too. A celebration of fresh, vibrant Southern ingredients—from the quintessential shrimp and grits to juicy Georgia peaches—the cookbook offers healthful variations of tried-and-true Southern classics. Healthy and delicious? Time to get cooking, y’all!


Shrimp & Grits


Veggie Frittata 


Lime-Raspberry Bites


Avocado Fruit Salad


Baked Pears with Toasted Oat Topping