10 Most Popular Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

By Stephanie Schiraldi on February 9, 2016

It might be called Fat Tuesday, but you don’t have to feel bad about eating classic festive dishes! Check out these healthy takes on all of your favorites with our slimmed down Mardi Gras menu.


Cajun Chicken Pasta

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This delicious cajun chicken pasta can easily be made either vegetarian or gluten-free!

Skinny Taste


Cajun Jambalaya

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Cook this recipe in foil packets for a tender, flavorful jambalaya with an easy cleanup.

Clean Eating Magazine


Baked Lump Crab Crakes

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These baked crab cakes are topped with zesty chipotle lime sauce for a kick of flavor!

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Bananas Foster Oatmeal

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This bananas foster oatmeal recipe can be made the night before for an easy, grab-and-go breakfast on your way out the door.

Laura Fuentes


Red Beans and Rice

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This take on a classic dish reduces the cooking time by using pre-cooked red beans and pureeing half of them in a food processor.

Fat Free Vegan


Shrimp and Grits

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Take your grits to the next level by adding this creamy shrimp sauce and a little bit of spinach.

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Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo

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This classic gumbo can be made in just 30 minutes and is served over quinoa!

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Shrimp Po' Boy

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This lighter version of a shrimp po' boy is loaded with seasoning and topped with a fresh herb buttermilk slaw.

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Praline Bundtlettes

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This pecan-brown sugar medley is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and tastes just like pralines!

Healthy Seasonal Recipes


King Cake

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This slimmed down version of a Mardi Gras tradition with its soft center tastes similar to a flaky cream cheese strudel.

Skinny Mom