3 Slimming Comfort-Food Recipes For a Lighter New Year

All of this holiday gluttony is making "plump" a popular word in our vocabulary. It's high time we cut the fat -- goodbye, figgy pudding -- in favor of some more slimming dishes. But, hey, it's still winter, so we're not going to give up comfort food altogether. We asked our friends at the Food Network.com to share their favorite healthy comfort-food classics to help us kickstart a lighter new year. See below and get cookin'. _header

thumb2Recover from holiday excess with this delicious veggie drink.thumb3A low-calorie soup that defies all cheesy stereotypes.

thumb1A warm, savory, low-sodium soup.

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