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3 Recipes From Oprah's Cookbook That Give Meals A Healthy Makeover

A deliciously creamy soup topped with goat cheese, under 200 calories? Yes and yes.
This 117-calorie "couscous" includes a flavorful mix of black olives, tomato, cucumber, dried apricots, bell pepper, alm
This 117-calorie "couscous" includes a flavorful mix of black olives, tomato, cucumber, dried apricots, bell pepper, almonds, lemon zest, mint, parsley and cilantro.

Oprah’s new cookbook, Food Health and Happiness, is packed with healthy recipes ― 115 of them, to be exact ― and lessons she’s learned in the process of ending her lifelong struggle with eating. One big takeaway? Healthy eating isn’t about deprivation. Instead, focus on “comfort-food makeovers,” like those represented in the three cookbook recipes below.

“Couscous” With a Surprise Ingredient

There are actually no grains at all in this delicious entrée salad ― but you’d never believe it. See how easy it is to turn a nutritious vegetable into the base for the perfect packable lunch.

Per serving: 2 SmartPoints, 117 calories

A Creamy Tomato Soup, Without the Cream

Basic tomato soup is easy to make, healthy and delicious. In her new cookbook, Oprah offers a basic version along with creative suggestions for garnishes that add even more flavor.  

Per serving (with garnish): 4 SmartPoints, 197 calories

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A Better-For-You Banana Breakfast

These hearty treats are no ordinary banana muffins. They’re packed with coconut, dried apricots, carrots and pecans, which add nutrition and fiber, as well as beautiful color and fantastic texture.

Per muffin: 7 SmartPoints, 240 calories

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