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
Get the recipe: Golden Cauliflower Couscous
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
Get the recipes:
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
Get the recipe: Ime’s Gluten-Free Coconut Banana Muffins
4 more recipes from Oprah’s cookbook: