Oh, how I love a plate of well seasoned, delicious soul food. Blame it on my southern roots. However, over the years I’ve had to find healthier ways to make some of my favorite soul food classics to fit my healthy eating habits. You don’t have to totally give up the flavors that you grew up with. You can make foods that will have you reminiscing about family gatherings and grandma’s dining room table. There are lots of recipes online and great cookbooks that offer alternative ways to make great soul food. Here are just a few examples…
Patti LaBelle’s Oven (Tastes Like Southern) Fried Chicken
This delicious recipes is from Patti’s book Patti LaBelle’s Lite Cuisine, which is full of great southern flavors made lighter. (via Oprah.com)
Southern Collard Greens Recipe w/ Smoked Turkey Legs
Cooking greens with turkey instead of pork still provides lots of flavor. (via Divas Can Cook)
Book Ideas – Healthy Recipes with Lots of Southern Flavor.
Check out the ladies of Food Heaven Made Easy create healthy versions some great soul food recipes.
Sweet Potato Soul makes No-Bake Sweet Potato Bars.