Here's how to slim down those fatty dishes to lose weight

Making smart choices about food doesn’t begin at the dinner table. The key to eating more healthfully is to slim down a favorite dish without sacrificing flavor.

This Allentown Morning Call story explains the thinking behind the "Cook This, Not That!: Easy and Awesome 350-Calorie Meals" cookbook, second in a series that began as a feature in Men's Health. "With more than 150 recipes, it shows you how to turn expensive and diet-busting restaurant foods into healthier alternatives in your kitchen," the story says.

Low-calorie clones of fatty foods also mean seeing more food on the plate. Check out this DailySpark blog that shows pictures of 300-calorie dishes side-by-side with an eat-out counterpart. Compare that with these photos of the "50 Fattiest Foods Across the Nation." 

And here's another Morning Call story that adds another healthful-eating tip: Pay with cash instead of credit.

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