Trying to eat better in the new year, but cringing at the thought of plates piled with mountains of low-calorie, reduced-fat, sugar-free, whole-grain anything? We feel you. We too have experienced how horribly wrong certain foods billed as “healthy” can go. But before you give up on the idea of healthy food once and for all, check out these 10 recipes. From an updated jambalaya, to pasta so creamy that you won’t realize you’re skimping, these dishes will convince even the most cynical hedonist that healthy doesn’t have to be a bad word.

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