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We definitely can't survive on green juice alone, so this month we put lighter spins on comforting favorites. From a greens-packed lasagna to a few genius alternatives to heavy cream, our January was all about balance.

/images/articles/Mixed Greens Lasagna
Erin McDowell

Lasagna layered with loads of mixed greens (we like spinach, kale and arugula) feels markedly less sinful. 

/images/articles/Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce
Erin McDowell

How to achieve a creamy consistency without, you know, cream? Avocados do the trick in this rich but virtuous sauce. 

/images/articles/Yogurt Biscuits with Honey Butter
Erin McDowell

These golden biscuits are made with Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream and baked with a generous brushing of honey butter. 

/images/articles/Fettuccine with Mushroom Alfredo
Erin McDowell

Tons of mushrooms and milk instead of cream make this fettuccine Alfredo the perfect midwinter meal. 

/images/articles/Green Smoothie with Avocado and Apple
Erin McDowell

Avocado, apple and honey are blended together for the most delicious, least-grassy-tasting green thing you've ever sipped. 

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