These nostalgic classics have all of the comfort for a fraction of the calories.

They call it "comfort" food for a reason: When the going gets tough, familiar childhood classics—mac 'n cheese, PB&Js—have a way of soothing the soul. But while comfort food puts a smile on your face, it can also add inches to your waistline. These nostalgic dishes, courtesy of health food blogger Carrots 'N' Cake, have all of the comfort with a fraction of the calories. It's comfort food at its lightest. Maple-Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pancakes Lightened-Up Mac 'n Cheese Pick-Me-Up Smoothie Gluten-Free Almond Brownies Toasted Almond Butter & Marmalade Sandwich with Turkey Bacon Almond Energy Bars This article originally appeared as on Spry Living