Gumbo, jambalaya, and shrimp—these are the Louisiana dishes we love, and they’re packed with the flavors we crave. Yet so often, these are the very foods we avoid because of the dreaded f word: fat. Culinary dietitian Shelly Marie Redmond wants you to forget the myth that because it tastes great, it can’t be good for you. Built around the cornerstone of a well-stocked pantry, the recipes in Skinny Louisiana … in the Kitchen marry the authentic and delicious flavors of Louisiana cooking with principles of healthy eating. Redmond has done all the work for you: a list of pantry essentials offers substitutes for ingredients high in carbohydrates (like Greek yogurt instead of butter), and a shopping guide helps you to plan a successful and efficient trip to the grocery store. Recipes like Spectacular Skinny Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms, Sizzling Sweet Potato Fries, Mardi Gras Mambo Cajun Rice Dressing, and Skinny Louisiana Cajun Chicken Pasta let you celebrate the best of Louisiana’s eats without compromising your health. You can have your cake—and you can eat it, too!