Loaded Mac n’ Cheese, PBR Rock Bar & Grill

If you’re still committed to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy, here is a mac and cheese that you might be able to justify. PBR’s version is a spinoff of everyone’s favorite comfort food, but features grilled chicken, fresh broccoli, diced tomatoes and applewood-smoked bacon. Go ahead, it’s got broccoli! $14, in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, 750-1685, PBRRockBar.com.

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