Bring the flavors of New Orleans to your table with these 8 lightened-up Creole and Cajun dishes.

Cajun food is about as synonymous with New Orleans as jazz and debauchery. If you can't make it to the French Quarter this weekend, bring the flavors of Louisiana to your table with these 8 lightened-up Creole and Cajun recipes, perfect for your at-home Mardi Gras celebration. Shrimp & Crab Gumbo Seafood Gumbo Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Slow-Cooker Chicken Crockpot Gumbo Shrimp Creole Red Beans & Rice Stewed Okra & Tomatoes Chicken Jambalaya  This article originally appeared as on Spry Living