7 Easy Hacks For Eating Healthier This Week


Health

Don’t overthink it.

Posted on April 02, 2017, 19:01 GMT

1. Get a slightly healthier lunch at
your favorite takeout or fast food spot.

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For example, a steak burrito bowl with black beans,
fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa, cheese, and lettuce
at Chipotle, a BK Veggie Burger at Burger King, and a
Protein Bistro Box from Starbucks, are all quick,
healthier lunch options.

Get a bunch of ideas for healthy things to order at
places like Chipotle, McDonald’s, Pret a Manger, Subway,
Taco Bell, and more
here.

2. Eat more vegetables by sneaking them
into your favorite comfort foods.

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You can blend butternut squash into your grilled cheese
(pictured above), add a pile of zucchini or broccoli to
your pasta bowl, and make that cheese omelet into a
spinach and mushroom omelet with cheese.

Here’s
a bunch of recipes that’ll help you eat more
vegetables without even noticing.

3. Make some tasty popcorn to snack on
while you Netflix.

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Get three different healthy popcorn recipes (paprika,
curry powder, and salt; garlic powder and grated
parmesan; oregano, black pepper, and sea salt)
here, and more ideas for snacks that healthy people
actually eat here.

4. Assemble a high-protein snack that
will actually keep you full.

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Make your snacks more robust and satisfying by adding
something with protein — hummus, an egg, a few slices of
turkey, or some nut butter — every time you munch.

Get a bunch of recipes for stuff you can pack and take
with you
here.

5. Whip up this creamy chocolate
avocado pudding for dessert.

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It’s magical: Just blend half an avocado, one Medjool
date, 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk, ¼ teaspoon
vanilla extract, and two teaspoons of cocoa powder till
the mix is smooth. Flavor-wise you’d never know that this
is legit good for you.

Get the recipe
here.

6. Make these no-bake peanut butter
balls and grab a few for a breakfast on the go.

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Combine 1/2 cup of peanut butter, one and a half cups of
uncooked quick oats, about a 1/4 cup of dried
cranberries, and one banana, and mix well. Shape them
into balls and refrigerate. Voilà: Oatmeal, fruit, and
peanut butter that make a damn good (and hearty) way to
start the day.

Get the recipe here.

7. Make your own flavored coffee
creamer with vanilla extract and your sweetener of
choice.

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Or almond extract! Just add a couple drops to your
creamer of choice, add a bit of sugar or whatever
sweetener you like, and mix!

You can also make something a bit richer using sweetened
condensed milk along with half and half, a flavor extract
(vanilla, almond, cinnamon, you name it) and maple syrup
or cocoa powder. Check out some of those recipes here. Either way, whatever you whip
up will be better for you than adding a zillion sugars to
try to make that office coffee bearable or using
storebought flavored creamer.

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