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Here's How To Eat Just A Little Bit Healthier

Yes, you can make frozen dessert work for you.

1. Satisfy a post-dinner sweets craving with banana soft serve.

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Truthfully, frozen banana chunks blended in the food processor make for a pretty delicious snack, even if it's not exactly ice cream. The frozen bananas get aerated and the result is a smooth, sweet, fluffy treat. If you're OK with the soft serve being healthy-ish, you can even add things like Nutella or peanut butter. Get the 2-ingredient Nutella soft serve recipe here.

2. Or, turn blueberries into dessert by dipping them in yogurt and freezing.

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Dipping the berries in yogurt adds protein, which makes for a more filling snack or dessert. Plus, frozen fruit takes longer to eat, which is good if you're parked in front of the TV and mindlessly munching. Recipe here.

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3. If you love peanut butter but tend to overdo it a little, try incorporating it into meals instead of eating it straight up.

Peanut butter is filled with healthy fats and some protein, but two tablespoons has almost 200 calories, meaning it's easy to overeat if you're aimlessly scooping it straight out of the jar. Use it as part of a meal instead. Here are 23 Healthy Ways To Eat Peanut Butter All Day, including muffins, sandwiches, salad dressings, even noodles!

From left: Fruit Stack Peanut Butter Sandwich, Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad with Peanut Butter Ginger Sauce

4. If you're short on time, buy a rotisserie chicken and use it to make healthy lunches and dinners throughout the week.

Throw sliced chicken breast on top of a salad, wrap shredded chicken in a tortilla with a ton of veggies, or chop up dark meat and add it — at the very end of cooking, just to heat it up —to a stir fry.

From left: Southwestern Chicken Wraps, Kale, Quinoa, Avocado, and Roast Chicken Salad

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5. Try asparagus "fries" as a healthy-ish dinner side.

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For days when you need something just a little bit more fun than plain steamed or roasted vegetables, these will do the trick. Recipe here.

6. Literally just start adding vegetables to every meal and snack you eat.

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It sounds so obvious, but eating lots and lots of vegetables is good for you in pretty much every way. They're packed with fiber, so they'll fill you up and keep you ~regular~. Vegetables also have tons of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals and stuff) that keep you healthy. If you need a little help, here are 25 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Eating More Vegetables.

7. As the weather heats up, experiment with cold, overnight oats for a grab-and-go breakfast.

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The possibilities for overnight oats are pretty much endless. You can use Greek yogurt to add protein, or almond milk to keep things dairy-free. Fresh fruit is a lower-calorie mix-in, whereas dried fruit and nuts are denser and will hold you over to a late lunch. Here are 8 Ways To eat Overnight Oats.

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