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Here's How To Eat Just A Little Bit Healthier

Don't let those winter blues get you down.

1. Shake up your weekly meal prep with fun but healthy recipes that you can make ahead of time.

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Sure, you can just make big batches of veggies, proteins, and grains. But, why not prep something like these Southwest Turkey-Stuffed Peppers, so that you don't even have to think about how to put things together. Just heat and eat!

2. Trying to eat more protein at breakfast but getting sick of eggs? Greek yogurt has about 20g per cup.

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You can make a parfait with fruit and nuts, blend yogurt into a smoothie, or use it to make overnight oats.

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3. Salad game not so strong? Here are 15,625 possible combinations to re-inspire you.

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4. Even if you're not vegan, try experimenting with vegan versions of hearty classics.

If you do meatless Monday, you could add some vegan stuff to your repertoire. If not, just experiment for fun! Both this 1-Hour Vegan Shepherd's Pie and this Vegan Caesar Salad are satisfying enough for even the most die hard meat-and-potatoes types.

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5. Try a couple lightened-up versions of your favorite cozy dinners. The key? Moderation and portion control.

6. Stop buying salad dressing. It's healthier AND more delicious if you make it yourself.

It's easy to make homemade versions of favorites like Italian Dressing and Ranch Dressing. Really, the sky is the limit. Here are some recipes to get you started.

7. When in doubt, eat in-season fruits and vegetables.

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If you need inspiration, here's a list of delicious winter recipes, plus a list of what's in season.

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