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    Posted on Nov 1, 2015

    7 Healthy Eating Tricks That Are Actually So Easy

    All doable, all delicious.

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    1. Take advantage of all the root vegetables in every grocery store and farmer's market right now by turning them into HEALTHIER FRIES!

    2. Make these cheap, easy, and FREEZABLE breakfast bowls ahead of time for busy mornings.

    Fruit and yogurt are great, but there's something special about eating an actual meal for breakfast. Here's how to make the egg and potato breakfast bowls.

    3. Next time you cook a winter squash, roast the seeds along with the flesh. They're great as a snack, or on salad.

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    Kabocha squash (above) is a great alternative to butternut or acorn squash, if you're in a rut. Recipe here.

    4. Stop buying hummus and learn to make it yourself.

    It tastes better, it's cheaper, and the sky's the limit in terms of flavor combinations. Oh, and it's also STUPID EASY. Learn more here.

    5. Hummus is also great for making creamy, flavorful salad dressings without any mayonnaise or dairy.

    Here's a great Greek hummus salad dressing. Really though, all you need to do is combine hummus, citrus juice or vinegar, a little oil, and your seasonings of choice.

    6. Try a grain bowl for lunch. If you want, you can cook an assortment of veggies plus a grain on Sunday, then mix and match all week!

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    This one has quinoa, cauliflower, delicata squash, pickled onions, and plenty of other good stuff. Recipe here.

    7. Meatless Monday is a fun way to change things up. It'll also force you to get creative with grains, vegetables, and vegetarian protein.

    As long as you don't take it as an excuse to eat doughnuts for breakfast, French fries for lunch, and grilled cheese for dinner, meatless Monday is a healthy way to try new foods without having to make any huge overhauls. I mean, it's ONE DAY.

    From left: Stuffed Acorn Squash With Kale and Creminis; Asiago White Beans With Farro, Kale, and Tomatoes; and Bean, Kale, and Egg Stew.

    And here are some great vegetarian dinner ideas that AREN'T pasta, and a bunch of meals with tons of protein and no meat.