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    Posted on Dec 12, 2015

    7 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

    Small changes make all the difference.

    1. If you're traveling a lot this holiday season, map out some healthy breakfast possibilities that you can find almost anywhere.

    Here are 23 healthy fast food breakfasts to get you started.

    2. Make "smoothie packs" by portioning out the fruit you need for a smoothie, then freezing it.

    This way, all you have to do in the morning is dump things into a blender. Here are some ideas about what kinds of smoothies to make.

    3. Make lower-carb, gluten-free noodles with your favorite root vegetable.

    Warm, wintery dishes like beef stroganoff go great with root vegetable noodles, if you're looking for an alternative to pasta.

    From left: Parsnip Noodles with Lemon Basil Cashew Cream Sauce, Beef Stroganoff with Celeriac Noodles

    4. Before you make any crazy New Year's diet resolutions, figure out what your goals are and what kinds of changes are actually realistic.

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    A crash diet is probably a bad idea, and you should do your research before making any major, long-term change in the way you eat. It also helps to have a specific goal in mind. Want to lose body fat? Here's what you need to know. Other, more specific goals can be even trickier. For example, getting a six-pack is actually pretty tough and requires some sacrifices that might not be worth it for you.

    5. Be aware of portion sizes, especially if you're at a party where everything is served buffet-style and it might be harder to keep track of what you're eating.

    6. Make a kale salad that's really, truly filling and delicious.

    7. Put together some healthy, make-ahead freezer meals so that you always have a wholesome dinner option on-hand.

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