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7 Summertime Healthy Eating Tricks You Need To Try

Summertime, and the (healthy) livin' is easy.

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1. Learn to make a vegetarian sandwich that's healthy and actually filling.

A vegetarian sandwich shouldn't just be filled with vegetables; you need some protein and fat in there to keep you full and satisfied. Add any combination of beans, avocados, hummus, nut butter, tofu, tempeh, and dried fruit for some extra staying power.

Recipes (from left): Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich with Cranberries and Lemon, Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Wraps

2. Stay hydrated on hot days by eating foods with a high water content.

It's never a bad idea to load up on fruits and vegetables, but it's especially useful to eat plenty of these high-water foods when it's super hot out and you're running the risk of being dehydrated. And I mean, snacking on watermelon at the beach isn't exactly unpleasant, you know? Learn more here.


4. Learn how to make a huge batch of the best-ever tomato sauce, then put it on everything.

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Tomato season is here! Make your own tomato sauce — it'll have far fewer preservatives and other questionable ingredients than the storebought kind — and eat some now, then freeze some for later (read: WINTER). Learn more here.

6. Make a smoothie bowl for breakfast. / Via

What's a smoothie bowl? Basically a smoothie with more room for ~toppings~, which is a great, GREAT thing. Master a couple of basic smoothie bowl bases, and then the sky's the limit. Get started with these 11 perfect smoothie bowls.