1. The easiest, healthiest way to use up all the apples you picked over the weekend is to make slow cooker applesauce (no sugar added).
2. If you're really desperate for a pumpkin spice latte, make your own, healthier version at home.
3. Learn the easiest way to measure portion size, and try and be mindful of how much you're eating.
4. Mix your own make-ahead oatmeal packs, so that all you have to do in the morning is add liquid and cook.
5. Try cutting spaghetti squash into rings before you cook it. The texture will be much more like actual spaghetti that way.
6. Make a big batch of a new-to-you grain one night, then use it in breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes over the next couple of days.
Farro is easy to find in most supermarkets and all health food stores. Add dry farro to a salted pot of boiling water and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, then drain, cool, and store in an airtight container. Use it in turkey meatball soup with spinach and farro, sweet farro with blackberries and bananas, and farro salad with toasted pinenuts, currants, and mustard greens.