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21 Ways To Eat A Bit Healthier In 2017

You don't need to turn your back on your favorite foods to be healthy.

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3. When baking, swap Greek yogurt for oil.

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Oil isn't necessary for a great bake. You can also achieve greatness with good old yogurt. I swear!

Find the recipe for a killer banana bread here.

4. Replace rice with cauliflower rice.

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It's super easy to make but if you don't have time and happen to live near a Trader Joe's, you can find ready-to-use cauliflower rice there.

Get the recipe for cauliflower rice stuffed peppers, here.

6. And because cauliflower is one of the most versatile vegetables, you can also replace the potatoes in your potato salad with it.

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Granted, this will not be a potato salad anymore, but it'll still be delish.

Find the recipe here.

15. Replace sour cream with plain Greek yogurt in your dips.

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This is plain delicious and will leave you nothing to be sour about (sorry).

Find the recipe for a veggie dip here.

18. Cover your food with nutritional yeast instead of cheese.

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The name may not be the most appealing but nutritional yeast has a very cheesy flavor that makes everything better, especially popcorn.

Find it at your local store or get it online.

20. Or swap the pasta for spaghetti squash.

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By now, this one is pretty much a classic. But it bears repeating that spaghetti squash is super versatile and a great option for anyone who's craving bolognese or alfredo sauces but wants to avoid carbs.

Find the recipe for coconut cashew spaghetti squash “Alfredo” (which also happens to be vegan) here.

21. Avoid dairy and make a killer banana-peanut butter ice cream.

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it super easy to make and you'll only need three ingredients: bananas, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.

Get the recipe here.