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    7 Practical Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

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    1. For Meatless Monday, swap in a vegetarian or vegan-friendly version of a classic.

    Like this one-pot shakshuka, which swaps the traditional eggs for chickpeas.

    More: How To Make Delicious Chickpea Shakshuka

    2. Instead of syrup, top pancakes with a DIY compote of in-season cranberries and apples.

    This version does include a bit of maple syrup to sweeten the tart cranberries and Granny Smith apples — but you could adjust the amount, leave it out entirely, or swap in a naturally sweeter apple, like honeycrisps or fujis. Recipe here.

    More: How To Make Gluten-Free Pancakes with Cranberry-Apple Compote

    3. Cook a big batch of beans or grains, then use it as a side dish or healthy base that you can mix into the rest of the week.

    Two ideas to get you started: lemony white beans with parsley and olive oil; and a hearty quinoa bowl topped with chicken, tomatoes, and feta.

    4. Satisfy your sweet tooth by making a batch of these six-ingredient snack bites:

    They're made with almond butter, cocoa powder, and flaxseed — for extra protein and fiber. And instead of adding sugar, they're sweetened with dates. Recipe here.

    More: 21 Ways To Eat A Bit Healthier In 2017

    5. Pick at least one night this week to prep a good-for-you lunch you can dig into the next day.

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    Find recipes for veggie pastas, hummus wraps, and other packable, portable meals here.

    More: 17 Healthy Lunches For People Who Hate Salad

    6. Channel a slice of summer by swapping ice cream for these Greek yogurt + berry pops.

    BRB, dreaming of warmer temperatures. (Also: You can use frozen fruit here as well.) Recipe here.

    7. For a easy and filling weeknight dinner, try a soba noodle bowl.

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    Soba noodles are a solid source of protein and fiber. These are topped with an easy DIY sauce that includes soy sauce + garlic + rice vinegar, plus broccoli tossed with red pepper flakes.

    More: How To Make A Soba Noodle-Broccoli Bowl