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    Posted on Feb 13, 2017

    Here's How To Be A Little Healthier This Week

    It's easier than you think.

    1. Craving Valentine's Day sweets but trying to eat healthier? Try these easy dark chocolate + quinoa bites.

    You'll toast protein-packed quinoa on the stovetop for just a few seconds — then add it to melted chocolate, and wait for everything to set. The two-ingredient result is basically a better-for-you Krackel bar. Recipe here.

    More: 27 Desserts If You Love Sweets But Are Trying To Eat Healthier

    2. To amp up meatballs, swap breadcrumbs for oatmeal.

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    You'll sneak in some extra fiber, protein, and whole grains. Here's a recipe that makes meatballs out of lean ground turkey + oatmeal + egg + spices + parm.

    More: 27 Ingredient Swaps To Help You Eat Healthier

    3. Bookmark these charts to easily up your snack game.

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    Everything you need to know, in ~pinnable~ form.

    More: 18 Charts For Better, Healthier Snacking

    4. Try to cook with as much color as possible.

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    Get your greens (and your reds, and your oranges) with this healthyish dinner for two: a bright rainbow salad; chicken parmesan that's baked instead of fried; and a dark chocolate-strawberry mousse that gets its creaminess from Greek yogurt. Find recipes and a how-to video here.

    More: This Healthier Dinner For Two Is What You Need For Valentine’s Day

    5. Stay hydrated by DIY'ing a water bottle that helps you stay on track throughout the day.

    6. Looking for a weeknight dinner that will pretty much make itself? Try this slow cooker coconut curry.

    You can make it in a slow cooker or Instant Pot, and it makes enough for leftovers. Recipe here.

    More: 23 Instant Pot Recipes If You're Vegetarian Or Vegan

    7. For a protein-packed fruit dip everyone will love, combine Greek yogurt + peanut butter + honey.

    The hardest part? Making sure people don't double dip. Recipe here.

    More: 18 Better-For-You Dip Recipes That Literally Anybody Can Make