1. Add lentils to spaghetti sauce for extra fiber and protein.
3. Switch up your hummus game by DIY’ing these versions that are equal parts delicious, colorful, and good for you:
This hummus trio blends protein-packed chickpeas with spicy roasted carrots; fresh green herbs and garlic; and lemony beets.
6. Curb cravings by snacking on foods high in healthy fats — like toast with peanut butter or avocado.
As Liz Moody, healthy food blogger and founder of Sprouted Routes, explained to BuzzFeed Health: “This may sound counterintuitive but when trying to lose weight, many people make the mistake of cutting fat from their diet, which can leave them feeling super hungry, cranky, and less likely to stick to the plan long-term (which is key!). Adding in healthy fats boosts satiation and keeps you from noshing on simple carbs and sugar, or giving up too soon.”
7. For a seasonal, oven-baked sweet treat, stuff pears with pecans + cinnamon, then drizzle with honey.
Melissa Harrison|BuzzFeed Staff