7 Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

1. Add lentils to spaghetti sauce for extra fiber and protein.

Here’s a vegetarian version — but you could easily do this with a meat-based sauce, too.

2. Pick one night this week to prep an easy, make-ahead salad for the next day’s lunch.

Pick one night this week to prep an easy, make-ahead salad for the next day's lunch.

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To get you started, here are a dozen go-to salad ideas that BuzzFeed readers swear by.

More: 12 Make-Ahead Salads To Fuel Your Workweek

3. Switch up your hummus game by DIY’ing these versions that are equal parts delicious, colorful, and good for you:

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This hummus trio blends protein-packed chickpeas with spicy roasted carrots; fresh green herbs and garlic; and lemony beets.

More: This Rainbow-Inspired Hummus Is Almost Too Gorgeous To Eat

4. Fire up your slow cooker and try one of these better-for-you ideas for dinner:

Fire up your slow cooker and try one of these better-for-you ideas for dinner:

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Find Crock Pot-ready recipes for chili, chicken soup, spaghetti squash, and more here.

More: 15 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

5. Freeze leftover Greek yogurt or pureed greens into ice cube trays for ready-to-use boosters that you can pop into smoothies.

Cheers to smoothies that basically make themselves. More on yogurt bites here, and freezing greens here.

6. Curb cravings by snacking on foods high in healthy fats — like toast with peanut butter or avocado.

Curb cravings by snacking on foods high in healthy fats — like toast with peanut butter or avocado.

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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.”

More: 23 Surprising Weight-Loss Tips That Are Actually Doable

7. For a seasonal, oven-baked sweet treat, stuff pears with pecans + cinnamon, then drizzle with honey.

For a seasonal, oven-baked sweet treat, stuff pears with pecans + cinnamon, then drizzle with honey.

If you don’t have pecans, walnuts or granola would work perfectly too. Find the full recipe here, and find out what else is in season this month here.

More: How to Make Honey Cinnamon Baked Pears

|BuzzFeed Staff

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