27 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier

1. Bananas, eggs, and peanut butter are all you need to make healthy, gluten-free pancakes.

Bananas, eggs, and peanut butter are all you need to make healthy, gluten-free pancakes.

Lots of protein and lots of happiness! Recipe here.

2. Dates are a great way to naturally sweeten smoothies and shakes.

Dates are a great way to naturally sweeten smoothies and shakes.

You can drink this date, banana, and coconut shake for breakfast with a clean conscience.

3. Put fruit compote on pancakes or waffles instead of butter and syrup.

Put fruit compote on pancakes or waffles instead of butter and syrup.

Try this recipe for chai pancakes with cranberry compote.

4. Upgrade sandwiches by spreading them with avocado instead of mayo.

Upgrade sandwiches by spreading them with avocado instead of mayo.

Yeah, no, for real, mayo can take a hike. Avocado can be the main event of the sandwich too: This chickpea and avocado sando is better and better for you than some slimy cold-cut deal.

5. Swap crispy baked zucchini for the usual fries.

Swap crispy baked zucchini for the usual fries.

You can find lots more awesome baked snack alternatives here.

6. Snack on frozen grapes instead of candy or cookies.

Snack on frozen grapes instead of candy or cookies.

Each one is like a tiny, perfect popsicle! Freeze them in a sealed plastic bag so they don’t dry out.

7. Cut the fat in dip way down by using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

Cut the fat in dip way down by using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

And dip veggies instead of chips, while you’re at it. Try this recipe for creamy Green Goddess dip.

8. Use Greek or regular yogurt instead of mayo in tuna, chicken, and egg salad.

Use Greek or regular yogurt instead of mayo in tuna, chicken, and egg salad.

Better in every way. Get a recipe for curried chicken salad here.

9. Sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn instead of cheese.

Sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn instead of cheese.

Nutritional yeast has a rep as a weird hippie ingredient (you can find it at organic/health food stores or order online) but it’s absolutely worth keeping around. It has a great umami flavor that’s very cheese-esque, lots of protein and fiber, and zero fatty cheese-induced guilt.

10. Use potatoes or cashews (instead of cream) to make blended soups smooth and creamy.

Use potatoes or cashews (instead of cream) to make blended soups smooth and creamy.

This broccoli soup is vegan on the DL.

11. Make a healthy, low-carb pizza crust with cauliflower.

Make a healthy, low-carb pizza crust with cauliflower.

This is not a trap! It’s legit delicious. Recipe here.

12. Swap meat for whole grains (quinoa, bulgur, etc.) or mushrooms to make chili healthier.

Swap meat for whole grains (quinoa, bulgur, etc.) or mushrooms to make chili healthier.

Here are a bunch of great vegetarian chili recipes to try.

13. Use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs to make healthier meatballs and meatloaf.

Use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs to make healthier meatballs and meatloaf.

Whole grain powerrrr! Try this recipe for healthy spaghetti and meatballs.

14. Peel zucchini into ribbons to make healthy veggie “spaghetti.”

Peel zucchini into ribbons to make healthy veggie "spaghetti."

Also great for gluten-free or paleo diets. A handy julienne peeler like this makes it easy. Get the recipe here.

15. You can thinly slice zucchini or eggplant to make pasta-free lasagna.

You can thinly slice zucchini or eggplant to make pasta-free lasagna.

You won’t miss ‘em, promise. Recipe here.

16. Cauliflower makes an amazing healthy alternative to rice.

Cauliflower makes an amazing healthy alternative to rice.

Finely chop the cauliflower in a food processor, then cook for a few minutes. You might never go back! Get the recipe here.

17. Spaghetti squash does a very convincing impression of almost any noodle.

Spaghetti squash does a very convincing impression of almost any noodle.

Try it in Pad Thai. Recipe here.

18. Bake crispy chicken with almonds instead of flour or breadcrumbs.

Bake crispy chicken with almonds instead of flour or breadcrumbs.

This easy recipe makes a coating out of almonds, garlic, and paprika.

19. Try using lettuce to wrap tacos instead of tortillas.

Try using lettuce to wrap tacos instead of tortillas.

Bibb or Boston lettuce works very nicely. Get the recipe for these black bean tacos with mango-avocado salsa here.

20. You can bake high-protein, gluten-free brownies with black bean puree instead of flour.

You can bake high-protein, gluten-free brownies with black bean puree instead of flour.

Don’t worry, they don’t taste like beans. They taste fudgy and awesome. Recipehere.

21. Avocado is a great substitute for butter in baking.

Avocado is a great substitute for butter in baking.

This chocolate cake is healthy and vegan and proud of it.

22. Applesauce can replace oil (and some sugar) to make healthier cakes.

Applesauce can replace oil (and some sugar) to make healthier cakes.

You can start by replacing half the fat with an equal volume of applesauce (instead of 1 cup oil, use ½ cup oil and ½ cup applesauce) and see how it works, then tweak the balance up or down next time. This works well for quick breads (muffins, banana bread, etc.) and cakes, but not for drier baked goods like cookies. Try a recipe for healthy devil’s food cake here.

23. You can whip and freeze evaporated milk to make healthy two-ingredient ice cream.

You can whip and freeze evaporated milk to make healthy two-ingredient ice cream.

No machine necessary! Get the recipe here.

24. Try using almond flour instead of wheat flour in baking recipes.

Try using almond flour instead of wheat flour in baking recipes.

It’s nutty and delicious and you get to skip the refined-flour energy spike. Almond flour is heavier, so you may want to start by replacing half of the regular flour in a recipe, or add a little extra leavening (eggs, baking powder, etc.) to help it rise. Get tips and a recipe for these blueberry muffins here.

25. Turn frozen bananas into magic, delicious soft-serve “ice cream.”

Turn frozen bananas into magic, delicious soft-serve "ice cream."

Literally one ingredient, vegan, and seriously amazing. Just blitz in the food processor until it turns into creamy joy, and customize if you’re feeling adventurous (a little peanut butter, maybe). Recipe here.

26. Silken tofu makes amazing, creamy chocolate pudding that’s dairy-free and low-fat.

Silken tofu makes amazing, creamy chocolate pudding that's dairy-free and low-fat.

Yep, yes, tofu. Mark Bittman’s recipe adds chile and cinnamon for a little Mexican kick.

27. Instead of drinking soda, add cucumber, lemon, or mint to seltzer.

Instead of drinking soda, add cucumber, lemon, or mint to seltzer.

Fresh!

Graphics by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed.

HERE ARE SOME REAL FALL FASHION LOVES TO GET YOU EXCITED TOO by Stephanie

I’M SO LOOKING FORWARD TO FALL, SO MUCH SO…HERE ARE SOME REAL FALL FASHION LOVES TO GET YOU EXCITED TOO

Are you ready for Fall? I am…that’s for sure. I mean, I love summer with it’s warm days and nights, but there’s just something about Fall…you know? The crispness in the air, the slight chill, the need to wear layers, which means…more accessories of course!

Maybe that’s why I love this time of year so much, because of the fashion…haha!

Ahh…but whatever the reason I am really looking forward to changing up my wardrobe with sweaters and jeans and tights and skirts and scarves…oh all my lovely scarves, how much I’ve missed you!

So…if you’re not already with me on this lovely change of seasons, here are some adorable outfits to help get you there. And…in case you want to recreate any of the outfits yourself, I’ve listed below each image some places where you can find SIMILAR items, not the exact ones in the images…but pretty darn close enough.

So have fun!!!

Fashion Loft 8

Sunglasses – Ray Ban, Shoes – Lane Bryant, Red Sweater – Harris Wilson, Green Scarf – Mod Cloth, Jeans – My Theresa, Gold Bangles – Republic, Watch – Guess, Bag – Bag Sunny City , Nail Polish – O P I

White Lace and Cotton 

Bracelet – Rainbow Camp Bracelets, Cardigan – Indressme, Dress – Spaghetti Strap Dress by Love, Necklace – Z Designs Cameo Necklace, Tights – Anthropologie, Black Bracelet – Touch, Gold Bangle –Carolina Bucci

Love Megan

Bag – Michael Kors, Blazer – Romwe, Stripe Shirt – Armani Jeans, Jeans – Acne Flex Skinny Jeans, Necklace – Dogeared Keep It Simple Necklace, Shoes – Aunt Rose Moccasin by Endless

My Crazy Beautiful Life

Clutch – Michael Kors, Coat – Wool Drape Coat, Sweater – Dorothy Perkins, Infinity Scarf – French Connection, Jeans – 7 For All Mankind, Belt – La Garconne, Boots – Leather Riding Boots

Little Miss Dreamer

Sunglasses – Vintage Steampunk Glasses, Sweater – Elizabeth and James, Blouse – Acne Patti Long Sleeve Shirt, Ring – Turquoise Statement Ring, Skirt – Karl Saatchi Pleated Skirt, Tights – Mod Cloth
PS…if you liked this post, be sure to check my list of 19 “Must Haves” For Your Fall Wardrobe14 Fabulous Coats For a Pretty Fall & Winter and Fall Fashion & Feminine Touches…Please Don’t Put Away The Pretty!

Hope you enjoyed this post. And as always, thanks for stopping by!

By Stephanie

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