7 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

1. For breakfast, upgrade oatmeal by adding some DIY strawberry-chia jam.

For breakfast, upgrade oatmeal by adding some DIY strawberry-chia jam.

If you’ve never tried them before, chia seeds are packed with extra fiber and protein — and homemade jams are a great way to use them. This version is super easy: just combine strawberries + chia seeds + honey on the stovetop, then spoon it over oatmeal, Greek yogurt, or toast.

More: How To Make Toasted Oatmeal With Strawberry-Chia Jam

2. For a lighter (but still delicious!) play on nachos, swap tortilla chips for bell pepper slices.

For a lighter (but still delicious!) play on nachos, swap tortilla chips for bell pepper slices.

These are filled with a mix of lean ground turkey, cheese, and chili powder. For a vegetarian version, swap the turkey for black beans.

More: How To Make Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

3. Load up on seasonal fruits and veggies.

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They’re widely available, good for you, and cheaper now than in the off-season. This winter-ready salad has a sturdy base of kale and carrots — and can keep in your fridge all week. (Just add the dressing before serving!)

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4. Pick at least one night this week to ditch Pinterest and cook from a cookbook.

Pick at least one night this week to ditch Pinterest and cook from a cookbook.

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Hit the (cook)books and you’ll most likely end up cooking with more whole foods, and less filler.

More: 17 Cookbooks To Inspire Your Kitchen Game

5. Watching your salt intake? Bookmark these dinners that are low in sodium, but still high in flavor.

Watching your salt intake? Bookmark these dinners that are low in sodium, but still high in flavor.

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Find weeknight recipes for chicken, pasta, chili, and more here.

More: 10 Easy Dinners That Aren’t Overloaded With Salt

6. Make healthyish dessert bites by combining bananas + peanut butter + dark chocolate.

Find the recipe for these simple three-ingredient bites here.

More: 21 Healthier Ways To Eat Chocolate

7. Looking for a weeknight dinner that basically makes itself? Try these sheet pan roasted veggie tacos.

These go from prep to plate in less than half an hour, and the base is vegetarian and vegan-friendly. For easy cleanup, line the sheet pan with foil or parchment paper first.