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Delicious (And Healthy) Tips to Start Your New Year on the Right Note

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'Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions and more mindfulness around the kind of food we’re eating. If your resolution is to eat healthier, you don’t have to resign yourself to bland meal preps. It’s more than possible to eat in a way that makes you feel good but also tastes delicious, so check out our tips below for healthy meals that satisfy your body and your taste buds.

Utilize Brown Rice or Quinoa Noodles
Who doesn’t love pasta? We know we do, but we don’t always love that heavy feeling you get after eating too much spaghetti. We also know that veggie noodles don’t always satisfy those pasta cravings. Enter brown rice and quinoa noodles. Not only do these noodles offer a similar texture to regular pasta, but they’re also naturally gluten-free, and not to mention, all of those healthy slow-burning carbs will keep you full for hours.

Make Your Own Sauces
Pre-made sauces and dressings typically have a lot of questionable ingredients as well as unnecessary sugar. Before you reach for that bottle of Italian dressing, consider making your own version of your favorite dressing at home. If you don’t know where to start, try out some of these simple recipes to amp up your salad without adding undesirable ingredients.

Swap Your Sweeteners
Sugar can cause inflammation and a spike in your insulin levels, but you don’t have to give up on sweet treats. Avoid store-bought desserts and bake your own creations with maple syrup or honey in place of cane sugar. Honey and maple syrup are great alternatives because they have a lower glycemic index - meaning they won’t spike your blood sugar and they offer other great benefits like various vitamins and minerals that cane sugar doesn’t.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a death sentence for flavorful foods. By using our tips above, you can enter 2020 with less sacrifice and more enjoyment of nourishing meals.