You know the drill. Eat more fresh produce, lean proteins, and whole grains. And now here's how: Follow our blueprint of inspired meal ideas to help put those words into action morning, noon, and night.
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Just One Soak
You've no doubt heard all the buzz about nutrient-packed chia seeds. Well, here's a super-easy way to include them in your daily routine: Soak the seeds in almond milk or water until they take on a chewy texture reminiscent of tapioca pudding, about 20 minutes. Soaked chia seeds can be refrigerated for up to five days, so you can make a big batch at the start of the week. Stir a couple of spoonfuls into a smoothie or oatmeal; or for a parfait, layer with fresh fruit and maple syrup.
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Juicing may get all the attention, but smoothies are (still) another great way to boost your energy. They also retain their bulk -- the all-important fiber that holds you over -- and definitely taste much fresher than anything from a bottle. (They won't set you back 10 bucks at a juice bar, either.)
You don't need to abandon your favorite comfort food -- just give it an update. This flavorful main dish is destined to become part of your regular rotation. It features the healthier combination of equal parts ground chicken (which has half the fat of beef) and broccoli; the steamed florets help make it extra-moist. A sweet-and-savory glaze of ketchup, Dijon mustard, and brown sugar provides the trademark top.