14 Unexpected Little Ways To Cook Healthier At Home

You don’t have to change your whole life to eat a little better.

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Stock up on grains.

Stock up on grains.

Everyone has those nights where you just don't know what to cook. If you always keep a few boxes of grains on hand like whole wheat couscous, quinoa, bulgur, and farro, you'll have a healthy base for a meal that comes together in 15 minutes.

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Sneak vegetables into your favorite comfort foods.

Sneak vegetables into your favorite comfort foods.

That way, you can make your favorite indulgent foods a little bit healthier. Try making vegetable pot pie, sweet potato tacos, and mushroom bourguignon.

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Try cooking with less processed oils like avocado and coconut oil instead of canola oil.

Try cooking with less processed oils like avocado and coconut oil instead of canola oil.

In fact, avocado oil has a higher smoking point than olive oil or canola oil, so it's ideal for searing meats and stir-frying veggies.

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Or cook your food in chicken or vegetable broth.

Or cook your food in chicken or vegetable broth.

You can nix the cooking oils all together by using vegetable or chicken broth. Use it to cook grains like couscous, rice and quinoa, braise chicken or veggies, or add it to homemade sauces like marinara, curry, and alfredo.

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Take advantage of Pinterest and bookmark recipes.

Take advantage of Pinterest and bookmark recipes.

It seems obvious, but by bookmarking and saving your favorite healthy recipes, you'll never be at a loss for what to cook.

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Give vegetables the lead act rather than just a supporting role.

Give vegetables the lead act rather than just a supporting role.

Even if you're not a vegetarian, try cooking one meatless meal per week. Learn how to cook vegetables that taste amazing so you'll actually look forward to eating them. Try making General Tso's cauliflower, red curry sweet potato noodles, and eggplant crust pizza.

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Make a meal plan for the week, and grocery shop accordingly.

Make a meal plan for the week, and grocery shop accordingly.

Instead of deciding what to make each night, make a game-plan. If you map out what you're going to cook Monday through Friday, you're more likely to stick to your healthy eating routine. Read more about how to strategically put together a grocery list here.

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