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15 Foods to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution

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This year, have your kale (and brownies and nuggets and guac) and eat it too.

We’ve all been there: Holiday overindulgence followed by New Year’s resolutions to eat better, followed by Hey, is that a caramel-bacon doughnut?!

Regret, resolve, regret. Does eating healthy have to be such a bummer?

Not this year. In 2014, we say enough with the broken promises and guilt. Here’s a resolution we’ll gladly keep: Eat wisely without sacrifice. These low-guilt, high-happiness dishes let you talk the talk, walk the walk, and lick the spoon.

Healthy Spicy Beef and Bean Chili

1. Healthy Spicy Beef and Bean Chili

This spicy, warming chili is only 298 calories per serving and it’s ready in 15 minutes. Go to town!


Skinny Ginger Carrot Soup

2. Skinny Ginger Carrot Soup

With a wealth of nutritious veggies and savory flavor, this carrot soup is anything but bland. Filling, never fattening.


Curried Chicken and Quinoa Salad

3. Curried Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Chicken, cauliflower, peas, tomatoes… Salads don’t get much heartier—or more full of whole grains, fiber and protein.

Vegan Quinoa and Black Beans

4. Vegan Quinoa and Black Beans

This protein-packed salad is an absolute delight, even if you’re not vegan. Why isn’t everything made with quinoa? It should be.

Apple Cinnamon Water

5. Apple Cinnamon Water

Sometimes eating well is about the simple things, like refreshments with absolutely zero calories. Zip. Welcome to your new favorite drink.


Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

6. Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

Made with roasted garlic and cannellini beans, this party dip brings the party. Not only is it irresistible, it’s vegan to boot.


Baked Parmesan Kale Chips

7. Baked Parmesan Kale Chips

Crispy, savory, homemade chips? Packed with vitamins and antioxidants? You aren’t dreaming. Behold the power of kale.


Low Fat Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

8. Low Fat Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Think muffins are off your 2014 snack list? This berry-filled muffin breaks all the rules, starting with next-to-no fat in each mouthwatering bite.

Skinny Baked Chicken Nuggets

9. Skinny Baked Chicken Nuggets

A childhood favorite returns, but this time it’s baked to perfection, with no mystery meat or trans-fats to worry about.


Strawberry Yogurt Topped Brownie

10. Strawberry Yogurt Topped Brownie

This tops our list for guiltless indulgence: A treat that looks and tastes decadent, but weighs in at a mere 120 calories.

Healthified Chocolate Lovers Brownies

11. Healthified Chocolate Lovers Brownies

Rich, fudgy chocolate? Perfect fluffy consistency? 75% less fat than your average brownie? Check, check and check.


Raw Zucchini Pasta

12. Raw Zucchini Pasta

Zucchini, a little tomato, a little olive oil, almonds and a whole lot of carbohydrate-free goodness. You’re welcome.


Healthified Spinach Dip with Artichokes

13. Healthified Spinach Dip with Artichokes

No need to bypass this rich party dip. Our version gives you all the flavor with half the fat and a fraction of the calories. Let’s celebrate!


Healthified Garlic Guacamole

14. Healthified Garlic Guacamole

With a serious garlicky kick and half the calories of classic guac, this is what your Mexican feast has been missing.


Healthified Chicken Pot Pie

15. Healthified Chicken Pot Pie

Good news, we’ve taken much of the fat and calories out of the all-American potpie. You may never go back.


See? Eating wisely can be pure pleasure. It’s going to be a Healthy New Year after all.

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