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11 Ways to Revamp Your Diet in 2014, Including Healthy Breakfasts, Easy Lunches, Low-cal Dinners, and Guilt-Free Snacks

We just did a lot of celebrating. With cookies and cocktails and gravies a-plenty. Has the caloric furor of the holiday season left you feeling a bit like a Mr. or Mrs. Claus? No worries. It’s the New Year, and change starts now. Here we’re rounded up a handful of our favorite healthy recipes for a new food start for 2014. We have breakfast cookies (a real thing), as well as sparkling green juice, a coconut BLT salad, and a protein-rich buckwheat and broccoli risotto. We have vegetable-rich riffs on spaghetti and on potato chips, as well as a vegetarian take on a buffalo chicken salad. Hungry yet? Keep reading for 11 great ways to revamp your diet in 2014.

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Super Healthy Breakfast (Or Anytime) Cookies

Cookies? For breakfast? That sounds like a great way to transition into healthy eating. Don’t let the chocolate chips in these breakfast cookies fool you — they are a great way to get your day started. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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Buffalo Crumble Salad

This riff on the buffalo chicken salad is a clever way to fill up your plate with lean protein and whole grains. Chickpeas, brown rice, and pecans are pulsed in the food processor, sautéed with smoky spices, and then drenched in Frank’s Red Hot. Pile this on top of a salad and serve with some cool and creamy dressing, and you’ll be all set. (via Naturally Ella)

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Creamy Buckwheat Risotto

You really can’t go wrong with this healthy risotto dish. Instead of rice, the recipe calls for buckwheat, teff, and amaranth — three great ancient grains. With lean chicken, fresh broccoli, and a small helping of salty Parmesan, this dinner will get you back on track. (via The Healthy Foodie)

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Heirloom BLT Salad with Coconut Bacon

So vegan coconut bacon is a thing. It’s pretty weird, and pretty awesome. Try this inventive salad for a healthy take on a lunchtime BLT. (via Cookie + Kate)

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Sparkling Green Juice

Green juice sounds like a thing we should all be drinking in January, so check out this recipe, starring kale and broccoli. Come on — all the cool kids are doing it. (via Quinoa, Kale & Exhale)

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Ahi Tuna Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

Swap out your beef burger for one of these ahi tuna patties. Top it with grilled pineapple, avocado, and homemade hoisin mustard for the full effect. (via A Spicy Perspective)

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Baked Kale Chips

So, I’ve been thinking — it’s time you finally see for yourself what those kale chips are all about. When the salty snack monster comes a-knocking, you’ll be glad to have these to reach for. (via Nom Nom Paleo)

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Raw Buckwheat Walnut Porridge

This buckwheat and walnut porridge is so hearty and so healthy. Brighten it up with pomegranate arils, bee pollen, and cacao nibs for a vibrant and feel-good breakfast. (via Green Kitchen Stories)

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Arugula and Cremini Quiche with Gluten-Free Almond Crust

This arugula and cremini mushroom quiche is full of fresh and hearty ingredients. Plus, it’s vegetarian and it’s gluten-free. This dish is perfect for a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. (via Cookie + Kate)

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Zucchini Noodles

In a great act of kitchen sorcery, here we have zucchini squash magically transformed into noodles. We love the creativity of this healthy play on comfort food — but we really love how great these ‘zoodles’ taste. (via Against All Grain)

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Chia Meatballs

The heart-healthy chia seeds in these Paleo meatballs are a game changer. Whip these up to serve alongside your zucchini noodles! (via Bare Root Girl)

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