5. Revamp your mac ‘n’ cheese
Scratch the regular pasta, re-jig the cheese ratio and throw in some veggies, and you’ve got Macaroni and Cheese 2.0. “Use whole wheat pasta—or sprouted grain pasta for a protein punch—and half regular cheese, such as cheddar, along with half low-fat cottage cheese, ricotta or yogurt,” suggests New York City-based heath counselor and Pilates instructor Laura Dalch. “To get another serving of veggies into your day, mix in some broccoli or spinach,” she adds.