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It can be taxing to prepare your meals in advance; it often takes time and effort to make sure you maintain a balanced diet throughout your day. To save you the trouble of coming up with a new healthy menu, we bring you some meal ideas to try that will surely be satisfying as they are healthy:

Energy Bowls

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Enjoy the healthy boost that a smoothie bowl offers. Usually made with a mix of greek yogurt, a variation of a fruit smoothie, granola, and nuts, this meal is a perfect breakfast pick-me-up. Top with your choice of textured add-ons: coconut shavings, seeds, or chopped fruits -- any of these will add a nice dimension to your bowl. 

Avocado Sandwich
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Avocado has been a diet fad for quite some time, and it's understandable why! It contains Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, which is generally believed to be "good fat" and is the same component found in olive oil. Besides that, Avocados offer a lot of vitamins, which includes B5, B6, C, K, and E. To enjoy this fruit, you can use it as a toast topping along sige roasted vegetables or eggs. 

Flank Steak Soft Taco
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For lunch, perhaps you can try your hand at making tacos. Enjoy a good portion of grilled steak, top with greens and wrap in a soft taco shell. Squeeze a small lime wedge on top to add a dimension to your flavour profile. As it is a high protein, low-carb dish -- this meal will surely leave you satisfied and fueled for a busy day ahead!

Fruit & Oats

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Oatmeal can be a bit bland and boring if done the same way all the time. Spice up this classic by topping it with honey and your choice of fruit. This way, you'll find your spoon scraping the bottom of the bowl in no time. Pair this with a cup of black coffee and your favourite book for a relaxing snack or breakfast meal.

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There are many ways to serve chia pudding. Top it with your favourite fruit, nuts, or seeds to create a dynamic snack. Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, and calcium, antioxidants and many other vitamins. Enjoy this as an afternoon snack to make sure you get that much needed mid-day energy boost!

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Swap out your regular burger for a fish patty to cut down on unwanted fat intake. Make sure you chunk up your sandwich with green leafy vegetables and tomatoes to amp up your daily serving of fiber with little effort. Pair this with a refreshing lemonade or a lime-infused water for a filling yet refreshing meal. 

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Enjoy an aromatic bowl of Vietnamese pho as a light dinner. To make sure you lessen your calorie intake, forgo the meat broth and in exchange, indulge in vegetables and plant-based garnishing. This warm serving will surely prove to be comforting and tasty -- a wonderful meal to enjoy at home with your family. 

 (See also: 5 Foods To Eat For Healthy Hair And Nails)

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