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Have a healthy 2013 starting on day one

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Want to Lose Weight? Follow these 12 tips to shed pounds and stay healthy.

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These recipes not only cut back on fat, but add lots of nutritional value. — Getty Images

If you've resolved to eat healthier foods in the new year, we hope these easy-to-prepare dishes will help keep you motivated well past January. We focused on tasty recipes that don't just cut back on fat, but add lots of nutritional value with ingredients such as leafy greens, beets and ginger. Try a few, and give your post-holiday body a fresh and healthy start.

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1. Pastel Omelet With Shiitake Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Fresh Herbs by Michel Nischan and Mary Goodbody

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a satisfying low-fat and high-protein omelet. Use low-fat goat cheese and egg whites to cut the fat even more.

Per serving: 261 calories, 5g saturated fat, 9g carbohydrates, 20g protein, 3g fiber

2. Classic Spinach Salad by Ann and Scott Goodfellow

Besides the iron in spinach, this salad includes eggs for protein, and avocado and almonds for healthy fat.

Per serving: 282 calories, 5g saturated fat, 11g carbohydrates, 11g protein, 5g fiber 

3. Berry Smoothies by Joe Piscatella

For a quick breakfast on the go and a healthy start to the day, try this energizing, low-carb berry smoothie.

Per serving: 88 calories, 0g saturated fat, 19g carbohydrates, 4g protein , 1g fiber

4. Shaved Fennel, Lemon and Arugula Salad With Pan-Seared Salmon by Diane Morgan

Salmon can help lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Paired with arugula and simple seasoning, you have a delicious health-conscious meal.

Per serving: 543 calories, 8g saturated fat, 8g carbohydrates, 31g protein, 3g fiber

5. Crunchy Nut Granola by Karen Graham

Make your own granola at home with dried fruits and nuts, then eat it plain or mix it into yogurt for a yummy parfait.

Per serving: 429 calories, 4g saturated fat, 58g carbohydrates, 11g protein, 8g fiber

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