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Your Healthy Grocery Makeover

Make what's in your bags (and your meals) a whole lot healthier with these 12 simple substitutions.

By Dorothy Foltz-Gray

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Whole wheat mini bagels
Kritsada Panichgul
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Instead of: Plain bagels

Get: Whole-grain bagels
Most of us know by now that "whole grains are much better than white flour," says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, the wellness manager and dietician for Lifestyle 180, a wellness program at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland that helps reverse effects of chronic conditions. "It's higher in fiber so it's digested slower. And you won't be hungry an hour later because of a rapid fall in blood sugar." Another smart move: Buy bagels the size of hockey pucks, not those that are as big as hubcaps. Or try the new "thinner" bagels.

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