05/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

10 Easy Ways To Eat Natural

Let's face it: The dream of having our very own personal spa chef whip up delicious, good-for-us grub probably isn't happening in this economy. So we found the next best thing--great stuff that makes eating healthy affordable and, honestly, almost effortless. Check out our top picks:

1. The end of the brown rice rut
Because nobody has an hour to devote to a midweek side dish, quick-cooking quinoa and whole-wheat couscous are truly revolutionary. With the same satisfying texture and nutty flavor as brown rice (plus more fiber), these 10-minute grains give new meaning to fast food.


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