If making some health switches seems daunting, try mixing in some of the healthier ingredients to your normal dishes. Here are some examples:
Pasta: Mix in some whole wheat pasta to your white pasta. Add the whole wheat pasta to boiling water a couple minutes before the white to ensure even cooking.
Instant oatmeal: Mix together a regular packet and a flavored one to enjoy your beloved Maple & Brown Sugar flavor while still cutting down on sugar.
Cold cereal: Start with a strong base of whole grain, unsweetened cereal in the bottom of your bowl (Cheerios, shredded wheat, wheat flakes etc.), then top with a sprinkle of a sweeter cereal.
Soups: If you frequent Harmons' soup bar often, try mixing a heavier soup with a vegetable-rich soup. Killer combo: Zuppa Tuscana with Blazing Squash Chili.
Spreads: Choose a canola oil butter spread for your toast and veggies. Or when cooking, use a little butter for flavor, and then round it out with a liquid oil.
Pasta sauce: Try mixing a couple spoonfuls of alfredo sauce into a marinara sauce for a delectable "pink" sauce.
Salads: Add some dark green spinach or romaine to your normal iceberg salad.