The Daily Meal

Eating a healthy diet is important, but sometimes can be a struggle. While we think we are doing our best to make healthy choices, it may be that some of our decisions aren’t always the right ones. To help make sure that you make the most out of each meal — and get all the necessary vitamins and minerals to have energy throughout the day — we’ve rounded up a few common healthy food mistakes.

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What is a healthy food mistake? Well, think along the lines of good-for-you meals and snacks that may actually be sabotaging your diet. Sure, you’re eating a carrot stick, but are you dipping it in ranch dressing or hummus?

We’ve compiled a list of some common errors that people make while trying to eat healthy foods, and how to avoid them. That doesn’t mean completely changing the dishes, but rather swapping out unhealthy components of each dish for less fattening and high calorie foods.

So, next time you are preparing something healthy, make sure that you don’t make one of these mistakes. With the right knowledge and know-how, almost any meal can be made nutritious.

Check out the slideshow above to learn how you're making healthy foods fattening.

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