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A "Junk Food" That's Actually Great For You
Beans may not instantly convey "I'm walking on sunshine!" but Cleveland-area nutritionist Kristin Kirkpatrick swears they can do wonders for her spirit. Here's why: their fiber and protein keep her satisfied for hours and prevent a dramatic drop in blood sugar—which is a surefire mood downer.

How she eats it: Kirkpatrick makes edamame hummus, which she says is so thick and rich-tasting, she feels like she's eating bad-for-you comfort food, when really it's one of the healthiest snacks you can indulge in. She likes to scoop up the dip with high-protein almond crackers.