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Vegan Mayo

Sure, you could buy a vegan substitute for mayo at the grocery store. But it's also really easy to make your own. This simple recipe for Vegan Mayonnaise uses ingredients you probably already have on hand, like soy milk, apple cider vinegar, and agave. Try spreading it on one of these Filling Vegetarian Sandwiches for a homemade condiment kick.

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Chickpea Tuna

With loads of seafood flavor, a perfect tuna-salad texture, and a recipe that includes whole foods, this Vegan Chickpea "Tuna" Salad is sure to win over any lunch crowd. Put it between two slices of bread, serve a scoop over a bed of greens, or dig into it as is.

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Mushroom Bacon

Thinking about going vegan (read: 5 Steps to Ease Your Way Into a Vegan Diet), but can't imagine life without bacon? Say hello to the incredibly versatile mushroom. 'Shrooms can disguise themselves as bolognese sauce, a topping for your morning oatmeal, or even bacon! Follow this recipe from chef Chloe Coscarelli to create a delicious vegan mushroom BLT.

Photo: Linda Pugliese

Carrot Lox

If bagel breakfasts (with lox and cream cheese—the works) are one of the non-vegan meals you miss most, just grab a bunch of carrots. Piled high onto a bagel with vegan cream cheese, tomatoes, onions, and capers, this Carrot Lox tastes perfectly smoky. Try it in this Bagel and Lox Salad, too!

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Commandos

Start in a nice long dart position with your hands directly underneath your shoulders. As you inhale lower your right elbow down to the ground then the left. As you exhale push the floor away and press up onto the right hand then the left to meet it. Repeat 10 times on the right and then 10 times on the left. Engage your core throughout and use the visual of slightly tucking your pelvis to refrain from sinking in your lower back.

—Brooke Taylor, a certified STOTT PILATES instructor at Taylored Fitness NY, Ltd