7 'bad' foods that may be given a bad rap

It's a new year, which means millions of people are striving to stick to their new diets. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean cutting out all bad foods.

Some foods may have a bad reputation, but may be good for you if it's eaten right. Throw lean protein and veggies on whole wheat pizza -- it'll taste like the real deal! And did you know that ice cream is still healthier for you than fro-yo, which is packed with tons of sugar and other substitutes?

Still, all in moderation, people!

Watch the video above to learn about the bad foods that are actually good for you!

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Vegetarian tacos to help keep you in shape
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Vegetarian tacos to help keep you in shape

Roasted Carrot, Black Bean, Quinoa Tacos

"This salad has all the makings of a great taco. Beans, spicy roasted veggies, quinoa, and cabbage. I mean come on?! How could you go wrong?" - Beard and Bonnet

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Shiitake Mushroom Tacos

"I take a look at mushrooms and immediately begin to make a mental list about everything a mushroom is. Meaty. Chewy. Mild in flavor. Then I ask myself what non-veggie substitute it would work best as until I get it: Carne Asada turned Shiitake Mushroom Tacos." - Fork and Beans

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Spicy Butternut Squash Tacos

"I stuffed the squash into freshly toasted corn tortillas that were topped with shaved crunchy cabbage, creamy avocado, vibrant radish slices,  fragrant cilantro, spicy raw jalapeno and salty queso fresco cheese. Lots and lots of veggies which made me feel completely guilt free – and how often can you say that about tacos?!" - A Happy Food Dance

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Potato Tacos with Guajilo-Orange Salsa

"let’s talk for a second or two about crispy, fried corn tortillas stuffed with garlicky mashed potatoes. I’m not going to pretend these are anything fancier than what they seem but they are most definitely comfort food at its best." - Hola Jalapeno

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Black Sesame Tofu Tacos with Sriracha Sour Cream and Kimchi Marinated Veggies

"Topped with fresh herbs, cucumber lime salad, kimchi marinated veggies, Sriracha sour cream, and chopped peanuts, and radiant in all their taco-y glory." - Kale and Caramel

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