Almond Rice Granola Bars

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I love those easy to grab dessert-like granola bars as much as the next gal --- dark chocolate with peanut butter; oatmeal, cinnamon and raisin; or coconut-caramel crunch. They often taste like a fun, sweet treat, and unfortunately sometimes that’s …
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Swap the Sports Gel for Chia Power

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With the amount of time I spend on my bike and on long runs, I tend to go through a good number of sports gels. And, believe you me, it's not because I love them so much, but I appreciate nutrition that's a cinch to carry and easy to ingest. Now, …
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Our New Favorite Side Dish: Green Tea Rice

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Have you ever tried cooking with green tea? Years ago, I made a green tea cake that was pretty good, but other than that, I pretty much only drink my green tea. However, this recipe for green tea rice (especially after my recent rice-cooking …
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Edamame Gets Exciting With This Spiced Up Edamame Recipe

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Last month, I completed my first half Ironman triathlon, and let me say, the training was tough, and the race itself was (AH-MAZING! but) no piece of cake, but you know what I might have found harder than anything else? Tapering. For a solid week, I …
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Comforting Vegan Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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Fall and winter weather calls for warm and comforting soups and stews, which, in many cases, means lots of extra calories. But that doesn't need to be the case! With the right mix of ingredients, you can get a filling chowder that's packed with …
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Healthy Spring Rolls with Jalapeño Pesto

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I know I'm in the minority here, but when I think comfort food, I think "Thai." Yes, I know: most people turn to lasagna or mashed potatoes, but I turn to curry and spring rolls --- the spicier, the better! The Thai restaurant at the end of my …
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The Ultimate Snack-Time Solution — With Giveaway!

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Snack time can be problematic. Meetings that go long, traffic jams and never-ending time constraints leave us dashing from one activity to another, often on an empty stomach. A lone piece of fruit never seems to cut it, yogurt needs refrigeration …
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