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You've probably heard that you should strength train on the reg. After all, it builds lean muscles, burns fat, and shapes your body in ~magical~ ways. (And, really, you won't bulk up. We promise.) But putting together a strength training program that hits all the important muscles—but doesn't have you working out the sore ones—can be tricky.
Honey Roasted Rhubarb Power Greens Salad
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Honey roasted rhubarb is a pretty imaginative way to add texture to a salad. It's guaranteed to be one of the first toppings you take a fork to in this rainbow-colored dish. (Love colorful food? Us too! Try this rainbow superfood smoothie next.)
Get the recipe: Honey Roasted Rhubarb Power Greens Salad
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Clumpy Granola Bowl with Stewed Rhubarb and Yogurt
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Breakfast bowls are a comforting start to the day. This recipe uses one part granola, one part rhubarb, one part coconut yogurt for the perfect combination of savory and sweet. If you love rhubarb pie filling, you'll definitely appreciate the stewed veggie version.
Get the recipe: Clumpy Granola Bowl with Stewed Rhubarb and Yogurt
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Strawberry Rhubarb Chicken Stir-Fry with Orange Sauce and Zucchini Noodles
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This is definitely not your average stir-fry recipe (and at 355 calories per serving, it's a lot lighter than anything you'd ever get delivered). Rhubarb is cooked down into an orange sauce that flavors the entire dish. (If you like zoodle stir-fries, try these zoodles with chicken and spicy almond butter sauce.)
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Honey Roasted Rhubarb Smoothie Bowl
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If you want a veggie-based smoothie bowl but greens turn you off, rhubarb is another genius option. For this recipe, rhubarb is roasted then blended with yogurt to add some natural sweetness. Toppings like chia seeds and walnuts will keep you fueled and ready to take on the day.
Get the recipe: Honey Roasted Rhubarb Smoothie Bowls
Salmon with Rhubarb Sweet Chili Sauce
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The buttery taste of salmon complements the sweet and spicy chili-rhubarb glaze. Bonus: Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Get the Recipe: Salmon with Rhubarb Sweet Chili Sauce
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Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam
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Strawberry and rhubarb are a classic pair, and this jam has both—along with chia seeds, which add protein and fiber. It'd be perfect in a yogurt parfait, on a grainy piece of toast, or even as a condiment for a piece of grilled chicken or pork. (Related: These indulgent strawberry desserts still count as healthy.)
Get the recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam
Roasted Aubergine with Rhubarb Salsa
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Aubergines (a fancy name for eggplants) are high in antioxidants and low in calories—the right kind of mix for a healthy meal. Eggplant parmesan is a favorite for obvious reasons, but for a lighter, springtime dish, try this eggplant with rhubarb salsa. Halved roasted eggplants are simply topped with a sweet, chunky salsa.
Get the recipe: Roasted Aubergine with Rhubarb Salsa
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Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce + Grilled Veggie Sandwiches
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Adding rhubarb to barbecue sauce keeps it from being overly sweet like some store-bought condiments. For this recipe, the sauce is drizzled on grilled veggies for a sandwich that's anything but basic.
Get the recipe: Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce and Grilled Veggie Sandwiches
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Chickpea and Avocado Pita Tostadas with Rhubarb-Radish Slaw
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Though it's usually roasted or stewed, raw rhubarb can be just as appetizing, like in this recipe which incorporates the veggie into a slaw for tacos. The crunch of the slaw and roasted chickpeas is offset by a creamy guacamole.
Get the recipe: Chickpea and Avocado Pita Tostadas with Rhubarb-Radish Slaw
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Beet, Apple, and Rhubarb Soup
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This creamy vegan soup has an earthy flavor thanks to its three main ingredients—beets, rhubarb, and apples—all of which are rich in antioxidants and fiber. The soup is topped with a horseradish cashew cream, which gives it a little kick. (Want more vegan soup ideas? Try this cumin sweet potato soup that you can make in a blender.)
Get the recipe: Beet, Apple, and Rhubarb Soup
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Fromage Blanc, Roasted Strawberries, and Herbs
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There's a whole world of unique sandwich flavors that we bet you've yet to try. Samin Nosrat, chef and author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, created a toast that mixes the sweetness of strawberry with the creamy texture of fromage blanc and the brightness of fresh, healthy herbs—a perfect comb for warm summer days. (Up Next: Creative New Ways to Cook with Fresh Herbs)
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Fava Bean and Shishito Peppers
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Want to kick your toast up a notch? The secret to this sandwich—created by executive chef Bryan Lee Weaver of Butcher & Bee in Nashville—is the shishito peppers, which offer a sweet, yet mild flavor that melds perfectly with the creamy ricotta cheese, fava beans, sumac, and lemon juice.
Photo: Ted Cavanaugh
Chicken Pad Thai
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