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Curried Chicken and Veggie Black Rice Bowls

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High in fiber and antioxidants, black rice is a "slow" carb—it takes a while to digest and delivers a steady supply of energy. (We'll add this to the list of perfect grain bowls.)

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Coffee-and-Chili-Rubbed Skirt Steak Salad

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Not getting enough iron can make you feel tired. Beef is loaded with the type your body absorbs most easily.

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Sesame Seed Red Snapper with Bok Choy and Edamame

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Your body needs magnesium (found in the sesame seeds and edamame) and B vitamins (in the fish and bok choy) to turn the food you eat into fuel.

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Spring Pea-and-Spinach Matcha Soup With Shrimp

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Matcha, which is powdered green tea, contains the amino acid L-theanine and caffeine. Together, they keep you feeling awake and motivated. (Add more matcha to your life with these genius tips.)

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Strawberry-Sunflower Tart with Coconut-Oat Crust

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Strawberries are a rich source of vitamin C (one cup has more than an orange), which helps fight fatigue. (Take advantage of strawberry season with these other recipes.)

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Bandit Wines

Bandit Wines are the ideal to-go option for a true wino; you don't have the spill factor of an open can or bottle (you can re-seal these eco-smart boxes) and there are no additives or mixers getting in the way of you and your wine. Try their award-winning Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, or Red Wine Blend, all made from premium California grapes. (If anyone asks questions, just list off wine's health benefits.)

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Mighty Swell Cocktail Co. Canned Cocktails

In a mission to "never settle for average and artificial," Austin-based Mighty Swell Cocktail Co. has ditched artificial flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate, and food dyes to create their non-GMO, gluten-free canned cocktails. Try a sip of their Peach, Grapefruit, and Lemon flavors, and you won't miss the additives one bit. (Thank goodness, because we have the #truth about high-fructose corn syrup, and it's not pretty.)

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Ballast Point Canned Cocktails

San Diego-based brewery and distillery Ballast Point has combined their own spirits with top-notch mixers to create cocktails in a can that even a booze snob will enjoy. Try their Bloody Mary (made with thei signature Fugu Vodka and award-winning Bloody Mary mix), Rum & Ginger (made with their Three Sheets White Rum and house-made ginger beer), Gin & Tonic (made with their Old Grove Gin and house-made grapefruit cucumber tonic), or Rum & Cola (made with their Three Sheets White Rum and house-made cola with cardamom). Yep, cans just got ~fancy~.

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Spiked Seltzer

Bubbly Spiked Seltzer is made from pure Adirondak water, cold-pressed fruit, and zero artificial ingredients—with six percent ABV and only 140 calories per bottle. Take your pick of their fruity, gluten-free flavors: Cape Cod Cranberry, Valencia Orange, West Indies Lime, and Indian River Grapefruit. Can't decide? No worries: You can get these cans in a variety 12-pack. (Plus, you can swap it in for regular seltzer in one of these recipes.)

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