The Checkup: How to Become the Smartest Trader Joe’s Shopper Ever

And more healthy reads to start your week.

Photo via Flickr user Mark Nockleby

Photo via Flickr user Mark Nockleby

• Did you try a new trail mix from Trader Joe’s only to realize it tastes like total garbage? No worries:  Trader Joe’s has an incredibly liberal return policy, meaning you can return anything — no questions asked — as long as you have a receipt. Or to avoid that problem in the first place, just ask to try something new while you’re at the store. They’ll let you try anything as long as you ask first! Good to know, right? That plus more tips to turn you into the savviest Trader Joe’s shopper alive. [Huffington Post]

• If you’re already thinking about skipping the gym this evening, get ready to feel really lazy: This guy is planning to complete 50 Ironman races — that’s a marathon, plus a 2.4-mile swim, plus a 112-mile bike ride — in 50 states in, wait for it, 50 days. [Men’s Health]

Broccoli fries, made using the stems, are a thing. I’m going to be honest: They don’t look like they taste anything like real fries, but they still look pretty darn delicious. [Eat Clean]

• If you’ve always longed to master the splits, here’s your guide to finally doing it. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• A few weeks ago, Never Give Up Training owner Ali Jackson clued us in to the recipe for her sweet potato “bun.” And now, here, a few more creative ways to gin up a bread-less bun, usings everything from eggplants to portobellos. [Prevention]

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