The Checkup: The Unexpected Meal to Add to Your Post-Workout Routine

And more reads to help you on your quest to have a healthy week.

• Confession: Homemade fried rice is one of my favorite lazy-night meals. And even though I always pack it with tons of veggies, I still think of the dish as somewhat of a guilty pleasure. After all, when it comes down to it, it’s fried rice. But according to nutrition experts, a brown-rice rendition actually makes for a great recovery meal after a tough workout, thanks to the combo of soy sauce (it provides a needed dose of sodium), egg (hello, protein), veggies and rice (both provide healthy carbs and dietary fiber). So if you’ve got some leftover brown rice in the fridge from your most recent delivery night, you know what to do with it. [Outside]

• Two surprising cities — Barcelona and Turin — are embracing vegetarianism in big ways. [CityLab]

• Calling all the writers of the world! Here, a yoga sequence designed just for you. (Because we could always use another form of procrastination to resort to, right?) [Yoga International]

• My office mate loves a mid-afternoon yogurt, and I’m sure many of you out there do too, but you might want to choose another snack: Research shows, the more you chew, the more your levels of ghrelin (also known as the hunger hormone) go down. And well, who chews yogurt? [TIME]

• Question: What happens when you apply organizational guru Marie Kondo’s advice to your diet? One writer ate only foods that sparked joy for a couple of weeks to find out. Spoiler: It wasn’t all ice cream and pizza bites. [Well + Good]

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