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Kale (and Other Leafy Greens!)

Both Julie and Esther agree that dark, green leafy vegetables are a must in any runner's diet. According to Esther, high-fiber, antioxidant-rich veggies "quench inflammatory fires" and are a natural source of other essentials minerals like zinc and iron.

Eat this: Packed with healthy vitamins, fiber, and flavor, this sesame ginger kale salad will soon be one of your go-to lunch recipes. The addition of quinoa ups the protein in this salad to keep you satisfied for longer.

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