VT's 21-Day Lunch Challenge: Day 14

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What’s for lunch?Szechuan Black–Eyed Pea Salad

Smart Bite: Take a laugh break. We all know that a good laugh is a positive expression of joy and happiness and a good reminder not to take life too seriously. But did you know that laughter releases stress-busting hormones and—believe it or not—is a calorie buster too? A study published by the International Journal of Obesity revealed that laughing increases heart rate and calorie burn by up to 20 percent. Need help cracking a chortle? Check out cuteoverload.com, a laugh-out-loud adorable Web site.

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