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3 Great Apps For The Road

By Bob on March 27, 2014 4:07 AM

Now that Spring has finally sprung (for most of us...our son Cole is still shivering in the Big Apple), it's time to think vacation. For those of you contemplating your next trip, I've found three apps that'll make your journey easier - and even a lot more fun.

3 For The Road 


1. Uber
The taxi cab alternative (ride in style and book trips via smartphone) works great. Open the app and reserve your car and it'll arrive in 5-10 minutes (most cities). This is the service you've been hearing about - and yes, it's really that good.
Cost: FREE


2. Trapster
Got a heavy foot? Use this app to avoid speed traps. Oh, and one more tip. Watch it when you drive through Cresson, Texas. Just sayin'.
Cost: Free

Sound Hound-320.jpg3. SoundHound (Apple and Android). 

You can even hum a song and this app will tell you what it is. I can't carry a tune in a bucket, but with this app I can at least carry one in my iPhone.
Cost: FREE 


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Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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