The Checkup: Make Fruit Jam in Five Seconds (Seriously!) With this Smart Kitchen Hack

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• If you’ve ever made fruit jam, you know: It takes hours, and you have to sanitize everything you use, and it’s kind of a pain. But have you ever thought of just smashing your favorite fruit up with some chia seeds, and maybe some honey, smearing it on a piece of toast and calling it a day? So simple, yet So. Freakin’. Smart. [The Skinny Confidential]

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Do This: Free Yoga at Priya Hot Yoga’s Grand Opening Party

Priya Hot Yoga during construction // Photo via Instagram

Priya Hot Yoga during construction // Photo via Instagram

Remember a few weeks ago, when we told you about Fairmount’s soon-to-open yoga studio, Priya Hot Yoga? Well, the studio—which comes complete with a front-of-house cafe, a lounge area, and, eventually, babysitting—is set to open shop on October 25th, and they’re hosting a big bash with free yoga, and lots of food and drink samples to celebrate. Um, yes, please.

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Our Top Picks for One Week’s Worth of Healthy Grab-and-Go Lunches

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Some mornings, (okay, most mornings), you just don’t have time to put together a brown-bag lunch. So to help you out on those busy days, we rounded up our five favorite healthy lunches for a workweek of grab-and-go perfection from places like HipCityVeg, Baco Juice and Taco Bar, P.S. and Co. and more. Just scroll over the dish to see what it is and where to get it, then run out and grab it for yourself.
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What to Eat This Week: 5 One-Bowl Dinners Filled With Fall Veggies

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I’ve professed my love for the one-bowl dinner before, but I will say it again: There is absolutely nothing better than throwing all your favorite veggies into one bowl, mixing them together—probably with some quinoa or brown rice—and calling it dinner. Am I right?

So for this week’s recipes, we’ve chosen five one-bowl dinners that are filled to the brim with fresh fall veggies like kale, sweet potatoes, winter squash, spinach, pumpkin, and more. I’ve got my sights set on the Pumpkin, Pistachio and Kale Fried Rice bowl—how about you?

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Flashback to 2004

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Remember the year 2004? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still together, Britney Spears had yet to go insane and Destiny’s Child was still making music. Oh, how things change. In celebration of #FlashbackFriday, we’ve found all of our favorite hits from those golden years—from Britney, to No Doubt to Kevin Lyttle (remember him?!), these beats are sure to get you moving, and reminiscing. Happy sweating, people!

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5 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Free Classes at Barre3, Dan’s Down Dog and Dash and More

Barre3 // Photo via Facebook

Barre3 // Photo via Facebook

If this gloomy, grey, wet weather has got you down, just remember: We’ve only got one more day until it’s the freakin’ weekend! And to help you get the most out of those cherished 48 hours of free time, we’ve rounded up five fun fitness activities to try around Philly this weekend. Check ‘em out below.

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Do This: Pop Divas Dance Workshop at Philly Dance Fitness

Philly Dance Fitness Class // Photo via Facebook

Philly Dance Fitness Class // Photo via Facebook

If your Sunday afternoon plans usually consist of watching way too many episodes of Criminal Minds (feel no shame—I’m totally with you), we’ve got a better idea: Next Sunday, October 26th, Philly Dance Fitness is hosting a Pop Divas Dance Workshop, where you will experience, and I quote, “90 minutes of nonstop hip-shaking, body-rolling, chest-popping cardio dance routines” to the tunes of everyone’s favorite pop divas like Beyoncé, Lada Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and more. See? Way more fun than a Netflix marathon.

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