What to Eat This Week: Healthy Homemade Takeout Dinners

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I recently discovered that I can order Buddakan to my doorstep with GrubHub’s assistance and, let me just say, it is a problem. And I’m not the only one cursed with an out-of-control delivery addiction: The other day, I was reading this piece on The Cut, where women dished on the stupidest things they waste money on. Spoiler alert: They pretty much all named the delivery service Seamless as their money suck of choice. Now, raise your hand if you’re in the same boat. Yeah, I thought so.

Not to fear, though, friends: We’ve got just the recipes to quell your delivery addiction—and they’re healthier than delivery, too! Here, a week’s worth of recipes for takeout favorites like fried rice, pizza, Indian and more. Next time your stomach starts to growl, just reach for this list instead of the phone.

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Are You Vegetarian? It’s Probably Just a Phase, Research Says

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I’ve seen my fair share of vegetarian friends hop back on the meat-eating train: One of my co-workers ditched his years-long vegetarianism for a Pat’s cheesesteak; my good friend, who was vegetarian for years, moved to Israel and got tired of turning to hummus for protein at every meal, so she went for meat; my cousin gave up her 16-year stint of eating meat-free when her pregnancy cravings kicked in; one friend ended her vegetarianism with a drunken dose of David’s Mai Lai Wah sweet and sour chicken at 1 a.m. one Saturday; and a friend, who’d never tasted meat in his life, became a chef and realized that he really needed to know what steak tasted like if he was going to be cooking it for hundreds of people each night. And I’m sure you have a long list of lapsed-vegetarian stories, too.

So I guess it shouldn’t be too surprising that, according to new research from the Humane Research Council and Harris International, 84 percent of vegetarians and vegans eventually become meat eaters again.

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Be Well Philly Gift Guide: 5 Holiday Gifts for the Person Who Loves to Be Pampered

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In my opinion, the best rule for gift giving is to buy someone something you know they’d love, but would never buy for themselves. And for lots of us, luxuries like facials and fancy lotions fall into the camp of things we love but don’t ever buy.

But just because we don’t buy them doesn’t mean we don’t love to be pampered with them, am I right? So to help you find the perfect gift for your BFF/sister/aunt (or—who knows!—your product-obsessed guy friend), we asked Jolene Hart, health coach and author of Eat Pretty (and former InStyle beauty editor), to choose the perfect gifts for the beauty queens (or kings) in your life. From a beautifying tea to an all-natural facial, she’s got your beauty gift ideas covered.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Throwback Hip-Hop Edition

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A few weeks ago, I was listening to 107.9 on the radio when I learned they’d recently become a station solely dedicated to throwback hip hop. In the course of one car ride, I heard Missy Elliot’s “Hot Boyz,” Q-Tip’s “Vivrant Thing,” and some Slick Rick jams. It was like Christmas came early.

So when Emily suggested we do a throwback hip-hop workout playlist inspired by the new station Boom 107.9, I just about cried with joy. And I have to say, this playlist was an absolute blast to put together. I got about a bazillion suggestions from friends (and a few of my friend’s parents, too), and ended up with this: Two hours of throwback hip-hop tunes, courtesy of everyone from Slick Rick to Mos Def to Biggie Smalls. Now go, get your nostalgia on.

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Philadelphia International Airport Ranked Among Healthiest Airports in the Country

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I have never thought of the Philadelphia International Airport as a healthy-food destination. I always eat before heading to the airport, but if my flight gets delayed and my stomach starts to growl, I usually see it as an excuse to eat my one Cinnabon of the year because, well, what good healthy vegetarian eats are there? A decent amount, apparently: PHL was just ranked among the healthiest airports for nutritious food options in the nation by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, coming in at 11th place out of 19 airports that made the cut.

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Drop-In Yoga Is Now Donation-Only At Transcend Wellness and Yoga

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It’s not often you hear of a yoga studio—or any business, for that matter—permanently lowering their prices, but Chadds Ford’s Transcend Wellness and Yoga has done just that: In September, the studio stopped charging a flat $18 fee for drop-in yoga and starting putting out a money jar where folks drop in what they can for a class. They call it “the sacred offering,” and the suggested donation is $10 per class, but if you only have $5, they’ll take it—they figure you’ll get them back later.

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Learn What to Do with Your Weird CSA Veggies at This Local Cooking Class

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If you’ve stared long and hard at your weekly CSA box and wondered, What the heck does one do with a big bag of sunchokes/winter squash/lacinato kale?, only to give up and let the veggies go bad before throwing them away on trash day, you are not alone. But never again, friends! The lovely people at Full and Happy (the same folks behind the Yogi’s Table) have teamed up with Philly Foodworks to bring you the CSA Prep School—a cooking class designed to help you master the art of cooking with your CSA share. Hallelujah!

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