In case you needed a little more motivation to get your butt to that midweek spin class, here’s something that’ll sweeten the pot. Beginning tonight, the Wall Cycling Studio in Manayunk is hosting a weekly Healthy Hour at Winnie’s Le Bus after its Wednesday night classes. Getting a great workout and then indulging in some guilt-free drinks? Sounds like solid Hump Day plans to me.
Good news, King of Prussia yogis! Without Walls, Urban Outfitters’ fitness brand, is hosting a free class outside the KOP store on Sunday morning. Because you can never have enough free yoga, right? This time, it gets even better: After class, you can refuel inside the store with smoothies and other goodies courtesy of Honeygrow, Vita Coco and KIND. Read more »
If this gloomy day has got you feeling a little blah, here’s something that’ll perk you right up: two free cocktails at P.S. & Co tomorrow night. That’s right, two of ‘em. For free.
You might’ve seen Jake Panasevich around before. He teaches at Maha Yoga on 16th and Sansom, writes about yoga for U.S. News, and was recently featured in Men’s Health. For the past six months, he’s also been the yoga trainer for the Philadelphia Union, Philly’s Major League Soccer team. If you’re sitting there thinking, ”That’s cool, but what the heck is a yoga trainer?” trust me, you’re not alone.
I chatted with Jake last week to learn a little more about what exactly a yoga trainer for a pro sports team does, how a regular practice has been received by the players, and why yoga is so darn important for cross-training. Read more »
After looking around a half-empty office this morning wondering where the heck everyone went, I’m reminded yet again that August is vacation month. If you’re lucky enough to be taking a trip of your own, color me jealous. But with all of the much-needed rest and relaxation you’re sure to be doing, healthy eating can go by the wayside. Between rest-stop packaged snacks and layover fast-food, even those with the best of intentions can struggle to find anything nutritious while on the go. The solution? Make your own healthy snacks and stash ’em in your carryon. Here, 10 healthy options that are yummy, filling, and don’t need to be refrigerated. Read more »
Here’s another spot to add to your list of go-to’s for vegan ice cream in Philly: Pure Fare. The healthy grab-and-go lunch spot used to have vegan soft serve, but they just started making their own vegan ice cream, dairy-free custards (no milk products, but they do contain egg), and ice cream sandwiches this summer.
We took one for the team and tried them out ourselves. I’ll be honest, I was a little skeptical that ice cream made primarily of avocados could taste like the real thing. But let me tell you, all of the flavors were absolutely deeeeelicous and the texture was super rich and creamy. If I hadn’t known ahead of time that I was eating vegan ice cream, I wouldn’t have even been able to tell the difference. Read more »
As we mentioned the other day, the internet has been churning out killer kitchen hacks like they’re going out of style—from cutting a watermelon in two minutes to keeping avocados from turning brown. And now, add this to the list: the easiest way to pit cherries, ever. The secret? Use a paper clip. And of course, your office probably has a billion, so you can now snack on this yummy summer fruit at work, hassle-free. Just beware stained fingers.
Imagine taking a walk through the woods and leaving with a bounty of edible fruits and veggies. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, for one Philly man, this is an everyday reality. David Siller is a local professional forager. Yep, a professional forager. Every day, Siller heads just outside the city to pick wild produce and flowers, which he sells to local restaurants, like Fork and Monk’s Cafe. Read more »
If you think that the best summer foods are ones that come straight off the grill, you’re missing out. Gazpachos and chilled soups are every bit as classic as charred-up burgers—and healthier, too. And we’re not just talking about your everyday tomato gazpacho. A bunch of restaurants in the region offer super-creative takes on the chilly favorite. They’re chock-full of yummy summer veggies and fun ingredients, like zucchini blossoms and long hots, that are sure to please even the most devout backyard griller.
When it comes to lunch, I always have super-healthy goals. I’m going to wake up early to make a giant salad to take with me, or stir-fry some veggies the night before. But when I’m curled up on the couch at the end of a long day or hitting snooze for the third time, all of those plans go right out the window, and I end up shoving a sandwich into my bag or getting takeout at work instead.
Cue make-ahead meals. Whip up a big batch of one of the recipes below on Sunday night, separate it into containers, and bam—lunch for the week. All you have to do is grab-and-go on your way out the door. Even better? All of the recipes will taste just as good on Friday as they did on Monday.
You might be thinking, “Why in the world would I want to waste my Sunday night putting things in Tupperware when I could be doing anything else?” And believe me, I’m with you on that one. But think of it this way: An hour or two of preparation saves you money on takeout, adds precious minutes of sleep-time in the morning, and gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll have delicious and healthy meals at your fingertips all week. Totally worth it, right? Read more »