What to Eat This Week: 5 Creative Ways to Eat Your Veggies

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It’s no secret that we are big fans of the veggie bowl over here in Be Well Philly Land, but you gotta switch it up every now and then. That’s where these recipes come in: From zucchini burgers to collard wraps to pasta tossed with asparagus-spinach pesto, and more, we’ve found five super-creative recipes to help you squeeze all of your veggie servings in this week — without just dumping them into a bowl. Happy cooking!  Read more »

Meet Milkshakes, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Leah Milito

Leah Milito

Meet Milkshakes, this week’s adoptable running pup, currently being housed at ACCT. (The Monster Milers are hoping to get him into their Adopt a Running Buddy program, but they are low on fosters at the moment; you can learn how to become a foster here.) He’s super sweet and affectionate, and would make for the perfect running pal or Netflix-marathon partner. So start your weekend off right and go spring this guy from ACCT. But first, learn more about him below.  Read more »

10 Spring Charity Runs to Have on Your Radar

Valley Forge Revolutionary Run | Photo courtesy Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

Valley Forge Revolutionary Run | Photo courtesy Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

If you’re going to run, anyway, you might as well do it for charity, right? Right. Check out these races coming up in the next few months, from competitive 5Ks and eight-milers to everything in between.

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The Insane No-Bake Pecan Bars You Need to Make This Weekend

Photo by Becca Boyd

Photo by Becca Boyd

I talk to people all the time who tell me they can’t bake. This is all well and good (or, well, sad as the case my be), but everyone needs a sweet snack now and then, and if you’re not baking them yourself, you’re buying them. While you can find some pretty amazing store-bought snacks, low in preservatives and whatnot, I have yet to find one without an unpronounceable ingredient or two. For your health’s, the environment’s (helloooo, plastic packaging) and your wallet’s sake, getting in your kitchen and doing the work is always worth it. Read more »

Your Weekend Workout Playlist: The Britney and Christina Showdown

In case you missed it, Christina Aguilera was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week, and she did the most hilarious — and totally spot-on — impression of Britney Spears singing “This Little Piggy,” to the beat of “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” Needless to say, it was amazing.

Of course, it inspired a heated “Were you a Christina or Britney girl growing up?” conversation around the office (Lots of Christina fans around these parts, in case you were wondering), which then inspired this week’s workout playlist: The Britney and Christina Showdown. Happy sweating, people!  Read more »

Dilworth Park to Host Free Workouts This Spring

Photo via Facebook | Dilworth Park

Photo via Facebook | Dilworth Park

Good news for all the 9-to-5 folks working in Center City: You can consider a big chunk of your springtime post-work workouts covered. Dilworth Park will be hosting a slew of free fitness classes — from boot camps to runs to Zumba and more — this spring. And most of the classes on the March roster begin right after work, at around 6 or 6:30 p.m. Perfect timing, eh?
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The Healthy Cooking Oils You Should Have in Your Pantry

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The other day, I made my way to the Whole Foods oil aisle to restock on olive oil and, on my way out, I found myself in a grocery-cart traffic jam (damn you, Whole Foods). Waiting for the traffic to get moving again, I noticed just how many cooking oil options the the shelves surrounding me had to offer. I began to wonder: Should I be buying avocado oil instead? Or maybe coconut oil? Or hazelnut oil? I wonder if that tastes anything like Nutella …

I decided to stick with my trusty old cooking buddy, olive oil — mostly because I just wasn’t sure what the heck to expect from all the other options. And because I hate not knowing things, I decided to give Zach Breeding, registered dietician, chef, and owner of Philly-based personal-chef and nutrition-consulting company The Sage, a call to get to the bottom of my cooking-oil-aisle confusion.

As Breeding told me, his first rule when it comes to cooking oils is this: Moderation is everything. All cooking oils are high in calories — around 120 calories per tablespoon, for many — so no oil, no matter the health benefits, is a healthy oil when you’re downing a gallon of it every day, ya dig? That said, the health-minded chef does have some top picks when it comes to cooking oils. The three healthy cooking oils Breeding tells his clients to use — and when to use them — below.  Read more »

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