This super-friendly young pup is already a great hiker, and he’s on his way to becoming a great runner—he just needs a running buddy to help get him there. And that’s where you come in! Find out more about this goofball below.
The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly: Vegan Comfort Food Edition
From vegan cheese fries to Chinese food, we've got you covered.
What to Eat This Week: One-Bowl Dinners
Filled to the brim with sweet potatoes, kale, butternut squash, and more.
5 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Running
Confessions of a former running hater.
The Ultimate Philly Fitness Bucket List
25 things every fitness-obsessed Philadelphian must do.
• Chai lattes are often touted as a healthier, emphasis on the “er,” option, when it comes to sweet morning drinks, but that is so not the case when it comes to a Starbucks Chai Latte: A grande from Starbucks packs a whopping 42 grams of sugar—that’s 15 more grams than a Snickers bar. Ack! [Huffington Post]
5 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Southwest Center City 5K, Ladies Night at Body Cycle Studio, and More
Only one more day ’til sweet, sweet freedom, guys: the weekend is almost here! And if you have yet to decide how you’ll get your sweat on this weekend, we’ve got a few ideas: Here, five fitness events happening around Philly this weekend. Pick one, or a few, and have a blast, people.
Looks like the Fishtown Beer Runners are getting their own movie. And it looks cool:
In June, we gave you guys a roundup of stuffed avocado recipes, and we figured it was about time for a fall-friendly edition, so here it is: 14 healthy, creative and totally delicious ways to stuff a sweet potato. Sweet potatoes blow regular ol’ russet potatoes out of the water when it comes to nutrition: they’re vitamin-packed, rich in fiber, and they help to regulate blood sugar—meaning, no post-dinner midnight cookie cravings. They make for a filling lunch or a dinner, and they’re super simple to make. Just throw ‘em in the oven, bake for about 45 minutes, and voila: you’ve got yourself dinner.
Now, I dare you to try and cook your way through every stuffed sweet potato here before spring arrives. Who’s up for the challenge?
A funny thing has been happening at my boot camp classes lately: There are men, like, everywhere. Suddenly, the guys who used to go it alone in the weight room are filling their schedules with group-fitness classes, sweating, grunting and panting alongside me.
It’s about time, men: The days of Jazzercise and shiny spandex are long over. Many classes today are tough enough to challenge even the manliest meathead.
Don’t believe me? These five local classes will put your body to the test. Grunting encouraged.
You’ll have to wait until you reach the end of the 50 miles to claim your free beer, but hey, totally worth it, right? And did I mention there will be free hot dogs, too? Yep: Free beer and hot dogs.
Here’s the deal: On November 1st, Shake Shack is teaming up with Breakaway Bikes for the first-ever Tour de Shack, a 50-mile bike ride that will take you to all three Shake Shacks in Philly. The ride will leave from the Center City Shake Shack, then, first stop: the King of Prussia Shake Shack. There, you can rest for a second (and refuel with a peanut butter milkshake, obviously), plus collect some sweet Shake Shack giveaways. From there you’ll go to the next and final stop, the University City Shake Shack, where you will be greeted with the beer and hot dogs mentioned above.
• If you rarely get around to eating before lunchtime, no worries: Turns out breakfast isn’t necessarily the most important meal of the day. That, and four more big breakfast myths debunked, here. (That said, a bowl of oatmeal before you dash out the door certainly doesn’t hurt.) [Life by Daily Burn]
A recent article by Mark Bittman in TIME magazine discussed how millenials’ obsession with food media—competition shows, Instagram, Pinterest, and so on—isn’t translating into our kitchens. Maybe we see the bar set so high that we figure anything we attempt will fail in comparison. On my blog, I try to make the recipes approachable for every skill level; food is a constant in our every day lives and, nine times out of 10, it won’t be glamorous.
This soup exemplifies those beliefs. Using canned tomatoes and beans, this beautifully healthy recipe comes together in about 30 minutes. It’s real, home-cooked food, and it’s simple enough for the most novice beginner. Dairy-free yet still creamy, thanks to the beans, it’s about as healthy, and I daresay tasty, as dinner can be.