Last week, we told you guys that Whole Foods had been caught overcharging customers for prepackaged foods (think: nuts, berries, fruit, seafood) in their New York stores. And now, our friends over at BizPhilly have alerted us that co-CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey have issued a video apology, ’fessing up to overcharging customers, though they say it was unintentional.
It’s summer, guys. Which means cookouts, family reunions, Fourth of July parties, and barbecues galore. (Yay!) Whether you’re just hanging out by the lake with friends, having a drink with coworkers after a long day, or catching up with family from out of town, there are two things I can guarantee about any summertime celebration: one, there will be chips, and two, there will be salsa.
But this year, try mixing it up a little with some of these healthier dip recipes, loaded with summery flavors like pineapple, basil, crab, mango, cucumber, and more.
• Lately it seems to me like every organized run ends with beer. I don’t know about you, but it got me wondering whether drinking post-sweat session is good for you. These experts weighed in, and there’s good and bad news: Light drinkers can rest easy, because one victory drink won’t hurt you. But you’re going to want to watch it after that — three or more drinks downed post-workout can get you into trouble. [SELF] Read more »
You might see this title and say to yourself, “Soup … in July?” But the amazing thing about cooking with seasonal produce is that the temperature doesn’t really matter. Whether you eat this soup hot or at room temperature, it’s simply bursting with the fresh, summery flavors of tender zucchini and fragrant basil. The lime juice lends a bit of interest and zip (not to mention lessens the need for salt), and as I poured myself a second bowl I secretly hoped my kids would turn up their little noses at the green color so I could save it all for my weekday lunches.
*Welcome to our occasional feature, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly. We’re on a mission to find the most delicious, indulgent restaurant dishes for every kind of dieter—whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, raw and more. We’re all about occasional splurges, and that’s what this series is all about. We’ll talk to foodies to find out their favorite eats, but feel free to add yours in the comments. Bon appétit!
Like many cities, our city has a love affair with food trucks. They’re quick, convenient, reasonable, and can showcase some of the trendiest cuisine around. While often guaranteed to be tasty, many food-truck offerings are definitely not guaranteed to be a paragon of health and nutrition. I personally realized this two weeks ago at The Food Trust’s Night Market Callowhill. I was surrounded by a ton of Philly’s food trucks, overwhelmed by mouthwatering choices but starved (pun intended) for something I could be sure was figure-friendly.
Inspired by that experience, I went on the hunt for the most delicious healthy food-truck items in Philly, and who better to consult than some of our local health-minded, food-loving registered dietitians? Below, Philly dietitians dish on their favorite healthy food-truck finds and prove you don’t have to avoid the food truck to have a nutrient-packed lunch. Read more »
• This is pure genius, people. The way to cut calories in your guacamole? For every cup of avocado you use, use a cup of peas that are blended smooth. You won’t be able to taste the difference, and you can feel way better about not sticking to one serving. Because who ever sticks to one serving of guac? No one. The answer is no one. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
• In my book, Friday evenings are for sushi delivery and binge-watching Law & Order: SVU. (Hey, a girl needs a minute to regroup after a long week, don’t judge.) But this week, I know what I won’t be ordering in my sushi (bye, salmon) and what I will be ordering (hi, arctic char nigiri). Here, tips from health experts to help you order sushi like a nutrition pro, too. [TIME]
Kale is all the rage nowadays. And for good reason: It’s rich in fiber, iron, antioxidants, and it weighs in at a measly 33 calories per cup. So if you’re not eating it, you should start, like now. And while kale is typically known as a winter superfood, you can do magical things with it in the summer too. And we’ve got proof.
Sherrie Castellano, certified health coach (check out her program 21 Days to Lean + Green) and food blogger at With Food + Love, gave us the inside scoop on how to get your kale fix during these hot summer months, dishing on her top five favorite summer kale recipes, all of which, we have to say, are genius. Check them out below.
Healthy foodies of Lower Merion (that’s me!), rejoice! Our friends at Foobooz told you about b.good‘s arrival in Philly last year, and now the fast-and-casual chain has brought its tasty menu of fast food you can feel good about eating to Wynnewood Square Shopping Center on Lancaster Avenue. Read more »