Here at Be Well Philly, we’re definitely not strangers to hectic, busy mornings. Whether you accidentally overslept or are running late for a super-early meeting, sometimes there just isn’t enough time to cook yourself the satisfying, nutritious breakfast your body deserves. So, instead of skipping breakfast, be proactive and prepare your morning fuel the night before! You can kill two birds with one stone: unwind and relax before bedtime and save yourself time (and stress) in the morning.
To help you out, we found 25 healthy breakfasts worth trying, all of which can be made the night before and are portable for those on-the-go mornings. From overnight mason jar oats to breakfast burritos and egg muffins, there’s a quick, healthy breakfast for all of your busy mornings, below. Read more »
It’s time to put the hours you spend scrolling through Instagram to good use (don’t worry, we’re totally guilty, too). Instead of stalking your new coworker or ex-boyfriend until you’re in 88 weeks deep and accidentally “like” a photo (awkward), use your Instagram addiction as a way to add some new healthy recipes to your repertoire and discover some awesome Philly eats.
We rounded up 10 Philly-based Instagrammers who love healthy food just as much as we do. So next time you’re stumped on what to make or where to go, check out the accounts of these local healthy food bloggers, coaches, chefs, and dietitians for some drool-worthy healthy-eating inspiration. Read more »
Remember back in the winter, when we told you guys about the best foods to eat for glowing skin? Well, now that it’s summer and my weather app is showing me the temperature in the form of a cactus overlapping a giant, orange sun, we figured it was time to bring you guys the eight best water add-ins for your skin. Because if you’re drinking glass after glass of water every day to stay cool and hydrated, might as well have all that water work double-duty, right?
So, to get the lowdown on what we should be spiking our water with to get the skin of Kendall Jenner — which still managed to look good even after it was vandalized by a drone — we gave Jolene Hart, certified health coach, author of Eat Pretty and queen of water infusions, a call. And, boy, did she have some good suggestions! (And interestingly, many of them promote good digestive health which plays a big part in how fantastic our skin looks. Who knew?) From lemon to mint to ginger and more, see Hart’s top picks for skin-perfecting water add-ins below.
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You’ve heard that eating locally and seasonally is healthier and more sustainable, but you certainly can’t eat that way unless you know what’s available locally this season. To that end, we’re here to help! Let this be your encyclopedia to the fruits and vegetables you can find at your local farmers’ markets over the next few months, why they’re nutritious, and how to prepare them in a delicious and unusual way, organized in order of when they’re at their peak quality. Read more »
• These budget-friendly recipes could help you save big on your next trip to the grocery store. All nine of them (including one for a totally drool-worthy Tangerine-Roasted Tuna!) come together for less than $4 per serving. [Whole Story]
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Ask anyone who has ever eaten a meal with me and they will tell you: That girl is a bona fide basil-pesto addict. To this day, I have yet to discover anything that I will not top off with an inappropriately large dollop of the cheesy, garlicky concoction: eggs, avocado toast, salad, quinoa, pasta, pizza, sweet potato fries, veggie sausage—name a food and, chances are, I have slathered it with a giant spoonful of pesto in the very recent past.
So ever since I started this whole Veganuary kick (I’ll write more about it once this grand experiment comes to an end), the one thing I’ve been pining for hasn’t been eggs or butter or even brie; it’s been basil pesto.
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You know what this cold streak calls for? Soup. And lots of it. But the thing about soup is, come dinnertime, a simple bowl of soup can leave you asking, “And what’s for the second course?”
Not these recipes, though: These five soup recipes are chock-full of all sorts of super-filling, nutrient-packed goodies like sweet potatoes, black beans, coconut milk and more. And if you want to bulk ‘em up even more, throw some tofu, chicken or extra veggies in the mix!
And just a tip: These recipes taste best when paired with a cozy blanket and a Netflix marathon. Happy cooking!
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Back in December, we told you guys about Veganuary, a 31-day-long vegan challenge taking place throughout the month of January (Get it? Veganuary?). And back in December, when I wrote about it, I thought “Pfffft, one month? I can do that, EASY,” and signed up. Little did I know that after a full month of heavy cream-filled holiday meals, the butter withdrawal would be oh-so-real. So in an effort to stick to my word and stay away from the butter sticks this month, I’ve found a bunch of seriously drool-worthy vegan recipes to whip up. Who needs butter when you’ve got peanut butter soba noodles—am I right?
Whether you’re trying to complete the Veganuary challenge (It’s not too late to sign up!) or just trying to lighten up post-holiday season, these vegan recipes will help you do the trick. Now, who else will be chowing down on some vegan pizza come dinnertime?
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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?
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Photo credit: Becca Boyd
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.
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