The Checkup: The Tricky Ways Yogurt Can Sabotage Your Healthy-Eating Plans

• 7.7 billion dollars. That, my friends, is how much Americans spend on yogurt every year. I’ll give you a moment to wrap your brain around this. Okay, here, a clinical nutritionist breaks down the benefits of a slew of yogurt types in the growing aisle — from coconut to Greek to low-fat — and what to look out for (sneaky added sugars, for one, run rampant) before you throw it in your cart to avoid screwing with your healthy-eating plans. [Outside]

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BIG News, Juice Junkies: Sip-N-Glo Just Announced a Third Location

Photo courtesy Sip-N-Glo | Photo credit: Alyssa Hamilton & Elena Demi

Photo courtesy Sip-N-Glo | Photo credit: Alyssa Hamilton & Elena Demi

It’s a big week for Philadelphia mainstays in the healthy-leaning world: First, Blackbird Pizzeria, a fave amongst the vegan crowd, announced their expansion, and now Sip-N-Glo Juicery, a favorite amongst the juice-loving crowd, tells us they’re expanding, too. Excuse us while we jump with joy for a minute.

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Surprise! Honeygrow Just Dived Into the Juice World

Honeygrow just launched a line of cold-pressed juices | Photo via Instagram

Honeygrow just launched a line of cold-pressed juices | Photo via Instagram

Honeygrow, the Philly-based fast-casual chain known for its make-your-own stir-fries, salads and Honeybar, has entered into new territory: Yesterday, they sent out an email saying that — surprise! — they now have their own line of cold-pressed juices at all locations. (They have a slew of locations in Philly and the ‘burbs; see them all here.) And — somewhat surprisingly, when it comes to cold-pressed juice — the price tag won’t make you wince. Each bottle is $6.75.

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Psst: Here’s How to Get Free Juice at Snap Kitchen

Snap Kitchen Rittenhouse | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Snap Kitchen Rittenhouse | Photo by Adjua Fisher

If you were just daydreaming about a cold-pressed juice that so does not fit into your strict new-year-new-financially-responsible-me budget (same), I come bearing good news: The folks at the healthy grab-and-go spot Snap Kitchen, which has seven Philly-area locations, just launched an app that allows you to order your food ahead of time, guaranteeing that you snag your favorite items before others scoop ’em up, and pick up later in the day. AND, here’s where your daydreams come true: If you order $10 worth of food using the app (you’ll find it here) today, Tuesday, January 3rd, you’ll get a cold-pressed juice to wash it all down with, on them. Mmmmm.

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14 (More!) Philly Foods and Drinks That Will Help You Survive a Cold 

Grits at La Colombe | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Grits at La Colombe | Photo by Adjua Fisher

As I type this, I am washing down my third dose of sinus medication for the day with a swig of turmeric and cayenne-loaded citrus juice, trying my best to convince myself that I do not feel like garbage. It’s not working. Because I do feel like garbage. And I am 97 percent certain that the only time in the near future that I will not feel like garbage will be when I am eating one of the items on the below list: Some of my and my coworkers’ favorite sick foods from around Philly.

Last year, we gave you guys a list of our 15 go-to sick foods around the city, and when I stopped being able to breathe through my nose earlier this week, I referred back to it. It’s a great list, if I do say so myself (check it out here), but I realized I had more to add. So here you go. Read up, then bookmark this list for the next time you come down with a cold. You can thank us later.

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YESSS: Stripp’d Juice Wants to Give You Free Shots This Weekend

Ginger Immunity Shot at Stripp'd | Photo via Instagram

Ginger Immunity Shot at Stripp’d | Photo via Instagram

The folks at Old City’s Stripp’d Juice are celebrating their shop’s one year anniversary this Sunday, November 6th, and instead of taking gifts, they’re giving them: From 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, they’ll be doling out free immunity shots for all, and they’ll have all sorts of snacks out for anniversary party attendees (chipotle guac toast, anyone?), plus a photo booth. Oh! And juice will be on sale — all juices will be buy one, get one half off during the party. Yes, please!

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A Yogi’s Dream Happy Hour: Free Outdoor Yoga, Boozy Green Juice and Massages

UPDATE 6/28: The date for this event has been moved to Thursday, June 30th, due to weather.

As you know, we LOVE us some outdoor yoga, so when we heard about this 60-minute free session at Rittenhouse Square next week, we couldn’t help but squeal. Listen to this: The class, put on by The Rittenhouse Spa & Club, will be held on Tuesday, June 28th at 6 p.m. — and it ends with boozy green juice and chair massages. Yassss.
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What’s Going on With Gangster Vegan Organics? A Lot, Actually 

Gangster Vegan Organics juices | Photo via Facebook

Gangster Vegan Organics juices | Photo via Facebook

Yesterday, West Philly Local noted that the location that, back in October, was announced as a new storefront for Gangster Vegan Organics, a Norristown-based shop all about plant-based food and juice, seemed to available to lease now. Meaning … no more Gangster Vegan planned for 4305 Locust Street?

We reached out to Gangster Vegan owner Vinny DePaul to see what was going on with the West Philly location and we found out that, one, he’s still planning on setting up shop in West Philly  — just not on Locust Street — and two, there’s a whole lot more in the works for Gangster Vegan this year, too. Read more »

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