Lakewinds Blog

Smart Snacking: Real Food for All Day Energy

By Amy Campbell on May 23, 2016 0 Comment

All-day energy doesn’t come from a pill or a can. It comes from real food! Stock up on nature’s secret stash of revitalizers — complex carbs, protein, and fiber — with this fresh batch of healthy anytime snacks. Stashed in your desk, bag or car, it’s the energy rebound you need around the clock.   […]Read More »

Helping Lakewinds Shine: Veronica Penson

By Jill Holter on May 10, 2016 0 Comment
Veronica Penson

Veronica Penson has worked at the Lakewinds store in Richfield since the day it opened its doors. She shared her story of how she came to Lakewinds, why she loves her work, and why work IS her family. Q: Where are you from, originally? A: I was born in Chicago, the oldest of six kids. […]Read More »

New Burrito Bar to Love: Housemade, Organic, Delicious

By Renee Whisnant on May 3, 2016 2 Comments
Burrito Bar at Lakewinds Minnetonka

      Want homemade, delicious food but don’t have time to cook? Us too. That’s why our Minnetonka store opened a Sandwich and Burrito bar, made with Minnesota heritage pork, local beef, housemade sauces and more. “The Barbacoa takes 36 hours of marinating in a traditional guajillo chile marinade,” says Lakewinds Manager of Deli […]Read More »

Five Sheet Pan Dinners You Have to Try!

By Constance Carlson on April 25, 2016 0 Comment

Roasting an entire meal on one sheet pan makes cooking — and clean up — easier than ever. You can use your sheet pan to roast up a chicken, quick cook salmon, or even bake a crispy-crust pizza. And since you only use one pan to do the cooking, there’s no heaping sink full of […]Read More »

Springtime Gluten Free Meal Ideas

By Constance Carlson on April 18, 2016 0 Comment

The easiest way to eat a gluten-free diet is by filling your plate with in-season fruits and vegetables. Freshly harvested produce is packed with nutrition and flavor and needs little preparation to make a delicious, home-cooked meal. Now that spring is here and locally grown produce is arriving from local farms, it’s even easier to […]Read More »

Heritage Pork Farm Partnership

By Ben Fern on April 11, 2016 0 Comment
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Chop and ham lovers, rejoice! We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Lakewinds and TC Farm (formerly True Cost Farm) to bring pasture-raised pork to your shopping carts and tables. This local pork comes from slow-growing, heritage hogs that are allowed to root and burrow in the pasture — the way pigs are supposed […]Read More »

Get Egg-ucated: Cage-free, Pasture-raised and Organic Eggs

By Jill Holter on April 4, 2016 1 Comment
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Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect foods. Loaded with healthy protein and naturally “prepackaged,” they can be prepared in dozens of delicious ways. At Lakewinds, all our eggs are cage-free, humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free and sourced from as nearby as we can get them. (You can read more about our standards here.) Our […]Read More »

What Is It? Yuca (Cassava) Root

By Constance Carlson on March 29, 2016 0 Comment

One of the joys of shopping at the co-op is discovering unique foods to try. If you’ve ever been browsing in produce and spied what looks like a small club a cave man might use to go hunting – that’s yuca! What is it: Yuca, pronounced YOO-ka, is the root of the Cassava plant. Its […]Read More »

Hydroponics 101

By Constance Carlson on March 21, 2016 1 Comment
Hydroponic Greens

                                        If the idea of a fresh local tomato on your BLT in November or April sounds appealing, you may want to look for hydroponic produce at Lakewinds! While many of us are familiar with this growing […]Read More »

Top 6 Reasons to Invest in a Local CSA

By Constance Carlson on March 15, 2016 1 Comment
Featherstone CSA photo

Twenty years ago, if someone had said to you, “Hey, do you know where I can find a good local CSA farmer?” You may have replied with a “Huh? CS-what?” Today, thanks to the incredible demand for locally grown food, you may be very familiar with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); perhaps you even have a […]Read More »