Lakewinds Blog

Product Standards Help You Eat Healthfully

By Renee Whisnant on January 10, 2016 0 Comment

                          It should be easy to find healthy food to eat, but sometimes it’s not that simple. Between reading complex ingredient lists to navigating that hazy description of “natural” food, it’s tough to know what’s healthy — or what products could be hiding […]Read More »

Healthy Food Trends for 2016

By Constance Carlson on January 6, 2016 0 Comment

Just like clothes, shoes and cars, food also has evolving trends. Think back to first hearing about kale, or acai … or the word locavore! Here at Lakewinds, we looked at what the experts are talking about for healthy food trends in 2016. Here are a few of our favorites. Good for the Body, Good […]Read More »

Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

By Renee Whisnant on January 3, 2016 0 Comment

Many of us kick off the year with a goal or two. Maybe it’s to eat clean. Perhaps you want to be more disciplined about staying within your household budget. Maybe it’s both. Well, good news! You can do both — eat healthy food and save on groceries — with some tips from the co-op. […]Read More »

Natural Wellness Ideas for Winter

By Constance Carlson on December 29, 2015 0 Comment

The first three months of the year in Minnesota can be some of the toughest to feel well and stay healthy. The dry air, biting cold and lack of sunshine can really take a toll. However, there are some simple, natural ways that can help you endure the winter months. Here are some natural wellness […]Read More »

Top Holiday Cocktails from the Co-op

By Jill Holter on December 20, 2015 0 Comment

During the festive days ahead, you’ll want a few go-to drink recipes for your family and friends. All of these can be made “mocktail” for the kids’ table, or “cocktail” for the grown-ups at the gathering. Using local, fresh, organic and seasonal ingredients is a great way to celebrate the season. Get your shakers, your […]Read More »

Top 10 Wellness Items for the Holidays

By Amy Haggerty on December 17, 2015 0 Comment

This is one time of year when you really want to feel your best. But travel, family gatherings, gift shopping and numerous get-togethers can be minefields of health woes—from cold and flu bugs to hangovers. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks to staying well this winter and enjoying it all. Here’s your cheat sheet […]Read More »

Top 10 Healthy, Easy Meals for a Busy Season

By Constance Carlson on December 14, 2015 0 Comment

The holiday season is in full swing! Everywhere you turn, there’s a concert, party or gift exchange. Families, friends and neighbors are all bustling about baking treats, wrapping gifts, crossing off lists and making one more trip to the store. Knowing time is a precious commodity, we’ve compiled a list of healthy, easy meal ideas […]Read More »

Holiday Survival Tips

By Katie Volney on December 10, 2015 0 Comment

Holiday stress, travel, cold temperatures and shorter daylight hours can make us more susceptible to feeling down. Here are a few of our favorite holiday survival tips. Take 5-10 minutes for yourself each day. Spend 5 -10 minutes away from friends and family to do something you enjoy, such as listening to music or doing […]Read More »

Top 10 Appetizers for the Holidays

By Jill Holter on December 7, 2015 0 Comment

Sometime in the next month or so, you’ll likely be giving or attending any number of holiday get-togethers.   Appetizers are the perfect party offering – everyone loves them, many require little or no assembly or cooking and they appeal to everyone on your guest list! If you’d rather nosh than feast, read on for 10 […]Read More »