Lakewinds Blog

Ingredient Swaps for Special Diets: Making the Holidays Delicious for Everyone

By Constance Carlson on November 19, 2015 0 Comment

November and December are full of holiday parties, celebrations and gatherings. Whether it’s the annual office holiday party, the Thanksgiving feast you’re hosting or a New Year’s bash, chances are you’ll find yourself cooking in the next few weeks. There’s also a good chance that you’ll be cooking for someone who has special dietary requirements. […]Read More »

Healthy Salads For Your Thanksgiving Meal

By Amy Haggerty on November 16, 2015 0 Comment

Mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey always get all the love. This year why not add some crispy, green carb-relief to your Thanksgiving feast? Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing With squash, apples, and cranberries – it includes everything you want at your Thanksgiving table. Plus, that pumpkin goddess dressing looks amazing! Get the recipe Wild […]Read More »

Healthy Halloween Treats Kids Will Love

By Constance Carlson on October 14, 2015 0 Comment

Halloween is an opportunity for strengthening community, with many people walking door-to-door around their neighborhoods. It’s a time to foster imaginations as kids (and adults) dress up as superheroes, princesses or villains. It’s a time of delivering treats, seeing gap-toothed grins and hearing “thank you” from Elsa and Harry Potter as they head down the […]Read More »

3-2-1 SNACK!

By Jill Holter on September 8, 2015 0 Comment

Backpack snacks, after school snacks, on-the-way-to-practice snacks . . . Lakewinds has you covered. Try our simple formula for colorful, nutritious and delicious munchies you can grab and go. Choose something from each category below and liven up your snack offerings. Buy ingredients in bulk at Lakewinds to save money and avoid packaging waste. Reusable […]Read More »

Natural Warm Weather Skin Care

By Amy Haggerty on June 18, 2015 0 Comment

Pro: Warm weather is here. Con: Harsh UV rays and bugs are too. Don’t let common skin ailments keep you from enjoying the warmth of the upcoming season with these proactive prevention tips and natural remedies: Prep your skin for sun by exfoliating wisely, cleansing regularly and wearing sunblock. Because skin absorbs up to 60% […]Read More »

Lakewinds’ Guide to School’s Out Snacks and Activities

By Amy Haggerty on June 8, 2015 0 Comment

School is out, which means the kids are home and many of us are likely looking for creative ways to keep them fed and entertained. We’ve put together a few easy ideas for family fun this summer. BEST SUMMER ACTIVITIES: Take a farm tour: many of our farm partners offer tours to community members. Take […]Read More »

Winter Skin Care: Natural Tips from the Co-op

By Amy Haggerty on January 13, 2015 0 Comment

Our skin is the body’s largest organ—it acts as a water resistant, insulating shield, protecting the body against extreme temperatures, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. But the dry air and chilly temperatures of winter can really test the limits of this protection, leaving us itchy and chapped. Since it protects US, it makes sense that […]Read More »

Holiday Survival Guide – Top 10 Winter Wellness Finds

By Amy Haggerty on December 9, 2014 1 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 »

Natural Cold and Flu Relief

By Amy Haggerty on December 1, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator The winter months bring more indoor time, more over-indulging, less sunlight and less activity. All of those factors add up to the sum of: You’re Probably Going To Get Sick. Whenever possible, dealing common cold and virus symptoms at home can be an easy, inexpensive and […]Read More »

Slow Cooker Broth

By Jill Holter on November 24, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator If the idea of making homemade broth from leftover poultry bones seems daunting, why not put your hardest working kitchen tool to work for you? Thanksgiving yields some delicious turkey trimmings. Surely there are herbs and vegetables leftover in your kitchen as well. If you don’t […]Read More »