Lakewinds Blog

Growing with our Communities

By Jill Holter on June 6, 2016 0 Comment

What a fun day in the garden at Bluff Creek Elementary School in Chanhassen! This K-5 school is right down the road from our Chanhassen location, and Lakewinds is now an enthusiastic partner in their school garden. We started by donating seeds, participated in the big planting day on May 13th, and will follow through […]Read More »

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 »

Love Your Heart with Grass-fed Meat & Sustainable Seafood

By Constance Carlson on February 10, 2016 0 Comment
Grass-fed Beef Cattle

More and more, consumers are making the connection between how their food is grown and raised and its nutritional value. Studies are starting to show that healthy soils produce healthier vegetables and that sustainably raised animals produce meat higher in the nutrients we need.   So, what are sustainably raised meats and why are they […]Read More »

Local Co-ops: Helping You Live a Healthier Life

By Constance Carlson on January 26, 2016 1 Comment

Have you sought a mentor or coach when you have wanted to learn or improve a skill? Perhaps you practiced scales with a piano instructor or learned the tango with a dance choreographer. Maybe you have a running partner who pushes you to improve your pace or a fitness coach who guides you through a […]Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »