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Love Your Heart with Grass-fed Meat & Sustainable Seafood

By Constance Carlson on February 10, 2016 0 Comment
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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 0 Comment
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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
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                          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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 »