Lakewinds Blog

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 »

Celebrate Squash with Easy, Simple Meal Ideas

By Renee Whisnant on December 6, 2015 0 Comment
Local Produce - Squash Comfort in Cold Weather

  Big squash, little squash, blue-green squash, striped squash. No, it’s not a Dr. Seuss book – we’re in the co-op produce department! When it comes to local, late-season produce, squash is the perfect comfort food for wintry days and is incredibly versatile. Local real-food blogger Amanda Paa, herself a lover of squash, recently took over […]Read More »

Grilled Cheese & Homemade Tomato Soup: The Perfect Comfort Food for Fall

By Amy Haggerty on September 24, 2015 1 Comment
Homemade Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Guest Post by Katie Parker of Veggie and the Beast With the arrival of chilly evenings and cooler weather, I’m craving comfort foods. Warm soup and a hot sandwich hit the spot. Personally I love that ultimate combo—homemade tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. With local tomatoes and fresh basil in season at your […]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 »

Co-op Guide to Savoring the Season

By Katie Volney on September 2, 2015 0 Comment
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As summer draws to a close and fall begins, it’s time to transition from summer to fall produce. We’ve got the lowdown on what to pick, preserve, store and savor this fall to make the most of produce while it’s fresh. Enjoy in-season produce now: Tomatoes, herbs, peppers – depending on the weather, they might […]Read More »

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

By Jill Holter on July 6, 2015 1 Comment
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It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, […]Read More »

Natural Warm Weather Skin Care

By Amy Haggerty on June 18, 2015 0 Comment
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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 »