Lakewinds Blog

Breakfast Made Faster

By Amy Haggerty on August 24, 2015 0 Comment

Back to school is here, and if you’re like me your mornings have resumed to school-year-frantic mode. Getting everyone dressed, gathering homework, packing lunches AND having time for breakfast can be a tough task. But with a little weekend prep these go-to breakfast ideas will make starting your weekdays healthier a little easier: Overnight Oats […]Read More »

5 Reasons to Eat Locally Grown Produce

By Renee Whisnant on August 20, 2015 0 Comment

Minnesotans love locally grown produce. In fact, we’re ranked number 11 in the nation on the U.S. 2015 Locavore Index—not bad for a state with a relatively short growing season. From the decade-strong locavore movement to popular farm-to-table restaurants, the emphasis on local continues to gain momentum. From supporting local farmers to improving your nutritional […]Read More »

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

By Jill Krantz on July 6, 2015 0 Comment

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 »

Co-op Adventure Guide

By Amy Haggerty on June 25, 2015 0 Comment

There’s no better time to explore the co-op than during the summer and fall harvest months when local produce and products are at their peak. Make a morning or afternoon discovering new gems with the whole family following this co-op treasure hunt. The family can tackle this list together or divide into teams. Use your […]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 »

Taste Test: EXO Protein Bar

By Amy Haggerty on June 1, 2015 0 Comment

Being that insects are the most abundant life form on earth, it makes sense that over 80% of the world is eating insects regularly. Beyond having numerous health benefits, they also have a low environmental impact since they produce virtually no methane, and require minimal feed, water and space. It is estimated that crickets are […]Read More »

DIY Recipes for Grilling Season

By Jill Krantz on May 15, 2015 0 Comment

With grilling season upon us, skip the bottled and boxed rubs, marinades and flavorings. Less packaging, less questionable ingredients, better flavor. Most items here can be purchased from the bulk aisle, saving money and allowing for personalization of each recipe. A simple change from regular salt and pepper, these items will take your grilled meats, […]Read More »

5 Tips To Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

By Amy Haggerty on April 17, 2015 0 Comment

April 22 may be Earth Day, but at the co-op we celebrate Earth Day each and every day by offering local and natural products that are free of chemicals and sustainably produced and sourced to reduce our impact on the planet. While as a co-op we’ve had 40 years to hone these sustainable practices, we […]Read More »