Zero-Waste Lifestyle Tips

Whatever your motivation for living a low-waste lifestyle, we have ideas that can help! Jenna Galarneau is a wellness associate at our Minnetonka store. She’s been striving to live a zero-waste lifestyle with her family for the last three years, and in our Q&A, she shares advice for reducing waste without stressing out. Q: What … Continued

Get to Know Superior Fresh

Now here’s something extraordinary: Delicious, Atlantic salmon raised right here in the Midwest. Seem impossible? That’s the magic of Superior Fresh. The first Atlantic salmon farm in the U.S., Superior Fresh, has built one of the world’s most advanced aquaponics growing operations. Their facility includes a 40,000-square-foot steel fish building and 123,000-square-foot greenhouse in West … Continued

Tranquil Table

When life feels overwhelming, remember: there’s a strong connection between food and mood. Keep these attitude-adjusting foods handy when stress strikes for a wave of calming feelings that keep worries at bay.   Bone Broth Did you know intestinal disorders often coincide with depression and anxiety?That’s the gut-brain axis at work. Maintaining a healthy gut … Continued

Kabocha Squash & Brussel Sprouts

Kabocha Squash, Pumpkin’s Sweeter Cousin Only available in the fall, kabocha squash is also known as a Japanese Pumpkin. It is extremely sweet, very rich and nutty tasting, and is unique compared to any other squash out there! It is also easy to cook, and incredibly healthy. Suggested Recipe: Roast cubed kabocha (can leave skin on) and … Continued

Sirloin Tater Tot HotDish

Hot dish will always hold a special place in our Minnesotan . Here’s a twist on a comfort food favorite made with real, unprocessed ingredients. Sirloin Tater Tot Hot Dish 2 pounds grass-fed sirloin, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper 1 cup diced carrot 1 cup … Continued

Bite into Heirloom Tomato Season

Celebrating a favorite flavor in a special partnership with Seed to Seed Farm. There’s nothing like the taste of a big, juicy heirloom tomato in the summer time — on a BLT or sliced thick with a pinch of salt. Through a unique partnership with Seed to Seed Farm in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Lakewinds is … Continued

Breastfeeding & Food Allergy Tips from the Co-op

Breastfeeding can be challenging enough – clogged ducts, sore nipples, spontaneous leaking – and then you find out your newborn has a food allergy. YGBK! The bad news is: you have to avoid the food your baby’s allergic to. The good news is: your co-op can help! Co-ops have a great selection of allergen-free foods … Continued

Building an Awesome Burrito Bar

Deli & Cheese Category Manager, Lisa Kollodge, is the one to thank for our amazing new burrito and sandwich recipes at our Minnetonka store. She talked to us about the joys and challenges of using traditional recipes and local products. What did you enjoy most about creating the burrito & sandwich bar? By focusing on … Continued

Smart Snacking: Real Food for All Day Energy

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.   … Continued