Lunch Ideas for Back to School and Fall Routines

The fall is a great time to get into your new groove: Vacations have wrapped. School’s in session. Work is full steam ahead. But when schedules fill up and time is at a premium, making nutritious lunches can feel like one more thing you don’t have time for. Here are some lunch ideas for back … Continued

10 Morning Routine Tips to Make Your Day Better

The alarm goes off and you’re off to the races: making breakfast, packing lunches, getting showered, preparing for the day. If your mornings leave you feeling frazzled, here are some tips from the team at the co-op! Help your morning routine be a little easier and smoother, so you start your day calm, cool, and … Continued

10 Easy Uses for Zucchini

Running out of ideas for how to use all that zucchini spilling from your garden or staring you down at the farmer’s market? Well, this is for you! Don’t resort to your same old recipes: Here are 10 easy uses for zucchini to try this season. 1. Roast them in wedges Zucchini can function as … Continued

10 Deli Hacks for Easy Summer Meals

Every day, the deli team is chopping, mixing, sautéing, and baking. Mincing, tossing, whisking, and roasting. So you get to enjoy scratch-made dishes of the highest, freshest quality — and use some of them to assemble easy summer meals, too. The delicious food the deli team makes can be used in a number of ways … Continued

8 Eco-friendly Living Tips From the Co-op

In the spring, as Earth Day approaches, it’s the perfect time to think of ways you can help improve the health of the planet. And the co-op team can help, sharing some favorite tips and tricks that help you have a positive impact.   Reduce plastic waste | Ellie, MOD at Chanhassen Look for reusable … Continued

Refresh Your Morning & Evening Routine

Springtime is the perfect time to look at your morning and evening practices to assess what’s working (or not). With winter in the rearview mirror, revisit those routines that help you stay happy, centered, and healthy — while you support local and sustainable companies. Morning Routine Eco Lips Brown Sugar Lip Scrub If you wake … Continued

Kernza: A Local Grain with a Big Future

Have you tried Kernza® perennial grain yet? This game-changing grain is arriving at Lakewinds this spring after winning over local farmers. Find out what makes Kernza appealing to growers, environmentalists, and cooks alike. Background A hearty, perennial crop harvested from intermediate wheatgrass, Kernza was developed by the Land Institute with help from the University of … Continued

Wellness Insights – Sampson Q&A

Our Wellness department team members are a great resource of information, with helpful insight about topics ranging from clean skin care to supplements. Matthew Sampson, a wellness associate at our Minnetonka store, shows us how to make DIY infused oils and shares some of his favorite tips, which start not in the wellness department, but in … Continued

10 Natural Wellness Trends for 2021

It’s 2021, and along with the new year comes new trends in natural wellness. From eco-friendly items to products that help support better sleep, here are 10 wellness trends to know for the coming year. Sustainable lifestyle Sustainability is a fundamental co-op value, and many people continue to look for ways to integrate earth-friendly practices … Continued