Budget Shopping Tips for Healthy, Responsible Eating

Co-op shopping is better for you, the environment, and local farmers, but we appreciate that keeping to your grocery budget is also important. We’re here to help with a list of tips to get the most out of budget shopping the co-op way. Be an owner First and foremost, to get the most of your … Continued

Sustainable Shopping Guide

  April 22nd is the day we come together to honor Mother Earth. But at Lakewinds we believe in making planet-friendly choices all year round. Every day is an opportunity to take less, reuse more, and shrink our environmental footprint. Here are just some of the ways we make sustainable shopping easy for owners and … Continued

Growing with our Communities

What a fun day in the garden at Bluff Creek Elementary School in Chanhassen! This K-5 school is right down the road from our Chanhassen location, and Lakewinds is now an enthusiastic partner in their school garden. We started by donating seeds, participated in the big planting day on May 13th, and will follow through … 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

Love Your Heart with Grass-fed Meat & Sustainable Seafood

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 … Continued

Local Co-ops: Helping You Live a Healthier Life

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 … Continued

Product Standards Help You Eat Healthfully

                          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 … Continued

Healthy Food Trends for 2016

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 … Continued