A Year in Review: 12 Posts from 2015

As we look forward to celebrating the beginning of a new year with a bottle of kefir, the Champagne of Dairy in hand, we wanted to take the time to reflect on how far we’ve come since January 1, 2015. A lot has changed, that’s for sure! The Lifeway team is growing and expanding almost […]


Lifeway’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party Menu

There are countless things to love about New Year’s Eve. It’s a celebration that marks the end of one year – one set of memories and experiences – and welcomes a new one, hopefully full of even more memories and important experiences. To us, the best New Year’s Eve celebrations include close friends, family, confetti […]


How to Enjoy Snack Time While Still Eating Healthy

In the Lifeway Kitchen, snack time is one of our favorite times. We firmly believe that eating healthy snacks between meals, or when we’re hungry, helps us stay on track with a healthy diet and avoid binge eating (or digging into the cookie jar) later. In other words, snacks can be crucial to sticking to […]


Kefir + Digestion: How Kefir May Help Your Digestive System

If the holiday season has you feeling bloated, lethargic or downright stuffed, you’re not alone. What starts out innocently enough as, “a cookie here, a cocktail there” quickly balloons into days – or weeks – of eating indulgent and rich foods your body isn’t used to. Celebratory feasting is certainly appropriate (and appreciated – it’s […]


Easy and Healthy Last Minute Holiday Desserts

Christmas is just a few days away, and if you’re like the members of the Lifeway team, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the cookies, candies, treats and desserts that are showing up in our kitchens, at the office and on our dinner party menus. We love dessert as much as anyone, but do our […]


Going Green: How to Waste Less This Holiday Season

It can be far too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, celebrating and indulging during the holiday season. From celebrations and parties to seasonal specials, there are countless ways to go a little overboard, both with our spending and our wasting. At the same time, it’s as easy to go green […]


Cooking with Kefir: Baking

As one of the oldest fermented foods around, people have been cooking with kefir, or using it in their everyday life, for more than 2000 years! While these days it’s most commonly enjoyed as a drink or in a smoothie, there are endless ways to use kefir as an everyday ingredient. We marinade meat with […]


Superfood Spotlight: Beets

We’ve approached the halfway point of the holiday cooking season (also known as the “holiday cookie season”) and in the next few weeks will round out the year with family celebrations, office parties, confetti, sparklers and, of course, more eating. Oh, eating, and cooking, for that matter, how we love you. We love digging through […]


4 Probiotic Pasta Dishes for Cold Winter Nights

While it’s been unseasonably (and wonderfully) warm here in Chicago, we know frigid winter nights are on their way and are going to stick around. Add that to extremely early sunsets (we’re talking 4:30 p.m., folks) and the soon-to-be-absence of holiday cheer, we’re definitely going to need some easy, healthy comfort food to keep us […]


Lifeway’s Favorite Hanukkah Recipes

Looking for something exciting to add to your Hanukkah table this year? You came to the right place! We’ve pulled together our favorite recipes for appetizers, dips and treats all made with real ingredients  – no mystery cream-of-something soups or artificial flavorings here. Plus, they all contain Lifeway kefir, so you know you’re serving up […]