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Chef’s Playground Takes School Lunch to the Next Level

Continuing our partnership with Chicago’s Academy for Global Citizenship, we’re proud to be the presenting sponsor this year’s Chef’s Playground benefit, which brings together some of the nation’s most elite chefs for a school lunch-themed night of food and fun.   The Academy for Global Citizenship With a mission is to empower all students to […]


5 Easy Ways to Improve Digestive Health

Summer schedules typically fill up fast — longer days allow for more activities. Summer’s also a time when healthy eating is tossed to the wind in favor of convenience, when homemade meals are replaced by packaged snacks or drive-through bags. Bloating, gas, constipation, and pain in general, are all symptoms of a stressed stomach looking for relief.   Digestive health doesn’t […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir – Powerful Purples and Blues

The last stop in our Drink You Colors with Kefir series is with our powerful, potent purples and blues. Purple and blue fruits and vegetables are abundant in nature, easily recognized and, most of all delicious. From blueberries and blackberries, to eggplants and even cauliflower, they’re packed with important vitamins and minerals and, you guessed […]


What’s the Deal with Fermented Foods?

There’s been a lot of buzz around cultured and fermented foods recently, and for good reasons. While some may of these good bacteria-rich foods have strange-sounding names – kimchi, miso and kombucha, for example – kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut and yes, even wine and beer, are fermented foods that offer some surprising health benefits. Fermentation, or lacto-fermentation, […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir – Gorgeous Greens

Raise your hand if you know a child who finishes their peas and broccoli, on their own, without protest. We bet very few of you have your hands up, and there’s nothing wrong with that! Vegetables of any variety generally fall into the “yucky” category, due to their tendency to be bitter and less sweet […]


Healthy Ingredient Spotlight: Dates

With a questionable appearance and an unassuming name, dates aren’t typically the first thing someone these days will reach for when they’re looking for a snack. That hasn’t always been true, though. In fact, for centuries dates had been the go to for a quick pick me up, thanks to their high levels of natural, […]


We’ve Got the Fever: It’s Allergy Season

Allergy season is upon us. If you’re one of the millions of bleary-eyed, runny-nosed Americans who struggle with Hay Fever every summer, as the lovely green trees, flowers and grass release their tiny pollen grains into the air, grab a tissue and take a seat. A brand new meta-analysis of 23 studies has confirmed that […]


#MotherCulture 2015: Our Favorite Mom Moments

Last year for our #MotherCulture campaign, we interviewed six extraordinary moms for insight into their lives, their families and what #MotherCulture means to them. In a sense, we wanted to know what it means to be a mom, according to moms. Below are our favorite highlights from the interviews.   #MotherCulture Mom Charlotte Hilton Andersen: […]


Revisiting #MotherCulture for Mother’s Day 2015

In May of 2014, we rolled out our #MotherCulture campaign, celebrating the fact that everything, including kefir, starts with a mother. In honor of the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday and moms everywhere, we’re revisiting #MotherCulture and sharing what it means to us today.   So what is #MotherCulture – how did it start? In short, […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir – Brilliant Browns and Whites

Popular brown and white fruits and vegetables include cauliflower, dates, brown pears mushrooms, parsnips, onions, garlic, ginger and potatoes. Seeds and spices, including flax seed, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon also fall into this category. Like all colorful fruits, vegetables and seeds, brown/white options contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. […]