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Penne with Vegetables and Kefir Tomato Sauce

Are the cold temps, short days and countless holiday commitments leaving you uninspired at the end of the day? We’ve been there! This time of year, it can be an achievement just to put the laundry away. But don’t head for the frozen food section just yet – a healthy, comforting and delicious meal can […]


4 Recipes for Healthy Snacking at Work

Eating well at work can be challenging. During the cold winter months, fresh fruit is out of season, holiday deadlines approach, and tempting baked treats flood break rooms without remorse. Think about it: you’re at your desk, you’re working hard, and you’re hungry. What will you reach for? Why, you’ll reach for that bon-bon, of […]


Lifeway “Pitches In” with the Wood Family Foundation

The Lifeway family is committed to giving back and supporting our community. Every year we choose a different agency or group to sponsor that has a direct impact on the city of Chicago and the Greater Chicago area. This year we collaborated with the Wood Family Foundation’s Pitch In Mentoring Program. Just recently launched, Pitch In […]


Kefir Baked Sufganiyot – Baked Jelly Doughnuts

Sufganiyot, also called sufganiyah, are a dessert traditionally eaten during Hanukkah. Similar to a donut, they’re deep-fried, sugar-coated and filled with different flavors of jelly. While the traditional versions are high in fat and sugar, we’ve cut down on the guilt by replacing the heavy buttermilk with Lifeway Lowfat Plain Kefir and skipped the fryer all together (muffin […]


Fall for Kefir: Cranberry Creme Brulee Kefir Mousse

Nothing could be easier than pouring a tall glass of Lifeway Kefir for a refreshing, and healthy dessert (except for taking a swig straight from the bottle!), but during the holidays, it’s nice to make things a little extra fancy. Fancy doesn’t have to equal complicated or time consumig, though! Our recipe for Cranberry Crème […]


Last Minute Dessert: Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie Cups

Have you ever been in a pinch to pull together a dish for a last minute gathering? We certainly have! In fact, one of our Lifeway team members needed a dessert for an after work gathering just a few days ago. Instead of running to the grocery store to buy a box of generic cookies, […]


Feed Your Mind with Pilot Light and Lifeway

We’re excited to announce our support for another awesome non-profit in Chicago – Pilot Light! We’re honored to be help sponsor and participate in their second annual Feed Your Mind charity event (happening TONIGHT!), which will feature chef tastings from some of Chicago’s best restaurants, a silent auction, great music, and, of course, our fabulous […]


This is Your Puppy…on Probiotics

A new Wall Street Journal story is exploring the validity of pet probiotic claims, with companies promoting their products as a way to ease Fido’s chronic digestive troubles and even prevent stress-induced diarrhea in animals during travel. Apparently nobody likes flying during the holidays. Pet probiotics typically take the form of powders that can be […]


It’s #GivingTuesday and Your Support Matters

Now that we’ve survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the newer Makers Monday, we’re glad to bring our attention once again to #GivingTuesday. Last year, Lifeway partnered with Charity Miles and the Charity Miles app, where money raised supported victims and relief efforts for Hurricane Haiyan. We’re working with Charity Miles once […]


Kale Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Farmer Cheese

Our second Thanksgiving recipe creation is a nutritional powerhouse – Kale Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Farmer Cheese. So good. When it comes to Thanksgiving side dishes, most tables are stacked with starchy casseroles, sugary fruit salads and butter-drenched vegetables laced with “cream of something” soup. While they can be absolutely delicious (once again, Green Bean […]