Lifeway Community

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 […]


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 […]


Fall Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Thanksgiving week is here and we’re so excited to spend time with our families and chow down on some delicious, healthy, kefir-ized Thanksgiving dishes! We’ve once again been perusing our recipe archive for things to make. We wanted to stretch our culinary skills and incorporate our favorite seasonal ingredients into dishes everyone will love. Last year, we made […]


Bringing Fresh Food While Reusing Space: e.a.t. spots

Everywhere we turn it seems like one dilapidated and forgotten house, shopping center or road is being torn up and pulled down. In these vacant spaces, seemingly overnight, new structures pop up – structures that are near replicas of their lot’s previous occupant. “Why not just keep what was there and fix it,” we ask […]


Pregnancy-Supporting Kefir Smoothie

Last week, a loyal Lifeway kefir drinker called in requesting a smoothie recipe for his pregnant wife. He had read that drinking kefir was good for women who are pregnant and wanted to ensure she was eating the healthiest foods she could to ensure a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy. While a healthy diet […]