Healthy Living

How to Build a Healthy Lunch

In honor of the American Diabetes Association’s Healthy Lunch Day, we’re digging deep into what makes a healthy lunch and providing you with the information you  need to know to make your best lunch yet, plus some of our favorite recipes. If you’re on social media, be sure to follow the American Diabetes Association on […]


How to Avoid a Food Coma

  Food co•ma (food COH-muh) noun: A state of extreme sluggishness induced by the consumption of a large quantity of food. Sample usage: “Are you seriously asking me to play football after Thanksgiving dinner? I’m in such a food coma. I’m never eating again.” We’ve all been there. Lying on the couch with a bloated belly […]


Skip the Bacon, Grab Some Kefir

Did you hear? Red meat is out. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently announced that, after a long and thorough review of the scientific literature, they have concluded that red meat consumption…should be kept to a minimum. Ok, so their exact words are, “Probably carcinogenic to humans.” It’s now in […]


7 Warm Breakfasts for Cool Mornings

Is the cold weather disrupting your breakfast routine? We don’t blame you! We always look forward to sipping on our favorite cold kefir smoothie to start our day, but sometimes we crave something warm and comforting. Not willing to give up our daily dose of protein and probiotics, we turn to the Lifeway Kitchen for […]


The Health Benefits of Giving

With Halloween over, the countdown is on to Thanksgiving. Many of us celebrate Thanksgiving by contemplating all we have to be grateful for, and we all know how good that feels. Lots of us also choose to give back in some way during the holidays – volunteering, donating money to a favorite cause, or just […]


Probiotic Partner: Sauerkraut

At the start of the year, E! News predicted that sauerkraut would be one of the trendiest foods of 2015. That’s because the crunchy, tangy fermented side dish is overflowing with healthy probiotic bacteria. In fact, all those good-for-you bugs are likely what prompted iconic integrative physician Andrew Weil, MD, to call sauerkraut “a living […]


Fall’s Bounty: 6 Ways to Use Apples

Here in the Midwest, the leaves on our beautiful trees are turning and falling fast, which means we have just a few weeks left to take trips to the local apple orchards and stock up on bushels and bushels of tart, juicy, crisp apples. Falling For Apples   Apples don’t just taste good, they’re good […]


Eat Pickles, be Cool as a Cucumber

A new psychiatry research study out of the College of William & Mary and the University of Maryland found a potential link between probiotic-containing fermented foods like pickles, kimchi, and kefir, and social anxiety. They discovered that young adults who eat more fermented foods experience fewer symptoms of social anxiety, with the effect proving strongest among […]


Fall in Love with Apples

Kids eat a lot of apples, according to a new study. “Duh,” you say? We agree. Still, new research published in the journal Pediatrics found that apples account for nearly 20 percent of fruit intake among Americans ages 2 to 19.   That’s actually pretty stellar news, considering apples are surprisingly healthy. Here’s why one […]