Healthy Living

Lifeway’s 6 Food Trends for 2016

The holiday season is at an end and for some, the beginning of the new year is a chance to reflect on the previous year and make goals for what lies ahead. Our world revolves around kefir and the many healthy applications it has on our lives and the lives of our drinkers, and we […]


Mindful Sipping, Intuitive Eating

Imagine yourself at your  family’s big annual holiday dinner this past December. Food is everywhere – bowls of salty nuts, a massive shrimp cocktail tray, a huge buffet of dinner dishes and a dessert cart crammed with cakes, cookies and pies. Did you: Pick up a single peppermint stick and retreat to a quiet bedroom, […]


A Superfood Smoothie is a Hangover Helper

The best cure for a hangover? Prevention. But with so much champagne flowing on New Year’s Eve, it can be easy to overdo it. Just in case that bubbly leaves you with a queasy stomach and mega-headache, you would be wise to head into 2016 with a plan of action. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine […]


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 […]


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 […]


Healthy Cooking with Kefir: Baking

As one of the oldest naturally fermented foods around, people have been cooking and consuming with kefir for more than 2000 years. While these days it’s more commonly enjoyed as a drink by itself or in a smoothie, there are several other ways to use and cook with kefir as an everyday ingredient. For example, […]


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 […]


Staying Healthy During the Holidays with a Smoothie

It’s that time of the year again. Everyone is already bemoaning the extra pounds the holidays seem to inevitably bring as we go into the season of indulgence and excess, only to immediately follow with resolutions for the New Year to be better to ourselves, to lose weight, to get healthy, to bounce back from […]


5 Healthy Holiday Party Snacks

Entertaining season is well underway for the Lifeway team and if you’re like us, you look for healthy (or at least healthier) options when entertaining guests. To us, healthy is synonymous with delicious and it almost always means our kefir will be involved in some capacity. To help us get through the holidays with our […]


Stay Healthy While Traveling with Kefir

We’re entering the thick of the holiday season and, if you’re like many of the Lifeway team, you’re traveling quite a bit. Taking trips to see family and friends, sharing delicious meals and making new memories is what the holidays are all about, after all. But with the cold weather, rich food and new germs […]