5 Back-to-School Snack Hacks for Probiotic Health

Whether you’re heading back to college or have kids of your own, prepping snacks and lunches in advance can save a lot of time. We have some snack ideas that will help you tackle the busy fall schedules ahead.   1. The To-Go Snack Being hangry is the last thing you want when trying to shuttle your kids […]


8 Ways to Use Kefir Every Day

We like to think that our kefir is the ultimate secret ingredient every cook needs in his or her kitchen. Not only is kefir delicious on its own, it is also an incredibly versatile and useful ingredient in many of our favorite dishes and recipes. Kefir’s acidic nature makes it an excellent marinade for your favorite cuts […]


How to Stay Cool When the Weather Heats Up

Chef Seamus Mullen is back to give us some advice on a common struggle many of us face this time of year – how do we stay cool when the weather heats up? After joining us for a hot and humid (yet nonetheless fantastic) Taste of Chicago a few weeks back, Seamus is sharing his favorite ways to keep cool when the sun is at its hottest. Read on for his advice!


4 Reasons Blending Beats Juicing

While food trends come and go with the seasons, some have true lasting power. Juicing is one, and making smoothies is another, and we’re often asked, “is it better to juice or to blend?” The decision can be tough, and there are strong advocates for and against both. Smoothies and juices are typically packed with healthy […]


Lifeway T-shirt Giveaway

You’ve asked, and now you shall receive! As a thank you to our wonderful and supportive customers, we’ll be giving away 5 of our Lifeway Kefir shirts! (Available for Men and Women in sizes Small, Medium, and Large. Men’s shirts are not V-Neck.) To enter, just answer 1 of the 4 summer themed questions below in the comments for a chance to […]


Mental Health in America: National Mental Health Month

Last week we introduced our Mental Health Awareness Month series with a post about new research showing a connection between probiotic-rich foods, such as kefir, and reduced anxiety. We also talked about the White House’s National Microbiome Initiative (NMI), which will “advance microbiome science in ways that will benefit individuals, communities, and the planet.” Today we’re taking this series […]


The Secret to Happiness? Gut Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a month where those who often suffer silently are acknowledged. As kefir producers, it makes us proud to know that our product may aid in bolstering mental health. There have been several studies that have linked probiotic-rich foods to a decrease in anxiety. In fact, we’ve written about probiotics’ potential mental health benefits before.


The Jay Michael Frozen Dessert Program

To fulfill the wishes of former oncology patient Jay Michael, Lifeway Foods will donate frozen kefir to oncology patients at Northwestern Medicine for the next ten years.   Lifeway will donate 100 percent of the kefir product and cups to Prentice, which will serve over 100 patients daily. The soft-serve machine that will dispense the kefir […]


Superfood Spotlight: Rhubarb

If you take a  trip to any grocery store, farmers market or supercenter in throughout the United States this week, you’ll likely come across rows of long, rose and green colored stalks of fresh rhubarb. Coming into season near the beginning of spring in colder climates, rhubarb is the perennial harbinger of spring. It sticks around just […]


Introducing NEW Lifeway Live & Active Wear!

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on some seriously cool projects, many of which we revealed at Expo West. From probiotic pills to kefir starter kits, our new products aim to provide the probiotic support your digestive and immune systems crave. But what about the rest of your body? What about what goes […]