#GivingTuesday with The Lifeway Kefir Shop

Compassion is the core of what we do. On the last Wednesday of every month, we donate 10% of our Kefir Shop earnings for that day to a local organization, a different cause will be featured each month. We value giving back to support Chicago and the organizations working to make it a better city! November […]


Thanksgiving Food Hacks

These Thanksgiving hacks are not shortcuts, but rather a reminder that every meal can be healthier, more creative, and an exploration of flavor. This Thanksgiving, look at each recipe with a new perspective and discover new ways to modernize your family traditions.


5 Nutrition Tips to Make Your Run More Effective

Running has a way of making us feel alive. It’s natural and invigorating to feel our feet on the earth and the breeze roll off our skin. From a path in the woods, a busy city sidewalk, or a gym treadmill, we have a sense of freedom when we run. Freedom from our thoughts, to-do lists, and work. Whether we’ve run a marathon or around the neighborhood, we must remember to care for our bodies when we get home. After a run, our food choices, actions, and sleep schedules affect us more than we know!

In our latest blog, we put together some nutrition tips that anyone – whether you’re running in a marathon or just starting a couch to 5k program – can benefit from!


Sweet Potatoes: Superfood Spotlight

Sweet potatoes are divine veggies that grace our plates during the holiday seasons! These beauties range in color from orange, yellow, and purple. From a Thanksgiving meal to a post-workout snack, sweet potatoes are full of flavor and all things good for you. A one cup serving of sweet potato (cooked, with the skin on) […]


Dark Chocolate: Superfood Spotlight

Dark chocolate is alluring, dreamy, and divine. There is truly a magical energy to it. Its bittersweet taste tends to leave us feeling comforted. With cravings heightened all year long, our love for chocolate knows! And, lucky for us, dark chocolate is now referred to as a healthy treat.


Dieting Doesn’t Have to Mean Deprivation

This blog was written by Dasha Agoulnik, a NASM certified personal trainer. She is a Master of Science in Nutrition student at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and future registered dietitian.

Choosing the right diet can be a difficult and time-consuming task. In my experience, the most effective diets are not about sacrifices or restrictions. A sustainable diet is about finding the ideal balance of macronutrients to give your body what it needs to power through your daily activities. Whether your day-to-day routine requires manual labor or sitting at a desk, it’s possible to create a well-balanced meal plan that leaves you satisfied. That’s why, in my professional experience, I focus on creating flexible diet plans specifically formulated to fit individual needs.


Coconut: Superfood Spotlight

Coconuts have a way of reminding us of long vacations, walks on the beach, hula dancing, and tropical drinks. From a family vacation in Hawaii to a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka, coconuts connect us to the culture we immerse ourselves in. This hearty fruit is a not only a refreshing treat but also a […]


Dragon Fruit: Superfood Spotlight

Dragons might not be real but this fruit sure is. Known for its hardy pink skin and its unique seed-speckled flesh, dragon fruit tastes like a mix between a kiwi and pear with a slight crunchiness.   Beautiful and vibrant on the outside, its inside is where the magic resides. Dragon fruit is packed with many […]


Recipe Round-Up: 4th of July

  Independence Day is the perfect excuse to gather friends and family and fire up the grill! Sure, hot dogs and hamburgers are always delicious, but we think they’re a little boring. Luckily we’ve got some ideas to spice up your patriotic festivities. Check out our favorite summertime recipes featuring kefir below. Seamus Mullen’s Grilled Chicken […]