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Sweet Food Traditions for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, a two-day celebration that begins in early autumn on the first day of Tishrei (the seventh month of the Jewish calendar). Rosh Hashanah begins the High Holy Days which end ten days later with Yom Kippur. It is a time for introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the previous year and planning changes to make in the new year.

Honey, apple, pomegranate and hala, table set with traditional food for Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashana

During the holiday, it is customary to refrain from bitter, sour and tart foods, and to eat foods that symbolize hopes for a sweet, pleasant year ahead. Keep reading to learn more about the traditional foods of Rosh Hashanah. Continue reading

Tips for a healthy, happy Back to School transition

Time flies when you’re having fun, and summer is no exception. Now it’s time for Back To School and resettling into a routine. Making sure kids are headed to school with a nutritious lunch is a main priority for parents. We are here to help ease the transition with some suggestions to make your children excited for lunchtime.

Every parent is familiar with the harried scramble before school. Make each morning more efficient by organizing your kitchen to be school-ready. Designate a drawer or shelf within your child’s reach for wholesome, dry snacks. Stock nutritious grab-and-go options such as: assorted nuts, granola, dried fruit, pretzels, crackers, raisins, and more. Here are a couple of items suited for both younger and older children:


  • Clif Kid Z BarThis organic baked whole grain snack is a balance of carbs, fiber, protein, and fat to keep your kids’ energy up. Free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors, they are available in yummy flavors like S’mores and Iced Oatmeal Cookie.
  • Annie’s Homegrown Bernie’s Farm Animal CookiesLittle ones will love these playful cookie shapes featuring life on the farm. Made with organic wheat and naturally colored with fruit and vegetable extracts, you can feel good about including cookies with lunch.

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New To Our Shelves: Top 10 for August 2014

This August, we’re showcasing products that nourish you on the inside and out. We’re bringing you clean lotions, healing tonics, nutritious kale in different ways, and even no-guilt cookies! Check out these new items hitting the shelves at your local store.


1. Jason Gluten Free Personal Care: Jason has introduced the first comprehensive personal care line to be certified gluten free. From shampoo and conditioners to facial scrubs, these products will make you look and feel good.

2. SuperEats Kale + Chia Chips: Super healthy and super tasty chips? Yes, they do exist! Kale is the #1 ingredient combined with whole chia seeds, beans and a crisp, crunchy texture. These chips are also gluten free, and made with non-GMO ingredients.

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Healthy Hydration

As the temperature rises, so does our thirst. But did you know that by the time you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated? As the weather becomes warmer, it is more important than ever to stay properly hydrated. Not only does water regulate your body temperature and help you sweat, it prevents fatigue so that you can enjoy activities in the sun.


Read on for more hydration benefits Camelbak shared with us. Continue reading

New Healthy Snack: Breton Gluten Free Crackers

When deciding to embark on a gluten free diet, it can be challenging to find substitutions for favorite snacks. With the recent influx of gluten free products on the market, capturing that familiar taste can prove tricky, especially when it comes to crackers. Dare to the rescue! The brand has been making their wholesome Breton crackers since 1982, and their tender-crisp texture and taste are now available in a gluten free version. Made with arrowroot flour and green lentil flour, they are a nutritious and flavorful alternative.


Keep reading for a few reasons why Breton crackers are a great gluten free choice. Continue reading