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Supplier Stories: How Alaffia Soap Helps Alleviate Poverty in West Africa

By Whole Story Editors, September 13, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

In our new Supplier Stories series, we’re featuring our wonderful suppliers! So many of them have special stories, from women entrepreneurs to family farms to mission-driven folks who want to make a difference. Some are local—only available in a couple of stores—while others are growing along with us. Follow along as we share their tales.

Alaffia Soap

A young couple with humble beginnings (one of Washington, one

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6 After-School Snacks the Kiddos Will Love

By Whole Story Editors, September 12, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Originally published on mindbodygreen.

The ideal after-school snack is satisfying enough to keep kiddos going until dinner but also feels like a treat. Turn everyday ingredients into a build-your-own-snack adventure with a few different toppings. Simply prep the base, then let the kids do the topping themselves. Check out the combinations below for ideas.

1. Base: 365 Everyday Value® Steel-Cut Oat Bread, toasted

Photo: Lauren Volo

Toppings:

  • Mashed avocado
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Large Brown Eggs,
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The Anytime Snack Pack for Everyone

By Whole Story Editors, September 9, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Originally published on mindbodygreen.

Consider this anytime snack pack your new favorite portable snack. You don’t need a lot of any one thing — a small amount of each of your favorite elements will add up to a satisfying snack with a mix of textures. You’ll feel like you’re treating yourself on a regular weekday afternoon.

Plant-Based Version:

 
 
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How Greyston Bakery Breaks Employment Barriers Through Sweet Treats

By Lindsay Robison, September 7, 2017  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

In our new Supplier Stories series, we’re featuring our wonderful suppliers! So many of them have special stories, from women entrepreneurs to family farms to mission-driven folks who want to make a difference. Some are local — only available in a couple of stores — while others are growing along with us. Follow along as we share their tales.

Greyston Bakery: Breaking Employment Barriers

When you take your first (or thousandth) bite of a Greyston Bakery brownie, it’s hard to imagine that for founder Bernie Glassman — a Zen Buddhist monk — the bakery’s initial purpose wasn’t just to make tasty brownies.

Sure, delicious baked goods mattered, but one mission mattered more:

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Meal-Prep These Deskside Tacos Tonight for an Easy Lunch Tomorrow

By Whole Story Editors, September 6, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Originally published on mindbodygreen.

Who says you can’t pack tacos for lunch? The key to taking this not-so-travel-friendly meal to work is packing each element separately and assembling them right before you’re ready to eat. Bonus points if you warm your tortillas in the office kitchen (you can even do this in a toaster!).

*Makes: 5 lunches*

Ingredients

For black beans:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans 365 Everyday Value® Organic Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon 365 Everyday Value® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
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