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Supplier Stories: How Back to the Roots Upcycles Food Waste into Organic Food (Select Stores Only)

Here’s how a batch of ’shrooms became Back to the Roots, a slow-food business that grew from self-contained gardening kits to one that now feeds over a million New York City kids the first organic cereal available in American public schools.
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Growing Healthy Kids Together

We believe the more children know about and feel connected to food, the more curious they become about how things grow and taste — and the more willing they are to try new foods. Herr's how you can help.

Oh Kale Yes... Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

Raw kale deserves its healthy rap. Luckily, this nutritional powerhouse is delicious, too.

Q&A with Our Experts: 12 French Wine + Cheese Pairings You've Got to Try

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Supplier Stories: 4 Questions for the Triathlete Founders of DrinkMaple

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.

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My Favorite Recipes: Fall Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinners

It's slow cooker time! Here are must-try recipes for dinner.

100+ Fall Pumpkin Ideas to Satisfy Your Obsession

Fall’s early hallmarks are here: kids are back in school, slightly cooler weather has arrived in most places, and all things pumpkin are returning to stores. From actual pumpkins to ice cream to dog treats, pumpkin rules the season.

How to Build A Better Soup

Try these easy ideas—from simple stir-ins to healthy toppers—to boost the nutrient profile of any soup.

One Pan, One Delicious No-Fuss Dinner

The beauty of a sheet-pan dinner is that the oven does all the work—and you are left with just one pan to clean! Your protein and vegetables roast happily together in the oven, seasoned to perfection. All this recipe requires is a bit of slicing and spicing.
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5 Easy Ways to Turn a Sweet Potato into a Delicious Dinner (Plus a Bonus!)

No doubt about it — the new taco bar is the sweet potato bar. If you prep over the weekend, you can have easy, delicious and healthy meals ready every night of the week in 10 minutes flat.
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Supplier Stories: How Alaffia Soap Helps Alleviate Poverty in West Africa

A young couple with humble beginnings (one of Washington, one of West Africa) built a women’s cooperative that became one of the most successful fair trade body care businesses in the world. But before all that, they fell in love...and by “they,” we’re talking Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, founders of Alaffia — a pair who grew up worlds apart, but managed to find each other and a shared mission of using handmade soaps to help save West African women from extreme poverty by giving them opportunities for fair pay and fulfilling work at one of the company's six cooperatives.
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6 After-School Snacks the Kiddos Will Love

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

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The Anytime Snack Pack for Everyone

How Greyston Bakery Breaks Employment Barriers Through Sweet Treats

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.

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

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!).

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The Genius Equation That Makes Packing a Kids' Lunch Super Simple

We all want to make sure our kids are well fed during the school day. This means packing a lunch box that’s on the healthier side—balanced with the nutrients growing kids need and enough flavor to ensure that they, you know, actually eat it.