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Traditional Foods for a Healthy Wealthy New Year

Lifeway Kefir is a traditional Eastern European food that has been consumed for thousands of years. As the New Year approaches, we couldn’t resist staying true to our roots and getting a little superstitious and sharing some of our favorite New Year’s Day food traditions, along with their meanings. Whether you’re one to follow tradition […]


Lifeway’s Favorite Blog Posts: 2014

The year is drawing to a close and at Lifeway, we’re looking back on everything we’ve seen, made, experience and tried. From music festivals and food shows, to non-profit cooperation and kitchen creations, we’ve definitely had an exciting year. While we have a lot of really cool things planned for next year (surprises we’re struggling […]


Post-holiday Tummy Taming Smoothie

  The morning after a night of celebratory eating and drinking can be rough. Rich, greasy, heavy and sugary foods can wreak havoc on your stomach, digestive system and overall mood. Relief is on it’s way our Kefir Tummy Taming Smoothie. Full of ingredients that are help support regularity, like kefir, ginger and melon, it’s […]


Last-Minute Holiday Recipes

Did you bite of a bit more than you can chew this holiday season? Don’t worry, we’ve been there. Between work parties, family activities, our daily commitments and sleep (which we’re getting way less of recently), there’s little time left for planning a dinner party, let alone prepping and hosting one. We’ve got you covered […]


5 Ways to Boost Your Energy Naturally

This time of year, we could all use a little more energy, right? The days are dark and cold, there are endless after work/school engagements, and as much as you want to believe the extra cookies you’re eating are going to fuel your workout, they’re actually throwing your metabolism way out of whack. But before […]


How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping and invitations are flooding in left and right. Clearly, the holiday season is in full swing! With the rise in cheer and celebration also comes the rise in aches, pains and overall weariness – cold season is also here. Oh, the dreaded cold! The saboteur of festive fun […]


Penne with Vegetables and Kefir Tomato Sauce

Are the cold temps, short days and countless holiday commitments leaving you uninspired at the end of the day? We’ve been there! This time of year, it can be an achievement just to put the laundry away. But don’t head for the frozen food section just yet – a healthy, comforting and delicious meal can […]


4 Recipes for Healthy Snacking at Work

Eating well at work can be challenging. During the cold winter months, fresh fruit is out of season, holiday deadlines approach, and tempting baked treats flood break rooms without remorse. Think about it: you’re at your desk, you’re working hard, and you’re hungry. What will you reach for? Why, you’ll reach for that bon-bon, of […]


Lifeway “Pitches In” with the Wood Family Foundation

The Lifeway family is committed to giving back and supporting our community. Every year we choose a different agency or group to sponsor that has a direct impact on the city of Chicago and the Greater Chicago area. This year we collaborated with the Wood Family Foundation’s Pitch In Mentoring Program. Just recently launched, Pitch In […]


Kefir Baked Sufganiyot – Baked Jelly Doughnuts

Sufganiyot, also called sufganiyah, are a traditional dessert eaten during Hanukkah. Deep-fried and topped with sugar, they’re round, sugar-coated doughnuts filled with different flavors of jelly. They’re also high in fat and sugar, meaning we have to be careful when we eat them (careful not to eat all of them, that is). Like most doughnuts, […]