Valentine’s Day No-Bake Coconut Fruit Tarts

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This Valentine’s Day weekend give your sweetheart a sweet tooth with these individual no-bake coconut fruit tarts from So Delicious Dairy Free . They’re vegan, gluten -free and made with love!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Chop almonds in a food processor and add mejool dates. Blend until smooth. Reserve about 1/8 C. of date mixture and set aside.
  • Prepare two individual-sized tart pans with oil or line with parchment. Divide the date mixture among the two pans and press along the bottom and sides.
  • In a mixing bowl, whip the Culinary Coconutmilk with a hand mixer for a minute or so before adding the reserved date mixture and about 5 berries. Stir to combine.
  • Spoon the coconut mixture into the tart crusts and pop in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove the frozen tarts from the pans.
  • Garnish with raspberries and sliced strawberries.

 

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Introducing Sir Bananas!

BANANAMILK THAT’S BRILLIANTLY SIMPLE

We are excited to welcome Sir Bananas™ as the newest member of the WhiteWave familyBananas make everything better™. That’s the brilliance behind Sir Bananas: Deliciously smooth, snackably good™ bananamilk madesir bananas with the goodness of milk and real bananas. With eight essential nutrients including protein and calcium and no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, it’s a snack with undeniable a-peel. Drink it, snack it, smoothie it or even bake with it! Sir Bananas has no high-fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors, is gluten-free and carrageenan-free. Go ahead and go bananas.

8 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS

  • 7g of protein
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Vitamin B12
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin D
  • Phosphorus

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WhiteWave Foods Supports Sustainable Farming and Community Improvement

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We are proud to announce that 100 percent of the cocoa powder sourced across WhiteWave’s portfolio of plant-based, dairy and creamer products within the Americas Foods & Beverages segment will be independently certified sustainable by the end of 2016. All brands based in North America using cocoa as an ingredient will transition, including Silk, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega, Horizon Organic, and International Delight.

As of 2015, 25 percent of WhiteWave’s cocoa was certified sustainable. By the end of 2016, all cocoa purchased will be certified by UTZ (https://www.utz.org/), an independent certification program for the responsible production of cocoa, coffee and tea using environmental, economic and social aspects. WhiteWave’s certified sustainable cocoa supports education and training of cocoa producers, environmentally sound farming methods and just working conditions.

This initiative is one more way we are building on our long-time commitment to produce food responsibly. We will continue to support environmental sustainability, and find new and sustainable ways to create products that people enjoy.

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Vega’s Top 10 Ways to Put Yourself First

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When life gets in the way of personal time, carving out space for yourself can increase your mood, health and quality of life. Even with seemingly endless obligations, deadlines and appointments, carving out a few moments daily to do something for yourself is a great way to stay energized and take on your day with a positive attitude.

Check out Vega’s top 10 ways to put yourself first by clicking here.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Looking to add some warmth to your week? Whether you’re digging out of a snowstorm or relaxing at home, this super simple Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe is sure to delight!

Simply add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper to your mug of International Delight Hot Chocolate for a delicious twist on a classic treat.

 

 

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Conscious Alliance Reaches 2 Million Meal Milestone

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The Conscious Alliance recently announced that they have distributed over 2 million meals nationwide! 2015 was an incredible year for the Conscious Alliance. Their strong partnerships within the music, art, natural food and restaurant worlds have allowed them to strengthen their approach and increase their impact with the communities they serve.

WhiteWave is happy to be a part of such an amazing team supporting the mission and vision of the Conscious Alliance.

About Conscious Alliance: Conscious Alliance, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports communities in crisis. Based in Boulder, Colo., Conscious Alliance operates through a three-tier approach: emergency food relief to communities across the United States, empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country, and nutrition, exercise and gardening education for youth in economically isolated Native American reservations. Conscious Alliance operates ongoing grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programsby organizing food drives at concerts and music events. The donations collected benefit local food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations. Conscious Alliance works with myriad companies and organizations to further its mission of providing life changing and life enhancing programs to the communities they serve.

 

 

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Cabin Fever Fun

 

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Are your kids feeling cooped up week after week because of snowstorms and cold winter weather? Make staying at home fun with these simple and creative recipes from Over the Big Moon that your kids can help with and enjoy!

 

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Get a Fresh Start from Earthbound Farm

EBF_Fresh StartThat time of year has officially arrived. It’s time to kick the healthy eating into high gear, and Earthbound Farm is here to give you the recipes to do it.

If there is one thing you can guarantee about recipes written for the first few weeks of a new year, it’s that they will be full of fresh ingredients. The below dishes are full of goodness, satisfying and most importantly, delicious. Enjoy and happy new year!

Green Queen Salad

Butternut Risotto

Stir-fried Broccolette and Cashews

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Have an #Alpronista Christmas!

 

At WhiteWave one of the best things about Christmas is spending time with family and friends & enjoying delicious meals around the table. This year, Alpro is bringing your family plant-based recipes which are easy to make and perfect for the festive table. These delicious recipes are full of fabulous ingredients! And since Christmas is all about sharing, feel free to impress your family and friends with your own creations using #alpronista! Check out the Alpro Instagram  profile and be inspired!

Cheers to an inspiring and tasty 2016!

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Brought to you by Vega: Top 10 Gifts That Can’t Be Bought In the Store

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It’s that time of year again, when there’s a magical hustle and bustle in the streets, and a natural cheer fills the air. For some of us, this can be a super stressful time of the year, with entertaining, holiday party-going and shopping frantically for the perfect gifts. Have you ever thought to yourself that life would be much easier if we could just enjoy ourselves and each other’s company without the whole gift thing? This year, we are focusing more on being a great company, and less on the gifts! Below are vega product specialist, Sarah Skalzub top 10 gifts you don’t have to go to the store to give:

An adventure is priceless. Take your special someone somewhere they’ve never been before, but always wanted to go. Whether it’s a hike they’ve had their eye on, the local ice skating rink, or a food truck they’ve been drooling over. Give them the gift of adventure that they’ll never forget.

Get hands on. Show your handy side and help out with a home project that a friend has wanted to get done forever and can never find the time. Help them clean out the garage, paint their bathroom, or organize their pantry. This is the type of gift they’ll be ever so grateful for.

Feed the need. Donate your time. Grab a partner that likes to give back, find a local charity that you can support and lend a hand. Help out in a soup kitchen, sort toys for a secret Santa organization or gift drive, or make up your own care packages and share them with those that need it most. Not only will you be making someone else’s holiday a lot better, it also feels good to give back.

Made with love. Make dinner for your friends or family. Do you have that person in your life, who’s always on the go and finds it hard to get home from work and make a healthy dinner? I think we all know at least one. Make a date to pop on over, let them relax and you do the cooking. They’ll probably appreciate it more than you know. If you’re in need of some ideas, look no further, check out the Vega Recipe Center for some awesome ideas.

Be childish. Be part of the babysitters’ club and offer to take care of a friend or family member’s kids while the parents go out for a night on the town. Give them a much deserved night out, while you get some bonding time in with the kids. Heck, you’ll be surprised at the high quality blanket fort you’re able to build as an adult.

Arts attack. Have a night out at the theater. Take your friend out for night to the theater, or go see a screening of your favorite movie. Get some popcorn, your favorite snacks and veg out.

Go Complimental. Think of the feeling you get when someone pays you a really nice compliment. I’m not talking about, I like your shirt today, or your hair looks nice like that. Those are nice to hear, don’t get me wrong, I’m talking about that feeling when someone close to you gives you a real heartfelt genuine compliment. Try making your gift something sentimental, take the time and write out a heartfelt card for your loved ones, with all the things you admire and love about them. And hey, who doesn’t like to read something nice about themselves.

Teacher for a day. Use something you’re good at and roll with it. Are you a wizard behind the guitar, give your friend that’s been dying to play a lesson. Really good at playing hockey, set up a friendly match with your friends that have always wanted to get in on a game, but felt intimidated at the rink.

Go old school. Make your friends a mixtape with your favorite jams. Or should I say make your friends a playlist. Find all those songs you rock out to when you’re together and share through Spotify or whatever music outlet you subscribe to.

Make your own entertainment. Make a slide show. That’s right, slide shows aren’t just for weddings. How fun is to see old photos of you and your family? I’m talking before-Facebook-old. Gather your family around for a real blast from the past and a walk down memory lane. Share a laugh at your brother’s bowl cut, or your mom’s hairdo and remember the good ol’ days.

For more information about Vega and Sarah click here.

 

 

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