Join us and the Earthbound Farm team in celebrating Earth Week! This is the ideal time to restore our focus on earth-friendly living for a better future and take a closer look at the choices we are making in our daily routine when it comes to sustainability. The Earthbound Farm team has come up with some great tips for a greener shopping cart and healthier living. Take the quiz on “How Green is Your Cart?” to get an Earthbound Farm coupon and great tips on how to adjust your habits for a more sustainable living.
Spring is the perfect time for renewal and fresh starts. There is no better place to start thinking about “spring cleaning” than the kitchen! There are plenty of nutritious options to choose from when trying switch up dinnertime recipes and we are featuring a Creamy Cashew Mashed Potatoes recipe from Silk.
More about Cashew Milk: Silk® Unsweetened Cashewmilk is creamier than skim milk with 1/3 of the calories. Made with the special creaminess of cashews, it brings an irresistibly creamy taste that is great in recipes like the one below!
· 5lb bag russet potatoes
· 1 stick Horizon organic butter
· Salt, to taste
· 1 cup Silk Cashewmilk
1. Peel and cube potatoes.
2. Place in large pot and cover with water.
3. Boil for about 20 minutes, until potatoes fall apart when poked with fork. Drain water.
4. Add butter and salt. Mash with potato masher until butter is incorporated and potatoes are fairly smooth.
5. Add Silk slowly, mixing until potatoes are fluffy.
Every Day with Rachael Ray writer Nicole Witko, highlighted Silk Cashewmilk in the “Checkout!” column as one of five of the “best new buys” for consumers’ grocery list. The article noted that the beverage is the perfect “nutty alternative” in coffee. Be sure to look for the most recent issue on Newsstands now!
MSN recently featured Horizon Organic Mozzarella String Cheese as one of the 10 best snacks for weight loss. This was part of an annual report released by Eat This, Not That! and the slideshow captioned that “Each low-fat stick of this brand has a fifth of your day’s calcium intake, which means a low-fat you as well.”
Congrats to Horizon for this well deserved nod! To read more about other snack options to include in your daily routine check out the link here.
Fox News posted an article by celebrity chef, Amie Valpone featuring Earthbound Farm Kale Italia as a healthy option to help shake off the winter blues. Winter foods can often be hearty and heavy which can leave you with a hefty feeling once Spring rolls around. To freshen up your diet, Valpone recommends using Earthbound Farm Kale Italia as an easy way to add nutrients in your salads, sandwiches and even tacos. She mentions Earthbound Farm Kale Italia as “A lovely blend of organic deep greens such as tangy mizuna, mild arugula and bold radicchio, and mildly bitter baby kale makes this an easy way to start off spring on the right foot.” Be sure to check out the article to learn more about healthy spring foods that can help shake off those winter blues.
WhiteWave’s 2014 annual review traces our progress from creating and building authentic brands to becoming the nation’s fastest-growing food company. Read how we cultivated our brands into North America category leaders in plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy and organic greens and produce.
Expansion has taken us to the No. 1 market position in Europe’s plant-based foods and beverages category, as well as a joint venture partnership in China that will make environmentally sustainable and healthy products accessible to the world’s most populous nation.
Strengthening our competitive position, expanding operating margins and conserving the planet’s resources are hallmarks of The WhiteWave Foods Company. We produce food responsibly because it is the right thing to do. All the while finding new and sustainable ways to source ingredients and packaging for products that people love. It’s an exciting story about a pioneering company that creates great-tasting products with an uncommon combination of passion, commitment, principles and performance.
We are excited to announce that Horizon Organic Unsalted Butter has been featured in the March issue of Clean Eating for the 2015 Clean Choice Awards. The fourth annual Clean Eating Clean Choice Awards honors the top 100 products across 15 categories, including everything from pantry staples, breakfast picks, super time-savers, snacks, grains, baking goods, dairy and non-dairy items, gourmet goodies, green cleaning products, supplements and more. Products are judged based on taste, texture, addictiveness and whole-food ingredients. Congratulations to Horizon on this recognition and check out the full list of winners here.
Earthbound Farm Organic Smoothie Kickstarts, Silk Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend and So Delicious Dairy Free Cultured Coconut Milk (Unsweetened Vanilla) have been selected as winners in Prevention’s 2015 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards, which were published in the March issue of the magazine. This is truly an accomplishment, as Prevention has a rigorous testing process for countless new snacks, meals, beverages, and pantry staples—selecting only those that taste great, and meet their “strict criteria for healthy, clean ingredients.”
Check out the list below of Prevention’s criteria and read the full list of winners here.
Prevention 2015 Awards Criteria:
1. Contain no more than 10 g of added sugars
2. Are made without genetically modified ingredients
3. Are low in or devoid of synthetic or artificial ingredients
4. Prioritize organic or sustainably sourced ingredients
5. Are sustainable per Monterey Bay Aquarium’s criteria (if seafood)
6. Prioritize toxin-free or eco-friendly packaging
7. Are made without excess sodium
8. Are new to the market within the past 18 months
9. Taste absolutely delicious
SELF fitness writer, Sarah-Jane Bedwell, posted an article on the best snacks to help you maximize your weekend workout. The article featured Horizon Organic shelf-stable chocolate milk boxes as one of four “grab-and-go” snack options that can help refuel the body after exercise. Check out the full article to learn more.
Spring has officially sprung and we have the perfect recipe from Earthbound Farm to kick off the warmer weather. This fresh strawberry and baby spinach salad are a match made in heaven. The herbal flavor of the spinach is the perfect complement to the berry sweetness. Add some tangy goat cheese, a handful of fresh mint, and a fruity strawberry vinaigrette and the result will be truly memorable! Check out the full recipe below and happy spring season!
Strawberry and Spinach Salad
Fruity extra-virgin olive oil 3 Tbsp
Golden balsamic vinegar ½ Cup
Salt ¼ tsp
Freshly ground black pepper
Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Spinach5 oz
Fresh mint leaves (cut into thin ribbons, or “chiffonade”) ¼ cup
Fresh strawberries (hulled and cut into quarters) 2 cups
Sugar (if berries aren’t sweet enough) 2 tsp
Crumbled goat cheese 3 oz
Place the strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender and pulse until the berries are chopped very fine. Add the vinegar and let the mixture rest at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Transfer the mixture to a fine mesh sieve set over a clean bowl and press gently to drain. Discard the solids and reserve the strawberry vinegar. You can keep the vinegar refrigerated, covered, for up to 2 weeks.
Place 2 tablespoons of the strawberry vinegar in a glass jar. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, the salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Close the lid tightly on the jar and shake vigorously to combine. Let the vinaigrette rest at room temperature while you assemble the salad.
Place the spinach, mint, and strawberries in a large bowl and toss to combine. Add half of the strawberry vinaigrette and toss again, adding more dressing as desired. Sprinkle the salad with the crumbled cheese, serve immediately and enjoy!