Spooky Halloween Pizzas

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Whether you’re creating a spooky slice before trick-or-treating or a fun and festive Halloween spread, make these decorative pizzas your go-to:

 

Pizza with ghost shapes

Ghostly Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Plain, or limited-topping frozen pizza (we recommend Caulipower pizza for extra veggies!)
  • Sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Black olives
  • Pizza sauce (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Bake pizza according to package directions.
  2. Remove pizza from oven.
  3. Spread extra pizza sauce on frozen pizza (optional, to create a spooky, red tone).
  4. Using a ghost-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes from cheese.
  5. Slice half of the olives in halves and the rest into small strips, use any leftover to make small dots for ghost eyes and mouth.
  6. Place ghost shapes with olive dots on the pizza.
  7. Place olive halves and strips to give it a spider look.
  8. VPut pizza back in oven for 5 minutes.

 

Vegan Spider Web PizzaPizza with a spider web shape on it

Ingredients:

  • Daiya Cheeze Lover’s Pizza
  • Black olives
  • Miyoko’s Vegan Mozz Ball, cut into small, rectangular strips
  • Pizza sauce (optional)

Directions:

  1. Bake pizza according to package directions.
  2. Remove pizza from oven.
  3. Spread extra pizza sauce on pizza (optional, to create a spooky, red tone).
  4. Slice half of the olives into halves and the rest into small strips.
  5. Place strips of cheese in a spider web design.
  6. Put pizza back in oven for 5 minutes.

New Ways to Enjoy Yerba Mate

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Whether you want to need an afternoon pick-me-up or simply want to sip on something flavorful and nutritious, Jason Sani, from Active Mind & Body, is showing us fun new ways to enjoy yerba mate.

Mate Bolt Upgrade

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together with an option of using a muddle for the blueberries. The blended option with ice is highly recommended!

    * Try Lemon Elation and EnlightenMint with fresh mint as another alternative

Golden Mate Latte

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Brewed yerba mate
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Cardamom
  • 1 squirt Vanilla Stevia

Directions:

  1. Prepare mate in french press and pour together in small blender to mix. If you prefer a creamy consistency, use more concentrated liquid and add extra coconut butter.

    Extra add-ins: collagen, lions mane, chaga, cordyceps, maca

Superfood Mate Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Brewed yerba mate (chilled)
  • 1 Tbsp. Greens powder (with a spirulina base)
  • 1 serving Collagen powder
  • 1 cup Frozen blueberries
  • 1 squirt Vanilla Stevia, or monk fruit
  • 1 Tbsp. Avocado or coconut butter to thicken
  • 1 cup Ice

Directions:

  1. Prepare mate in french press and set aside in ice or fridge to chill. Pour together in small blender to mix.

Video Description: Yerba Mate with Guayakí

DIY Gift Bundles for Mother’s Day

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Need a last minute Mother’s Day gift? Look no further than these DIY gift baskets your mom will love!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you may be rushing to find the perfect gift for mom. A gift basket made by you is a thoughtful, practical and personalized gift that any mother in your life will cherish. Check out these easy, DIY gift basket ideas created by our friends at Fresh Mommy Blog; Food, Pleasure & Health; and One Lovely Life!

The Ultimate Pampering Gift Bundle by Fresh Mommy Blog

If anyone needs a little pampering in their lives, it’s the mamas of the world! Give her the gift she may not give herself – everything she needs for an evening of relaxation and pampering.

Supplies:Basket filled with assortment of gifts.

  • Body Wash – Nubian Heritage Patchouli & Buriti
  • Body Lotion – Nubian Heritage Patchouli & Buriti
  • Body Scrub – Nubian Heritage Patchouli & Buriti
  • Pretty Soap – Sappohill Oatmeal Soap Bar
  • Candle – Tru Mélange Harmony Vanilla & Peppermint
  • Bath Bomb
  • Body brush or natural sponge
  • Wine – Gérard Bertrand Coté des Roses
  • Chocolates
  • Flowers
  • Basket
  • Hand towels

Instructions:

  1. Start with a color theme! While browsing the bath and beauty aisles of Sprouts, I landed on the theme of blush and vanilla. The Nubian Heritage bottles were pretty, and the perfect start to our themed basket. The product also smelled fantastic!
  2. Gather any items that would make bath-time a pampering and relaxing experience. In keeping with the vanilla theme, the Tru Mélange candle fit right in. The pumice stone and brush combo matched, and so did the oatmeal soap.
  3. Next, it was time to add a few extra treats. Chocolates are definitely part of a pampering experience, and I picked up a couple containers of various chocolates to put in mason jars to add to the look and feel of the gift basket. You could use goodie bags, add ribbon, tags, etc.
  4. Don’t forget something to drink! Mom’s favorite tea, coffee or wine makes a great pairing for a night of pampering. Rosé is not only a top choice, it’s also a beautiful one! This bottle of Gérard Bertrand Coté des Roses was stunning and I knew the bottle could even be reused later.
  5. Grab a beautiful bouquet to top off the basket, and you’re ready to go!
  6. Using towels, wash cloths or even a robe, begin to build the ultimate pampering basket by layering the items so each is visible and compliments the others.

Loves to Cook Bundle by Food, Pleasure & Health

Each item in this basket is hand-picked for moms who are adventurous cooks and are ready for more finesse in the kitchen.

Supplies:

Supplies:

  1. Gather all of the supplies from your favorite craft store and ingredients from Sprouts.
  2. Lay the basket flat on the floor and put empty cardboard box or riser inside for height.
  3. Cover the riser/cardboard box with tissue paper or fabric.
  4. Arrange the ingredients; think about color combination and height to make it visually appealing.
  5. Cover with cellphone bag, bows or other decorations as desired.

Natural Beauty Bundle by One Lovely Life

This gorgeous basket is full of natural beauty favorites—from makeup to self-care and more. This is the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life.

Ingredients:Assortment of gifts in a basket.

Instructions:

  1. Assemble all items in your favorite basket or bag.
  2. Give along with fresh flowers.

DIY Upcycled Terrarium

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Recycling is what happens when you put things in the recycle bin at home or work. These items (paper, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, etc.) are broken down and recycled into other similar-type products. Upcycling though, is taking something you might put in the recycle bin and turning it into something different—that generally is of greater value than the original object. These DIY upcycled terrariums definitely add value!

DIY Upcycle Terrarium:

Supplies needed:

  • Empty, upcycled glass jars
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Potting soil
  • Funnel
  • Long brush
  • Scoop
  • Dish soap
  • Vinegar
  • Cleaning sponge

Instructions:

  1. Begin by removing labels from empty glass jars: Soak them in warm water with equal parts of dish soap and vinegar.
  2. Carefully peel off the label and scrub the outside of the jar removing any label residue.
  3. Once the glass jar is dry, fill it a quarter of the way with potting soil. (Using a funnel will help when scooping the potting soil into the jar.)
  4. Once potting soil has been added, use the long brush to clean the inside edges of the glass, removing soil from the sides of the bottle. This will help ensure that the plant remains clean when added to the jar.
  5. After adding the potting soil, hold glass jar at a 45-degree angle so that soil falls to one corner of the jar, leaving the opposite side open
  6. Carefully add your fern or plant to the jar. Using chopsticks, maneuver the plant so that its roots rest on the bottom of the jar—in the space on the opposite side of the soil.
  7. Once plant is placed, carefully fill the gap at the bottom with the soil so that the roots of the plant are covered and the plant sits up once you bring the bottle to a fully upright position again.
  8. Again, using the long brush, brush the sides of the glass bottle cleaning the dirt from the edges.
  9. Finally, decorate the jar with twine and a tag then place terrarium in an area with sufficient sunlight but avoid direct sun.
  10.  Add a small amount of water when soil is try but be sure not to over water the plant.

 

Heal the Earth with Dr. Bronner’s

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Because they love our planet, being environmental advocates has long been important to Dr. Bronner’s. Since 2003, they’ve boldly insisted that all the raw materials for their products be sourced from organic farms. Now, 15 years later, Dr. Bronner’s is blazing new organic trails— alongside the Rodale Institute, Fair World Project, Patagonia and Compassion in World Farming—helping to create Regenerative Organic Certified standards.

Gift bundle of Dr. Bronner's items

Regenerative farming is about feeding the soil that feeds our plants by practicing various farming techniques, including diverse crop rotations, fertility-building cover crops, minimal soil disturbance and rotational farm-animal grazing. Building upon existing organic standards, regenerative farming takes organic farming to the next level by requiring soil health and land management, animal welfare and worker fairness. Read more about this exciting new organic frontier at the Regenerative Organic Certified website.

 

DIY Citrus Bird Feeder

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Whether you’re making fresh squeezed orange juice for brunch or snacking on flavorful citrus, save those peels to create colorful and easy bird seed feeders! Upcycling citrus peels is friendly to the environment and adds a fun pop of color to your yard—plus, it’s fun to bird watch straight from your backyard. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Citrus Bird Seed Feeder:

  • Citrus, like a large navel orange, halved with flesh scooped out
  • String, like twine
  • Toothpicks
  • DIY bird seed (see step 6 for recipe)

Instructions:

  1. Cut two pieces of string, each about 12-inches long.
  2. Tie a knot at the end of each piece of
  3. Using a toothpick, weave one piece of string through the citrus (from the inside out) until you reach the knot, trimming any excess string.
  4. Take the loose end of the string you just threaded through the citrus and, directly across from the first hole, weave string through from the outside, knotting it on the inside.
  5. Repeat steps with second string.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together dried fruit, nuts and seeds.
  7. Hang citrus in a tree and fill with bird seed.

Video Description: Simple Shortcuts–DIY Citrus Bird Feeder

Brunch in a Breeze

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Make brunch a breeze and impress guests with a beautiful brunch spread by incorporating frozen fruits and veggies into your meal. Not only are frozen fruits and veggies incredibly versatile, but they also pack as much nutritional value as the fresh varieties. Whether you’re looking to whip up something sweet or savory, you’ll want to give these easy brunch recipes a try:

Video Description: Facebook Live with Emily from One Lovely Life

 

Parfaits with Frozen Fruit Puree

Recipe By: Emily from One Lovely Life

Whether you use them for meal prep, a brunch party, or a fresh weekend breakfast, these parfaits with frozen fruit puree are a major crowd pleaser! Try them with all different combinations of frozen fruit for even more variety!

Ingredients:

For the Fruit Sauce:
  • 2 cups frozen fruit or berries (like Cascadian Farm strawberries, blueberries or cherry berry blend), partially thawed
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Orange or lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey

For the Parfaits:

  • Your favorite mixed nuts or granola (like Cascadian Farm Cherry, Quinoa & Almond Granola)
  • Yogurt (dairy-free, if needed)
  • Fruit puree (see above)
  • Fresh fruit – like berries, bananas, kiwi, mango, etc.

Instructions:

  1. To make the fruit puree, place partially thawed frozen fruit or berries in a blender or food processor. Add water, juice, and honey. Pulse or puree until smooth, leaving a few larger pieces, as desired. (If you want it completely smooth, you can strain it through a fine-mesh sieve).
  2. To assemble parfaits, fill small jars or glasses. Layer yogurt, fruit puree, fresh fruit, and nuts or granola in any order you like. Mix and match different fresh fruits and fruit purees to create new flavor combinations!

Green Chile Frittata

By Emily from One Lovely Life

Say hello to big time flavor without a lot of effort! This frittata is packed with veggie goodness, hash browns, and bacon. It’s an all-in-one breakfast dish that’ll make any morning better.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Bell peppers (any color), diced
  • 1 (4 oz.) can Sprouts Green Chiles (don’t drain)
  • 1-2 cups Fresh spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 8 oz. Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Hash Browns (about 1/2 a package)
  • 4 oz. Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 7 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk (dairy or unsweetened non-dairy)
  • Additional salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch pie dish with nonstick spray, or a little olive oil or butter.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté over medium heat 8-10 minutes, or until very tender and onion is translucent.
  3. Add green chiles, spinach, salt, and pepper, and stir until spinach is wilted.
  4. Add hash browns to the bottom of your prepared pie dish.
  5. Pour cooked veggie mixture over the hash browns and pack down well.
  6. Sprinkle bacon over veggie mixture.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk with a little salt and pepper. Whisk until very well blended.
  8. Pour egg mixture over the potato/egg/bacon and allow to settle.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees 30-35 minutes, or until center is just set. If the edges are browning faster than you like, you can cover the pan with foil to protect it from browning any more.
  10.  Let cool slightly before slicing and serving.

Meet Emily

Healthy Living Blogger and Recipe Developer

Emily lives, loves, and cooks at One Lovely Life, where she shares healthy recipes and inspiration for living a happy, full life. You’ll find fresh, vibrant, allergy-friendly recipes that don’t feel like they’re missing anything. In addition to healthy recipes on her blog, you’ll find made-over sweet treats, home décor projects, and tips for living a life you love.

 


Matcha Ombre Pudding

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What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than with this Green Matcha Ombre Chia Pudding?! No need for artificial food coloring or dyes. Superfood matcha not only offers antioxidants, but also makes for a fun festive, and green, breakfast option!

Matcha Ombre PuddingGreen Matcha Ombre Pudding:

By Milk & Honey Nutrition

Ingredients:

      • 1 cup Chia seeds
      • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
      • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
      • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
      • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
      • 2 Tbsp., plus 2 1/2 tsp. Matcha Love Culinary Matcha

Instructions:

  1. Using three 12oz. mason jars, add the following to each jar: 1/3 cup chia seeds, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 Tbsp. maple syrup (add 2 Tbsp. to the last jar).
  2. Add 1/2 tsp. matcha powder to the first mason jar, 2 tsp. to the second, and 2 Tbsp. to the third. Secure the lids, and shake each well until fully combined.
  3. Refrigerate the jars for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Using two clear glasses, layer the chia pudding from darkest to lightest as shown. Top with a layer of plain yogurt. Enjoy as is, or pair with your favorite frozen fruit, or nuts!

Frozen Food Picks

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Assortment of frozen foodsThe cool ice box has come a long way and so have the foods that we place in there! From staples like fruits and veggies to delicious dessert novelties, dinners and snacks, stock up on frozen foods at Sprouts for an unbeatable selection on freezer favs!

 

Blueberries to Brussels Sprouts and Beyond

Great news! Frozen vegetables and fruits have just as much nutritional value as their fresh friends in our produce department. Having these staples on-hand means you can throw together tasty, nutritious meals for the whole family in a snap. Combine frozen carrots and broccoli with steamed rice and soy sauce for a quick rice bowl, or add a handful of frozen peaches and mangos to a blender with Greek yogurt, kale and ice for a smoothie that’s as fast as it is healthy.

Sweet Faves

Whether you’re vegan, dairy-free, shopping organic or just looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll find a wide selection of decadent desserts in Sprouts’ Frozen Food Department. From classic favorites like Tillamook Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream to creative non-dairy concoctions from brands like NadaMoo! and Jolly Llama, you’re sure to find a frozen treat that’s just right for you.

Take the Night Off

If you’re looking to satisfy your inner vegetarian with a simple veggie burger or reaching for a comfort classic like shepherd’s pie, dinner really is only minutes away – from freezer to microwave or oven. Looking to take those taste buds on an adventure? Leave your passport and head over for exotic dishes inspired by places like India, Italy or Mexico. Go ahead—take the night off from cooking—only your freezer will know.

Thaw-some Treats

Loaded with lots of healthier snacking options, our Frozen Food Department is a great place to find snacks and appetizers for your next get together. From frozen favorites like pizza bites and burritos, to unique offerings like pupusas and Sprouts Brand Quinoa & Kale Bites, there’s no shortage of tasty ways to stock your freezer!

Heart-Healthy Walnuts

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Walnut Tacos served with Cauliflower

Crunchy, hearty and oh-so-versatile, walnuts make it an easy choice when it comes to heart-healthy options. We’ve teamed up with Marisa Moore, RDN, and California Walnuts to share a few heart-healthy recipes featuring this wholesome nut:

Roasted Walnut & Cauliflower Tacos

Recipe By: California Walnuts

Seasoned cauliflower acts as a convincing meat substitute in these tacos, appealing to both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.

Ingredients:

For the Filling:
  • 1 sm. head Cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup California walnut pieces, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup Onion, minced
  • 2 tsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1 med. Jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp. Oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt, or to taste

For the Tacos:

  • 12 sm. Corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 1/2 cups Green cabbage, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, chopped, toasted
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat cauliflower with 1 tablespoon olive oil; place on a baking sheet and roast for 25–30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and toast walnuts for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add to pan with cauliflower.
  3. Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic and jalapeno cook for 2 minutes more. Stir in water, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt; cook until mixture is thick and excess water has cooked off. Stir in cauliflower mixture.
  4. Spoon mixture into warmed tortillas and top with cabbage, cheese, walnuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
  5. Optional: Cauliflower mixture may be ground in a food processor so that it resembles the texture of ground meat.

Walnut Butter-4 waysWalnut Butter – 4 Ways

By Marisa Moore, RDN

Packed with good-for-you fats, walnut butter is a creamy canvas to add different flavors. Here’s a simple walnut butter recipe with 4 ways to flavor up your blend.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups toasted California walnuts
  • Salt to taste, optional

Instructions:

  1. Add the toasted walnuts to a blender or food processor. Let the blender run on high until the walnut butter is smooth and creamy. This can take up to 5 minutes.  Add the walnut butter to a jar and seal with a lid. Store it in the refrigerator.Once the walnut butter is blended and before adding to jars, add 1 of these:
Dates:
  1. Grind 4 pitted Medjool dates (bulk bins) in a small food processor or blender until a smooth paste forms. Add the paste to the blended walnut butter. Blend until the dates are incorporated and smooth.
Honey:
  1. Add 2-3 tablespoons of Sprouts Organic Raw honey.
Maple Syrup:
  1. Add 2-3 tablespoons of Sprouts robust organic maple syrup.
    Cinnamon:
    1. Add 1 teaspoon ground Sprouts organic ground cinnamon and 1 tablespoon Sprouts Organic Raw honey.