At Sprouts, we know nutrition for your pets is just as important to you as your own–which is why we carry the leading brands in natural and organic pet foods and treats. From grain free, to high protein, your furry friends can enjoy a delicious meal with all the right nutrients without unnecessary fillers.
Three Cheers for Cherries!Get the party started with sweet cherry flavor. Load up on 4th of July must-haves and celebrate with these colorful, patriotic eats from our blogger friends.
An Introduction to Topical Products Containing Hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD)While the complete list of CBD oil benefits is still being researched, manufacturers understand the growing interest from shoppers seeking alternative options. Topical body care like balms, creams, salves and ointments containing CBD are not intended to treat or cure any specific condition but may help tired muscles and sore joints.
What is CBD Oil?CBD (cannabidiol) is one molecule of hundreds derived from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant and made into oil. This oil is then combined with emollients and essential oils for topical application.
Are Marijuana and Hemp Different?Yes, both belong to the same plant family but have distinctive characteristics. Marijuana contains a psycho-active component called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is associated with a “high,” while CBD is non psycho-active and does not produce a “high.”
How Do CBD Products Work?Cannabinoids activate receptors in our body associated with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates recovery and repair, among other functions. Many consumers have found CBD-containing products helpful when used as recommended. No significant side effects have been reported with CBD use, and it is generally well tolerated.*
In topical form, such as balms, creams, salves and ointments, CBD products may be a useful alternative to over-the-counter, steroid-based creams and act as a more natural remedy for those interested in natural care. Topical hemp extract may help manage pain or inflammation associated with injury or strain.
How Should I Choose CBD Topicals?When choosing topical CBD body care items, it’s important to look for products rooted in efficacy, safety and quality. Brands sold at Sprouts offer products that comply with applicable laws, FDA regulations and are committed to testing, traceability and transparency.
*Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not designed to treat, cure or mitigate any disease. You should consult with your doctor prior to use.
Summer GrillingGet ready to fire up the grill with these fun and unique backyard recipes.
Build-Your-Own Tostada Nachos
- Butcher Shop Pollo Asado
- Carne Asada
- Sprouts Market Corner Tortillas
- Pico De Gallo
- Shredded Cheese
- Create a half moon out of tortillas and fry until crispy.
- Grill pollo asado and carne asada and cut into bite-size pieces.
- Build your tostada with desired toppings and enjoy.
- Sweet corn, grilled
- Cotija cheese
- Sprouts taco seasoning
- Spread crema all over grilled corn.
- Sprinkle lightly with cotija cheese and taco seasoning.
- Top with cilantro.
Save on hundreds of new and trending itemsAt Sprouts, we’re passionate about bringing you the hottest new and unique products in fresh and natural foods so you can be the first to try them! Come explore and discover all of these exciting products throughout the store while they’re on sale, now through Wednesday, May 8. You’ll find interesting, better-for-you items featuring trending products like pasture-raised ghee and clinically tested collagen, as well as specially sourced ingredients like gluten-free oats, plant-based eggs and healthy fats, just to name a few.
Want to learn more about trends in natural products?Explore what’s in-store with these resources on popular topics—some that have been the inspiration for new products hitting shelves now for you to discover.
Family owned and operated since 1995, Taylor Farms started in Salinas Valley, California, affectionately called America’s Salad Bowl. As a third-generation produce grower, Bruce Taylor followed in his family’s footsteps to build Taylor Farms into the largest producer of salads and healthy fresh food. Growing high-quality salads and vegetables begins with high-quality farming families and sustainable farming practices.
Innovation: The Art of Growing
By pioneering the industry’s first advanced automated harvesters, Taylor Farms increased productivity and provided an ergonomically beneficial environment for employees. From the fields to the processing plants, Taylor Farms continually works to advance industry best practices. They developed SmartWash™, a revolutionary produce wash system that’s helped raise the bar in food safety—keeping your wellbeing a priority.
Taylor Farms is genuinely dedicated to protecting the health of our environment for future generations. Since 2012, Taylor Farms has completed ten major sustainability projects related to alternative and renewable energy, waste reduction and water conservation. With these renewable energy technologies, Taylor Farms has produced 53,326,167 KWh—offsetting 132,755 metric tons of CO2—the equivalent of taking 8,498 cars off the road annually!
Giving back has been a part of Taylor Farms’ culture since day one, by sharing their success with the communities in which they live and work. They support their vision to create healthy lives through philanthropic programs focused on youth education and leadership, as well as health and wellness. In the past two years alone, Taylor Farms has donated over six million pounds of fresh produce.
From their fields to your fork, Taylor Farms is passionate about making vegetables an exciting and delightful part of your healthy lifestyle. They believe fresh, flavorful greens create the foundation for enjoying vegetables in imaginative and delicious ways.
Taylor Farms supplies one in three salads across the United States, they even supply our own Sprouts Brand salads and salad kits. We carry a wide variety of their healthy salads and greens for you to choose from.
Caring for the health of our soil has become an increasingly important endeavor as we better understand the role nutrient-rich soil plays in the quality of our food and ecosystem. Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming that works to progressively improve the soil, water and the environment. These farming methods can help take CO2, a powerful greenhouse gas, out of the atmosphere and put it back where it can do the most good—under our feet—and that’s where this story begins, with soil.
Green plants naturally take carbon out of the air as part of photosynthesis and turn it into simple sugars. The sugars are exuded from the plant’s roots into the ground, where it feeds microorganisms that live around the root base. Those microorganisms use the carbon-based sugars to build topsoil—capturing, or sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. When a thin layer of compost is added to this system, it sets up a cycle where the plants are able to capture more and more carbon each year.
Thoughtfully planted between other crops, cover crops can help to remedy soil shortcomings, keep weeds down, retain water and enrich the soil. This means the next crop will require less fertilizer, have a greater tolerance to drought and yield more. Another big plus to cover crops is they help to manage soil erosion.
Tilling the soil can lead to soil erosion, kill off the microorganisms necessary for healthy soil, encourage weed growth and can pack the soil making it harder for a crop to grow. Not tilling helps to create long-term soil fertility—organic soil that’s not tilled holds nutrients like a sponge, helping to create nutrient-rich food.
Coming soon …
Be prepared to start seeing more of this logo in the future. This certification will be used in tandem with the USDA Organic seal. The pilot program companies already produce USDA Certified Organic goods. Working towards Regenerative Organic Certification, they will be utilizing the additional regenerative agriculture practices of soil health and land management, as well as animal welfare, and farmer and worker fairness practices.
Regenerative Agriculture Products at Sprouts
With just a few simple ingredients, you can get a naturally and effectively clean home! Mixed in three different formulations, castile soap gives a gentle cleanse and added ingredients offer an anti-bacterial boost that will have all areas sparkling.
Soft Scrub for Bath & Tile
This scrub can also be used to clean the toilet and works great in a small squeeze bottle.
- 3/4 cup Baking soda (slightly heaped)
- 1/3 cup Castile soap
- 1 Tbsp. Water
- In a bowl, combine ingredients and stir with a fork to make a nice soft, paste-like, consistency.
- Scoop out the scrub with a sponge and start cleaning.
This fresh-smelling spray is used to clean wood and other surfaces that need dusting.
- 1 cup Distilled water
- 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 2 tsp. Castile soap
- 8 drops Lemon essential oil
- Glass spray bottle
- Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle and shake.
Use daily to clean your household surfaces, like kids toys, counters, door handles and more!
- 1 1/2 cups Distilled water
- 2 Tbsp. Castile soap
- 20 drops Lemon essential oil
- Glass spray bottle
- Combine all ingredients in the bottle and shake.
About Tabitha Blue
Life Coach and blogger, Tabitha Blue, has been named Tampa Bay’s most influential mommy blogger. She is the writer behind FreshMommyBlog.com and also hosts her own online home makeover show, House to Home. She has made appearances on daytime TV and has been featured multiple times in print and national magazines, like InStyle, Health, Real Simple, Southern Living, People, O, The Oprah Magazine and more.
Tabitha looks for the beauty found in the everyday, like in a great lipstick or the laughter of her kids. Her blog, FreshMommyBlog.com, is where motherhood, food, travel, design and stylish little things collide.
Recycling seems pretty simple. But did you know things like cleanliness and contamination play into the whole system? To help you become a model recycler, we’ll be answering questions like, how clean is clean? And, can those plastic windows in envelopes be included with the paper?
Does recycling really matter?
Yes! Here’s a recycling fact: Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for two hours, or a laptop for three hours or light a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours.
The Benefits of Recycling
When we choose to recycle things like paper, cardboard, glass and plastic, we’re sending less material to the landfill. At the same time, when those materials we divert from the landfill are reused, they’re saving other valuable natural resources like water, trees and minerals. Recycling also benefits our economy by creating a domestic source of materials. Last but not least, recycling saves energy.
What Can Be Recycled?
The best answer to this question is: Check locally! Because recycling programs vary from one area to the next, there is no set answer for what materials can be recycled in your neighborhood. The non-profit organization, Keep America Beautiful, has a fantastic website to help you find information on the recycling programs in your area—searchable by zip code!
Is it really true that if you don’t clean your plastic, glass or can you ruin it for all the other recycles? Yes and no. If there are still a few schmears of mayo in the jar after you’ve rinsed it out, no harm done. But if the container has not been rinsed at all and/or contains leftover food or liquids, yes, it could contaminate other materials, especially in places that have a single-stream system.
Consider this: An unrinsed food jar could come open or break somewhere in the process. If it gets on paper and cardboard recyclables, they’ll be ruined. You don’t have to spotlessly clean plastics and glass with soap and water, just rinse them so little to no food is left in them. And let them dry too. Wet containers with paper and cardboard aren’t a good combo—soggy items can contaminate a whole bundle of paper products.
Crumpled paper, newspaper and cardboard are a-okay. Shredded however, in most cases, is not. You can use it in your compost pile as a brown/carbon. As for those pesky plastic windows in paper envelopes? It’s best to remove them before adding the envelope to the recycle bin. (Don’t worry if there is a little sliver of plastic that hangs on.) And unless you can completely separate the paper part of a bubble-wrap mailer from the plastic, those shipping envelopes will need to be reused or thrown in the garbage.
When you toss something in the recycling bin that you hope is recyclable, but aren’t sure, you’re wishcycling. The trouble with this practice is, if what you’re adding to the recycles truly isn’t recyclable, you run the risk turning vast amounts of potentially recyclable material into trash or at the very least, bringing the process to a halt at the recycling center. Keep in mind, just because something has the chasing arrows symbol on it does not mean it can go in the bin with everything else. Boost your eco-savvy by checking with your local municipality for the rules as to what can be collected in your area.
Can You Recycle Plastic Bags?
Most recycling programs will not take plastic bags, even if it has the recycling logo on it. At Sprouts, we have containers at the front of every store where plastic bags can be recycled. Last year, our customers returned 22 million plastic bags to us, so we could recycle them for you. We also recycled 850,000 pounds of our own mixed recyclables including paper, plastic, aluminum and glass, as well as 80 million pounds of cardboard—that’s equivalent to 450,000 trees!
Here’s another recycling fact:
It’s possible to turn an aluminum can into another aluminum product in as little as 60 days!
by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD, founder of love & zest
Do you have intentions of adding more fruits and veggies into your diet throughout 2019? Maybe you’re focusing on plant-based eating habits for the new year and need some inspiration! Whether you’re a produce connoisseur or you’re new to the idea of eating a variety of fruits and veggies, eating the rainbow is always a good idea.
Since February is a month of love, we’re going to hone in on red fruits and vegetables! Fortunately, Sprouts has all the red produce you need to incorporate into your day-to-day healthy living routine.
Let’s Start with Red Fruits
Apples are a great and versatile option. They’re high in fiber and a high-quality source of vitamin C. There are also a number of choices when it comes to red apples—Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious, Ambrosia—the list goes on! If you’re obsessed with apples, check out this refreshing recipe for Apple Crunch Slaw with Almond Butter Dressing.
Cranberries contain a substantial amount of fiber, vitamin C and manganese. They make for a convenient and nutritious snack, a tasty addition to any salad and add a hint of sweetness to your oatmeal.
Cherries are bursting with fiber and vitamin C. The options are endless when it comes to different ways to enjoy cherries. Try them in sweet and juicy desserts, as well as savory dishes such as salads and appetizers. Since Valentine’s Day is near, be sure to try this Double Chocolate Cherry Skillet Brownie.
Raspberries are packed with many nutrients including fiber, vitamin K, magnesium, vitamin C and manganese. They’re perfect for a midday snack, a tasty salad dressing, flavorful boost to oatmeal and a refreshing addition to water.
Strawberries are a very good source of fiber, vitamin C and manganese. A versatile fruit, they’re great in salads, pancakes, fruit pizza, yogurt popsicles and by themselves—you simply can’t go wrong with them.
Now for the Red Veggies
Beets are an incredible source of dietary fiber, folate, potassium and manganese. A highly nutritious vegetable, they have a sweet and earthy flavor. Try roasting them, topping a salad with them or pairing them with apples and goat cheese—you won’t regret it!
Red bell peppers are a popular and versatile pepper that can be incorporated into any dish. They’re great diced up in an omelette for breakfast, sliced on top of a salad for lunch, and grilled or roasted as a side for dinner. You’ll get a boost of dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, E and B6, as well as folate from this nutritious veggie!
Red onions are a staple veggie for many. If you’re new to red onions, you may never go back to yellow or white! Packed with flavor and vitamin C, red onions can enhance any dish with flavor and nutrients. They pair perfectly with salads, on top of burgers, and roasted with balsamic vinegar for a side dish bursting with flavor.
Red potatoes are always a good idea. Create a simple side dish by roasting some red potatoes in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic for the perfect combination. They can also be used in a potato salad using plain Greek yogurt and your favorite seasonings.
Rhubarb can be enjoyed in more ways than just pie! Loaded with many nutrients including fiber, vitamins C and K, calcium, potassium, and manganese, rhubarb is an intensely tart spring vegetable that tastes amazing in a fruit smoothie too!
Tomatoes can be enjoyed simply by slicing and adding salt and pepper on top. They also make a perfect soup for chilly weather or a refreshing addition to a cucumber and feta salad in the summer months. They’re a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A, C and K, potassium and manganese.
Remember to eat the rainbow every day, and this year make Valentine’s day festive with red produce!
Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD, is the owner of popular food and nutrition website, Love & Zest, where she shares (mostly) healthy recipes to fuel the whole family and real-life stories of modern motherhood. Kristina is a former NBA team dietitian, collegiate sports RD and cookbook author. She’s the mama to two active and hungry boys and lives in Orlando with her middle-school sweetheart. Follow Love & Zest on love & zest’s Instagram, love & zest’s Pinterest and love & zest’s Facebook, and get her new family-friendly weeknight dinner guide for stress-free meal planning.