St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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Looking to for ways to get green this St. Patrick’s Day? These recipes from our blogger friends are straight from the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Avocado Hummus

You’ll be over the rainbow for this Avocado Hummus with homemade, shamrock-shaped tortilla chips! Recipe provided by our blogger friend, Karman, at The Nutrition Adventure.

Avocado Hummus by TheNutritionAdventureIngredients:

  • 4 12-inch Whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 15.5-oz. can Great Northern beans
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lg. Garlic clove
  • 1/2 Jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • Cooking spray
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 18×13-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Use a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter, or a circle cookie cutter, to cut out tortilla chips. Place the cut tortillas on the baking sheet, being sure to not overlap. Spray the tortillas with cooking spray and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  3. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, turning the tortillas over half way through baking. Allow tortilla chips to cool thoroughly.
  4. While the tortilla chips are baking, prepare hummus by combining the olive oil, beans, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper in a food processor or blender, processing until smooth. If more liquid is needed to make the hummus smooth, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  5. Serve hummus with tortilla chips and fresh vegetables, if desired. Keep hummus in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
 

Broccoli Soup

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a creamy and decadent bowl of warm broccoli cheddar soup topped with shamrock-shaped croutons. Recipe provided by our blogger friend, Ericka, at Nibbles and Feasts.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • Broccoli Soup by NibblesAndFeasts

    1 1/2 cups White onion, chopped
  • 2 Celery stalks, chopped
  • 5 cups Broccoli florets, save a few for garnish
  • 1 med. Yukon gold potato, chopped
  • 4 cups Sprouts Vegetable Broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1 cup Milk (2% or whole)
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 lg. Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. Dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp.Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 6 slices Sourdough bread

Instructions:

  1. For the soup: Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook for 5–7 minutes, until tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add celery, broccoli and potato. Cook for 2 minutes and stir in vegetable broth, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potato is soft.
  3. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth or blend with an immersion blender in the saucepan. If blended in a blender, return soup to saucepan, add milk and stir in cheese until it melts. Serve. Garnish with small broccoli florets and croutons.
  4. For croutons: Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine garlic, oregano, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and oil in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. Bring to simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Cut out bread with a 2-inch shamrock cookie cutter. Cut any remaining bread in cubes.
  6. Arrange shamrock cut-out bread and cubes in one layer on a baking sheet. Brush with oil mixture on all sides. Bake for 12-14 minutes until gold and crispy. Serve as soup topping.

Cookies and Cream Shamrock Cookies

These cookies can be cut into any shape, but they’re perfectly cute for St. Patrick’s Day in a simple shamrock shape. Topped with buttercream frosting, these cookies are flavorful and delicious. Recipe provided by our blogger friend, Glory, at Glorious Treats

Cookies and Cream shamrock cookies by abakershouseIngredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs (about eight, filling included)
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 + 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. Cream cheese
  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • Natural green food coloring

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, add the crushed cookie crumbs to flour, then add baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add 1 cup butter (cold, but cut into pieces) and blend until butter is smooth.
  3. Add sugar to the butter and blend until well-combined and fluffy.
  4. Add egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla to the sugar and butter mixture, blend until fully incorporated.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour/crumb mixture. Blend until all ingredients are combined and the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. Remove dough and roll out on a lightly floured work surface, or roll out between two sheets of plastic wrap (and then no flour is needed). Roll dough to about 3/8″ thick. Cut out desired shapes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  7. Chill entire baking sheet of cookies (in the fridge) while you heat the oven to 350°F. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, or until the tops no longer looks moist. Allow to cool a few minutes on the baking sheet, then move to a cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. For the frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup butter until smooth. Add cream cheese and continue to blend until fully smooth.
  9.  Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and blend. Add 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. vanilla and continue to blend.
  10. Add second cup of powdered sugar and mix until smooth and fluffy. Add food coloring, as desired.
  11. Spread frosting onto fully cooled cookies, or add frosting to a piping bag and fill in the cookies with a tight zig-zag pattern (as shown).

Shamrock Spinach Pancakes

You’ll be surprised to find out these family-friendly pancakes don’t have an overwhelming taste of spinach and will make eating healthier breeze. Recipe provided by our blogger friend, Holly Baker, at A Bakers House. Note: If you’d like to make shamrock-shaped pancakes, place a metal cookie cutter sprayed with baking spray on your heated pan. Fill with a thin layer of spinach pancake batter. Wait until bubbles form then remove the cookie cutter with tongs (the cookie cutter will be HOT!), flip the pancake and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Spray the cookie cutter again before using for the next pancake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups Gluten-free pancake mix
  • Spinach Pancakes by abakershouse

    1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Tightly packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup Sprouts Organic Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Sprouts unsalted butter
  • Baking Spray

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Spray with baking spray.
  2. Pour batter onto the heated pan. Wait until bubbles start to form in the middle of the pancake, then flip and cook for another 30 seconds.
  3. Serve with butter and syrup.

Spring Break Travel Snack Tips

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by Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD founder of milkandhoneynutrition.com It’s hard to believe, but winter is quickly coming to an end and before we know it spring will be here bringing warmer temps, yummy produce and the start of a big travel season. Bento-box-style snack boxes with fruit, vegetables and sandwiches.

Why Be Prepared

Whether you’re just making a day trip with the kids to your local zoo, setting out across the country for a fun-filled road trip, or hopping on a two-hour flight to your closest beach, there are a few reasons to make sure you come prepared with snacks from home. Cost: Buying snack foods in airports, or convenience stores is far more expensive than purchasing them at your local grocery store or making them at home. Gut health: The stress of travel alone can often throw gut bacteria out of whack. New-to-you snack foods purchased while traveling may create some GI distress as well. It’s a good idea to pack some tried-and-true favorites. Immune health: Our immune systems can be another victim of travel stress. If we’re not fueling our bodies properly, our immune system could take an even bigger hit – making us more prone to getting sick.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

Day Trip

Taking a day trip allows you the flexibility to pack both shelf-stable and refrigerated snacks in a cooler.  If you plan to be gone all day, remember to pack substantial foods as well. Freezing some beverages and ice packs will keep things nice and cool. Any food that is supposed to be refrigerated should be kept on ice as long as possible. Once it is taken out of the cooler (or the cooler is no longer below 40°F), it should be consumed within two to four hours. If you’re ever in doubt, just throw it out. Day-Trip Snacks
  • Popcorn
  • Dark chocolate rice cakes
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Energy bites
Cooler Snacks
  • Berries
  • Yogurt
  • Flavored water
  • Sandwiches
  • Chicken salad
  • Snacking cheese

Longer Road Trip

For longer road trips, you’ll want to keep the same food safety precautions in mind as you would on day trips. Keep in mind that cooler snacks will only last one day or less depending on the length of your trip. If your road trip will be longer than one day, try to scout out your favorite grocery stores along the route—stocking up on refrigerated goods as you make your way to your destination. Some of my preferred shelf-stable, travel-friendly snacks include:
  • 100% uncured beef sticks
  • Oat bites
  • Apple sauce
  • Nut butter
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Snack-size bars
  • Nut butter pouches
  • Other shelf-stable produce options like apples and grapes

Plane Trip 

Plane trips are a bit different when it comes to picking out your snacks. You’ll need to consider what will fit in your carry-on bag as well as what security will allow you to bring. If you bring a cooler, make sure all the ice packs are frozen solid. Anything that is not frozen, including foods, beverages, and ice packs is subject to the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule. Plane trips are the perfect opportunity to shop delicious bulk snacks in the Bulk Department, where you can choose the amount that best fits in your luggage. Easy-to-pack items include:
  • Walnuts
  • Chocolate-covered almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Dried mangos
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Plantain chips
  • Granola
Whatever your plans are this spring break, whether you’re traveling cross country or to the nearby park, make sure to stop by your local Sprouts to find your favorite travel-friendly snacks!
 
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Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD, is the Registered Dietitian, mom, food blogger and recipe developer behind milkandhoneynutrition.com. She’s also a type 1 diabetic and firmly believes food should bring us joy, not stress. Mary Ellen makes healthy eating easy, realistic and most importantly … fun! Visit her website and you’ll find yummy low-sugar, diabetes-friendly recipes the whole family will love … as well as helpful tips and a little mom humor.

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Eat the Rainbow: Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD, founder of love & zest

There are so many fun and colorful ways to jazz up meal time with food! Eating the rainbow is easy with an endless amount of produce options—there’s a fruit and veggie for every color of the rainbow. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to pull out all things green—including fruits and veggies! Sprouts has all the green foods you need to make this St. Patrick’s Day the best one yet.

Fresh green fruits and vegetables, with green drinkLet’s Chat Green Fruits

Avocados contain twice the potassium of a banana (gram for gram). Potassium is important for blood pressure and nerve function. Avocados also boast gamma-tocopherol, a defender against disease-provoking compounds in the body. If you’re craving avocado, check out this recipe for Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad, featuring creamy avocado dressing. Granny Smith apples are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. The polyphenolic compounds found in apples are phytonutrients that help protect against free radicals in the body. Apples can be enjoyed many different ways like in this recipe for Caramel Apple Oatmeal. Kiwi may look foreign on the outside with its fuzzy skin, but there’s nothing weird about its health benefits! Did you know you can even eat the skin? Packed with vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin K and vitamin E, kiwi makes a great addition to smoothies and a tangy salad topping. Try it in this Summer Superfood Smoothie Bowl. Limes are a good source of vitamin C and a tart, flavorful addition to many dishes. Squeeze limes on baked chicken, use in a marinade or enjoy in a refreshing glass of Tart Cherry Limeade bursting with lime flavor!

Remember the Green Veggies

Arugula is a nutrient-dense veggie with great sources of dietary fiber, vitamins A, C and K, as well as folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium! You can’t go wrong with this leafy green. Use it as a salad base, avocado toast topper or tossed with pasta like this Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad. Broccoli contains very good sources of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. You can immerse broccoli in cold water after roasting to preserve the many nutrients it offers. Green bell peppers are just one of the many bell pepper options. Green bell peppers in particular are slightly sweet and high in dietary fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. They’re great diced in an omelette, chopped in a salad or stuffed like these Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. Kale is incredibly nutritious. A one-cup serving provides 133% of the daily value of vitamin A and 134% of the daily value of vitamin C. Plus, there are endless ways to enjoy kale—toss with avocado oil and lemon juice for a nutritious side dish, add to a smoothie, or cook and stuff in a sweet potato for a hearty dish!

Remember to eat the rainbow every day. Check out the red Eat the Rainbow article for more inspiration!


 
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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.

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Facebook Live: Celebrate Citrus

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Citrus Centerpiece

Use fresh citrus in an unexpected way to create a free-flowing wreath centerpiece. For added interest, incorporate homemade citrus candle holders. Citrus-Centerpiece

Materials:

  • 2 bunches Mixed greens foliage
  • Bakers twine
  • Wide variety of citrus (blood oranges, pink grapefruits, Cara Cara organes, Minneola tangelos, Meyer lemons)
  • 2 votive candles
  • 1 bunch of Sunflowers

Instructions:

  1. Divide the mixed greens foliage in half. Overlap the stems and secure with bakers twine. Lay on the surface where it will be displayed.
  2. Arrange citrus to overlap the stems. Halve and quarter a few citrus to fill in gaps.
  3. Create citrus candle holders by using a knife to cut the top off and hollow out citrus comparable to the size of votives, such as minneola tangelos. Cut a small sliver off the bottom of the citrus to create a sturdy base. Insert the votives. Add the citrus candles to the display.
  4. Trim sunflower stems and arrange throughout the centerpiece.
  5. Use any extra sprigs from the mixed greens foliage to add texture throughout the section of citrus.

Panna Cotta with Citrus Honey Preserve

Sweet, creamy- and citrusy! Check out Joanna’s perfect, easy-to-make dessert. Prepare up to 3 days in advance to serve a crowd. Citrus-Panna-Cotta

Ingredients:

Panna Cotta:

  • 1 qt. Heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup White sugar
  • 1/2 Vanilla bean, split with seeds scraped
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 3 Tbsp.Water

Citrus Honey Preserve:

  • 1 large Meyer lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Clover honey
  • 1 sprig Rosemary

Toppings:

  • 1 large Meyer lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 Blood orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. White sugar
  • 1/4 cup Glazed or candied pecans, roughly chopped
  • Rosemary and orange mint sprigs, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. To make the panna cotta: Combine the cream, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat, cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Uncover, remove the vanilla bean and bring back to a simmer. In a bowl, mix together the gelatin with water. Remove the cream mixture from the heat and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Divide evenly between 8 ramekins. Cool to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, a minimum of 3 hours.
  2. To make the preserve: Fill an airtight jar with the Meyer lemon slices, honey and rosemary. Seal with lid. Shake to ensure there are no air pockets under the fruit. Store in the refrigerator overnight. Shake occasionally to mix the juices with the honey.
  3. To make the topping: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the citrus to dry.
  4. Assemble: Top each panna cotta with 1-2 tablespoons citrus honey preserve. Add a slice of each dried citrus slice. Divide the chopped pecans evenly amongst the panna cottas, and finish with rosemary and orange mint sprigs.

Zesty Ceviche

Speedy ceviche made with cooked shrimp. It is slightly sweet and tangy thanks to the Cara Cara oranges and pummelo grapefruit.

CevicheIngredients:

  • 1 lb. Medium cooked shrimp, tails removed
  • 1/2 cucumber diced
  • 1 Large jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Vine ripe tomato, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped red onion
  • 1 Avocado, seeded and diced
  • 1 Cara Cara orange, peeled and diced
  • 1 Pink grapefruit, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 Cara Cara orange
  • 3 Tbsp. Cilantro

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve with chips.
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Joanna is a commercial food stylist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work and recipes have been seen around the world. When she is not styling for her favorite brands, she enjoys publishing recipes and sharing her love of everything food on her self-titled blog many remember as Baked by Joanna. Her other interests include spending time with her family and staying healthy and fit.

Celebrate Citrus!

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Winter days somehow seem happier when you start peeling a citrus fruit and spray the room with a little taste of the tropics. Your local Sprouts store may carry some or all of the following fruits, depending on what crops are available.

Bowl full of limes, oranges and lemons

Blood Oranges

You wouldn’t really know what awaits inside these smaller, relatively thin-skinned reddish-orange fruits. But the flesh is usually a vivid blood-red color that has overtones of raspberry and strawberry. Blood oranges are less acidic than most other varieties.

Cara Cara Oranges

These oranges—a special varietal of navels—are very low in acid, so their sweet, slightly complex berry-like flavor really comes through. They are typically bright and glossy, with a surprising slight rosy hue to the flesh. Cara Caras were first discovered in the tropics of South America in 1976.

Gold Nuggets

This seedless mandarin has a bumpy, easy-to-peel, aromatic skin with a delicious sweet flavor. They’re named after the gold once found in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where they’re grown today.

Meyer Lemons

With a darker golden-hued flesh than their common counter parts, Meyer lemons are a bright sparkle in the citrus world. They’re also sweeter than the lemons you’re used to—that’s because they’re less acidic and tangy. Other differences include their smaller, more round shape and thin, edible skin.

Pummelos

Don’t let the size intimidate you! Beneath the thick rind, these giants of the citrus world have a flesh that ranges in color from creamy white to bright pink. They’re sweeter and less tangy than the smaller grapefruit and have a tropical aroma.

Ruby Tangos

A cross between a blood orange and a clementine, Ruby Tangos have a deep orange, very smooth and easy-to-peel rind. They’re seedless and have a hint of berry flavor like the blood oranges they come from.

Seedless Lemons

These are just as delicious and bright as your favorite lemons, but without the hassle of seeds. Grown from a natural hybrid stock, seedless lemons were initially used by restaurants to save time and reduce waste—now you can too!

Sumo Citrus®

With a rich history dating back to 1970s Japan, these oversized mandarins were bred to combine the easy-to-peel, Japanese Satsuma with the sweet, juicy California orange. Sumo Citrus® have a bumpy, loose peel and sport a topknot with a perfectly balanced, sweet citrus flavor.

Uniq Fruit

They may look funny—some might even say ugly (they’re also known as Ugli® fruit)—but this member of the citrus family has a beautiful sunny golden interior. When removed, the knobby, mottled and puffy thick skin reveals a super juicy, and surprisingly sweet flavor reminiscent of a mandarin and grapefruit.

Vintage Navels

These oranges are grown from heirloom navel oranges, but that is where the similarity to the navel oranges ends. Their higher sugar levels lend to a luscious aroma and the ultimate, perfect orange sweetness.
We’ve got a great selection of the sweetest citrus in season—some of them for a limited time.

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DIY Holiday Gift Guides

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Need a thoughtful and creative holiday gift? Look no further than these DIY gift baskets that your friends and family will love! It can be hard to pick out the perfect gift during the holiday rush. A gift basket made by you is a thoughtful, practical and personalized gift that any friend or family member will cherish. Follow this gift guide for easy, DIY bundle ideas created by our friends at A Baker’s House, Fit Foodie Le, Jason Sani, One Lovely Life, and Zen & Spice!

Cozy Winter Cocoa Bundle by A Baker’s House

Give the gift of chocolate! They’ll spend cold winter nights sipping on sweet hot cocoa and enjoying their favorite chocolate treats.

Supplies:

  • Sprouts Dark Chocolate Marshmallows
  • Sprouts Rich Chocolate Truffles
  • Sprouts Candy Cane Marshmallows
  • Sprouts Organic Hazelnut Spread
  • Sprouts Chocolate Wafers
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Sprouts Soy Holiday Candle (in-store only)
  • Dandee Mini Marshmallows
  • Sprouts Iced Gingerbread Cookies
  • Sprouts Chocolate Wafers
  • Sprouts Classic Holiday Sugar Cookies
  • Sprouts Organic Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate covered pretzels from the Bulk Department
  • Chocolate maltballs from the Bulk Department
  • Plaid blanket wrap
  • Mugs
  • Basket
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Fitness Fanatic Bundle by Fit Foodie Le

Keep your fitness-loving friends on track with a bundle full of wholesome snacks and healthy treats.

Supplies:

  • Sprouts Himalayan Sea Salt Popcorn
  • Seven Sundays Gluten-free Muesli
  • Protein Shaker Bottle (in-store only)
  • Manitoba Harvest Shelled Hemp Hearts
  • Quest Nutrition Protein Chips
  • Country Life Vegan D3 Spray
  • Country Life B-Complex Powder
  • Sprouts Bath Bombs
  • Sprouts Coconut Water
  • Variety of apples
  • Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
  • Super Antioxidant Trail Mix, from the Bulk Department, stored in a resealable jar
  • Sprouts Fizzy Vitamin C Drink Mix
  • Veggie Go’s Sweet Potato Apple Fruit Strips
  • Variety of Larabars
  • Basket
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Handsome Holiday Bundle by Jason Sani

Sometimes, it’s hard to shop for that special man in your life. This present falls just under $100 and is filled with necessities he’ll be using all year.

Ingredients:

  • Kal Stevia
  • Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • EO Deodorant Spray
  • Nutrasumma Growth Hormone Balance
  • Emerald Men’s Multivitamin
  • Gaiam Strength and Flexibility Bands (in-store only)
  • Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee
  • Four Sigmatic Reishi Mushroom Elixir
  • RX Bars
  • Bulletproof Collagen Protein Bars
  • No Cow Chunky Peanut Butter bar
  • Sprouts Vegan Protein Powder
  • Candle of your choice (in-store only)
  • Basket
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Holiday Host Bundle by One Lovely Life

What do you give someone who always seems to give you their all? Emily from One Lovely Life makes sure she gifts something that makes holiday hosting and entertaining even easier!

Supplies:

  • Assortment of chocolate bars
  • Assortment of holiday teas
  • Vineyard Naturals Wassail Candle (in-store only)
  • Sillycow Farms Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap
  • Pistachios, from the Bulk Department, place in a bag
  • Ribbon, to tie around bags and bottles
  • Basket
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New Mom Pampering Kit by Root + Revel

From balm for baby to bubble bath for both, this gift has everything a new mom will need to care for her new bundle of joy—and herself!

Supplies:

  • Traditional Medicinals Pre & Post Natal herbal products
  • Mineral Fusion make-up
  • Boiron Camilia
  • Boiron Cocyntal
  • Thayers Witch Hazel Toner
  • Alba Bonatinca Hawaiian Detox Wipes
  • Sprouts Epsom Salts
  • Variety of bath bombs
  • Everyone Bubble Bath
  • Candles (in-store only)
  • Variety of face masks
  • Variety of essential oils
  • Wire basket
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Pet Lover Bundle by Zen & Spice

Fido deserves some holiday cheer too! Gift pups treats they’ll be begging for.

Supplies:

  • Sprouts Jerky Sticks
  • Sprouts Grain-Free Fries
  • Sprouts Grain-Free Mini Bites
  • Doggy Delirious Natural Dog Treats
  • I and Love and You Raw Dog Food
  • I and Love and You Bully Stix
  • Variety of dog bones and sticks
  • Basket
  • Stocking
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Your Paleo Recipe Resource

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The basics of the Paleo diet are pretty simple, but having some tried-and-true recipes in your back pocket help ensure your success at staying on track with your healthy choices. We’ve gathered some of our faves that are sure to become some of yours!
Breakfast ham and egg cups

Breakfast

Always a plus, both of these breakfasts can be made ahead. The Ham-n-Egg cups are an easy traditional take on breakfast. The chia pudding is packed with nutrients, plus the MCT oil will help keep you going! Ham-n-Egg Cups Paleo Chia Seed Pudding with MCT Oil
one pot meals broccoli soup

One-Pot Meals

Nourishing comfort food, soup and chili recipes make mealtime so easy. These are Paleo-perfect and hearty enough to be a meal on their own. Thai Beef and Broccoli Soup Paleo Pumpkin Chili with Turkey
Sides of mashed potatoes

Sides

Pair one of these sides with your meat of choice and salad, and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time. Bonus: the cauliflower potato salad is a great choice for your next potluck. Parsnip and Turnip Mash Easy Cauliflower Potato Salad Green Beans Wrapped in Bacon over Pears
Dinner Chicken with Carrots

Dinner

Paired with greens of your choice, these three recipes make for easy weeknight dinners. The salmon cakes can be made ahead and reheated making them a good choice for planned-overs. Leftover steak could be added to a dinner-sized salad tomorrow. Endless, easy possibilities! Oven Roasted Chicken Jalapeño Grilled New York Steak Paleo Salmon Cakes

Emotional Wellness: Staying Balanced During the Rush

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From seasonal blues, to travel anxiety and garden-variety worry, it can be difficult to feel like you’re staying balanced this time of year. Once you’ve packed your busy schedule and are ready to head out for the holiday season, here are few ways to help you maintain your emotional cool throughout the journey. Cup of tea with dried oranges, pinecones and pine branches

Meet the Adaptogens

Adaptogens are herbs known to help increase the body’s resistance to stress and exert a positive effect on the various systems, including immune, nervous and cardiovascular function—making them great additions to your stress-busting toolkit. Ashwagandha and Rhodiola rosea, also known as simply rhodiola, arctic root or golden root, are both adaptogens, acting as stress relievers and balancers. (You can read more about ashwagandha in our article Destress with Ashwagandha.) Both of these adaptogens are available in easy-to-take tincture and capsules. Aside from making you tired, stress can also leave you feeling frazzled and affect mental acuteness. Utilizing ashwagandha, rhodiola and a host of other brain-boosting herbs and minerals, Source Naturals’ Brain Charge® may help provide the extra cognitive support you need. Optimistic®, also by Source Naturals, is another supplement formulated to help support emotional equilibrium. It too has rhodiola, as well as a host of other herbs, to help contribute to an overall positive mood.

Keep These Vitamins Handy

Among all its other great attributes, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to regulate cortisol, the stress hormone. Can’t go wrong with that! During stressful times, our energy level tends to wane a bit. Many of the B vitamins in a B complex are directly involved in energy production. And, the vitamin B6 specifically helps the body produce serotonin and melatonin, two things that are directly involved in our quality of sleep. An important component to our overall health, sleep is the body’s time to restore itself at a cellular level. That’s why it’s extra important to make sure we’re getting enough when we have extra stress in our lives.

Alternatives to Supplements

Maybe taking supplements isn’t your thing. No problem! Here are a few alternatives for you to try. Aromatherapy is like a mini-vacation in a bottle. Simply taking a few whiffs of an essential oil can help lift your mood by stimulating your olfactory senses and interacting with your brain, especially that part of the brain called the limbic system. Made up of several parts, the limbic system is in charge of emotions and memory. Lavender is one such essential oil that can help to smooth jangled nerves. Available in mist, oil or roll-on form, Chill Pill is an essential oil blend made by Aura Cacia specifically for helping to create harmony. Aside from creating a nice breather, taking a pause for tea could have other soothing benefits. Did you know, the menthol in peppermint is a muscle relaxer? In addition to clearing your head, sipping mint tea may put you more at ease. The dried flowers of chamomile create a mild herbal tea that is great for helping to calm nerves, your tummy and even help promote sleep. Green tea contains polyphenols—micronutrients packed with antioxidants—which helps to quash anxiety and stress. Dr. Bach believed that the essence of various flowers, plants and trees held the key to helping balance all the various emotional states we experience. Over 80 years ago, he developed a method to harness the healing powers of these plants. Each of the five wild flowers crafted in Nelson Bach’s Rescue Remedy were carefully chosen to combat stress and create a sense of calm. Taken internally, Rescue Remedy is available in a spray and several flavors of tasty pastilles as well.

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Holiday Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season of gift giving! Pulling together a thoughtful gift bundle for all your gift-giving needs is easy at Sprouts. Start with a beautiful basket and add gifts that invite delight. We’ve gathered some great ideas to help inspire you.
Holiday Gift Bundle for Mom

Mom Gift Bundle

A mother’s job is never done –pamper her with gifts that encourage her to take some time for herself. Bath bombs dissolve in a warm welcoming tub of relaxation. Candles and essential oils help set the mood and slippers provide the perfect post-soak step into a tranquil world. You’ll find other great ideas that encourage calming moments in our Holiday Mercantile. (Psst … this would be great for your sis, wife or best friend too!)
Holiday Gift Bundle for Dad

Dad Gift Bundle

Dad’s deserve a little pampering too! Hard work deserves hardworking gifts like balms to sooth rough hands and aching joints. An assortment of neck and back massagers help to reach and relax overworked muscles. You can add some levity with fun socks or before-you-go Poo-Pourri toilet spray.
Holiday Gift Bundle for New Year New You Routine

New Year, New You Bundle

Encourage those who work hard and play hard to ease into that new routine, stretch out of the old one and move in new ways. We’ve got kits from Gaiam designed to help strengthen as well as sooth a variety of muscle groups.
Holiday Gift Bundle for Kids

Kids Bundle

Dreaming up presents for little ones during the holiday season is always a joyful endeavor. It’s even easier with our fantastic collection of toys, games, hats and other kid-centric goodies. You’ll be sure to find something to brighten the face of all the kiddos in your life.
Holiday Gift Bundle for a Hostess

Hostess Bundle

Surprise your host or hostess with a gracious gift bag. Their culinary side will love the beautiful bamboo cutting boards and utensil, oven mitts and dish towels. The entertainer in them will appreciate the candles and aromatherapy mitts.

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Holiday Recipes

Tis the season to celebrate! Whether you’re planning a cozy get-together with close friends, hosting the family or going all out, Sprouts has you covered. Share some of these inspired appetizers at your next holiday gathering. And if you’re feeling pinched for time, make shopping easy and have it delivered!