Holiday Cookie Recipes

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Holiday Cookie Recipes

Sharing homemade cookies during the holidays is one of the many joys of the season. Whether you’re making them for a cookie exchange, gifts or simply to share at gatherings, you’ll find everything you need to make all your favorite cookies at Sprouts. Here are a few cookie recipes to help inspire you!

Thanksgiving Recipes in a Hurry

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In case you missed it! We were live with Joanna Meyer from Baked by Joanna whipping up easy-to-make Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) sides using Simply Organic spices and seasonings. Congrats to our three prize bundle winners!

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Thanksgiving Recipes in a Hurry

Whether you’re surprised with extra Thanksgiving guests, or simply want to shorten your time in the kitchen to enjoy it with family, here are three quick and easy recipes that are so flavorful no-one would ever guess they came with shortcuts! Bowl of cranberry relish with spices and peppers

Spicy Cranberry Relish

Spicy Cranberry Relish is a great alternative to traditional cranberry sauce. Tart and citrusy, this cranberry dish packs heat from a combination of Fresno and jalapeño peppers as well as ginger and cayenne.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, peppers, ginger, cayenne and water. Stir with a wooden spoon. Bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking and stirring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes. The relish should be void of water and look thick and chunky.
  3. Let the relish cool and then serve. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

French Onion and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Make instant mashed potatoes special by adding flavors of French onion and chives. Then, top it with charred red onions for taste and visual appeal that will have your holiday guests going back for seconds.

Ingredients:

Bowl of French Onion Mashed Potatoes

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk, water and butter to a boil. Alternatively, add the ingredients to a microwave-safe dish to heat until the butter is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, on high heat, char the red onions in a pan. Set aside.
  3. Add the mashed potato flakes and French onion dip mix to the milk mixture and stir. Once combined, fold in the chives.
  4. Serve the potatoes topped with the charred red onions and chopped parsley.
 

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato

Stay lively after your Thanksgiving feast with this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato. The espresso becomes a decadent treat with steamed milk infused with salted caramel and pumpkin spice.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Create flavored milk by adding the milk, salted caramel syrup and pumpkin spice to a milk frother. Turn on to steam and infuse the milk.
  2. To a mug, add the vanilla syrup and top with the steamed milk. Include the froth.
  3. Slowly pour the espresso into the center of the mug. A thinner and more consistent stream creates a more defined layer between the espresso, steamed milk and froth.
  4. Garnish with a drizzle of salted caramel syrup, sprinkle of pumpkin spice and turbinado sugar.
Mug of Pumpkin Spice Macchiato
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About Joanna

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. Joanna Meyer logo

Grab ‘N Give

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Each year, Sprouts gives you the opportunity to give back to your local communities through our Grab ‘N Give program. Last year, you donated more than 2 million meals to families in need—allowing them to enjoy those special moments around the table. It’s just as easy this year to provide a healthy food or personal care bag this holiday.
  • Choose a pre-filled personal care or healthy food donation bag from one of our Grab ‘N Give displays.

  • Pay for the bag at checkout. (Price reflects a discount of 10% or more off regular retail.)

  • We’ll donate your bag to a local hunger relief agency.

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Grab-n-Give Sweepstakes

Help Support Your Local Community

And enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Sprouts gift card.


Plus, we’ll donate $1,000 to a local hunger relief agency of your choice.

Simply purchase a Grab ‘N Give bag now through December 18, locate the promo code on the bottom of your receipt and enter it in the promo code section of the Sprouts app.

See Official Rules for details.

Destress with Ashwagandha

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2018 1031 Destress with Ashwaganda Looking for a natural way to handle stress? Ashwagandha is your herb! It has been used for centuries to promote mental and physical health. With holidays right around the corner, look to this energy-restoring herb to help support both mental and physical health.

Its Latin name is Withania somnifera, but ashwagandha is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, and is part of the nightshade family. Taken from the root, ashwagandha has been used for centuries in the traditional Indian medical practice known as Ayurveda.

Combating Stress

An adaptogen, ashwagandha acts as a stress reliever and balancer. Adaptogens are known to increase the body’s resistance to stress and exert a positive effect on the various systems, including immune, nervous and cardiovascular function.

Immune & Adrenal Support

The holiday season is known for increasing stress levels and time spent with large groups of people, both contributors that can lead to the unfortunate side effect of sickness. That’s why it’s important that your immune system be at its best!

Ashwagandha is particularly helpful in lowering your stress levels and helping balance your immune system by supporting the body’s ability to fight off stress and sickness. When your body is in balance, your adrenals can respond more effectively to create a healthier stress response to a hectic holiday season.

Did you know?

The Sanskrit word ashwagandha is a combination of ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell, and refers to the strong smell of the plant’s root.

Help Shorten Cold & Flu Symptoms

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Colorful, tasty and beneficial for the body, the European elder tree is native to Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. The flowers are white with green berries that turn red, then black when fully ripe. Both berries and flowers have been used in folk medicine for centuries to treat digestive disorders, influenza, colds, sinusitis and other allergy symptoms. Bunches of elderberries on light wood

A Concentrated Antioxidant

Elderberries are a concentrated source of two antioxidants: quercetin and anthocyanin. These powerful antioxidants enhance the body’s immune response by increasing the production of cytokines. Cytokines are the immune system’s messengers, helping to regulate the body’s response to disease, inflammation and infection. The high antioxidant capacity in elderberries neutralizes harmful free radicals and protects the body against illness and disease.

Excellent Source of Vitamins A and C

Elderberries are also an excellent source of vitamins A and C. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant, which is part of what makes it a great addition to your wellness routine. Vitamin A helps with the formation of white blood cells essential to your body’s defense against illness. Together, they make an outstanding one-two punch to assist in warding off those pesky bugs that make the rounds this season.

Enhancing Immunity Quickens Recovery

Elderberry’s high antioxidants, as well as its high content of vitamins A and C are compelling reasons to try elderberry next time you feel you might be fighting a bug.

Did you know?

Elderberry significantly more antioxidant capacity than either blueberries or cranberries.


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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.

Holiday Meal Makeovers!

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Whether you’re planning a feast for your family or hosting Friendsgiving, you’ll find everything you need at Sprouts to create your perfect healthy holiday meal—from the star of the show and tasty sides, to all the organic farm-fresh fruits and veggies. And if you’re feeling pinched for time, make shopping easy and have it delivered!
Holiday Meatballs with Cranberry Aioli

Kicking It Off

A great gathering starts with the apps! Here are four delicious and easy additions to your menu. You could make the Holiday Meatballs recipe ahead of time and reheat right before guests arrive. Cranberry Avocado Salsa Holiday Meatballs with Cranberry Aioli Pear Crostini with Honey Hazelnut Goat Cheese Maple Pecan Greek Yogurt Dip
Turkey Enchiladas

Star of the Show

Turkey is the star of every Thanksgiving meal. Try this fresh take on the classic recipe, then use what’s left over from the big feast and make these Turkey Enchiladas. Spiced Citrus Turkey Turkey Enchiladas
Chorizo and cornbread stuffing

Supporting Sides

Sides round out every holiday meal. These unique versions of traditional recipes will have everyone at the table coming back for seconds. Chorizo & Cornbread Stuffing Pecan Cherry Bread Stuffing Green Beans with Cranberries & Bacon Cran-Raspberry Jalapeño Sauce
Pumpkin Horchata

Sweet Endings …

And of course, all good meals come to a sweet and delicious end—dessert! Try this fluffy cream cheese pumpkin pie recipe or serve a pumpkin version of the sweet, Southwestern sip, horchata, made from rice milk. Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust Pumpkin Horchata

Fall into Seasonal Wellness

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The days are getting shorter, there’s a crispness in the air and the leaves are becoming crunchy and colorful—there’s no denying it, fall is in full swing! Time to dust off those boots, pull out those sweaters and prepare for the cooler weather and stresses that naturally come with transitioning into a new season. Between holiday traveling and jam-packed schedules, it’s important to keep you and your family feeling your best as winter quickly approaches. Here are our top tips to make this your healthiest autumn yet: Fall Into Seasonal Wellness

Get Outdoors

The sweltering summer heat has come to an end and the icy winter air has not yet approached. It’s the perfect time to throw on a scarf and enjoy the outdoors. Gather friends and family for a fall picnic or head over to the pumpkin patch and corn maze. Soaking up the sun makes for happy memories and a healthier you. ­

Get Moving

While cozying up on the couch may sound tempting, it’s important to continue exercising throughout the fall and winter seasons both for physical and mental health. Enjoy the fresh fall breeze and go for a walk or skip hitting the snooze button and go for an early morning workout.

Support Your Immune System

Feel your best this season! To maintain a healthy immune system these products may just be what you are looking for. Our Sprouts Fizzy Vitamin C packs 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C as well as antioxidants, electrolytes, essential nutrients and B vitamins to help you stay on top of the season. Gaia Herbs’ Black Elderberry and Source Natural’s Wellness Formula both help to maintain your immunity as well. If you’re already feeling down, try Gaia Herbs’ Turmeric Supreme Immune A.S.A.P., Herb Pharm’s Rapid Immune Boost or Boiron’s Oscillococcinum to get on your feet again.

Stress Less

Along with the joy and excitement of this season, comes stress and anxiety. When you feel like your emotions are getting the best of you, try Natural Factors’ Mind Retreat or Nelson Bach’s Rescue Remedy. Don’t forget about your furry friends either, try Nelson Bach’s Rescue Remedy for Pets.

Get Plenty of Zzzs

Preparing for the holidays and resetting your fall schedule can leave you short on time and sleep. It’s important to maintain a consistent sleep schedule so that you can enjoy every moment that this season has to offer. Promote relaxation and sleep quality with Natural Factors’ Stress Relax Tranquil Sleep, Genexa’s Sleepology® or Sleep Rejuvenation™ from Source Naturals®.

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How to Cook a Rib Roast

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Thanksgiving Tips

The holidays are here and we’re ready to heat things up! Creating the ultimate roast is simple when you follow these tried-and-true tricks. Trust us, your guests will thank you!
Holiday roast

Tasty Tips

Always bring your roast to room temperature before cooking.
Season simply with salt and pepper and let its natural flavor shine.
Create a crust by preheating your oven to 500°F and allow your meat to brown, typically 10 minutes, before reducing the heat. Cook as directed.

Here’s Your Simple Step-by-Step for the Perfect Roast

The night before you are going to cook the prime rib, unwrap the roast and let it sit uncovered in the refrigerator. This will dry out the surface, allowing for an even, crisp crust. Three hours before you want to begin cooking, take the roast out of the fridge and place it on a sheet pan at room temperature. Half an hour before you start roasting, preheat your oven to 500°F and season the roast generously with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Now it’s time to do your calculation; simply multiply the weight of your roast by five. That’s your total roasting time, in minutes. For instance, if you have a four-pound roast, 4 × 5 = 20 minutes. An eight-pound roast? 8 × 5 = 40 minutes. Remember that number. When you’re ready to cook, set the roast in a roasting pan with a rack, fat-side-up. If you’re nervous about this crazy technique, you can insert a meat thermometer or a digital-probe thermometer into the deepest part of the meat, being careful not to hit bone. If nothing else, it will provide you with some peace of mind. All right, now put the roast in the oven and roast it for exactly however many minutes you calculated above. When the time’s up, turn off the oven and walk away. Don’t open the oven door for any reason for the next 2 hours. Do not open the oven door, for any reason, for the next 2 hours. In 2 hours, take the prime rib out of the oven, and let rest. If you did use a thermometer, you’ll see that the internal temperature of the meat has reached 130°F—in other words, perfect medium-rare.

Turkey with a Twist

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This holiday season, spice up your Thanksgiving table. Rich spices and fiery flavors can add a new twist to traditional recipes for turkey, stuffing and other holiday sides.
Spiced Citrus Turkey

Centerpiece Dishes

Spiced Citrus Turkey – In this recipe, fresh citrus, smoky spices and fresh cilantro bring warmth and zest to the traditional turkey rub. Turkey Enchiladas – Made with salsa verde, creamy avocados and fresh herbs, this dish made from leftover turkey is a crowd-pleasing platter.
Pumpkin Horchata

Sweet Beverages

Pumpkin Horchata – Add popular pumpkin flavors to this sweet Southwestern drink made from rice milk and cinnamon.
Chorizo and cornbread stuffing

Seasonal Sides

Chorizo & Cornbread Stuffing – Sweet and spicy, this stuffing recipe is the perfect match to a smoky Thanksgiving turkey. Cran-Raspberry Jalapeño Sauce – Tart cranberries, sweet raspberries, smoky jalapeños and fresh orange juice make for and delicious dish in this tangy holiday recipe. Cranberry Avocado Salsa – The fresh and surprising pairing of avocado and cranberry in this pico-style salsa is sure to garner the enthusiasm of your holiday guests this season.

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