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FEED YOUR BRAIN is our phrase for everything we do to inspire and enable a healthier generation through learning and information. In our stores, we have Feed Your Brain menus, Feed Your Brain wallpaper and now we have our first online example – our Feed Your Brain blog!


>Ground Yourself with Root Vegetables


As we dig our coziest sweaters out of the closet to keep us warm in the brisk autumn air, farmers are digging vibrant root vegetables out of organic soil to comfort and sustain us as we transition into the cooler months. Grown underground, root vegetables absorb a large amount of nutrients from the soil, including […]

>Fall for Farro


Now that the air is crisp and cool, hearty grain and veggie dishes are once again staples in our diet. We love quinoa and millet, but we’re also experimenting with farro, another ancient grain. While it’s not gluten-free, farro contains less gluten than wheat, and may be tolerated by some with minor gluten sensitivities. Here […]

>Healthy Summer Picnic Snacks

Summer Picnic

Whether you’re trekking into the wilderness for a day or planning a get together with friends and family in Central Park, you’ll need ideas for plant-based picnic snacks. Eating healthy food in the great outdoors will keep your group energized to make the most of the beautiful day. Below are snacks that you can easily […]

>We’ve Got That Summertime Spinach

Cooked Spinach

When the temperature officially hits 80 degrees, we’re naturally drawn to lighter food options like fruits and greens. We especially love versatile ingredients that are currently in season. Not only do they taste better, but research also suggests that produce picked at its peak contains more nutrients than when harvested out of season or stored […]

>Celebrate Pride with ‘The Big Rainbow Salad’

The Big Rainbow Salad

June is Gay Pride Month, and this week we’re celebrating here in Manhattan. To get into the spirit, we decided to create a recipe for ‘The Big Rainbow Salad,’ honoring a fruit or vegetable in each color of the rainbow. Lots of color not only equals lots of pride, but also lots of antioxidants, which […]

>Summer Soup Ideas


Even though the weather has warmed up, there’s no need to forgo a cold weather classic. When prepared raw or chilled post-cooking, soup can be a satisfying light dinner or lunch to get through the dog days of summer. All you need is your favorite vegetables and/or fruit, a bit of creativity, and a quality […]

>March Madness: Take the OA Health Challenge!

Basketball Plate

For many, March is just that ‘in-between’ month before the spring weather hits—a countdown to brighter, warmer days ahead. For sports enthusiasts, March is one of the year’s highlights—the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament—68 college basketball teams competing for the national championship. Whether you have a team to root for or not, OA has pitted […]

>All Arugula All the Time

Arugula Leaves

Move over kale, there’s a different green emerging as the most popular kid on the playground. Arugula, also called salad rocket, garden rocket, or just plain rocket, has been cultivated since Roman times in the Mediterranean area for its long list of health benefits. It’s loaded with antioxidants to support the immune system and fight […]

>Mayo Who?

'Mayo' Dressing

Mayo may be one of the most versatile condiments ever created, but it’s also one of the unhealthiest. Traditional mayonnaise is loaded with bad fat, cholesterol and sodium, and only 1 tablespoon has about 90 calories. If you’re going to devote 90 calories to a condiment, shouldn’t it at least be good for you? One of […]

>OA Hack: The Massaged Sunflower Falafel Salad

For a greener twist on the Sunflower Falafel, it can be fun (and tasty) to use this classic dish as the core of a protein-packed dinner salad, featuring additional nutrient-dense ingredients. The Massaged Sunflower Falafel Salad is a perfectly filling meal for fitness enthusiasts and those with active lifestyles (hello, spinners and crossfitters!) to get […]