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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!


>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 […]

>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 […]

>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 […]

>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 […]

>Grilling with LOVE: 7 Tips For Perfectly Grilled Vegetables

Summer is in full swing, and grills everywhere are fired up for dinner parties and outdoor social events. While some consider the grill to be a meat-only zone, a wide variety of plants can be deliciously prepared on the grill, and still maintain many of their health benefits. Research suggests that traditional grilled cuisine—red meat, […]