Recipes & DIY

Coconut Oil Skincare: 14 Do-It-Yourself Recipes for All Natural Beauty

Here’s a silly question: could there be anything more popular than coconut oil? I’ve worked here in Fargo at Swanson Health Products’ headquarters for over five years now, and I’ve yet to see another...

30 Mindblowing Paleo Recipes Using Coconut Oil

As someone who follows the paleo diet the vast majority of the time, coconut oil is a true staple in my pantry. It’s so incredibly versatile! I use it to sauté veggies, grease baking pans, and blend...

Top Butter Substitutes for Cooking and Baking

"Health" is a somewhat subjective word. What works for one person will not work for another because no two bodies are the same. We all have individual needs that need to be met the way our own body...

26 Drool-Worthy Quest Bar Recipes to #CheatClean!

You love Quest Bars. And why wouldn’t you? They’re packed full of protein, fiber and flavor without a lot of the untrustworthy additives of other protein bars. It’s no wonder they’re well-loved by...

I Bought a BlenderBottle For Protein Shakes... Then All This Happened

At Swanson, we absolutely love our BlenderBottles. At any meeting, you are likely to see 2-3 in the room - at minimum. They have become the go to water bottle for many of us - even if we aren't mixing...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sunscreen, Sunburns, SPF, UVA, UVB... (Plus a Couple DIY Recipes)

It is that time of year again. The time when flip flops and shorts are pulled out, you take walks and bike rides in the park regularly, you sip a margarita on the patio, have cookouts with friends and...

Vegan Baking: Easily Replace Eggs in Your Favorite Recipes

First we brought you Food Replacement Hacks and then Sugar Swaps. Now we want to continue with our efforts to expose the simplicity and “how to” of how to make the chosen (or necessary) swaps in your...

How to Replace Sugar with Healthier Sugar Alternatives

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard the news: there is a staggering amount of research out there that confirms a seemingly simple fact: refined sugar is bad. It's bad for your mind, bad for...

Tomato Couscous with Lemon Roasted Asparagus and Sautéed Sole

This well-balanced meal features a variety of healthy and organic food items from SwansonVitamins.com and takes only about 30 minutes from start to finish! Couscous is a traditional North African grain...

Nutty, Vegetarian Recipes Featuring Cashews, Almonds, Pecans & Pistachios

This week I’m going nuts for nuts. Nuts are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen and offer loads of nutrients that benefit your body. Studies indicate that nuts are particularly good for your heart...

How to Use Cinnamon for Cooking & Health

Cinnamon rolls, snickerdoodle cookies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Those are the first things I thought of when I began researching this cinnamon-focused blog post. I thought to myself, “What a delicious...

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving: 3 of My Favorite Recipes

I love the holidays – the family gatherings, the decorating, the food, the shopping. All of it. I also love my mother. But she, bless her heart, has not figured out how to cook for a vegetarian. While...