Recipes & DIY

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...

Sweet Perks of Cinnamon Spice (The "Sweet Spice")

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...

Chef Lauren Creates a Gourmet Pumpkin-Inspired Meal for a Fabulous Fall Feast!

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything—lattes, beers, cupcakes, spice. You name it, it’s been pumpkin-ed this month. Beyond tasting delicious, pumpkin has plenty of health benefits. Lucky you, right? Pu...

2 Deliciously Clever, Out-Of-The-Box Ways to Use Your Favorite Protein Powder (And One Complete FAIL!!!)

Protein powder usually comes in GIANT containers, which is all fine and dandy for a lot of people. But for me, I sometimes get sick of smoothies, and that was the extent of my creative uses...

3 Fan-Inspired DIY Recipes Featuring Coconut Oil, Honey, Organic Greens, Nuts & Seeds!

I run our Instagramaccount and there is a hugely encouraging and supportive health and fitness community there that I truly admire! I love following these men and women who inspire me to run that...

4 Healthy Recipe Ideas for the 4th of July!

I live 9 hours from my mother and that is the closest I have lived to her since I was 19. Obviously, mother-daughter time is everything to me. So when we decided she would come up over the 4th of...

Coconut Oil Coffee (Blended, Not Stirred...That's the Secret!)

Ben H. challenged me to put coconut oil in my coffee because he had learned that is one of the many uses our customers have for our delicious coconut oil. The reason for this craze is that it's said ...

DIY Dog Treats: Homemade "Natural Greenies" For Fresh Doggy Breath!

A while back I needed something to do with a ridiculous over-abundance of pumpkin. (We belong to a CSA and went a little overboard at the end-of-season open pick.) One of the uses I found for it was...

Behind the Scenes with SHP’s Chefs!

Did you know that the recipe emails that we send out twice a month have been tested by Swanson employees? In order to make sure we’re giving you great tasting, quality recipes, we make them ourselves....

3 New Vegan Protein Powder Smoothie Recipes!

I know Valentine’s Day is coming up, but don’t anybody get me chocolates. I do not have a sweet tooth. Lemons, on the other hand, I can’t get enough of. I should really divide all the recipes on my...