Recipes & DIY

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...

Non-GMO Organic Hemp Seeds PLUS Easy Hemp Protein Bar Recipe (NEW PRODUCTS REVIEW)

Have you been to our New Products page recently? We've got all kinds of new items to start your 2013 off right—supplements for weight management and seasonal immunity, and some exciting additions to...

The Worst Breakfast for Your Health (Plus 3 Healthy Breakfast Recipes)

I know, I know. If you hear one more time that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” you’re going to lose your mind. But the consensus seems to be pretty clear on this one, and you...

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: The Complete Beginner's Guide

What is Aromatherapy? According to WebMD.com, "Aromatherapy may promote relaxation and help relieve stress. It has also been used to help treat a wide range of physical and mental conditions, including...

Sweet Potato Power: How Alkalizing Sweet Potatoes Fight Inflammation

When we think of sweet potatoes, very often we are reminded of Thanksgiving and a sweet potato casserole with brown sugar, marshmallows and cinnamon that looks something like the picture at right...