By Saratoga Wellness Manager • Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Lately I have been on a skincare kick…mainly because it’s getting chilly out and my own hands and limbs are constantly dried out and cracking. With so many soap products available, it’s sometimes confusing or even overwhelming to choose the ideal soap…so I’m hear to make it super simple for you : )
And don’t get me wrong, I love having choices, especially the ones we offer at the Wellness Department at Healthy Living…it’s just a matter of finding the right product, the one that fits you-keeping in mind how it feels, smells and wears on the body. For me personally, I like a soap that does it all…and for anyone who also likes an ALL-IN-ONE soap, I introduce to you Authentic African Black Soap by Alaffia.
Within this powerhouse liquid soap you have your facial cleanser, body wash, shampoo, hand soap, shaving soap, and general household cleaner! That’s right, this amazing soap is not only used to detoxify and purify the skin…you can also use it for cleaning multiple surface areas.
What’s also top notch about Authentic African Black Soap by Alaffia is that there are no parabens, they do no animal testing, it’s fragrance free, NON-GMO, contains no SLS, it’s gluten-free, biodegradable, it’s safe for babies and Alaffia uses domestic packaging. In addition to all of these perks, it’s ON SALE THIS MONTH!
Choose your 16 oz. bottle or 32 oz. bottle in Unscented, Tangerine Citrus, Lavender Ylang Ylang or Peppermint scents (using natural essential oils of course)…Also, Unscented, Pepperment and Tangerine Citrus in the 32 oz. are ONLY $7.99!…and the Peppermint and Tangerine Citrus in the 16 oz. is ONLY $3.99! If you are seeking the soap deal of a lifetime, it’s here and it’s now.
And don’t forget…74% of all ingredients are Fair Trade Certified which means Alaffia is committed to making sure employees and suppliers receive better wages and working conditions…Alaffia also gives back in so many ways to the African community in Togo, which means funds from Authentic African Black Soap and other Alaffia products help to provide better maternal health care programs for women, support The Bicycles for Education, Restoration, and Schools Supplies Projects.
So when you buy Authentic African Black Soap (or any Alaffia Product for that matter) you are not only getting a quality skincare products, you are also supporting great humanitarian causes such as reducing poverty and creating gender equality in areas of the world where it’s needed most.
Did I over-cook the turkey? Why won’t my pumpkin pie set? How do I make gravy?
If you are staying up at night, tossing and turning over the fact that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you don’t know the answer to these questions…have no fear, we’re here to help!
Healthy Living Learning Center’s Guest Chef, Nina Lesser-Goldsmith has put together a series of videos to take all the fear out of Thanksgiving and make sure everyone has an impressive, delicious meal with family and friends!
By Saratoga Wellness Manager • Sunday, October 26th, 2014
The skin is the largest organ on the human body so it’s super important to maintain its health throughout the year, especially when the cold and windy weather arrives. The skin not only covers the body’s tissues and organs-it has numerous functions!
The skin sustains your essential body fluids (blood, water and lymph) from evaporating…which is why it’s important to keep hydrated during hot and cold months.
Millions of nerves in the skin act as receptors to exterior stimuli and let your brain know when your skin has been touched…these same nerves also respond to sensations of hot and cold, which then let you know how you should dress for the day…or if you should let go of the hot pan you just tried to pick up with your bare hand (yes, I tried doing this the other night, ooof!)
The skin is like your body’s thermostat…it regulates your body’s temperature by making your pores smaller when it’s cold and making pores larger when it’s hot.
The skin is your exterior armor, protecting your entire body, guarding your immune system from various types of bacteria and diseases.
With every fall season comes the dry, cracked skin on your hands, elbows, knees or other body parts. This can be quite uncomfortable, especially if it leads to bleeding. Healing the skin is not only important for appearances, but it also may help in preventing bacterial infections.
One problem people have with finding the right lotion or moisturizer is that many moisturizing products are not formulated to resolve cracks in the skin nor do they provide the protection needed for those windy, cold days. Oftentimes, people invest in a lotion or moisturizer that contains alcohol or other chemicals that may actually do more harm than good for your skin.
Luckily, the Wellness Department has alternatives that will serve you right : ) Our current and all-new moisturizing lines may be the perfect resolution for any dry, cracked skin annoyances.
Shikai all natural Hand and Body Lotion:
This awesome new line has no animal ingredients and does no animal testing. The Hand and Body Lotion softens and moisturizes with aloe, borage, and shea butter. Offered in Sandalwood, Yuzu, Gardenia, Cucumber Melon, and Coconut and priced perfectly for an everyday lotion (only $8.19!).
EO has a great lotion for everyone:
For face, hands and body, this is the ultimate score…even for him! That’s right, EO has a lotion, everyone lotion for every man, and it totally rocks! Looking for a solid gold lotion? Look no further…EO uses ingredients that are pure, natural and organic. Try out Citrus + Mint, Coconut + Lemon, Lavender + Aloe, Cedar + Citrus, or Unscented…they all work beautifully.
Welcome to Wellness, derma e:
derma e is top notch when it comes to face care. Their Hydrating Night Crème nourishes and hydrates throughout the night with Hyaluronic Acid, vitamins A, C, Allantoin and Panthenol. The Hydrating Day Crème is enriched with Green Tea, Vitamins C & E and Aloe to help protect the skin from free radicals and environmental toxins. Let’s not forget about the Soothing Moisturizing Crème with anti-aging Pycnogenol (which may help to reduce redness), Firming DMAE Moisturizer with Alpha Lipoic and C-Ester (that may help to visibly firm, tighten and tone the skin), and a Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème which is one of the most deeply moisturizing formulas we carry in our department…and this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we offer! Also, derma e is gluten free, cruelty free, paraben free and 100% vegan.
Make your skin organically sweet with Honey Girl:
Here is a company from Hawaii that prides itself on being clean…that means you won’t find any chemicals or anything artificial in their products. The lotion, in my opinion, is the only lotion you will ever need. It contains propolis which is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. This all-natural product makes your skin look and feel amazing…You don’t need a lot, so one little dab goes a long way, which makes this 8oz. bottle last. Also, the whole line is pure, natural and organic which is why their company saying goes, “If you wouldn’t eat it, why wear it?”
Get Hydrated with Botanical Potions, a Local Legend found in Wellness:
Here is a local company that offers two ideal moisturizers for the fall and winter. The first is BIO4, Complex 1 for the Hands and Body. This has 93% pure plant extract with no harsh chemicals, fragrances or dyes. The second product by Botanical Potions, BIO4, Complex 2 is for the face and neck. With green tea, lavender, calendula, and red clover these products provide a diverse amount of vitamins, minerals and help to soften and condition the skin beautifully. This local legend may be just the answer for your dry, cracked- skin needs.
Score bigtime in the Wellness Department with skin-moisturizing alternatives that work for you and your family.
The marriage of meat free and dairy free isn’t always a comfortable one, but Angela Lidden made it a success in the New York Times Best Seller “The Oh She Glows Cookbook.” It’s just beautiful.
Lidden nailed it with this sequel to her immensely successful vegan blog, Oh She Glows. Gorgeous color photos compliment nearly every mouth-watering recipe. It’s packed with more than one hundred vegan recipes to get the glow from the inside out. With go-to breakfasts, protein-packed snacks, seasonal soups, hearty entrees and decadent desserts, there’s a recipe for every occasion and every craving.
Lidden’s passion for eating real food began as she journeyed to abort the starvation and binge eating roller coaster. She kicked her eating disorder to the curb and replaced processed low fat junk with fresh whole foods. The blog began as a project to stay on the vegan bandwagon, but it’s authenticity and consistently tasty recipes attracted an enormous audience almost overnight. A cookbook is a dream come true for both Lidden and her health seeking readers.
From kale chip connoisseurs to plant-based virgins, cooks of all levels will love this collection of accessible and vibrant recipes. Fresh ingredients, cleverly constructed flavors and whole foods are the mainstay of “The Oh She Glows Cookbook.”
In addition to a few vegan favorites like Creamy Vegetable Curry and Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas, Lidden explores culinary creativity with easy to find ingredients. The recipes are far from boring and many encompass flavors from across the globe. Think Orange-Maple Miso Noodle Bowl, Portobello “Steak” Fajitas, African Peanut Stew and Caesar Salad with Nutty Herb Croutons.
It’s one of those cookbooks you can always count on. How about a bowl of Eat Your Greens Detox Soup after a coworker sneezed on your keyboard? The Life Affirming Warm Nacho Dip is out of control. No one will know it’s free from dairy and oil. Bring on the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole when your neighbor is throwing a potluck. The Glo Bars are the most delicious and economic snack for kids, athletes or anyone who likes (needs) to snack.
A cookbook would not be complete without desserts, unless of course, it’s a book about juice fasting. Lidden’s desserts are as healthy as they come – sweetened only with maple syrup, rice syrup, dates, coconut sugar or the occasional natural cane sugar. Double-Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake, anyone?
And if you’re not fan of grains or avoiding soy, have no fear. Each recipe is noted when it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free, and/or oil-free. There’s even a tip at the end of most recipes to add variety or to make it allergen free.
Whether you’re looking to incorporate some plant based meals into your diet or if you’re a die-hard vegan, “The Oh She Glows Cookbook” is truly a gem. The instructions are clear, Lidden’s connection to the reader is real and the recipes are delectable. Thank you, Angela, for sharing your top-secret recipes!
Review written by Taste Maker, Mindy Elmergreen
Mindy is a self-taught chef who has been researching, crafting and experimenting with vegan food since the late 90’s. From fermenting to spiralizing, Mindy has done it all. Her dream kitchen has sprouting shelves, a stainless steel dehydrator, a Norwalk Juicer and a fridge with four produce shelves. While baking isn’t her strongest suit, she sure can whip up a mean creamy vegetable korma. Mindy is a Bikram Yoga instructor who takes much pride in nourishing her husband and kale-eating toddler. She loves to inspire and teach others how to add some vegan meals to their life one avocado at a time.
About ten years ago, New World Tortilla restaurant, famous for serving an eclectic menu of wraps to Burlington locals since 1999, were getting frustrated by the quality and freshness of tortillas available for their restaurant. So, they decided to take the hard- and tastiest-route and hand-make their own! They’ve never turned back, and although they’ve traded the hand press and crepe grilled for a sophisticated rotary oven, the dough is still made by hand every day, using only simple, natural ingredients. And with the increased production capability, their delicious tortillas are now available on our shelves! You can find these perfect flour tortillas in our bread aisle where they get delivered fresh every Monday and Thursday afternoon. Of course, if you like seeing where your food comes from (and we know you do), you can stop by their Pine Street location and watch the operation in progress.
Owner Chris Hathaway in 1994 at his food truck at UVM where it all started
We believe that the new arrows and line striping will improve the guest experience here at Healthy Living by providing a safe and uniform traffic flow.
We listened to our guests and their concerns about our parking lot and clearly marked the lanes with arrows and a dividing line. We want our guests to have an exceptional experience here at Healthy Living from the very minute they pull into our parking lot. The new two way flow to traffic will improve safety, especially during our peak parking times, by allowing safe, two way traffic to flow through our parking lot.
Have any questions? Please reach out to our Operations Manager Tim directly at Timd@healthylivingmarket.com.
By Saratoga Wellness Manager • Thursday, October 16th, 2014
On October 18th and 19thHealthy Living’s Wellness Department and Learning Center team up for an epic fall event like no other for the entire Saratoga and Upstate New York Region; This event is free : ) Wellness classes for the whole family, live music, free samples from the Wellness Department, free demos and take-home recipes, and a fun scavenger hunt game for the kids.
School’s in Session: Parents and Kids of All Ages Staying Healthy is a weekend event that intends to help parents and kids make healthy and wise food choices…for the rest of their lives.
Why attend this event? Healthy Living is much more than a grocery market, it’s a shopping center that has all the resources needed for making needed lifestyle changes and for learning about sustainable, healthy living; it is the future of what your shopping experience should look like and feel like; We have such a strong commitment to our Guests and HL Staff is well-equipped and informative so that each and every Guest feels well taken care of, with the right product at the right price. This October, the Wellness Department is going to make you feel right at home…and all weekend long you will discover what an authentic and genuine shopping experience is, something you and your family will love.
School’s in Session Event Speaks to Store-wide Wellness: We have the BAM (Best All Month) Program which helps families afford the right products at the best price; we connect to local farms and vendors to encourage investing in businesses close to home. We have a Cheese Department that carries cheeses from all over the world, including locally produced cheeses and an amazing olive bar. There is a Kombucha Station for convenient refills and a grand Bulk Department that speaks to variety and diversity. We have delicious meals to go for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, ‘gluten-free-ers’, as well as impressive salad and hot bars for Guests who want to personally create their own healthy dishes. Let us not forget about our full Espresso and Juice Bar, and in-house prepared baked goods.
Above all, we listen to all of our Guests and act on their requests…we take into consideration what they want in our store and when Guests arrive they receive unmatched Service and Hospitality. This Saturday and Sunday Healthy Living invites you and your family to join us for a weekend of wellness…see our newly arrived products from Garden of Life, Mooseberry, derma e, and ShiKai; attend any of the Learning Center classes, and enjoy yourself as our Guest.
Thanks to Erin Waring at The Saratoga Saver for posting coupon match-ups to all of our October sales. There are some amazing deals this month! Some of the links will ask you to enter your information to sign up for savings.
October sales are good through October 28th, 2014, and on October 29th we’ll have a whole new set of amazing sales – check back often.
Healthy Living Market features great produce sales each week! You can check them out HERE.
Ancient Harvest Quinoa Mac & Cheese, assorted varieties including GF 6-6.5 oz. – $2.50, $1/1 = $1.50 (reg $3.49)
Alter Eco OG F/T Quinoa Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Coconut Toffee or OG Dark Twist Chocolate 2.8-3.5 oz. $3, $1/1 = $2 (reg $3.99)
Angie’s Boomchickpop Popcorn or Regular Popcorn including GF 4.5 oz. – 6 oz., assorted varieties – $2.50, $1/1 = $1.50 (reg $3.69)
Beanetos GF Chips 6 oz. – $2.49-$2.50, $1/2 = $1.99-$2 each
Bobs Red Mill GF Corn Bread Mix 20 oz. or Quick Cooking Steele Cut Oats 22 oz. – $2.50, $1/1$3/2 (take the pledge, coupons will be emailed to you) = as low as $1 each w/ $3/2 coupon (reg $3.49)
Bob’s GF Baking Flour 22 oz. – $3.50, $1/1 or $3/2 (take the pledge, coupons will be emailed to you) = as low as $2 each w/ $3/2 coupon
Bob’s GF Pizza Crust Mix 16 oz. – $3, $3/2 (take the pledge, coupons will be emailed to you) = $1.50 each (reg $4.29)