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Free Nutrition & Wellness
Classes & Tours

Learn more about food where you shop! Need more information on a gluten-free diet? Looking for tips on healthy eating habits for your children? Our nutritionists are here to help. We offer a gluten-free products store tour at all of our stores, in addition to classes on anti-inflammatory diets, whole body cleansing, and heathy eating — just to name a few. Download a PDF of our schedule on the left! Advance registration required, email class@newseasonsmarket.com or call 503.280.5177.

 

In addition to our in-store staff, classes, tastings and workshops, you can also look up info on health, nutrition, herbal remedies, weight loss diets and more on Healthnotes.

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Back to School: Pack a Power Lunchbox

It's that time of year...what to pack for lunch?

We've packed our guide full of quick, simple ideas for a power lunch—from snacks to sandwiches. You'll also find helpful tips from our nutrition team to make any lunch a powerhouse. Download the PDF on the left, or look for it in print at your favorite store.  


Benefits of Basil

Ah, basil. We’re enamored of the spellbinding herb that turns plain cheese pizza into margherita and offers the zesty base to Italian pesto. If you like your aromatics with a side of nutrition, you’re in luck: this tender herb offers an abundance of positive health functions like cell protection from radiation and oxidative damage, and its oils provide anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Plus, it’s an excellent source of key vitamins A and C, and the bone-strengthening powerhouse, vitamin K. Traditional pesto calls for cheese but in this version, it’s deliciously vegan-friendly.

 

VEGAN POWER PESTO

3 cups fresh basil leaves, packed

1 cup pine nuts or walnuts

1/3 cup nutritional yeast or Parma! Vegan parmesan

2-3 cloves garlic

1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt & pepper to taste

 

Place basil, pine nuts or walnuts, nutritional yeast, and garlic in food processor and blend. While motor is running, slowly add olive oil. Process until smooth. Season with sea salt and pepper.

 


 

Go Figure

It’s late August—and while summer is sadly drawing to a close, there’s one really good thing about this time of year: the delicate, teardrop-shaped fig is finally in season. A favorite herald of autumn, the fruit’s uniquely sweet flavor combined with a chewy, crunchy texture makes it a versatile addition to everything from salads to ice cream. But the fig has a secret: underneath its role as a gourmet ingredient lies a fruit with multiple nutritional benefits. Figs are a great source of dietary fiber, calcium, vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese and panthothenic acid, and are one of the most alkalizing fruits. A fresh, ripe fig contains the most antioxidants—Bon Appetit says to seek out ones with slightly wrinkled skin but no bruising, and should give to gentle pressure. But if you want to take advantage, now is the time: the fig season is short but sweet, ending in October. 

Avocado Fig Custard with Mango

Courtesy of New Seasons Market Promotions Department

4-6 large Hass avocados

½ pound ripe green figs

Juice of 2 limes

2 tablespoons coconut nectar or local raw honey

1 mango, sliced 

Puree avocados and quartered figs together in a food processor. Mix in lime juice and coconut nectar or honey. Place in a shallow dish and chill for at least an hour. Top with fresh mango.

 

 

In addition to our in-store staff, classes, tastings and workshops, you can also look up info on health, nutrition, herbal remedies, weight loss diets and more on Healthnotes.

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