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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.


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.  


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.



The Great Outdoors

The best part about summer in the Pacific Northwest? The chance to get out there and sleep under the stars nestled beneath the watchful eye of one our many majestic mountains. But when it comes to a list of food to pack, we all too often leave nutrition behind—so here’s a list of (mostly) lightweight and nonperishable options that pack a nutritional punch.

COCO HYDROâ Coconut Water (powdered electrolyte drink)

Tasty Bite (convenient, boil in-the-bag side dishes and entrées)

Krave jerky

Tanka Bites

Epic Bars

Any nut, fruit and seed bars, like Lara, Nutiva or Kind bars

New Seasons Market Tuna Pouch

Wild Planet canned fish (hint: sardines are lighter and easier to transport than salmon and tuna)

Fish People Seafood™ inspired seafood meals

Instant cereals (hint: add hemp seeds for a nutritional boost)

Chia seeds – (hint: carry an aseptic container of coconut or almond milk to make easy chia pudding)

Potatoes, yams or beets (for baking in the campfire)

Edward and Sons ® instant miso soup packs

Justin’s single serving nut butter packs  

Just Tomatoes, etc. ™ (a variety of dehydrated veggies to enhance your camp site meals)

Seaweed SeaSnax or Nori Sheets (nutritious—and the most weightless option available)

Bare Fruit apple chips

Olympic Provisions salami

Parmesan cheese (adds tons of flavor – without a lot of effort)

Paleo Wraps™ (lightweight, delicious shelf-stable wraps)

Edward and Sons™ instant mashed potatoes

Emergen-C (these electrolyte packets are ideal for replenishing minerals)


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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