It’s a Vegan Gluten Free Blueberry Yogurt Waffle, AND it’s delicious! This recipe is easy to make and you can try different flavor combinations by substituting in our different Dairy Free Soy Yogurts!

Vegan Gluten Free Blueberry Yogurt Waffles

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It’s a Vegan Gluten Free Blueberry Yogurt Waffle, AND it’s delicious! This recipe is easy to make and you can try different flavor combinations by substituting in our different Dairy Free Soy Yogurts!

Ready In: 00:20

Level: easy


Prep: 00:10

Cook: 00:10

Yields: 8 Waffles

directions

Step 1

In a small bowl mix flax seed meal with water. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat a waffle iron and brush on melted butter. Beat flax seed meal/water mixture and softened vegan butter in a large mixing bowl, then add Stonyfield Organic Dairy Free Blueberry Soy Yogurt, gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt. Mix until smooth.

Step 3

Pour batter onto hot waffle iron. Cook until no longer steaming, about 5 minutes.

Variants:

Try with any of our Dairy Free soy yogurts for delicious, vegan variants on these waffles!

These Gluten Free Yogurt Waffles are a great way to start your day. A quick breakfast has never tasted so good!

Gluten Free Yogurt Waffles

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These Gluten Free Yogurt Waffles are a great way to start your day. A quick breakfast has never tasted so good!

Ready In: 00:20

Level: easy


Prep: 00:10

Cook: 00:10

Yields: 8 Waffles

directions

Step 1

Preheat a waffle iron and brush on melted butter. Beat eggs and softened butter in a large mixing bowl, then add Stonyfield Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt, mixing until smooth.

Step 2

Pour batter onto hot waffle iron. Cook until no longer steaming, about 5 minutes.

Stonyfield Organic and Vanessa Lachey Team Up to Achieve GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title

Celebrity mom and #1 kids brand in organic yogurt team up to show you don’t have to be a world record holder to find nutritious snacks everyone can agree upon;

Finding wholesome convenient snacks moms feel good about and kids love, makes packing lunch a whole lot easier

 

Los Angeles CA, March 10, 2019 – While sometimes it may feel as out of reach as earning a Guinness World Records title, finding a snack both parents and kids can agree upon is actually much easier. In a fun event, Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, and Vanessa Lachey, TV host, actress and blogger, today achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the most bagged lunches assembled by an individual in three minutes, proving that when moms and kids agree on snacks, packing lunch becomes a whole lot faster! The #1 line of organic yogurt for kids and the busy mom of three set the challenge to help parents overcome their own challenges in finding convenient and nutritious, yet tasty, foods they and their kids can agree upon.

Held at The Grove in Los Angeles, Lachey was able to use her mom super powers to whip up enough bagged lunches to clinch the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. The lunches included a sandwich, a piece of fruit and a nutritious snack featuring Stonyfield Organic’s new Snack Packs, a duo of creamy and tasty organic lowfat yogurt paired with either organic graham crackers, organic cookies or organic pretzels for dipping. In a portable and convenient format (no spoon needed!) that’s perfect for families on the go, kids love the dipping action and great yogurt flavors paired with a satisfying crunch while and parents love the nutritious option.

“I had so much fun helping Stonyfield Organic accomplish this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title,” said Lachey.  “With lots of practice with my own kids, I know how challenging it can be to find snacks that I feel good about but also that my kids will actually eat. Since we’ve discovered the new Stonyfield Organic Snack Packs, my fridge is always stocked with them because I know that Camden and Brooklyn are going to be so excited for snack time!”

While not always easy to find snacks parents and kids agree upon, Stonyfield Organic recently conducted research that uncovered kids and parents really aren’t as far apart on snack time choices as we may think. The research (click here for more) found that kids ages 5-11 and their parents reported that snack time is the easiest food occasion to agree upon; most encouragingly, 65% of kids either “love” or at least “like healthy snacks.”

The first yogurt snack pack to market, Stonyfield Organic Snack Packs and are available in a variety of flavors:

  • Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt & Graham Crackers
  • Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt & Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt & Chocolate Cookie
  • Chocolate flavored Lowfat Yogurt & Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate flavored Lowfat Yogurt & Pretzels

In honor of the day, Stonyfield Organic donated $10,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank which will help provide roughly 40,000 healthy meals to people struggling with food insecurity.

About Stonyfield Organic
As the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its products and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet for 35 years. Stonyfield, a Certified B-Corp, is also helping to protect and preserve the next generation of farmers and families through programs like its Direct Milk Supply and Wolfe’s Neck Organic Training Program as well as StonyFIELDS, a nationwide, multi-year initiative to help keep families free from pesticides in parks and playing fields across the country.

About Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been fighting hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973 and has distributed the equivalent of more than 1 billion meals across our community. The Food Bank provides food to more than 300,000 clients on a monthly basis and distributed 67 million pounds of food in 2018 to children, seniors, working families, veterans, and other neighbors in need. To support the vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles, food and products are distributed through a network of more than 600 partner agencies directly to children through our Children’s Backpack and Summer Lunch programs, to approximately 29,000 seniors each month through our Senior Nutrition program, and to working families and college students through our Mobile Food Pantry. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit LAFoodBank.org.

Food Fights No More: Survey Finds Snack Time Presents Greatest Opportunity for Kids and Parents to Agree on Food Choices

Kids are far more open to trying new things at snack time than parents estimate; 65% of kids either “love” or at least “like healthy snacks”

Londonderry, NH, March 7, 2019 Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker and the #1 kids brand in organic yogurt, is hoping to bring parents and kids to the table to find common ground when it comes to food. In a survey1 of kids ages 5-11 and their parents, Stonyfield uncovered that snack time presents a great opportunity to build healthy food habits for all meal times. Both parents and kids say snack time is the easiest food occasion to agree upon and that’s good news since 75% percent of kids surveyed say they have 2-3 snacks a day.

While it may sometimes feel like kids only want unhealthy foods, the majority are actually open to healthy choices. Although only a quarter of kids said they “love” healthy snacks, it’s important to note that a full 40% said they “like heathy snacks” and only 1% said that healthy snacks are “gross”!  Kids are savvy about their snacks too.  In fact, when shown a list of food items and asked which they considered healthy, the majority of kids did correctly distinguish the healthy choices from the less healthy ones. Most (67%) chose all of the healthy items and did not incorrectly choose any less healthy ones.2

While parents (61%) and kids (82%) agree that mom is the primary decision maker when it comes to picking out snacks, they disagree on how big of a role kids should have in this choice. Remarkably, 67% of kids think they should have the power to choose their own snack without the help of an adult.

As a mom of three young kids with snacking opinions of their own, Vanessa Lachey, TV host and actress, explains that her snack selection philosophy is all about give and take. “I love that my kids have opinions about their food and they are especially excited about picking their snacks. I use that enthusiasm as an opportunity to talk to them about making healthy choices, balancing treats with goodness and listening to their bodies to know when they are hungry – themes and lessons that extend far beyond the snack aisle.”

Vanessa shared her top tips for finding common ground with kids here:

  • Try New Things: Kids are more adventurous than I think we sometimes give them credit. Packing a lunch or afternoon snack each day, it’s easy to get into a rut, but I try to introduce at least one new food each week.
  • Don’t Give Up: Kids’ tastes are always changing. One day Camden will say he hates a certain food but when I reintroduce it a few weeks later, he’s a fan. I try not to get too bummed if something doesn’t hit the mark the first time.
  • Give them Some Control: Putting myself in my kids’ shoes, you bet I can imagine how frustrating it would be not to have control over food choices. So before we take trips to the grocery store together, I let Camden and Brooklyn know they can each pick three things that we agree upon together. It’s amazing for starting a discussion about what helps fuel our bodies and is a good choice – and of course still tastes great!

“We recently discovered Stonyfield Organic Snack Packs and it’s been a huge win for me and the kids. I feel great that they are getting a nutritious, organic yogurt, and they just love the dipping and all the yummy flavor combos,” continued Lachey.

A Snack Everyone Can Agree Upon
When asked about the attributes that are most important for snack selection, the gap between parent and kid perception is significant. Kids are primarily focused on taste while parents are primarily focused on healthy snacks. There is a 63 point gap in the importance a parent places on “healthy” vs. their child. Helping bridge that gap, Stonyfield Organic introduced a line of Organic Snack Packs that has something to make both kids and their parents happy.

First introduced in August 2018 and the first yogurt snack pack to market, Stonyfield Organic Snack Packs are a duo of creamy and tasty organic lowfat yogurt paired with either organic graham crackers, organic cookies or organic pretzels for dipping and are available in a variety of flavors:

  • Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt & Graham Crackers
  • Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt & Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt & Chocolate Cookie
  • Chocolate flavored Lowfat Yogurt & Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate flavored Lowfat Yogurt & Pretzels

Adventure in the Grocery Aisles
When purchasing snacks for their kids, the majority of parents (68%) tend to stick with “a few classics” they know their kids like. If parents are doing so because they think kids can be unadventurous when it comes to trying new things, they should think again. Most kids (53%) said they “love trying new snacks,” demonstrating an openness to trying new things that parents can embrace and extend to other meal times.

As Vanessa shares, one of the best ways to teach kids about healthy choices is by involving them in the shopping process. Seventy-nine percent of the kids surveyed said they learn about the types of snacks they like when shopping with a parent or grown-up, making this a great time to start a natural dialogue with kids about smart food choices.

To find if a particular flavor is available near you, simply check out Stonyfield’s store locator.

1 Research conducted by Touchstone Research, Inc. on behalf of Stonyfield Organic Jan. 18, 2019  –  Jan. 24, 2019. 1,010 parents and 1,010 children 5-11 years old participated.

2 Child selected fruits, vegetables, and yogurt and did not select chips or cookies.

About Stonyfield Organic
As the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its products and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet for 35 years. Stonyfield, a Certified B-Corp, is also helping to protect and preserve the next generation of farmers and families through programs like its Direct Milk Supply and Wolfe’s Neck Organic Training Program as well as StonyFIELDS, a nationwide, multi-year initiative to help keep families free from pesticides in parks and playing fields across the country.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with with this Better Than Ice Cream recipe from Catherine McCord! Cinnamon, honey, and our whole milk yogurt pair up with some nuts for delicious bowl of yum!

Better Than Ice Cream

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with with this Better Than Ice Cream recipe from Catherine McCord! Cinnamon, honey, and our whole milk yogurt pair up with some nuts for delicious bowl of yum!

Ready In: 00:05

Level: easy


Prep: 00:05

Cook: 00:00

Yields: 2 servings

directions

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Divide mixture into small bowls and top with fresh fruit.

You know when you want a dessert, but you want something you can feel good about eating, too? Check out this Banana Cream Pie Smoothie recipe! It’s perfect for a snack, dessert, or even breakfast!

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

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You know when you want a dessert, but you want something you can feel good about eating, too? Check out this Banana Cream Pie Smoothie recipe! It's perfect for a snack, dessert, or even breakfast!

Ready In: 00:05

Level: easy


Prep: 00:05

Cook: 00:00

Yields: 2 servings

directions

Step 1

Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree on high until smooth and creamy.

These Frozen Yogurt Pops are a tasty, nutritious treat! Feel good about eating on your own, or sharing with family and friends! Grab some yogurt, your favorite fruits/toppings and make these Frozen Yogurt Pops by our friend Catherine McCord today!

Frozen Yogurt Pops

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These Frozen Yogurt Pops are a tasty, nutritious treat! Feel good about eating on your own, or sharing with family and friends! Grab some yogurt, your favorite fruits/toppings and make these Frozen Yogurt Pops by our friend Catherine McCord today!

Ready In: 06:00

Level: easy


Prep: 00:05

Cook: 00:00

Yields: 4 pops

directions

Step 1

Mix yogurt, honey, and orange zest in a bowl.

Step 2

Pour mixture evenly into small paper cups.

Step 3

Add toppings of choice then stir.

Step 4

Put popsicle sticks in mixture. Place cups in freezer for 4-6 hours or until frozen through.

Step 5

Once frozen, peel paper cup off of popsicle and enjoy!

The Fourth National Climate Assessment released on November 23rd reaches some sobering conclusions.  Without substantial actions to reduce emissions and help communities adapt to climate change, the report warns that over the next century climate change will have major negative consequences for our health, agriculture and our economy. One conclusion hits really close to home for us here at Stonyfield: the report points out that dairy cows are “particularly susceptible to heat stress”, which impacts their appetite, digestion, and milk production, and thus dairy is likely to be one of the sectors of agriculture most impacted by climate change.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by reports like this one – climate change is scary and it’s hard to know what we as individuals can do about it.  At Stonyfield we’re focusing on the opportunities we have to make a difference across many aspects of our business.  And the good news is that with agriculture we actually have a big opportunity to become part of the solution to climate change.

Right now, agriculture is known to be a net source of greenhouse gas emissions – around 9% of all US greenhouse gas emissions come from farming. BUT farming practices can also remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil.  So, the more carbon a farm stores in the soil, the better! It increases soil carbon and soil organic matter which leads to soils that are more resilient to drought and extreme precipitation events, exactly the kinds of weather we can expect to see more of with climate change. Increasing soil carbon also allows farms to use less fertilizer and improves crop yields, both of which improve a farm’s profitability over time.

In fact, we know that if all farms around the world increased the amount of carbon stored in their soils by 0.4% annually (just four parts per thousand), we could actually halt the annual increase in CO2 in the atmosphere.  That’s right – we could turn agriculture from being a part of the problem into part of the solution to climate change! (https://www.4p1000.org/)

So what are we doing about this at Stonyfield? First, we’re sticking to our commitment to organic farming.  We already have good evidence that because of their focus on soil health, organic farms are storing more carbon in their soils than conventional soils (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065211317300676?via%3Dihub) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F84uDOsWpK4#action=share).  This means that when you choose organic, you’re likely to be supporting farms that are already making a difference for our climate.

We also know that nearly every farm has the opportunity to do more to address climate change.  This is why we’re partnering with Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, FarmOS, LandPKS, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture to develop and launch a new technology system that will help individual farms identify their best opportunity for improving soil health and carbon storage, and then track the results of those efforts. We know that individual farmers and individual consumers are each making choices every day that matter for the future of climate.  We’re excited to be a part of the process of making it easier for both farmers and consumers to make the choices that will lead to a healthier planet.

 

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https://landpotential.org/

https://foundationfar.org/

https://www.wolfesneck.org/

Featuring Scott on familiar stomping grounds, humorous video shines spotlight on serious need to rewrite the rules of grounds management for the public parks and fields where America’s kids play

Londonderry, NH – November 26, 2018 – Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker and a mission-led brand known for rewriting the rules to deliver healthy food and a healthy planet, has added some star power to its #PlayFree initiative.  In a newly released video, “The Ridiculous New Rules of Soccer” featuring actor Adam Scott, perhaps best known for his role as Ben Wyatt on television’s Parks & Recreation, Scott perfects his working-stiff role as he tries to convince a team of bored kids of the new rules of the game when playing on fields that are treated with toxic persistent pesticides. The video is a humorous look at the serious issue of potentially dangerous chemicals being used on many public parks and fields on which 26 million kids spend time playing.

“With each new outlandish work-around to the traditional game of soccer, we’re really trying to point out how crazy it is that a majority of our parks and public fields are being sprayed every day with a chemical cocktail of harmful persistent pesticides,” says Stonyfield co-founder and Chief Organic Optimist Gary Hirshberg. “Instead of rewriting the rules of our kids’ games, the #Playfree initiative is all about helping communities rewrite their approach to grounds management. Organic grounds management is very much a viable solution that will let our kids run, frolic and play free from worry. Just like organic food and organic agriculture, organic fields are a win-win.”

Stonyfield’s #PlayFree initiative, which launches as the brand celebrates its 35th year, will be offering 35 communities across the country expert resources and funding to support the move to organic grounds management. The company recently announced it has already forged partnerships with 10 of those 35 communities, and also announced two donation programs designed to help other communities across the country make the conversion to organic field management.

“Like most parents, I honestly didn’t have any idea that potentially dangerous chemicals are being sprayed every day on many parks across the country,” says Scott.  “I’m happy to lend my voice to inspire others to learn more and get involved in their communities and own backyards.”

For more information on Stonyfield’s #PlayFree initiative, visit www.stonyfield.com/playfree.

 

About Stonyfield

As the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its products and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet for 35 years. Stonyfield, a Certified B-Corp, is also helping to protect and preserve the next generation of farmers and families through programs like its Direct Milk Supply and Wolfe’s Neck Organic Training Program as well as StonyFIELDS, a nationwide, multi-year initiative to help keep families free from the use of harmful pesticides in parks and playing fields across the country.

This Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Stonyfield yogurt is so good! Top it off with some fresh fruit or something decadent like chocolate chips! Special thanks to our friend Catherine McCord for creating this delicious dream!

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut Milk

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This Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Stonyfield yogurt is so good! Top it off with some fresh fruit or something decadent like chocolate chips! Special thanks to our friend Catherine McCord for creating this delicious dream!

Ready In: 01:05

Level: easy


Prep: 00:05

Cook: 00:00

Yields: 4 servings

directions

Step 1

In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, honey, and chia seeds.

Step 2

Top with assorted fruits like chopped mango, kiwi, and strawberries. For a more decadent pudding, top with shredded coconut and chocolate chips.

Step 3

Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas

Get ready to start the day with some quick and easy breakfast ideas. Whether you’re a morning person or not, these Stonyfield-certified recipes are sure to help start your day on the right foot.

Pumpkin Yogurt Pancakes

Grab your flannel, feel the fresh air and breathe in this pumpkin, maple goodness! These pancakes are SO easy to make that you’ll find yourself making them every weekend. *Pro-tip* Drizzle our Organic Whole Milk Maple Yogurt on top when they’re done – you won’t regret it!

Gorilla Morning Smoothie

Looking to get the strength of a gorilla? Well, this smoothie will easily get you on the right track. Packed with healthy juices, fruits, veggies, and our Stonyfield Organic Banilla Lowfat Yogurt, you’ll be feeling like a superhuman in no time!

Apple Oatmeal Quick Bread

The name says it all; quick bread! This quick, easy, and hearty bread makes for a healthy and delicious breakfast. Bake a loaf, slice it up, and bag-it for an easy morning snack. Sweet apples, cinnamon, and calcium-packed Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt come together to create this easy-to-bake bread.

Rainbow Parfait

Add some sweet, organic bliss to your boring fruit salad. Grab a cup, throw in your favorite fruits, and mix in some Stonyfield Organic Plain Lowfat Yogurt to create the perfect and quick parfait. Drizzle some honey on top for some extra sweetness and put it in a mason-jar to pack for an easy on-the-go breakfast!

Oat Bar

Craving something crispy, crunchy, and sweet? Perfect, because these homemade oat bars are just what you need! Follow our quick recipe with sunflower seeds and chopped-up walnuts, or add your own twist. But, never forget to add our Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt to make your easy on-the-go bars tasty; packed with protein and calcium in every bite.

This Maple Sweet Potato Mash is the perfect side dish that everyone will love!

Maple Sweet Potato Mash

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This Maple Sweet Potato Mash is the perfect side dish that everyone will love!

Ready In: 01:10

Level: easy


Prep: 00:10

Cook: 01:00

Yields: 4 servings

directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Bake the sweet potatoes, drizzled with a tsp of olive oil each until they’re tender and soft, about 45 to 60 minutes.

Step 3

Put the baked sweet potatoes into a bowl with the ½ cup Stonyfield Organic yogurt.

Step 4

Mash the mixture well then season with salt, cinnamon, pepper and a little butter.

Step 5

Stir briefly and serve immediately!