Behind the Seeds


5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste in the Kitchen and 4 Packaged Foods Made from Food Byproducts
5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste in the Kitchen and 4 Packaged Foods Made from Food Byproducts There's inherent value in everything—sometimes you just have to get a little creative or look hard enough to find it. But too often in the kitchen, we don't see it and useful scraps of food get thrown away. In fact in the United States alone, 60 million tons of produce end up in the trash every year.   For this reason, 88 Acres has always looked to run a zero-waste bakery. Seednola came about as a way to upcycle the loose bits of granola bar batches. Instead of tossing the leftovers aside, these edge pieces are thrown back into the oven to create...

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Nutrition for the Boston Marathon and Beyond
It’s marathon season in our home base of Boston, and the whole city is already buzzing with excitement. Come Monday, April 17th, thousands of marathoners will make the 26.2-mile journey on foot from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, east toward Boston, amid swarms of cheering, screaming, and festive spectators lining the entire race course. The spirit of the marathon is contagious, and April’s milder temperatures are welcomed by an onslaught of outdoor athletes. Perhaps they are training for a big race, but most of us are just happy to be outside enjoying the breeze and the day. Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, a rower or an avid hiker, you’ve probably experienced the difference between being properly fueled for your venture or not....

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Sweet Kale Salad with Seed Butter Dressing
It’s now officially spring and as the days are getting warmer, we are more and more drawn to crunchy salads over winter soups for lunch. I recently met Jessica Grosman over Instagram and we immediately bonded over a love for pumpkin seeds and plant-based desserts. Jessica is a registered dietitian and culinary nutrition educator with a passion for experimenting and putting her own creative spin on recipe classics. The top five things you’ll always find in her fridge? Kale, carrots, hummus, pumpkin seeds and Dijon mustard. If you love kale salad as much as I do, you’ll love her crunchy edition here; it’s full of healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants. And if you’re vegan or dairy-free, you’ll die for her...

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