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Our standard is simple: No antibiotics, ever.

Animals deserve to be handled with care and respect.

Are GMO ingredients good or bad? The jury is out, so we took them out.

Learn more

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How Long to Freeze Food

Freezing is a great way to preserve food. To help you enjoy quality tasting food in the future, we put together some tips and recommendations on freezing some of our favorite products.

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Sweet Potato Toast & Deli Meat: 5 Ways

Whether you’re gluten-free, taking a hiatus from bread, meal planning for Whole30®, looking to breathe new life into your avocado toast obsession, or have an extra sweet potato laying around that you don’t know what to do with… we’ve got a solution (or five) for you! Here are five sweet potato toast recipes topped with our turkey deli meat. Share how you like to mix and match “toast” toppings, at home, using APPLEGATE® products.

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Batter Up for a Clean “Home” Plate as Applegate Teams Up with Minor League Baseball

Applegate will be bringing its all-star lineup of classic ballpark fare to more than 25 stadiums this summer as “Official Natural and Organic Meat of Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™).” Cleaner versions of summertime classics, including THE CLEANER WIENER™ -- APPLEGATE NATURALS® Beef Hot Dog -- and THE GREAT ORGANIC BLEND BURGER™ BEEF BURGER, will be offered at concession stands so families can choose Better Flippin’ Meat while enjoying America’s pastime.

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Food Allergies and The GFCF Diet

Food allergies are a serious matter for many families and one of the motivating factors as to why we choose to keep our ingredient lists simple and clean.

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Newly Hatched! All-White Meat Chicken Lineup

Welcome the arrival of our new chicken nuggets, patties, and strips that will give you something to crow about!

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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whole30 Compliant Toppings

Baked sweet potatoes make an almost perfect meal—morning, noon or night. And they’re so easy to make.

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Applegate Pepperoni Gets Liberated From the Fridge

We made our new Applegate Naturals® Pork & Beef Pepperoni and Applegate Naturals® Turkey Pepperoni portable, without the use of artificial preservatives, by turning to old-school dry-curing techniques- adding salt and drying to the desired moisture level.

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How To Build A Beautiful Charcuterie Board

Our Instagram feeds are full of pictures of charcuterie boards overflowing with color and flavor. They’re so gorgeous that it’s easy to think they must be impossible to make, but nothing could be further from the truth.


Powering through the Season of Giving (read: Shopping)

No matter how you approach your holiday gift-giving, eating well can give you the energy to last longer and stay more focused than your fellow shoppers. Keep these following tips in mind for when you're planning the next shopping spree..

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Add Big Flavor to Your Holiday Table with These Recipe Ideas

With winter entertaining on the horizon, we’re always looking for ways to maximize flavor and make a memorable spread with a modicum of effort. Here are some of our favorite dishes that help make your holiday table pop.

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How to Set Up a Beautiful, Bountiful Bacon Bar

Bacon is the great equalizer (everyone has that one friend who says they’re a vegetarian “except for bacon!”), and it also makes a great centerpiece to a party. We love to showcase another side of this favorite breakfast meat by setting up a bacon bar full of sweet treats.

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Score With These Dips at Your Next Tailgate

Be the MVP at your next tailgate with these delicious dip recipes.

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10 Colorful & Easy Jarred Salad Ideas

Packing a salad in a mason jar is a great way to transport lunch—it’s a compact container into which you can really cram a lot of goodness.

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Simple, Flavor-Packed Snack Ideas for Any Occasion

Applegate Culinologist Jason Clarke packs spicy, sweet and savory into these five simple snack ideas.

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5 Steps To An Easy Beach Picnic

When our family hits the shore this August, we have a plan for lunch so we can maximize our beach time, save money and—this is super important—stay hydrated.

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Prosciutto Party

Applegate Naturals® Prosciutto is the perfect ingredient for summer entertaining—this paper-thin, Italian-style dry-cured ham is so naturally delicious that it needs very little embellishment.


5 Fresh Spins on Avocado Toast

Are you in an avocado toast rut? Here are five variations that will help you get your "avo mojo" back.

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5 Fully-Loaded Baked Potatoes for the Big Game

With the right toppings, a baked potato bar will make everyone at your big game party happy, vegetarians and carnivores alike.

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Simplify Your Holiday Spread with These Tips

The holiday season is the best time to bring people together – a time to gather, show love and gratitude, and – of course - eat! Since this festive time can also be a busy one, I like to find ways to make things a bit more efficient and easy in the kitchen.

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5 Steps to a Sweet and Savory Brunch

Brunch is the best. It gives you permission to mix two great meals into one sweet and savory occasion. As winter approaches, we fill our brunches with heartier dishes and create a spread that’s inviting and warm.

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The Instant Salami Party Basket

One of Applegate’s newest products is practically an instant party - the Natural Genoa Salami Trio offers a selection of conveniently sliced peppered, herbed and classic salami.

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The Bacon Lover’s Basket

This is the gift for those who love bacon above all else.

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'Tis the Season to Bacon-Wrap Everything!

Is there anything that bacon doesn’t make better? Wait, is that a trick question? Here are some of our very favorite things to wrap in bacon.

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5 Ways to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is the holiday that keeps on giving, if you use those leftovers wisely. Transforming those extra vegetables, roast turkey, stuffing and even bread from the table can have you eating pretty (and feeling thankful!) all week long.

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5 Dishes that Kids Can Help Make at Thanksgiving

It’s actually very hard to mess up the basics of Thanksgiving dinner, which makes it a perfect meal for young kids to help with. The following are some recipes for which kids can really take ownership with very little supervision.

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Upgrade Your Tailgate with this Flavor-Packed Grilled Sausage Bar

Tailgating season is upon us, and our favorite way to celebrate this year is with a grilled sausage bar.

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9 Ways to Add Watermelon to Your Barbecue

Break out the ice cube trays and grab the skewers, because your summer BBQ plans are about to get hotter!


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The Instant Antipasto

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The Cozy Sunday Morning

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5 Easy Tips to Put Together a Gorgeous Holiday Charcuterie Plate

Charcuterie boards are an easy no-cook solution that you can put together with a little forethought and planning.

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How to Pack a Cooler During the Dog Days of Summer

Food safety can be a complex topic but it’s important to keep it in mind as temperatures rise


Hot Soups, Cold Storage

Keep warm all winter long by brushing off the soup pot and stocking up the freezer!

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5 Tips for Planning a Stress-free Holiday Season

Set yourself up for success this season with these 5 tips that will help you get organized for the holidays.


Easy Peasy Upcycled Halloween Crafts

Whether you're always crafting or you just wish you were, these Halloween crafts are fun and simple.


Better-for-You BBQ Tips

Amelia shares grilling tips, plus a couple of her favorite summer recipes.

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Hot Dog! It's BBQ Season

How vegetarianism allowed one blogger to realize she can enjoy worry-free hot dogs


Refridge Refresh - How to Detox Your Fridge

Get back to normal with tips for a New Year's fridge "detox".

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How to Roast Vegetables

Learn the easy way to get your family to eat vegetables.

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Super Quick Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

How to equip your pantry with staples that make on the fly entertaining easy and enjoyable.

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Pack-able Snacks for Holiday Travel

Holiday travel is notorious for breaking healthy habits, but packing a few quick and easy items to munch on in the air or on the road will help you stay true to your routine on the go.

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5 Holiday Treats That Everyone Will Love

Easy holiday meals that kids and adults really want to eat.

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Are you ready for the Holidays?

Be completely prepared by following these tried and tested holiday tips from celebrity trainer, Joel Harper.

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Holiday Inspiration at the Farmer's Market

Breathe new life into holiday sides with a trip to your local farmer’s market.

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Pumpkin “Fun-due”

Cheesy fondue baked in a pumpkin is a fun party appetizer or enticing family dinner for chilly fall nights and Halloween.


Spooky Baked Tortilla Chips for Halloween

This baked tortilla chip recipe allows you to season the chips a variety of ways and cut them into fun Halloween shapes for party-friendly snacking.

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Easy Meal Planning Tips for Moms

Here are 7 expert tips to help you with your meal planning

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What club are you in?

Clubs make school fun, we thought it would make sandwiches too! Check out these fun recipe ideas

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15 Sport Snacks for Your Little Athlete

Quick homemade snack to fill your little athlete with high fiber, protein and healthy fats

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Chef salad with a conscience

Incorporate all organic goodness onto one healthy plate!

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How to Get Enough Protein on a Dairy-Free Diet

What protein you can eat on a dairy-free diet quickly and easily.

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The Importance of Post-Workout Protein for Every Body

Learn why post-workout protein is important and how much you need.

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Organic on a Budget

6 tips on how to eat organic on a budget without going broke.

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Best Health and Fitness Apps for Moms

Try some of these can't live without apps to help improve your health and fitness.

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7 Smart Phone Apps with Healthy, Green Themes for Kids

Try these fun & healthy smart phone apps that educate and entertain kids!


The Vegetable War – Using Purees as Secret Weapons

Learn some great tips on pureeing and kid approved favorites.

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Conquering The Picky Eater

Conquering The Picky Eater

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How to Make a Better-For-You Hot Dog

Build yourself a healthy hot dog with these fun tips!


Summer Grilling Tips

Here are some easy tips for grilling this summer from Ann Dunaway, an Atlanta registered dietitian and frequent contributor to CNN.

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How to Stay Healthy and Fit While Traveling this Summer

Learn from Joel Harper-NYC Celebrity Trainer and trainer to Dr. Oz. need to know tips on traveling this summer to stay healthy and energized.