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Whole30® Explained

September 09, 2022

We all want to eat healthier, but figuring out what does and doesn't work for your unique context can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. That's why Melissa Urban co-founded the Whole30®program, creating a short-term, structured dietary self-experiment to help you quickly and effectively personalize a better-for-you eating plan that is based on your individual needs.

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Practical Meal Prep Ideas

September 09, 2022

Spending an hour or two on ingredient prep on Sunday afternoon can really make meal time so much easier throughout the week. A fridge full of neatly organized chopped and par-cooked ingredients means more time to sit down and enjoy the meal you made as opposed to all the time prepping and cooking it. Here are some great ways to set yourself up for success.

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Balanced Bento Boxes

August 08, 2022

Convenient, crave-able and creative… the three C’s to making a successful bento box meal. A bento box offers you the ability to pack nutritious ingredients from different food groups in a fun and enticing way. Check out these bento box ideas created by registered dietitians using some of our favorite APPLEGATE® products.

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Regenerative Agriculture 101

March 08, 2022

What is Regenerative Agriculture? The term regenerative agriculture is believed to have been coined in the 1980s by Robert Rodale to describe a holistic system of farming that goes beyond sustainable and encourages continuous innovation and improvement. More recently, the term was promoted and taken mainstream by Allan Savory, the founder of the Savory Institute, who created a system of holistic management that mimics the ways wild herds of animals move to rebuild soil. Today, there is no one definition for regenerative agriculture, but there is widespread agreement on the type of practices used in regenerative farming.

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Meet our NEW APPLEGATE ORGANICS® Genoa Salami Bites!

March 07, 2022

These bites are perfectly portable, but equally enjoyable for those snacking at home. And while our Genoa Salami Bites are a delicious source of protein on their own (7g protein per serving), we decided to team up with some of our favorite brands to show how you can level up your snack game in 10 minutes or less. These tasty snack combos can even meet the needs of those with specific dietary needs.

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What Do Hot Dogs and Boots Have In Common?

March 07, 2022

We’ve all come to learn how hard it can be to really connect with people via virtual platforms. Nevertheless, at the virtual 2020 Regenerative Earth Summit, Gina Asoudegan, Applegate’s vice president of mission and regenerative agriculture, managed to make an impression. After hearing her speak on regenerative leadership and strategy, Timberland’s Zachary Angelini reached out to chat. The conversations would lead to one of the most innovative and promising collaborations in the nascent market for regenerative meat.

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A Taste of How it's Made...Bulk Deli Meat

March 07, 2022

At Applegate, we don’t cut corners when creating our deli meat products. We use traditional cooking methods, like real natural hardwood smoking, and we take the time to delicately hand-stuff our bulk deli hams. Have you ever wondered how our APPLEGATE® deli products have that delicious, natural taste? We’re here to give you a peek into how we make our bulk deli items, as well as confirm that all our deli meat is 100% all-natural (minimally processed, no artificial ingredients) and made with Applegate humanely raised meat with no antibiotics ever.

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DIY Gift Baskets

December 08, 2021

Want to be the MVP of guests this holiday season? Then bring your host(s) a gift package (you can use a recycled cardboard box) filled with a culling board and all the makings for a successful charcuterie board.

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A Taste of How it's Made...Prosciutto

December 08, 2021

You've seen it on a charcuterie board, in a sandwich, on a salad, and wrapped around fruit. But, beyond knowing how delicious it tastes (on its own or paired with cheeses and fruits), how much do you know about prosciutto?

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Tips on Hosting Guests with Food Allergies During the Holiday Season

December 02, 2021

With 32 million Americans having food allergies, chances are you or someone you know has one. However, don’t let food allergies get in the way of your holiday celebrations! Here are some tips from our partners at Food Allergy Research & Education to help keep your celebrations safe.

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The Benefits of Organic Meat

November 19, 2021

Organic food sales reached a record high in 2020 with the meat, poultry, and fish category seeing the second highest growth rate of nearly 25%. With a growing demand and interest in organic meat, The Organic Center released a report this year to showcase The Benefits of Organic Meat and help explain what "organic" meat means and why it's important.