Archive: Jan 2019

  1. The Big Game

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    The Big Game is RIGHT around the corner – which means time for neighborhood gatherings, TV cheering and touchdown-worthy eats. Need some game day spread inspiration? Check out these recipes that are guaranteed to score with your party crew!

    Vegan BBQ Lettuce Cups with Avocado Aioli and Crunch Slaw

    Ahi Tuna Boats with Butternut Squash & Avocado Salsa

    Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Avocado & Southwest Chopped Salad

    Roasted Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Salad with Buffalo Ranch Dressing

    Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

  2. Silver Fern’s Chief Nutritionist Explains Gut Health

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    For so long we have heard that diet and exercise are the key to healthy living. Eating right and moving your body! While that is true, there is another big player in the ring that needs to be included and that is gut health! We are learning more and more about how the health of the microbiome is linked to our overall wellness.  Brain function, skin health, metabolism, energy, digestion, …these have all been tied to the microbiome and the tiny bacteria working to keep you healthy!

    Silver Fern’s Chief Nutritionist, Charity Lighten          

    Scientists have discovered that we have more bacteria cells than human cells (much much more), and these little soldiers play a critical role in our well-being.  Unfortunately, our healthy bacteria are being destroyed and many of us are completely unaware of it. Toxins in our food, water and personal products, pollution in the air, prolonged birth control, processed foods and artificial sweeteners and excessive alcohol use are all among the culprits harming our gut health.

    Taylor Farms Chopped Kits are a convenient and delicious way to keep your gut healthy

    Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to improve your microbiome.  One of the easiest things (and arguably the most important) is to eat enough fiber.  Fruits, vegetables, and all food that comes from the ground has fiber. Pretty much everything your grandmother told you was good for you. Sadly, most Americans aren’t getting enough fiber, and that is taking a toll on the health of their gut.  We used to think that fiber was just undigested food starch that made its way through the body. We now know that it’s so much more than that! Fiber is also FUEL for bacteria and can have a tremendous impact on your healthy bacteria.  On top of that, all those healthy foods, when eaten in variety, can also increase the diversity of your gut bacteria (which is definitely something you want)!


    Another tool to helping your gut, is recolonizing it with probiotics. Supplementing with a good-quality probiotic can be one of the fastest ways to get your body the healthy bacteria that it needs.  Just remember though, not all probiotics are created equal. In fact, most of the ones in the stores are fairly useless. They are either already dead in the bottle, or they are not potent enough to survive the stomach acids.  Make sure you look for one like the Ultimate Probiotic from Silver Fern Brand that is spore-based and has been tested for survivability.

    There are a few other things you can do to improve your gut health. Cleaning up your personal care products, drinking plenty of water to flush toxins, avoiding processed foods, and even getting a pet (which will expose you to other bacteria), are all things that can have a positive impact on your microbiome.  So keep up the exercise and healthy eating, and remember to incorporate some “gut health” self-care into your routine as well. The end goal is not simply to be healthy, but to have the energy and stamina to go out and live your very best life!

    We’re giving YOU the chance to win 3 of Silver Fern Brand’s most popular products (one bottle probiotics, one digestive enzyme, and a tino fiber) and 2 months worth of Taylor Farms greens to start living your best life over on our Instagram page. All you have to do is:

    1. Follow @silverfernbrand + @yourtaylorfarms

    2. Tag a friend – the more the merrier (each new comment counts as an entry)

    3. Tell us one thing that makes you feel like you’re living your best life!

    Open to US only. Giveaway will close 1/31 at 11:59pm PST. Not sponsored by Instagram.


  3. Salad Bowl Party: Taylor Farms x Cheeky Kids Giveaway

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    It’s almost game day and we are so excited to make meal time more fun and throw the best Salad Bowl Party ever in partnership with our friends at Cheeky Kids! Besides its cute designs and mom-approved functionality at the kitchen table, Cheeky Kids is a brand that empowers kids and is dedicated to ending child hunger. We’re giving you the chance to win 3 months worth of Taylor Farms organic greens, a full collection of Cheeky Kids dishware AND an initial shipment of Taylor Farms snacks and salads kits so you can throw the best football watching party ever!

    Here’s how to enter to win:

    1. Follow @yourtaylorfarms and @hellocheekykids on Instagram
    2. Tag a friend in our #SaladBowl giveaway post (the more the merrier – each new comment counts as an entry!)
    3. Like this post
    4. For an extra entry, tell us about your favorite Game Day Recipe!

    Giveaway will close 1/27 at 11:59PM pst. Open to US 18+ only. Not sponsored by Instagram. #GoToGreens

  4. 3 Ways to a Fresh & Healthy New Year

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    Not all New Year’s resolutions should be hard, which is why we want to share some easy ways to bring fresh and healthy into your 2019. Let our Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits do the heavy lifting for you with these 5 too-easy-to-be-true recipes!  

    1) Are you a Poke Bowl Fan? Pair our ready-to-enjoy Taylor Farms Avocado Chopped Salad Kit with sushi-grade Ahi Tuna, mango, lime and avocado for an easy Avocado Ranch Poke Bowl!

    2) Mix up your usual salad routine with our tasty Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe, which combines our Taylor Farms Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit with grilled chicken and chopped scallions to create a delightful bowl-less salad.

    3.) Looking for an extra kick? Whip up some Red Hot Breaded Chicken Tenders to pair with our Taylor Farms Buffalo Ranch Chopped Salad Kit – for some extra spice add scallions and siracha!

    For more salad inspiration be sure to following along on Instagram and use the hashtag #GoToGreens for a chance to be featured on our feed.

  5. Transforming Community Health and Well-Being with Blue Zones Project

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    As a fresh foods company, our vision and passion is to help people live fuller, healthier lives through our product offerings and actions. This is why we are so excited to embark on a new journey with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and Montage Health to  launch the groundbreaking Blue Zones Project in Monterey County, California! Inspired by the world’s longest-lived cultures, Blue Zones Project is a well-being initiative designed to unite communities with a common goal of making healthy choices easier. The innovative initiative draws upon more than 200 evidence-based practices to help community leaders across public and private sectors make sustainable changes that promote a culture of health. Together, we believe we can transform well-being and longevity for the local communities in which we live and work.

    To learn more about Blue Zones Project in Salinas, or ways you participate, be sure to visit
    Stay tuned for more to come!

  6. Pin it to Win it : Taylor Farms Tastebud Touchdown

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    Whether you’re throwing a big party for the last football game of the year or you’re laying low with some friends, making sure that you have a delicious assortment of food is a MUST! If you’re ready to celebrate the big game with us and ensure a TASTEBUD TOUCHDOWN keep reading!

    We’re giving away the ultimate football party pack to celebrate the Big Game on Feb 3rd! And we want to see what your football dreams are made of! Get all the details below on how creating your Pinterest board gets you an opportunity to win a year’s supply of Taylor Farms Greens, your very own Instant Pot to make eating delicious easier than ever, and a $150 Target Gift Card!

    Here’s how to enter & win…


    Find and follow Taylor Farms on Pinterest.


    Create a new Pinterest board and title it Taylor Farms Tastebud Touchdown (make sure it’s public).


    Build a board that shows your perfect Game Day watch party and let us know what inspires you: from food to decor, outfits, the team you’re rooting for, and anything else that gets you excited about this big game! Include at least 10 pins from our board Tastebud Touchdown to be entered in the contest. Have fun with it!


    A year’s supply of Taylor Farms Greens, your very own Instant Pot, and a $150 Target Gift Card!

    Open to continental US residents only.

    Giveaway winner will be contacted on 1/29/19.