Food

Eight Fall Superfoods That Can Boost Your Immunity During COVID-19, Cold and Flu Season

When the weather begins to turn colder, we all know it’s not only the start of fall, but the onset of cold and flu season. And this year, we’re also competing with Covid-19. With these weather changes also comes a change in seasonal produce and foods. We’ve created a round-up of super foods (and fun recipes!) you can lean on these next few months to boost your immunity and set your body up for optimal health and safety.

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Five Reasons to Prioritize Eating Seasonally

Have you ever tasted a farm-fresh heirloom tomato in the late summer and wondered if you’ve eaten a tomato before? Eating with the seasons really makes a difference in the taste and nutritional content, plus it’s the most eco-friendly choice. Here are five reasons to shop seasonal:

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Four Ways to Preserve Spring Produce

Whether you have excess produce, extra time or you are just interested in preserving spring fruits and vegetables at their finest, here are four preserving techniques that will keep your shelves stocked with goodness!

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Sustainable Tailgating 101

Some would argue that the “pre-game” party is just as much fun as the game. Food, drinks and good company make tailgating a fabulous football tradition. Setting up shop outside of your home doesn’t mean you have to create waste. Urban Market Bags has some easy tips to make the most of your tailgate with sustainability in mind.

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Our Top Foodie Instagram Accounts That You Should Follow Now & Their Winning Super Bowl Recipes

Instagram has become our new go-to when we are in a little need of some kitchen inspiration. With the big game coming up this Sunday, we paid a visit to our top foodie Instagram accounts to see what they were cooking up. With so many options, we’re off to the store to fill our Urban Market Bags to the brim.

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DIY: Edible Gifts

Pre-holiday shopping got you craving something different this year? Gift something from the heart, and better yet for the stomach! We have so many ideas, we’ll be gifting through the New Year. Edible gifts are especially great because you can make them in large quantities to have on hand for last-minute gatherings and those unexpected (but totally welcome) visits with friends and family. Pick your favorite recipe, pack your Urban Market Bags full of delicious gifts and you’ll be all set.

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What's in the Bag: Our Favorite Cocktails, Mocktails, Natural Wines & Bar Cart Goodies

Let’s get dressed up and end this year with a bang! Festive drinks always get the party started and our top picks will please and impress. Plus we have recommendations for the best natural wines and why you will fall in love with them. Grab a glass and make the holidays cheerful, bright and most importantly, DELICIOUS.

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Get Dad Grilling: The Best BBQ Gifts for Father’s Day

Get dad geared up for outdoor grilling this Father’s Day and reap the benefits all season long. Make sure dad has a solid grilling foundation and get him equipped with the basics or grab something extra special like a new spice rub and a cookbook to kick his skills up a notch. The one essential to include is a set of Urban Market Bags. Not only will dad be the most stylish shopper around, he’ll get major props for bringing enough bags to carry all his groceries and grilling supplies!

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Sustainable Party Tips for your 4th of July Celebration

We love to celebrate the 4th of July! From fireworks, parades and bonfires to swim parties and barbecues, there are activities galore, and while festive, these activities can take a toll on the environment. Fortunately, there are ways to host a celebration and reduce the footprint without reducing the fun!

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What's in the Bag: Fresh Spring Produce

Put on your rainboots, pick up your Urban Market Bags and prepare for the bountiful spring produce that’s on it’s way. We can’t get enough of the vibrant colors and crisp textures that start to appear around this time. Berries, cherries and beets, oh my! Our bags are bursting with goodies and we have some great ideas for what to do with them and how to pick the best of the best.

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What's in the Bag: A Guide to Greens for Your Drinks

We love our greens. Essential to our beauty routine, nutritional needs and overall health state, consuming green vegetables is the number one way to nourish your body and fight off disease. Lucky for us, there are many ways to consume leafy greens and grasses including juicing them alongside some of their sweeter friends. If you haven’t dipped your toe in the juicing craze you might want to consider it. Vegetable juice gives you a power-packed shot of nutrients that would take days to consume otherwise. We’ve been having fun in the kitchen with our Omega Cold-Pressed Juicer and the endless recipe combinations that can be concocted. If this sounds interesting to you, we’ve got a few tips to get you started plus a breakdown of our favorite greens to turn into a delicious health promoting juice.

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Homemade Beauty in 5 Ingredients or Less

Lately we’ve been going all natural when it comes be being au natural. Not only are we avoiding tons of ingredients we can’t pronounce (check out a list of the worst offenders) but we’re saving some big bucks while we’re at it. Read on for some of our favorite blogger home recipes and build your own DIY beauty arsenal to stay toxin-free. Oh ya, did we mention that every recipe is 5 ingredients or less? Grab your Urban Market Bags, take notes on some key ingredients below and head to the nearest natural food store.

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Chocolate Roundup

A bite of high-quality chocolate is like a sip of fine wine or the perfect pour over—a true work of art and an undeniably unique experience. We’re honoring a classic Valentine’s Day tradition this year by ditching the heart-shaped box for small-batch, craft chocolate made by passionate artisans.

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A Side of Sweet working with us!

A few weeks back, we connected with one of our favorite bloggers, Kelly Egan from A Side of Sweet...

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