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Chewy Granola Bars

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Who doesn’t love granola bars? Whether you have them for breakfast, with lunch, or as an afternoon snack, they are a tasty and easy way to get some great nutrition while satisfying your hunger. Our Chewy Granola Bars have the perfect texture and are filled with a variety of yummy and filling ingredients sure to have your whole family smiling. These granola bars can also be easily customized to suit your tastes. If you don’t like almonds, try them with cashews. Not a fan of dried cranberries? Try chopping up some dried apricots instead. Don’t be afraid to get creative. However you make our Chewy Granola Bars, they are sure to be delicious!

This wholesome and flavorful recipe was recently featured at our Thyme in the Kitchen Future Chefs “Snack Attack” cooking class. Sunset offers a wide range of Thyme in the Kitchen cooking classes and demonstrations perfect for every age and skill level. Visit the link below for our full schedule of Thyme in the Kitchen events.

Recipe: Chewy Granola Bars


Sunset’s Fall Festival Weekend

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Fall is finally here, and Sunset Foods is celebrating the season in style! On Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, Sunset Foods is hosting a Fall Festival Weekend. The weekend will consist of a wide variety of fun, educational, and delicious seasonal events. With so many events happening in one weekend, Sunset’s Fall Festival is sure to have something for the whole family. Sunset encourages everyone to mark their calendars, because the Fall Festival Weekend is one event that no one will want to miss.


Quinoa Salad

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Fall is known for its warm spices and its cozy flavors, and this week’s recipe is the perfect side for crisp autumn nights. Not only is this recipe seasonally appropriate, it’s also healthful and packed with nutrition. This light and filling salad is also easy to make and only requires a few ingredients; with quick recipes like this one, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful fall weather while it lasts.

This week’s recipe: Fall Quinoa Salad with Apples, Pecans, and Cranberries


Fall Produce

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The days are growing shorter, the leaves are changing color:  fall is here! On top of its outstanding weather and visual beauty, this unique time of year is also known for the wide variety of fruits and vegetable that reach their peak in the crisp, cool air of fall. Not only is fall produce delicious, but it also makes it easy to add a vast array of healthful vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to any meal.

Watch this video produced by Loyola University Dietetic Intern Carly Francis and learn about some of the fresh fall favorites that you definitely won’t want to miss this season. Then, stop buy your local Sunset Foods and stock up on some of the flavorful, colorful, and nutritious produce that this wonderful season has to offer!

Sample Scores of Gluten-Free Products at Sunset's Gluten-Free Expo

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Sunset’s Gluten-Free Expo is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to eat better or who is looking to eliminate gluten from their diet to learn about and sample great gluten-free products. Whether you or someone you love is allergic to gluten or you just want to eat more mindfully, Sunset’s Gluten-Free Expo is the event for you. The Gluten-Free Expo is at Sunset Highland Park on October 11, 2014 from 10am to 3pm.

Sunset believes that going gluten-free shouldn’t mean sacrificing quality or flavor. With this in mind, Sunset has chosen vendors and products for the Gluten-Free Expo that are sure to please every palate. Sweet and savory foods of all kinds will featured at the event.

For many, eliminating gluten from their diets means avoiding baked goods and desserts. However, there are many delicious gluten-free dessert options available, including products from Wow Baking Company and Carol’s Cookies, both of which will be featured at the Gluten-Free Expo.

Another thing many gluten-free eaters often find themselves giving up is convenience, but with products like Applegate’s easy-to-prepare chicken nuggets, Cooksimple’s healthy boxed dinners, and Miracle Noodle’s shirataki noodles, they certainly don’t have to.

The breakfast aisle also poses many obstacles to going gluten-free. Luckily, Freedom Foods cereal and Viki’s granola are both gluten free and are perfect for kids and adults alike.

Other vendors whose top-notch products will be featured at and available for sample at the Gluten-Free Expo are Sexy Pop, Popchips, World Peas, Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps, Foodie Fuel, Roland Foods, and Amy’s Kitchen.

Sunset Foods Highland Park is located at 1812 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL, 60035.


Whole Wheat Pumpkin Brownies

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Fall is here and you know what that means- PUMPKIN RECIPES!! Everyone loves the classic pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread, but that's hardly all that pumpkin is good for. More adventurous than typical pumpkin desserts, these brownies are deliciously decadent and will most definitely put you and your family in the fall spirit.

This week's recipe: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Brownies