Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Party treats!

Food For Thought is your one stop shop for all your holiday party needs! We have Organic Valley eggnog (on sale for $3.99!), So Delicious Coconut Nog & Mint Chocolate drink (on sale for $2.29!), as well as Imagine Rice Nog and Knudsen Cider and Spice! Organic Prairie Summer Sausage is a great topper for some delicious crackers on your party platter. We have lots of dips, chips, crackers, and cookies for your holiday spread. Stop in to see our amazing selection!

Don't forget to check out our fun gift selection! Food For Thought has tons of locally made gift items, as well as unique and truly hilarious stocking stuffers.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Earth Balance Mindful Mayo!

Earth Balance's "Mindful Mayo" is now available at Food For Thought! All vegan, and made with guaranteed non-gmo soy, this is a delicious addition to your recipes or just your favorite sandwich. Stop in and pick up a jar today!

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Coupon Matchups

Here are the coupon match-ups for December!  Remember that the printable coupons do have limited print runs, so if you see one that interests you, print it ASAP!  Also, don't forget about our Recyclebank coupon to save even more!

Frozen & Dairy
Alexia Baguette on sale for $1.69.  $1/1 printable coupon when you sign up here.  Final cost 69 cents!
Rudi's Cinnamon Raisin Bread on sale for $3.19.  $1/1 printable coupon here.  Final cost $2.19!
Earth Balance Coconut Buttery Spread on sale for $4.19.  $1/1 Mambo Sprout coupon available in-store.  Final cost $3.19!
Horizon UHT Half & Half 16 oz on sale for $1.89.  55cents/1 coupon here.  Final cost $1.34!
Organic Valley Soy Creamer on sale for $1.89.  50 cents/1 soy creamer here.  Final cost $1.39!
Truwhip  Whipped Topping on sale for $1.99.  55 cents/1 coupon here.  Final cost $1.44!

Arrowhead Mills Gluten-Free Pancake Mix on sale for $4.29.  $1/1 coupon if you sign up here.  Final cost $3.29!
Barbara's Cereal (GF Brown Rice Crisp, Corn Flakes) $3.69.  $1/1 coupon here.  Final cost $2.69!
Florida Crystals Organic Sugar Cane 2 lb on sale for $3.49.   65 cents/1 coupon here.  Final cost $2.84!
Florida Crystals Agave 11.75 oz on sale for $4.29.  65 cents/1 coupon here.  Final cost $3.64!
Lundberg Brown Rice Couscous on sale for $1.89.    75 cents/1 coupon when you sign up here.  Final cost $1.14!
McCann's Irish Oatmeal (pinhead, quick easy steel cut oats) on sale for $2.69.  50 cents/1 here.  Final cost $2.19!

Natural Beauty
Aura Cacia Essential oils are 30% off.  Sweet Orange EO on sale for $2.89.  $1/1 Aura Cacia oil here.  Final cost $1.89!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hildebrand Eggnog!

 'Tis the season to enjoy one of our favorite drinks, egg nog! This year we are thrilled to feature Hildebrand Dairy Farm's Eggnog!   Not a fan of eggnog?  Then enjoy a mug of their scrumptious hot chocolate milk!    Hildebrand Dairy Farms is a third generation, family-owned dairy farm located in the Junction City area.  Hildebrand Dairy Milk is farm-fresh, with fuller and crisper flavor than other commercial milks.  Hildebrand milk is always shipped in glass bottles, which help preserve their unique, rich flavors.    Stop in for these tasty treats and enjoy a bit of local goodness!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Shop Small Saturday, November 26th!

The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.    Keep Wichita Healthy & Shop Local!

Come see us on Saturday, November 26 and save 20% off one item of your choice!!!  (limited to stock on hand.  No rainchecks, please). 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tofurkys are here!

Tofurky vegetarian roasts have been a holiday favorite for vegetarians for years now. They have become a staple at any veg Thanksgiving table. We have them on sale all month long, so make sure you stop in and grab one. They'll go fast!

Tofurky individual roasts are just $9.79!
Tofurky Vegetarian feasts are just $19.99!
Tofurky Frozen mushroom gravy is just $3.59!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

So Delicious Holiday Drinks!

If you're craving a great holiday drink-but don't want the dairy-So Delicious products are for you! Food For Thought now has their Nog and Chocolate Mint drink. Both are super tasty, and on sale for just $2.29 this month! They make a perfect companion for a good book or a fun holiday movie night. Stop by and pick some up today!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Great sales all month long!

Food For Thought always strives to have the best deals on your healthier food choices. During the month of November, in celebration of our 40th anniversary, we are having some downright AMAZING deals! Stop in and pick up everything you need for your holiday baking needs. Whether you are looking for vegan options, gluten free baking mixes, or just milk and eggs-there is a deal for you!

Earth Balance Shortening Sticks-$3.99
Horizon Heavy Whipping Cream-$2.99
Grass Point Farms Milk-$3.39
Organic Valley Butter-$5.29
Bob's Red Mill Baking Powder-$2.79
Gluten Free Pantry Mixes-Starting at $3.29
Simply Organic Gluten Free Mixes-$3.29
Shady Maple Syrup-$11.49
Arrowhead Mills Pumpkin Pie Mix-$2.89
Arrowhead Mills Graham Pie Crust-$2.79

Make sure and stop in Saturday November 5th for our huge 4oth Birthday Bash! There will be lots of giveaways, goodie bags, taste samples, and lots of prizes. Help us celebrate 40 years of making getting healthy FUN!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 2011 Newsletter

Go here to view a copy of our November 2011 Newsletter!  We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary this month, so it is full of special memories, current deals and future events!  Join us this month as we celebrate!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saturday October 29th-Gluten Free Halloween Treats!

Join us Saturday October 29 for our gluten free Halloween party! We'll be sampling gluten free cake balls made from gluten free cake mixes, Yummy Earth gluten free lollipops, and gluten free kettlecorn from Popcorn Indiana. Stop by and try some of these delicious holiday treats!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Purely Elizabeth tasting!

Heather has baked up some Purely Elizabeth baking mixes for YOU to try! Stop by today and try these wonderful VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE treats!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kevita drinks now available at Food For Thought!

Kevita Probiotic Superdrinks are now available at Food For Thought! These are a delicious addition to your healthy diet-all organic, vegan, and full of antioxidants and probiotics.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vegan Wednesday! Macrobars are here!

Macrobars are now available at Food For Thought! Macrobars are high protein, gluten free, and VEGAN! Full of delicious and simple ingredients, they are a great snack for on the go vegans and health conscious foodies alike. They provide slow burning carbs for long lasting energy! Stop by Food For Thought and pick some up today.

Available on aisle 5 in the grocery room, in our vegan section!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Big Savings on Rudi's Gluten Free Bread!!!!

Just found this $2/1 Rudi's gluten free Bread coupon here.   This month, Rudi's Gluten Free Bread is on sale for $4.29.  Combine this printable coupon with our store newsletter coupon (20% off one gluten-free bread) and your final cost would be  $1.43!!!!  Great price on gluten-free bread!  Remember, this Saturday we are having a gluten-free baking bonanza.  We will be sampling  a ton of baked goods and a bunch of ready to eat breads (including Rudi's) so you can find out which one you like best!  Hurry and print the coupon while it lasts and join us this month in celebrating gluten-free!

Grocery news! Pure Raw bars are here!

Pure Raw bars are now available in our raw foods section. They are certified organic, gluten free, and 100% RAW! Oh, and totally delicious! Stop by Food For Thought and pick one up today!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 2011 Coupon Matchups

Here are the current coupon match-ups with our sale items for the month!  Remember to print all printable coupons ASAP as they usually have limited prints available.  Also, don't forget about our RecyleBank Coupon to save even more!

Earth Balance Coconut Spread on sale for $3.89.  $1/1 Mambo Sprout Coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $2.89!

Earth Balance Soy Milk (select flavors) on sale for $3.29.  $1/1 Mambo Sprout Coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $2.29!

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze on sale for $3.99.  50 cents/2 Healthy Clippings coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $3.49 each if you buy 2!

Chobani 32 oz yogurt (select flavors) on sale for $5.79.   50 cents/1 coupon available here.  Final cost $5.29!

Lightlife Smart Deli Slices (select varieties) on sale for $2.29.  $1/1 coupon when you sign up hereFinal cost $1.29!

Stonyfield 6 oz yogurt (select fat free flavors) on sale for 99 cents each.  50 cents/3 coupon hereFinal cost 66 cents each when you buy 3!

Envirokidz GF Crispy Rice Bars on sale for $2.59.  $1/1 Healthy Clippings coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $1.59!

Envirokidz 10 oz cereals (select flavors) on sale for $3.19.  $1/1 Healthy Clippings coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $2.19!

Nature's Path Gluten Free Cereals (select varieties) on sale for $3.19.  $1/1 Healthy  Clippings coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $2.19!

Rudi's Gluten-Free Breads (select flavors) on sale for $4.29.  75 cents/1 Mambo Sprout coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $3.54!
-OR-  $1/1 coupon available to print here and hereFinal cost $3.29!

Simply Organic Gluten-Free Mixes on sale for $3.59.  $1/1 Healthy Clippings coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $2.59!

Gluten-Free Cafe Soups on sale for $2.29.  $1/1 coupon when you sign up hereFinal cost $1.29!

Arrowhead Mills Chocolate Chip Cookie mix on sale for $3.59 (other varieties gf mixes on sale).  $1/1 coupon hereFinal cost $2.59!

Debole's gluten free pasta (select varieties) on sale for $1.99.  $1/1 coupon when you sign up here.  Final cost 99 cents!

Van's Gluten-Free Totally Natural Waffles on sale for $2.59.  $1/1 when you like them on facebook here.  Final cost $1.59!

Udi's Gluten-Free bread (select varieties) on sale for $4.49.  $1/1 coupon here Final cost $3.49!

Knudsen Morning Blend Juice 32 oz  on sale for $2.69.  75 cents/1 Healthy Clippings coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $1.94!

Muir Glen Soups (select varieties) on sale for $1.99.  $1/2 Healthy Clippings coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $1.49 each when you buy 2!

Traditional Medicines Lemon Throat Coat on sale for $3.99.  $1/1 Healthy Clippings coupon (available in-store).  Final cost $2.99!

Stevia in the Raw Bakers bag on sale for $7.99.  40cents/1 coupon here Final cost $7.59!

Zevia 6 packs (select flavors) on sale for $4.74.  $1/1 coupon hereFinal cost $3.74/6pk or 63 cents each!

Imagine Almond Dream (select 32 oz) on sale for $2.49.  $1/1 coupon when you sign up hereFinal cost $1.49!

Garden of Eatin' Blue Corn Chips or Sweet Potato tortilla chips on sale for $2.49.  $1/1 coupon hereFinal cost $1.49!

BioKleen Liquid Laundry Citrus 64 oz on sale for $9.39.  $1.50/1 Healthy Clippings coupon (available in-store)  Final cost $7.89!

Vegan Wednesday! Mambo Sprouts Deals!

The fall edition of the Mambo Sprouts coupon book is now available at Food For Thought..and this season there are some great deals on vegan friendly items!

Rudi's breads (some are vegan) 75 cents off

Earth Balance Soy Milk $1 off

Earth Balance Coconut Spread $1 off

Mori Nu Tofu 75 cents off of any 2 packages

Organic Valley Soy Creamer 75 cents off

Nasoya Tofu $1 off

Blue Diamond 50 cents off any Blue Diamond products (Almond Breeze)

As well as lots of other vegan friendly items like Country Choice Oats, Clif Bars, Lundberg Brown Rice Pasta, Nature's Path products, Rice Select 36 oz. jars of rice, San J asian cooking sauces, Santa Cruz organic juices, and MORE!

Stop by and pick up a coupon book today!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Vegan Wednesday! 30 Minute Vegan Meals!

Ravin' Ramen Noodle Soup
(Makes 2 large bowls or 4 small bowls)

6 cups water
4 oz. rice stick or bean thread noodles
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. dried parsley
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tbsp. dehydrated onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium size pot. Add the noodles and boil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the noodles soften.
2. Add the soy sauce, parsley, onion powder, dehydrated onion, and garlic powder. Stir, let all of the ingredients sit together on the stove for at least 5 minutes, and serve.

This recipe and over 170 more available in THE 30 MINUTE VEGAN by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray. Available at Food For Thought!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Skip the sugar...

We have lots of customers heading in asking for low-carb and sugar-free options.   While we have a section devoted to low-sugar or sugar-free items, there still are not a lot of ready-to eat-options available that meet our standards. We do not carry any products with aspartame or acesulfame potassium in them.   Many commercial "sugar-free" products are laced with these ingredients that may actually do more harm to a person's health than sugar.

There are a lot of healthy, natural options.  Xyltiol, agave nectar and stevia provide natural alternatives for sweetening beverages and in recipes.   We have several new books in the store that are chock full of low-sugar recipes, including "Quick Cooking for Diabetics," "Diabetes Snacks, Treats and Easy Eats," and "Quick & Easy Low-Sugar Recipes" and our favorite," Ani's Raw Food Desserts." 

To get you started, here is a sugar free option for chocolate chip cookies that uses xylitol:


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup xylitol
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 TBSP spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 ounces maltitol sweetened dark chocolate bars, chopped


In large bowl, cream butter with xylitol until fluffy. Gradually add applesauce during creaming process. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into batter, and fold in chocolate. Drop 1/2 TBSP of dough for each cookie onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cookies are soft when taken from the oven, but become firm when stored overnight.
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
Per cookie: Calories: 41.8 Carbs: 6.7g Fiber: 0.5g Fat: 2.2g Sodium; 33.5g Net Carbs: 1.8g

Friday, September 23, 2011

The "Deader" the Better!

A bit morbid sounding perhaps, but when it comes to Dead Sea Salt it couldn't be more true. Mysticism behind the Dead Sea has existed since Biblical times due to the regions mineral rich waters known for their cleansing, healing, and rejuvenating qualities. To this day, it is still celebrated as a haven for health and beauty because of the mass concentration of trace elements and minerals! Salt extracted from the region has been attributed to detoxifying the body, stimulating natural circulation, restoring moisture balance to skin, as well as aiding in relieving arthritis symptoms. The most effective way of utilizing this amazing little mineral? Soak it up in a bath for around 20 minutes! We offer both Fine and Coarse varieties in our bulk beauty section. Fill a jar and stop by our Blending Bar to choose your essential oil to add a beautiful aroma, and voila! A spa-in-a-jar awaits you at Food For Thought!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vegan Wednesday! Forks Over Knives!

Forks Over Knives is a new documentary that examines the claims that most degenerative diseases can be controlled or reversed by avoiding animal based and processed foods. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, has played a part in many groundbreaking studies involving how our food choices affect our bodies. The film features leading experts on health, examines the question "why we don’t know," and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years. (It is available on Netflix streaming for Netflix subscribers, and has had screenings around Wichita recently).

The book based on the film (By T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell B. Esselstyn MD), is now available at Food For Thought. It features 125 delicious and nutritious recipes, as well as lots of great nutrition information and testimonials from leading physicians. Stop by and pick up a copy today!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vegan Comfort Food Book Giveaway!

Stop by the store and register to win the tasty, yummy, Vegan Comfort Food cookbook by Alicia C. Simpson.   It contains more than 150 vegan-ized comfort classics, plus 65 everyday meal ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner!    The drawing will be held on October 3rd, just in time for the cooler weather.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Glutenfreeda's Pizza Wraps

New Glutenfreeda's Pizza wraps are gluten free and made with all natural ingredients with no trans fats or GMO's. The tortilla is a combination of corn, potato and rice flours making it a firm yet flexible wrap! They come in three great flavors including Italian sausage, Three Cheese and Pesto Chicken. A great meal or snack for when you're on the go!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vegan Wednesday! Vegan Greek Style Yogurt!

Coming Soon to Food For Thought!! So Delicious Greek Style yogurt, made with coconut milk! I've been anxiously awaiting it's arrival since I first heard about it months ago. They are available in plain, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and blueberry. YUMMM!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Printable Mambo Sprout Coupons!

Whoo hoo!  Mambo Sprouts has posted a bunch of new coupons (4 pages!) for your printing pleasure.   Go here for extra savings, including the following on September sale items in-store!

Nasoya Extra Firm Tofu on sale for $2.39.  $1/1 coupon on Mambo Sprouts.  Final cost $1.39!

Rudi's Organic Bread (select flavors) on sale for $3.19.  75 cents/1 coupon on Mambo Sprouts.  Final cost $2.44!

Nature's Path Gluten Free Homestyle Waffles on sale for $2.99.  $1.50/2 coupon on Mambo Sprouts.  Final cost $2.24, when you buy 2.

Lots of other great ones, including $1/1 Knudsen Juice (priced $2.99 on higher), $1/1 Xlear spray (great for seasonal allergies and dry noses!) and $1/1 Earth Balance Soy Milk (GMO Free!)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Amy's Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies

Now available from Amy's, three flavors of gluten free shortbread cookies! Try traditional, chocolate chip and almond flavors! They are made with "all natural, simple ingredients just like Amy's grandmother would make for her as a child." And if they are like everything else from Amy's I'm sure they are delicious. Try all Amy's gluten free items such as frozen meals, hot cereal bowls, refried beans, burritos, pasta sauce, salsa and even cake!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vegan Wednesday! Field Roast Frankfurters!

Field Roast Frankfurters are now available at Food For Thought! They are already a big hit in our house. Field Roast even has some great recipe ideas on their blog. Stop by today and pick up a pack!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Coupon Matchups for September 2011

Here are the coupon match-ups with our September sale items.   Please remember, printable coupons are may be available for a limited time only, so if you see one you are interested in, be sure to print ASAP!

Chobani Greek Yogurt 6 oz on sale for $1.19.    30 cents/1 coupon when you sign up here.  Final cost 89 cents!

Brown Cow Cream Top 6 oz Yogurts on sale for 99 cents.    Sign up here and save 50 cents/3 6 oz yogurts.  Final cost 83 cents each when you buy 3!

Lightlife Tofu Pups & Smart Dogs on sale for $3.29.  $1/1 Lightlife product when you sign up hereFinal cost $2.29!

Nasoya Extra Firm Tofu on sale for $2.39.  75 cents/1 coupon here.  Final cost $1.64!

Silk Pure Coconut Beverage 64 oz on sale for $3.69.  75 cents/1 coupon here.   Final cost $2.94!

Cascadian Farms Select Veggies on sale for $1.99.  $1/1 coupon when you sign up here.  Final cost 99 cents for ORGANIC veggies!

Morningstar Farms Sausage Style Crumbles on sale for $3.19.  $1/1 coupon hereFinal cost $2.19!

Select Rudi's Organic Bread on sale for $3.19.  $1/1 coupon hereFinal cost $2.19!

Tofurky Pizza's on sale for $5.99.  75 cents/1 coupon hereFinal cost $5.24!

Newman's Cookie O's on sale for $1.69.  $1/2 Newman's products here Final cost $1.19!

Annie Chun's Seaweed Snacks on sale for 99 cents.  $1/1 Annie Chun product hereFinal cost FREE!

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze 64 oz size on sale for $3.99.  50 cents/1 coupon hereFinal cost $3.49!

Naked Coconut Water on sale for $1.49.  $1/1 coupon hereFinal cost 49 cents!

Earth Friendly Non-Abrasive Cream Cleanser on sale for $2.99.  $1/1 coupon hereFinal cost $1.99!

To Go Vita Rocks Supplement on sale for $7.99.  $1/1 coupon here Final cost $6.99!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Is Ketchup Gluten Free?

I noticed that we had gotten in a new brand of Gluten Free Ketchup and it got me to thinking, "Isn't ALL ketchup gluten free??". Well, actually, no. It's not. It has to do with the distillation process of the vinegar used. White vinegar can be derived from wheat, corn, barley, rye and spelt. "But, if the vinegar is distilled most of the gluten particles should be left behind in the process. The problem is that some particles of gluten could be transported over in the distillation process and contaminate the ketchup. Thus, causing what is called cross contamination".

At Food for Thought we carry three different brands of certified gluten-free ketchup including Tree of Life, Annie's and our newest addition: Cucina Antica!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vegan Wednesday! Vegan Lunch Box!

It's that time of year where everyone is going BACK TO SCHOOL! Jennifer McCann's website has some awesome ideas for vegan lunch boxes. These fun and delicious recipes are also great for adults! Check out her blog!

Here is a great recipe for wholegrain VEGAN sushi rolls:

makes 4 rolls, to serve 2

¾ cup shortgrain brown rice
1/8 cup millet
1/8 cup amaranth
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
4 sushi nori sheets (sheets of dry, toasted nori seaweed)
Avocado slices or other filling of your choice

Put the rice, millet, and amaranth into a medium pot and add 1 ½ cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 35 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let sit, still covered for another 10 minutes.

Transfer the rice mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the lemon zest and sunflower seeds with a wooden rice paddle or spoon, tossing the rice with light strokes to aerate and help cool the rice. Set the rice mixture aside to cool completely.

When the rice is cool, spread ¼ of the mixture on a sheet of nori laid out on a sushi rolling mat (keep a small bowl of fresh water handy to dip your fingers and keep the rice from sticking). Leave a 1-inch strip at the top of the nori sheet uncovered. Arrange the avocado or other filling down the center of the rice. Use your fingers to lightly moisten the top strip of nori with a dab of water, then use the rolling mat to roll your sushi up and seal it shut.

Transfer the roll to a cutting board and cut into 6 pieces with a sharp knife, wiping the knife with a damp cloth between cuts.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Food for Thought Fall Fling & Harvest Hoedown!

Join us for our 
Fall Fling Outdoor Market
Harvest Hoedown
Saturday, September 10th
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Featuring Kansas artisans, crafters and food!!!
Sample and discover Kansas food including local eggs, meat, cheese,
dairy, produce and baked goods!
Browse natural beauty products, children’s clothing and gifts,
home d├ęcor, vintage and upcycled items and more!
Special Event:
Good Shepherd’s Chef Showdown
benefiting Botanica’s Children’s Garden!  

Enjoy each of the Chef’s creations for $10 and vote for your favorite!

Ya’ll Come & Join the Fun!