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Greek Yogurt

Build a Better Lunch Box

Packing a delicious, healthy lunch is easier than you might think! Check out Chef Ann's favorite lunch box choices for healthy kids and a healthy planet. For more great recipes ideas from Chef Ann Cooper and Whole Foods Market, check out our Back to School recipes!

Thackeray Farms

Shawn Thackeray - Thackeray Farms - Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina

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Our Newest Green Adventure

Southglen OpeningOur Team Members love opening new stores - it gives them a blank canvas to try out all of their cool ideas.

The Great American Seafood Cook-Off

In her seven years with Whole Foods Market, Kristina has focused on community relations - spending the last three years immersed in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas and loving the region's culture and incredible people who make these cities unique. Seafood Cookoff

Clementine Art


Eat a Hearty Breakfast

Egg Muffin Sandwich

Turn Easy Dinners into Lunchtime Favorites

Life lessons about nutrition start at home. Chef Ann Cooper shares ideas for turning leftovers from some of her dinner recipes into healthy lunches for the next day.

Naked Juice

Naked JuicePicture this: it's a hot August afternoon. You just ran a few miles and you are in need of some replenishment. You swing by your friendly, neighborhood Whole Foods Market to re-fuel.

Try a New Brew - Blue Moon Belgian White

Adventures in Brewing

Premium Body Care at Budget Prices

Suds Lorrea

Secret Ingredient Flourless Brownies

Flourless BrownieWith kids heading back to school this month, school activities and fundraisers will start filling up the calendar. J.

Loving Figs from Maywood Farms

Nick Moless has been a team member for our global produce procurement office in Watsonville, California since 2001. He has purchased several commodities for Whole Foods Market including berries, hard fruit and row crop vegetables.


Getting Produce to Market


Raising Picky Eaters

5 Ways to Help Your School

Learn how you can influence your district's wellness policy, and get hands-on to enhance your school's nutrition curriculum. For more information on how to get involved, check out Support Your School.

Eating with Dave Matthews Band

Eating with Dave Matthews Band

Try a New Brew - Pilsner Urquell

Adventures in BrewingWeekends are treasured for having time to kick back, relax and, maybe, test out a new brew. We created our Adventures in Brewing program to help you do just that. Each month, we feature two outstanding brews with unique stories to match their unique flavors. One of our August brews is Pilsner Urquell.

Kids' Best Meals of the Week

Macaroni and Cheese As regulars of this blog know, we have a popular feature called Best Meals of the Week where readers and team members share our culinary creations.


Value Guru Says "Pesto Change-O!"

Winter Pesto

Multivitamins are Key for Kids and Teens

Ever wonder why the American Medical Association recommends that every person take a multivitamin daily? Let’s start with young people. Tune in to learn why multis are important for kids and teens, and why it’s smart to choose natural multis. Malia Curran, MS, MPH is a nutritionist with a Masters degree in Nutrition and Food Policy and a Masters degree in Public Health. She sees clients in the Denver area.

Cook With Tomatoes

Fusilli PastaI say "tomato," my dad says "tamater," but no matter how you say it, these precious fruits have got one thing going for them that just about everybody knows how to say: lycopene. You've heard of it, I'm sure.

Join the School Lunch Revolution!

Join the movement and help empower schools to replace processed foods with fresher choices. Together we can feed our kids a healthier future! Want more information on how to join the School Lunch Revolution? Click here!

Sweet Stem Farm

This blog post previously contained a video about Sweet Stem Farm dating back to 2009, before the implementation of GAP standards. We have taken the video down to prevent confusion. We market this product as GAP Step 2 in our stores, and the farm has been operating at a Step 2 rating since 2010.

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Celebrity Chef Inspiration

"Do you watch Rachael Ray?" a woman asked me, looking desperate. I replied that yes, I was familiar with her cooking. "Oh good!" she replied, "she has this thing that she calls 'stoup' - do you have any idea how I would make that?" I certainly did. (Stoup, by the way, is a cross between a soup and a stew, and a term that has surely been trademarked by Ms. RR.)

Make it Natural: Stovetop Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese

You can't go wrong with macaroni and cheese-just about everyone loves it! While there are plenty of convenient boxed options out there, making mac and cheese from scratch lets you use natural ingredients, including freshly grated cheese, and you get to control the amount of salt and fat. This means a healthier version with no artificial colors or flavors and it's not hard to make - you can even get the kids to help!

A Passion for Heirlooms


10 Essential Lunch Lessons

Chef Ann Cooper reveals her top tips for steering your shopping basket toward healthy choices in the aisles. For a list of 10 Essential Lunch Lessons that Ann discusses in this video and more information on how to make healthier choices, please check out the School Lunch Revolution.

New Whole Deal Value Guide Out Now

Whole Deal 08-09

Heads up! The August/September issue of The Whole Deal value guide is in stores now - ready to help you wrap up the summer and head back to school. Consider The Whole Deal your cheat sheet for shopping our store.