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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

Money-Saving Plays for Big Game Parties

No matter which team you are cheering on if your most valuable color is green, we can help you score savings with The Whole Deal value guide.

From Our Pantry: Italian Flair

Pick up the items on our $50 Pantry Stock Up list, and you’ll be ready to add a few fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to be able to cook 14 of our favorite recipes.

The Annual "Best Ever" Guacamole Search

For some folks, making guacamole is a serious, exacting science. For others, just mash an avocado with a fork and you’re done. Try produce guru James’ current fave recipe and share yours.

Nourishing Love

The History of Barber's Cheddar

Made by the longest operating Cheddar producers in the world, Barber’s 1833 Traditional Farmhouse Cheddar has quite a history. Learn how they use original starter culture.

Simple Ways to Enjoy Meat for Dinner

Meat can be an easy and healthful solution for weekday dinners when served with veggies and whole grains.
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FarmTina

In Brooklyn, New York, Martina’s creative spirit helps her face the challenges of city gardening, such as space…and soil. Watch her story in this episode of Grow.
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Quality Standards and the Multi-Stakeholder Process

Our Seafood Quality Standards Coordinator explains how our stakeholders, from team members to growers to the public, have a voice in the process of developing new standards.
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Nature's Path Organic

We love our producers, suppliers and vendors and we think most of them have some pretty interesting stories behind their products too. We’re sharing some of our favorites here in an ongoing series.

 

Learn to Cook: Broiled Fish

Get the health benefits of fish and the budget benefits of cooking at home by using our simple instructions for broiling fish. Try our favorite, simple recipes for cooking fish.

Win a Pre-screening of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Tell us your kid eco-hero’s story in our Kids for Our Planet contest for a chance to win a pre-screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax in your hometown theater for 200 friends and family.

From Our Pantry: Quinoa

Pick up the items on our $50 Pantry Stock Up list, and you’ll be ready to add a few fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to be able to cook 14 of our favorite recipes.

Share Your Love with Sweethearts and Family

This could be your year to start a new tradition perfectly suited for the two of you.
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Superb Recipes for Game Day

We’ve pulled together 15 of our favorite recipes to enjoy on game day, because everyone wins when the food is delicious.
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The Good On Ya Bar

Learn how Local Producer Loan Recipient Good On Ya uses their “Every Ingredient Matters” motto to guide them in creating deliciously nutritious protein-fiber-energy-snack bars.
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Dinner Shortcuts: Fresh Salsa and Cut Fruit

Turn to pre-cut fruits and salsas, as well as our abundant salad bar choices, to help you get meals on the table quickly without sacrificing good health.

Simple Ways to Enjoy Leafy Greens

Low in calories and high in nutrients, leafy greens really give you bang for your buck.

Customer Stories: Part of the Family

Every day, our store team members go out of their way to make sure our customers are part of the family. Read real life examples and see some cool store-inspired wedding decorations.

Watch 9.3: Oceans

Wave and tidal energy potential is estimated at more than seven times current global energy usage. In California, an inventor is testing a device to utilize this untapped resource. Watch his story on 9.3.
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Healthy Game Plan!

Keep your Game Day spread lean and green with these favorite easy eats from our Health Starts Here® recipes.

Learn to Cook: White Beans

Cooking beans at home is renowned as a simple way to save money and provide the base for many a healthy meal. Learn the basics with our simple recipe.

From Our Pantry: Brown Rice

Pick up the items on our $50 Pantry Stock Up list, and you’ll be ready to add a few fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to be able to cook 14 of our favorite recipes.

14 Things To Always Buy at Whole Foods Market

Don't forget, no artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners or hydrogenated fats are allowed in our stores, so you can always shop with peace of mind no matter what’s in your basket.

Barber's Cheddar: A Cheese with Real Culture

Made by the longest operating Cheddar producers in the world, Barber’s 1833 Traditional Farmhouse Cheddar has quite a history. Learn how they use original starter culture.
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What's New in the Whole Body Department

Whether you’re a frequent shopper or have yet to venture in, there are always good reasons to stop by our Whole Body department. Here are some new products to try.
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Enjoy Bok Choy

Also called Chinese cabbage, bok choy is a nutrient-dense, delicious, easy-to-prepare vegetable perfectly suited for winter meals. Try some of these bok choy recipes.

Smart Whole-Body Cleansing

Simple Ways to Enjoy Winter Salads

Preparing delicious salads, even warm salads, in winter is as simple as knowing what's in season. Here are some ingredient combinations and recipes to get you started.

Go-To Meals Using Kitchen Staples

Canned beans, boxed broth, frozen veggies, pasta and other staples come together in simple but delicious ways. Share your favorite pantry meals and try ours.
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Watch 9.3: Shelter

To address the estimated 40% of the world’s energy used by buildings, ZeroEnergy Design in Boston creates homes that balance energy reduction with energy production. Watch their story on 9.3.
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Late July Organic Snacks

Watch our slideshow to learn how Nicole Bernard Dawes of Late July Organic Snacks creates snacks that live up to her family’s standards in order to share with families everywhere.

Winter Greens

For farmers, greens are a hardy and prolific crop, growing well in a wide range of climates all over the US. Learn more about this season’s harvest of collards, kale, chard and more.
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Budget Booster: Trim Your Food Waste

The less you toss the more you save. Can a few minutes of focus on your fridge contents save money AND the planet?

Learn to Cook: Winter Squash

Don’t let hard winter squash intimidate you in the kitchen. They’re actually very simple to prepare as well as satisfying, nutritious and affordable!

Mighty Bowls: Healthy, Budget-Friendly Meals

Our Health Starts Here team provides suggestions for nutritious flavor combinations designed to fill you up without emptying your wallet.

Common Sense Solutions for School Lunch

When was the last time you ate a school lunch?

Winter Meals for Four on a Budget

In the latest issue of The Whole Deal value guide we have a week’s worth of budget-friendly meal ideas to fill your family's plates without emptying your wallet.

Celebrate National Soup Month

Raise your spoon because January is National Soup Month! Here are 14 of our favorite soups for keeping warm, cozy and nourished all winter long!
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From Our Pantry: Oats

Pick up the items on our $50 Pantry Stock Up list, and you’ll be ready to add a few fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to be able to cook 14 of our favorite recipes.

Brush Up on Brussels Sprouts

Baked, roasted, steamed, sautéed or tossed into soups and stews, here are some of our favorite ways to add nutrient-dense Brussels sprouts to your table this winter.

Local Producer: Willie Greens Organic Farm

Our local forager in the Pacific Northwest, Denise Breyley, shares the story behind Willie Greens Organic Farm and how they are using our Local Producer Loan to grow their business.
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Simple Ways to Enjoy Whole Grains

Chock full of key nutrients and loaded in fiber, whole grains are delicious and priced right for your wallet and your pantry.

Daily Giveaway from Martha Stewart

Are you familiar with the Martha Stewart Living Daily Giveaway?

Brazilian Day

Join the parade for one of Manhattan’s largest and liveliest festivals. Check out the ritualistic street cleansing, capoeira, sugarcane juice and more in this episode of Fest-a-Nation.

Health Starts Here

Looking for healthy eating resources? At Whole Foods Market®, we have developed Health Starts Here® to help guide wise nutrition choices. Listen in and learn where to focus for the most benefit.

Akua Woolbright holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and is Whole Foods Market’s Senior Healthy Eating and Wellness Educator.

From Our Pantry: Soup, Stew and Chili

Pick up the items on our $50 Pantry Stock Up list, you’ll be ready to add a few fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to be able to cook 14 of our favorite recipes.

Mighty Bowls: Healthy Breakfast for $2 or Less

From apple spice oats to mango quinoa, these recipe ideas will start your day (and your year) off on the right foot and keep your energy level high all morning…for as little as $2 per serving.

Introducing Whole Trade Bell Peppers

Our Whole Trade™ Guarantee ensures fair prices are paid for products, better wages and working conditions, and sound environmental practices. Try these peppers and make a difference.

Choices Count: Yogurt

Whether you prefer cow’s milk yogurt or a whole slew of alternatives, our vast selections contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Try these ideas for cooking with yogurt.

Choices Count: Salad Dressing

Don’t drown fresh veggies in a conventional blend of sugar, overly processed oils and artificial preservatives. Learn to make your own salad dressing with these simple steps.

Choices Count for Health

If you find it difficult to make one big iron-clad promise for the New Year, consider making simple choices that count. Here are some basic healthy choices to keep in mind.
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