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Our Quality Standards: No Artificial Sweeteners

We don’t sell just anything. Really. Everything in our stores has to meet our quality standards, or we won’t carry it.

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Our Favorite Low-Sodium Recipes

There are lots of great reasons to limit your sodium intake, but the heart of the matter is heart health. Check out some of our favorite low-sodium recipes.

Valentine’s Day Essentials: Fair Trade Chocolates

Show you care this Valentine’s Day with fair trade chocolates. When you buy fair trade products, you’re helping to create economic opportunity in the developing world, support community projects and make a difference in the lives of farmers and producers.
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Make the Most of Seasonal Citrus

Just when the grey days seem to outnumber the bright ones, Mother Nature brings sunshine back in the form of citrus. Tangerines, grapefruits, mandarins, limes and Meyer lemons are just the start, and delicious recipes options are nearly endless.
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Bring On The Beans

Beans are nearly the perfect health food. They deliver flavor, fiber and protein. Plus, they're satisfying and super affordable. Luckily, they are easy to cook too!

Cheese-y Game Day Grub

Queso — thick, rich, delightfully gooey cheese dip (or sauce) with chili peppers — is a versatile dish to serve with game day grub. Plus, variations like diced tomatoes, green onions, pico de gallo, black beans, chorizo, ground beef, caramelized onions and guacamole or avocado mean you can personalize it — easily!

Slow Food USA Tells Stadiums to Up Their Game

You’re invited to join Slow Food USA in the next stage of the showdown between better meat and the industrial grid. Show your support with by hosting a #Nose2Tailgate this Sunday for the big game.
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How to Make Great Guacamole

Guacamole recipes are a matter of personal taste and preference. Always start with mashed avocado, then vary the rest of the ingredients as you like. With diced veggies, spices, chopped herbs, legumes or even Greek yogurt, the possibilities are endless!
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What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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Surprisingly Healthy Party Food

From football to Mardi Gras, and everything in between, seems like there’s always an excuse to get together with friends and nosh. But with the new year you might be rethinking what snacking means. The good news is, there’s plenty of yummy options to party on while still following your clean eating plan.

VIP Snacks for the Big Game

It’s time to make the snacks we serve while watch the big game as memorable as the commercials! Here are five snacks that can’t lose.

Homemade Healthy Recipe: Tangerine-Roasted Tuna with Green Olives

Serve Tangerine-Roasted Tuna with Green Olives over cooked brown rice for a quick and easy meal. The bright citrus and briny olives give this one-pan dish a lively Mediterranean flavor.

New Year, New Recipes for Chicken

From the oven to the grill, chicken really is a winner. Here are a few recipes to help you take your chicken dinners even further this year.

Make Your Own Healthy Salad Dressing

Learning to make dressings took my salads from ho-hum to oh-wow! I use ingredients I already have like nuts, seeds and dried fruits to create different dressings all week long. No combination is like the other, which keeps me eating a lot of salad.

Our Quality Standards: No Artificial Colors or Flavors

Is there red dye in your BBQ sauce? Is there fake vanilla in your ice cream? Not if they come from Whole Foods Market. You won’t find artificial colors or flavors here.
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Sensational Flaxseeds

Treasured by health researchers, doctors and nutritionists for its beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseeds are practically a pantry staple. Slightly sweet and nutty, flaxseeds are easy to add into your favorite foods like muffins, smoothies, yogurt, cereals and more!
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What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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New Year, New Vegan Recipes

If you’re interested in trying out more vegan recipes, here are a few of our favorites. Try them out for your next Meatless Monday, or any time!

8 Favorite Sugar-Conscious Recipes

There are plenty of reasons to limit your sugar intake — from managing diabetes to watching your weight. If you’re trying to reduce added sugars in your diet, check out our tips on identifying hidden sources of sugar on ingredient lists, and then dig into some of our favorite sugar-conscious recipes.

Homemade Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potatoes with Greens and Beans

Tiny red adzuki beans deliver a low-fat source of protein and fiber while balancing the flavor of sweet potatoes and bitter greens in this satisfying, all-in-one dish: The result is a meal that’s full of flavor and packed with nutrients.

Healthy Recipes Under $4 a Serving

Discover how delicious healthy eating can be with our Health Starts Here® recipes featuring nutrient-dense ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Better yet? We’re dishing on some of our favorites that are less than $4 a serving!
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Get Cooking with Whole Grains

Cooking with whole grains is an essential piece of eating a diet based in whole foods. Luckily, we’re here to help you navigate cooking times and grain to water ratios so that prep is a snap.

Rediscover Cauliflower

If you’ve only had cauliflower raw on a crudité plate, it’s time to try it mashed, steamed, roasted and pulsed.

What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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What is Healthy Fat?

“Healthy fats” and “essential fats” are buzzwords in the world of diet and nutrition. But what are healthy fats? What’s the best way to get them? And how much do we need?
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5 Tips for Living Dairy Free

These days, lots of folks are scaling down or living without dairy. For some, the shift is motivated by a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. For others, living dairy free is part of a commitment to eat more plants and fewer animal products. Regardless of why you’re avoiding dairy, changing your diet is a big deal. Here are a few tips to help keep you happy, satisfied and inspired.

Homemade Healthy Recipe: Oven-Roasted Tofu

Slow roasting tofu makes it delightfully rich and gives it a firm but tender texture. Combine tofu, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and herbs and bake in this simple recipe for Oven-Roasted Tofu. Serve hot or warm with your favorite dipping sauce, or cool and add to salads and sandwiches.

A Sweet Shortcut for Delicious Rolls

With two kids and a full schedule, I’m a big fan of time-saving strategies in the kitchen — as long as flavor and savings aren’t sacrificed. This Gluten-Free Orange and Currant Sweet Rolls recipe is just the thing!
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Slurp a Smarter Smoothie

Smoothies are delicious as part of your breakfast or as an afternoon snack, and with the right ingredients, they can also add nutrients to your day.

Our Quality Standards: No Artificial Preservatives

We’re giving you the inside scoop on some of our most fundamental Quality Standards – no hydrogenated fats, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors or colors, and no artificial preservatives – and why what you find in our stores is different than anywhere else.
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Get to Know Swiss Chard

If you enjoy leafy greens but haven’t ventured much past lettuce, spinach and kale, it’s time to meet mild and tender Swiss chard.

What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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Our Top 10 Resources for Gluten-Free Eating

Whether you’re new to a gluten-free lifestyle or you’ve been avoiding gluten for years, Whole Foods Market offers unparalleled resources to help you find satisfying and delicious gluten-free options.
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What Is Healthy?

Have you ever resolved to get healthy but then lost steam when you tried to figure out just what exactly “healthy” means to you? Well, you’re not alone. There are so many conflicting messages about healthy eating and everyone is unique. Our healthy eating team knows there’s no single path to healthier eating, but they have outlined a few basic principles to help you make healthier choices along the way.

Five Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies

We’ve got good news! You don’t have to revolutionize your diet to get a few more servings of vegetables in each day. Here are some easy everyday strategies for putting produce front and center.

Homemade Healthy Recipe: Mushroom Stroganoff

A dairy-free take on a comfort food classic, this recipe substitutes a cashew cream for Stroganoff’s traditional dairy ingredients.