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March 24, 2017
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A healthier pantry starts with some of the same basics that build a wholesome plate: whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds and healthy flavor boosters such as vinegar and low-sodium soy sauce.
June 4, 2016
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Here’s how to make a filling main dish salad with smart choices whether you're a vegetarian, vegan or omnivore. Plus, check out some of our favorite healthy salad recipes.
June 2, 2016
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I checked in with our creative nutrition pros for their must-haves to make the most of peak summer produce. Here is what they are eating right now:
May 13, 2016
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Learn to easily keep side salads on the healthy side by trying different combinations and embracing fresh, frozen and canned veggies. Add a little color to your plate with these healthy salad (and dressing) recipes!
April 21, 2016
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Springtime begets spring cleaning, and a great opportunity to think through your food choices and make the most of snacks and mealtimes. Here are five tips to make meals matter and eat mindfully.
April 12, 2016
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Sustainable, vegan and delicious, seaweed has plenty of qualities to boast.
March 13, 2016
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It might not be the cure-all for flu, but a good chicken noodle soup is the perfect feel-good food. Here’s how to make the best!
February 27, 2016
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Protein is still considered the “it” nutrient for satiety, plus there are often many nutrients packaged with protein. Here’s how to make the best choices if you’re an omnivore.
February 25, 2016
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You know you need to consume plenty of water, and these foods will help you achieve your goal.
February 12, 2016
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Six of our own nutrition pros give their ideas for go-to healthy freezer staples.
January 30, 2016
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If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or veg-leaning flexitarian, finding quality protein sources is as easy as meat alternatives, beans and seeds.
January 29, 2016
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If you’re seeing a lot of red in February between Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, here’s what red produce has in store for you.
January 25, 2016
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Get on the cultured food bandwagon for tasty foods that may have nutritional promise.
January 21, 2016
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Save the stalks, stems, and fronds to expand your produce possibilities in your cooking.
January 17, 2016
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The term “superfoods” is everywhere, which is fitting, because super-nutritious ingredients abound from seeds to powders to spices.
January 15, 2016
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Saving and “upcycling” produce scraps and trimmings is not only trendy but can be nutritious, too.
January 6, 2016
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Is your healthy eating resolution being challenged by your hectic schedule? Redefine fast food with these three suggestions.
November 30, 2015
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The holidays can derail a healthful eater’s best intentions. From snacking ahead to navigating buffet tables, here are tips for mindful eating while still enjoying the party season.
February 20, 2015
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The tastes and textures that soothe our souls don’t have to wreak havoc on our eating plans. The right recipe and a few ingredient swaps can satisfy your cravings while giving your body all the TLC it needs.
February 4, 2015
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Valentine’s Day is the time to get cuddly and treat your sweetie, but that doesn’t mean you have to blow your healthy eating plan on a box of generic chocolates! Try these healthy dessert recipes this Valentine’s Day.
January 27, 2015
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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!
January 20, 2015
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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.
January 16, 2015
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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.
January 15, 2015
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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.
January 13, 2015
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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.
January 10, 2015
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“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?
January 8, 2015
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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.

January 6, 2015
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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.
January 3, 2015
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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.
January 1, 2015
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A dairy-free take on a comfort food classic, this recipe substitutes a cashew cream for Stroganoff’s traditional dairy ingredients.
December 31, 2014
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For many folks trying to get healthier, personal austerity programs don’t last. To keep excited and inspired, it’s better to focus on the fun side of healthy eating. Luckily, we have a host of resources designed to encourage delicious discoveries and culinary creativity.
December 30, 2014
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If your New Year’s resolutions involve healthy eating, read on for shopping tips and a chance to win a $99 Whole Foods Market gift card.
December 30, 2014
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Since the new year is upon us, and many of us are re-evaluating our eating habits, we asked Eddie, a team member who has made some big changes, to share some tips from his experiences with eating a plant-strong® diet. What he says might just inspire you to sign up for the Engine 2® Challenge in 2015.
December 23, 2014
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Celebrate all the little steps along the path to healthy eating. Did you add a handful of greens to your morning smoothie? Cheers! Try a new recipe today? Hooray! No matter what your goals are, it’s easier to stay on track when you have support. Since our customers are already great about sharing delicious discoveries, healthy tips and personal triumphs on social media, we’re asking folks to tag their posts #healthyeah — it’s an easy way to get support and keep the inspiration flowing.
November 11, 2014
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If your group is like mine this Thanksgiving, it’s probably going to have a number of friends and family with special diets. As of right now I’m counting two vegetarians, someone who needs to watch their sodium, someone who prefers gluten-free dishes and someone (that would be me!) who hopes to keep their health goals in check. So here’s the challenge: Getting a meal on the table that has something for everyone but still hits the holiday flavor and comfort notes we know and love.

April 4, 2014
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The fresh fruits and vegetables sprouting up this season beg to be eaten as simply as possible. These dishes feature whole, nutrient-dense foods with a focus on plant-based goodness. What a healthy way to celebrate spring!
March 28, 2014
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Move over, plain oatmeal! Today’s hot cereals feature a variety of whole grains and toppings. There’s no way to get breakfast fatigue with these customizable bowls.
March 7, 2014
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You might only consider salad when trying to round out a meat-based dinner, but salads can shine as the main dish. By switching up the ingredients from fruits to herbs to beans, you can create an entirely new flavor combination that keeps your salads exciting.
January 30, 2014
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As Valentine’s Day draws near, I get excited about sharing sweet treats with friends and family. This year, I’m challenging myself to express whole-hearted affection with wholesome, whole food ingredients.
January 29, 2014
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Dan Marek is the School Programs Educator for Whole Kids Foundation®. Prior to joining their team he was a Whole Foods Market® healthy eating specialist where he educated his community about healthy food.

Getting ready for Sunday’s big football game can be tricky if you are trying to keep things healthy. Greasy snacks can weigh you down and make you sluggish by half time. But we have some solutions that will keep your energy going until the trophy is handed to the winner.

January 28, 2014
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Engine 2 is a plan of action for following — and sticking to — a plant-strong® lifestyle, created by former firefighter, Rip Esselstyn.
January 28, 2014
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Looking for a crowd-pleasing spread that's got a healthy twist? Check out our top ten picks for healthy game day grub!
January 23, 2014
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Try our fast and easy prep tips for cooking up whole grains and legumes.
January 21, 2014
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Our Healthy Eating Specialists share their favorite strategies for staying motivated and eat healthy for the long term.
January 18, 2014
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Learn how one athlete manages her Crohn’s symptoms through careful diet which helps her thrive.
January 16, 2014
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When it comes to healthy eating, do you ever wonder how to keep the fire burnin’? These tips will add variety to your healthy eating repertoire.
January 15, 2014
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Even if you say no to dairy, you’ll say yes these rich, creamy and good-for-you alternatives to cream. Take a look at how to make cashew cream and more!
January 8, 2014
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January offers up a great opportunity for giving your kitchen routine a revamp. I’m working on eating plenty of salads, drinking lots of water and topping my morning oatmeal with fresh fruit, but I also pay close attention to cooking practices for an extra fresh start.

These four simple techniques will help you cut back on sodium and fat, reduce consumption of meat, bump your intake of veggies and stay cozy in the chilly winter months. Bonus!

Here’s how to tackle your new kitchen strategy:

January 7, 2014
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Are you trying to stick with a healthy diet but still craving restaurant food? Dine in at home with these satisfying healthy recipes and you won’t miss a thing!