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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
July 20, 2014
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If you’re looking for the best and best-tasting foods, here are 10 tips for healthier back-to-school food choices.
June 12, 2014
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I never wanted my daughter’s wheat sensitivity to keep her from experiencing all the joys and trials of summer camp. From packing the right snacks to getting chummy with the resident mess hall cook, here are some tips and tricks from a mom who’s hiked the path.
June 7, 2014
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June marks the end of the school year and the start of a summer full of fun learning opportunities for kids. Whole Kids Foundation makes it easy with four hands-on activities.
May 6, 2014
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Whole Kids Foundation has new kids’ activities to keep small hands busy and big minds growing. Take a bite out of a good book, get crafty in the recycle bin and learn a new way to pack more nutrition into every bite!
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.

October 23, 2013
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Feeding a tween is like riding a rollercoaster. Some days it’s exhilarating: we’re intrepid explorers, discovering new flavors together! Other times it’s the pits: we’re stuck in a rut and we’re going to be eating mac and cheese for the rest of our lives!

My 10-year-old son is by turns adventurous and avoidant. He loves sushi but hates sandwiches. He’s into spicy foods but refuses to taste bananas or mashed potatoes. As a busy parent, I’ve developed a few strategies to help my temperamental tween try new things and get the nutrients he needs:

October 11, 2013
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Adding greens and veggies to our own diets can be a challenge – introducing them to our kids can drive us mad! Some kiddos might cringe at the sight of carrots or kale initially, but introducing tasty meals that are healthy and engaging them in conversations around where vegetables come from can plant the seed for a lifelong salad-lover.

September 29, 2013
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Preparing a healthy meal for your family at the end of a long day might seem daunting. Factor in fickle taste buds, extreme opinions, and the ice cream fixations of a three-year old eater like my son’s, and I often just want to pour a glass of wine and order take-out around five o’clock.

September 21, 2013
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Let’s avoid the label “picky eater” and instead keep food talk positive and encouraging. Here are our top ten tips for helping your kids try something new.
September 17, 2013
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Zucchini bread is a long-time family favorite. So, why not beet bread? Beets are like the forgotten vegetable. I’m ready to change that. That’s right. I’m talking about a beet revolution.

To be perfectly honest, I’ve always been a little bit hesitant to cook beets. I think it’s because I didn’t know what to do with them until I came up with the idea of creating blueberry beet bread.

September 2, 2013
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Easy Baked Penne with Ricotta and BasilI write about food for a living. I’ve vacationed in cities simply to indulge in the food.

September 2, 2013
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With the kids going back to school it’s a great time to refresh, restock and restart good eating habits. At Whole Foods Market® we’re excited to partner with many innovative small-scale food companies that are working hard to improve the contents of the American lunch box.

August 19, 2013
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Picking up a perfectly roasted and ready-to-eat chicken will make you feel like a true dinnertime hero. Rotisserie chicken is one of those instant meal savers that can be tailored to your family’s current cravings – tacos, soup, casseroles, salads and pot pies are all within reach.

August 16, 2013
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The bulk department can be a little intimidating for the uninitiated. When I first started shopping at Whole Foods Market®, all of the bins, item numbers, tiny writing utensils and the freeform, help yourself method made me a little nervous.

August 13, 2013
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I’m a fairly new mom (my daughter is 18 months old), and so far my observations  in the realm of babies and food are that: babies eat frequently throughout the day; babies are not known for their patience; babies tend to eat dinner much earlier than adults.

August 12, 2013
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My family’s incredible summer (beach days and theme parks and road trips, oh my!) often didn’t translate to very wholesome meals (take-out and eating out and desserts, oh no!). Now that we’re getting back to our routine, balancing healthy choices, busy schedules and the kids’ taste preferences would seem like an impossible feat if it wasn’t for tiny victories. 

August 11, 2013
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 Overnight OatmealI’m not a stick-to-a-schedule type of person, but my mornings have been a lot less stressful since I’ve worked a few good habits into my normal schedule. 

June 19, 2013
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Hot summer days require plenty of easy-to-eat, cooling foods to keep your crew energized and hydrated. Healthy Eating guru Mary shares some of her family’s favorite summer snacks.
May 22, 2013
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Healthy eating guru Mary shares ideas for loading up your picnic basket with family-pleasing, nutrient-dense favorites.
May 1, 2013
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There are three simple essentials to make Mom really happy on Mother’s Day (or any day). As a mom of a three-and-a-half year old ball of boy energy, I know if I get just one of these little gifts I’ll be a happy mama!

April 30, 2013
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Besides being an ever-changing source of growth and learning, the beautiful thing about gardening is there’s no right or wrong, only lessons to guide what you’ll do next!
April 2, 2013
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Spring has arrived, and it’s time to get your kids back out there communing with nature! With each generation, our children are becoming better stewards of this planet. Whole Kids Foundation has tons of kids’ activities that are both fun and Earth-friendly. Here’s a couple to get you started.

March 24, 2013
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During pregnancy, you’re working overtime, so you need food that works overtime too! We’ve compiled a list of 10 nutrient-rich power foods for pregnant and lactating women.
March 10, 2013
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Okay, I’ll be the one to admit it: Nursin’ ain’t easy. Am I right, ladies?

February 21, 2013
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Britney is the web editor at Kiwi magazine, a publication devoted to green and healthy living for families. She has previously written for Parents magazine and The Huffington Post.

January 23, 2013
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Pull together a healthy, nutrient dense morning meal in record time with these five simple Health Starts Here™ breakfast recipes.
November 12, 2012
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airportPicture the perfect holiday, surrounded by your most cherished family members in cozy homes filled with joy, celebration and good tidings as adults laugh, children play and treasured memories are created.

October 19, 2012
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Learn how team member and mom Christine adds vegetables to her meatballs to enhance the flavor and add a nutritional boost to the meal.
October 14, 2012
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A hot whole grain porridge warms you up on cool mornings and is an easy way to give breakfast a nutritional boost. Learn our tricks to hot cereal on busy mornings.
October 14, 2012
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If Labor Day marks the end of summer, Halloween kicks off the holiday party season. In our house, with a spunky five-year old, we love dressing up in costumes all year long. So when Halloween comes around, the only problem is deciding what to wear – every day my son comes up with a new idea for his trick-or-treat outfit!

October 13, 2012
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At healthy eating guru Mary’s house, a joyous Halloween feast fills her kids’ bellies with wholesome nutrition prior to trick or treating. Try some of these hearty comfort dishes full of the season’s bounty.
September 30, 2012
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Tangy Bean Salad with Carrots and Green OnionsIf you are the parent of kids or just a big kid yourself, the idea of eating healthy on the go can seem a bit overwhelming.

September 28, 2012
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Cooler weather and the return to routine calls for a return to the kitchen as well. Fall is a great time to introduce the family to new flavors, especially when incorporating fresh produce.

September 14, 2012
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Who says healthy snacks can’t be fun? Learn how team member and mom Christine treats her family to fruit and vegetable scones shaped as boats.
August 3, 2012
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I’m a mom who definitely does NOT have it all figured out. I am learning as I go and once I think I’ve got a handle on something, the game changes. What’s up with that?!? That’s why I love tip swapping. I’ll take all the ideas I can get and I’ll happily share what’s worked (sometimes) for me. I hope I’m not jinxing myself, but the lunch routine I established to feed my picky’ish preschooler is still running pretty smoothly after a year.

August 1, 2012
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If you’re looking for the best and best-tasting foods, here are 10 tips for healthier food choices. Consider this your cheat sheet!
July 22, 2012
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Finding a meal adults will agree on is hard enough, but throw kids into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for nightly disaster. Although I’ve been lucky enough to be blessed with an adventurous eater, we still have to deal with spur-of-the-moment taste changes and almost nonstop requests for the foods he adores. It seems there’s no way around kids being, well, kids, at mealtime, but thankfully there are dishes out there that are sure to please your small fry without resorting to French fries. Here are some of my picks for picky eaters (big and small):

May 7, 2012
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With Mother’s Day coming up next week, I find it so exciting and hard to believe that I will be a mother myself very soon!

April 6, 2012
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Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine finds a curry recipe that is enjoyed by both her toddler and hubby.
March 24, 2012
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You can easily color your Easter eggs using nature’s own bright vivid colors from fruits, vegetables and spices.
March 15, 2012
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Expectant mom and Team Member Melissa shares her favorite products for treating early-pregnancy symptoms.
March 11, 2012
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Learn how team member and first-time mom Christine travels to Ireland and learns how to prepare Shepherd’s Pie in her mother-in-law’s kitchen.
February 10, 2012
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Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine adds Tanzanian delights to her list of healthy meals that appeal to toddler and hubby.
January 11, 2012
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When was the last time you ate a school lunch?

November 5, 2011
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Sick toddler. Sick husband. HELP! Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine rises to the challenge of making healthy meals that appeal to toddler and hubby, even when they are under the weather.
October 15, 2011
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Trying to find a healthy dessert for her toddler, team member and first-time Mom Christine bakes gluten-free banana bread.
August 8, 2011
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Team member and first-time Mom Christine shares her recipe for delicious, homemade popsicles − a new family favorite.
July 23, 2011
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Team member and first-time Mom Christine shares how she turns a bucket of fresh-picked blueberries into a fruit puree for her toddler and a glorious berry dessert for hubby.
June 18, 2011
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Team member and first-time Mom Christine shares how she whips up a nutrient-dense green smoothie to the delight of husband and baby alike.
May 13, 2011
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Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine rises to the challenge of making healthy meals that appeal to baby and Daddy. This time, she tackles finger foods.
March 18, 2011
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Will zucchini pesto be a hit when team member and first-time Mom Christine tries to create a healthy, organic, budget-friendly meal featuring zucchini for baby and hubby.
February 19, 2011
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Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine rises to the challenge of making dinner for baby and dad using the same main ingredient: carrots.
January 20, 2011
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Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine rises to the challenge of making dinner for baby and dad using the same main ingredient: green peas.