Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
July 19, 2010
Amy, a Whole Story reader, requested a healthier version of the traditional lemon bar that she loves.
June 22, 2010
Lentils are so nutritionally rich that I think they should be eaten way more often – in fact, I just wrote a whole blog post about Loading Up on Lentils
January 27, 2010
bread_pudding Ashley, one of our blog readers, sent us a request to make over her grandmother's famous bread pudding recipe, complete with a decadent bourbon sauce. We accepted the challenge to lighten up this comforting favorite.
December 21, 2009
flourless_browniesWhat do brownies, cookies and cupcakes all have in common? In addition to being just plain fun to eat, these favorites have all received recipe makeovers as features in our Make It Natural posts.
December 8, 2009

Don't know about you, but the cooler weather makes us want to indulge in comfort foods.

October 6, 2009

Now that fall is in the air, many of us are turning to heartier dishes. Eric, one of our readers, wrote in to tell us that one of his all-time favorite comfort foods is Beef Stroganoff, strips of beef in a creamy mushroom sauce over pasta or rice.

September 9, 2009

Cinnamon Walnut Oatmeal These quick and easy-to-make cookies more than satisfied our nutritionists, along with the sweet tooths of our tasters. Something for everyone!

August 19, 2009

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

August 5, 2009
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!
July 15, 2009
Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream! One of our favorite things about summer is enjoying frozen treats and it's really hard to beat a scoop of homemade ice cream.
June 30, 2009
Zucchini Bread Summer zucchini season inspired Jill, one of our Whole Story readers, to request a healthier version of her mom's zucchini bread recipe, since mom's version used loads of vegetable oil.
June 3, 2009
Ice Cream PieMelissa, a Whole Story reader, sent us a request to make over the classic summertime dessert, ice cream pie. Yum! Her version included conventional sandwich cookies, frozen whipped topping and jarred chocolate sauce.
May 6, 2009
Ava, one of our Whole Story readers, sent us this idea for a recipe makeover just in time for a Mother's Day brunch:
Blueberry Coffee Cake This recipe is very good, however it's bad for your figure and unhealthy... Can you give me a healthy look on coffee cake? 2 tbs. butter 1 box white cake mix 3 eggs 1 cup sour cream Crumb topping 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
April 22, 2009
Yvonne, one of our Whole Story readers, sent us this idea for a recipe makeover:
My daughter used to love to bake. However, we recently found out from her naturopath's tests that she is gluten-, dairy- and egg-intolerant. Do you have any kid-friendly (cookies, cakes, muffins) baking recipes which are dairy, wheat and egg free? Thanks a million!
April 8, 2009
Kristin, one of our Whole Story readers, sent us her idea for a recipe makeover: Taco Salad
March 11, 2009
Do you have a favorite recipe that could use a natural makeover? Let us help!
  • Maybe your recipe is chock full of processed ingredients. We'll show you how to swap those out for natural versions.
  • Could the nutrition profile use some lightening up of calories, fat or sodium? Or maybe you want to get more of the good stuff - like fruits, veggies and whole grains. Let us tweak the ingredients to improve the nutrition without losing any flavor.