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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
May 13, 2015
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Are you fired up for backyard barbeques but fearful of your budget going up in smoke? Thanks to The Whole Deal® value guide, it’s easy to get the fire going without burning a hole in your pocket.
July 27, 2014
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You can fire up the grill once and cook enough for two meals ― tonight's dinner, plus extras that can be turned into a second, different meal.
July 25, 2014
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Planning a shopping trip is not a lost art—it’s a smart tool to get the most for your money. Here are six steps to plan the perfect grocery adventure on a budget.
July 16, 2014
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Here’s a cool party trick: Invite lemonades and limeades to your next summer gathering for a delicious versatile addition. Sure you can simply serve them as-is but why stop there? Freeze, blend and muddle…get creative for summer’s coolest treats.
June 17, 2014
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Cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, oh my! Don’t let these peak-season fruits pass you by. Here are five tips for making the most of melons.
June 2, 2014
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With peak-season fruit (berries, melons and stone fruit), pantry staples (beans and grains) and leftovers (rotisserie chicken, grilled steak and veggies), you can make a big impressive salad in just a little time.
May 27, 2014
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Cold-brewed coffee is all the rage and for good reason! It’s light and refreshing, an appealing alternative to hot coffee when the mercury rises. And it’s so darn easy and affordable to make!

February 12, 2014
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3…2…the countdown to Valentine’s Day is on. Luckily, with budget recipes and deals, it’s never too late to kiss a budget busting Valentine’s Day goodbye.
January 28, 2014
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With our quality standards ¬– no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners ¬– as the refs and your budget and taste buds as the MVPs, you can serve victorious game-day grub.
January 14, 2014
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Wondering how to save money and eat healthy? You can do both! Here are some smart grocery shopping tips for health and wealth.
December 15, 2013
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Here’s a taste of the party perfect foods that we’re making this season without financial fallout.
November 19, 2013
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Turkey Nachos with Cranberry SalsaThere’s a chance to celebrate savings with every occasion – even a big meal like Thanksgiving.

October 17, 2013
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Hosting a party — or séance — this Halloween? Hoping to serve palate-pleasing snacks to your ghosts and goblins without the scary prices? You’re not alone. (Bwahaha!)

For Lily Munsters and Daddy Draculas on the prowl for devilishly delicious recipes that don’t suck their savings dry, here are a few spook-tacular recipes that fit the bill:

 

October 1, 2013
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When you learn to cook, you learn to save. So when you’re talking about getting the whole family cooking, too many cooks in the kitchen can actually be a good thing.

Get cooking with the classic comfort dish Baked Pasta. Our version is a one-dish supper with a few healthful updates and a lot of easy options for what you’re craving or for what your pantry holds.

September 13, 2013
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If you can jazz up a party with a theme, why not do the same thing at your dinner table? Beat taste-bud boredom and take-out temptation with theme nights!

Plan ahead and make a meal schedule that takes into account the types of foods your family loves, then get creative. By planning ahead, you’ll cut down on the six o’clock scramble and be less likely to turn to take-out or eating out.

Bonus: theme nights are a great way to introduce new foods and flavors using the comfort of a familiar dish.

Here are a few theme night examples to get you started:

September 10, 2013
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Value is not what you pay, it’s what you get. With two of our Sure Deals you get wow-factor wines for under $13 a bottle plus money from each purchase will fund poverty alleviation around the world through Whole Planet Foundation®. What a deal!

August 10, 2013
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Healthy Lunch

Dining at your desk? Making school lunches for the little ones? Packing a meal to eat on-the-go? For lunching away from home, there’s no reason to be sandwiched between flavor and savings. Here are five of our favorite money-saving tips for bagging a better lunch.

June 30, 2013
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The leafy green + veggies + dressing combo is just the tip of the iceberg. So make every salad a super salad with just a little something awesome.
June 25, 2013
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Whether it’s poolside nibbles or refreshing drinks on the porch, don’t get burned by the price of summertime snacks. Enjoy delicious homemade savings by making your own smoothies and bars!
June 8, 2013
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After enjoying a multitude of summertime meals, don’t throw out those last tablespoons in the condiment jar or bottle. Make something new instead!
May 26, 2013
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Just because school is nearly out for summer doesn’t mean learning needs to be put on pause. Trying to introduce a wider variety of fruits and veggies or teach the joy of cooking? With the kids underfoot in the summer, they might as well give you a hand in the kitchen!
May 1, 2013
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Add up the savings this sum-sum-summer with the Whole Deal value guide. Fresh seasonal flavors + coupons, Sure Deals and fast budget-friendly recipes = everyday savings. Take a look at our daily meal planner and get inspired.
April 17, 2013
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Love seafood but fear going overboard on spending? It’s time to turn the tide!
April 4, 2013
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Here’s a free tip: it pays to plan so make a list and a meal schedule before you go grocery shopping. Need inspiration? Our seasonally inspired daily meal planner below features fresh takes on family favorites. These ideas and deals are ripe for the picking!
March 21, 2013
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According to culinary mythology, the hundred folds in a chef's hat represent the hundred ways to cook an egg. While we home cooks don’t need to know a hundred ways to cook with this versatile ingredient, it sure pays to know a few. So rise and let your cooking and budget skills shine with eggs.
March 13, 2013
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Asparagus is one of the season’s superstars – freshest and at its best during the spring. Hot or cold, sautéed or steamed, roasted or grilled, this versatile vegetable can do it all so don’t waste a spear.
February 25, 2013
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When I was pregnant with my second child, I craved hardboiled eggs. At first, I ate them plain or with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes. Then I used them as a sandwich filling at breakfast or lunch. Finally I started making deviled eggs for one…well, technically two. My experimentations with deviled egg recipes ranged from using dry mustard to capers to bacon to chives. As many deviled eggs as I ate from one trimester to the next, I never did get sick of them.

February 16, 2013
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The trick to keeping up food-related resolutions past January is not to bore your taste buds or disappoint your budget. But how do you do that in a hurry? Plan ahead!
February 13, 2013
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Hello, is it me you’re looking for? If you need to make a big impression this Valentine’s Day without putting a dent in your savings….and fast!…then yes, you are looking for me, the Value Guru.
January 22, 2013
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If you’re new to quinoa, let’s get down to the basics. First things first, it’s pronounced KEEN-wah and is a high-protein, gluten-free ancient grain that cooks much like rice and has a texture similar to couscous (think simple and quick!).
January 16, 2013
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We’ve gathered 13 tips to help you in your quest for wellness — both fiscal and physical.
December 30, 2012
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Reap the health benefits of fish and the budget benefits of cooking at home with simple farm-raised salmon suppers. Fast enough for a weeknight and easy enough for a novice cook, these six recipes are…well, a great catch.
December 29, 2012
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Cook a batch of grains and a pot of beans on the weekend to use in these 20 simple suggestions for grains, beans or both.
December 26, 2012
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Sparkling attire. Fabulous cocktails. Elegant atmosphere. The kiss. With New Year’s Eve celebrations come high expectations – and sky-high spending. Luckily, if you’re planning a gathering and looking to save, you don’t have to drop the ball on party-worthy food.
December 12, 2012
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Tis’ the season for money-saving strategies — and we’ve got em’!
November 28, 2012
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Dashing through the snow in search of the best deals? Hoping to be the host with the most? Here are 17 Sure Deals to take you through the holiday season saving you money without compromising your values.
November 9, 2012
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SaleIf you’ve been following our “Eating Great for Less” blogger challenge, you’ll know that eating and cooking healthy doesn’t have to be pricey and difficult.

October 26, 2012
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One of our missions here at Whole Foods Market® is to not only provide our shoppers with tasty, good-for-you grub (though that’s certainly a big part of it!) — but we also aim to make eating the high quality, healthy foods affordable.

October 14, 2012
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We’ve compared our 365 Everyday Value® Organic Vanilla Wafer Cookies with the Major National Brand and found ours to have a better ingredient list, while still being absolutely delicious and affordable!
September 26, 2012
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This month’s Whole Deal value guide offers great money saving solutions for combining convenience and value for affordable and stress-free meals for the whole family.
September 17, 2012
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We’ve got great recipes for mac and cheese online, but when it came to one super simple method for making everybody's favorite comfort food this recipe elbowed its way to the top.
September 12, 2012
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Here are 18 sure deals to take you around the clock and the house saving you money without compromising your values.
August 15, 2012
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Summer may be winding down, but you can still serve the last of the season’s superstars at your table without worrying about making ends meet. The Whole Deal value guide has a week full of savvy meal solutions for summer’s last hurrahs or for any day. Here’s the plan:

MONDAY: Veggie Monday
Grilled veggie kabobs with peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and eggplant wrapped in a pita with hummus will bring your family to the table. The promise of 365 Everyday Value® Organic Vanilla Wafers and yogurt for dessert will keep them glued to their seats until the final course.

TUESDAY: Grass-Fed Greatness
Easy and flavorful Grass-Fed Beef and Couscous Lettuce Wraps with Mint are…well, great and we think your family will agree. Pour smooth, sweet Thirst Tamer tea for the kids and Bubo Zinfandel for the grown-ups. Then delight your table with fresh peaches.

July 25, 2012
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From bacon grease as a combo styling gel and cologne to bacon cupcakes, we’re celebrating all things bacon by holding an online contest on Facebook to find the next big bacon idea.
July 17, 2012
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When you put quality standards at the center of the plate, 365 Everyday Value® Uncured Center Cut Smokehouse Bacon smokes the competition.
June 29, 2012
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Whether its grown-up grilled cheese, halvies for your half-pints or picnic perfect pita pockets, mastering sandwich-making is a must if you want to keep meals simple but flavorful this summer.
June 26, 2012
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Here are six simple recipes to help you load your fork with summer salads and enjoy the field’s finest without forking over too much green.
June 12, 2012
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From whole grain flours and shade-grown coffee to organic milk and multivitamins for kids, all 365 Everyday Value® products are formulated to meet all our quality standards and have value prices every day of the year.