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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
October 31, 2014
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Navigating special diets – whether it’s gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, food allergies, or something else – can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations centered on food. Follow a few simple tips your party be holly and jolly for everyone.
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.
April 25, 2014
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When I host a brunch, I like to serve dishes that will please everyone in the crowd. It doesn’t make sense to do double the cooking when there are so many delicious gluten free, vegetarian options!
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 31, 2014
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Gin Tolany creates a heart-themed and vegan Valentine’s Day dinner menu that her whole family can enjoy.
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 17, 2014
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Whether you're a long-time vegetarian or just eat meatless on Mondays, you'll find these no-meat recipes totally satisfying.
October 15, 2013
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Slow cookers, stews, one-pot meals – these are the foundation of easy, satisfying weeknight meals. I love throwing a bunch of yummy ingredients together and having a satisfying dinner. My favorite vegetarian and vegan one-pot dishes are filled with greens, beans and grains, and I often use frozen grains and veggies and canned beans to simplify preparation even further.

These 8 recipes will get you to dinnertime with plenty of leftovers for a week of envy-inducing lunches.

October 1, 2013
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Hearty fall veggies are perfect for keeping on hand for nutrient-dense meals. Healthy eating guru Mary shares her favorites to have around so her family can enjoy autumn’s harvest any day.
August 23, 2013
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Turn traditional Waldorf salad into a healthy feast using super greens (kale) instead of lettuce, and make a creamy dressing without any mayo!
August 3, 2013
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Watch and learn how to make a flavorful yet super simple sauce for broccoli and soba noodles, a great summertime combo.
July 6, 2013
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Watch Healthy Eating Chef Chad make Mexican-inspired black bean hummus. It’s perfect for a summer dip or as a spread in a veggie wrap.
June 22, 2013
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Beat the heat with a cool bean salad made of garbanzos, carrots, green onions and an easy homemade dressing.
June 4, 2013
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It’s grilling season and what better way to cook tofu or lean proteins than over a hot flame. Watch and learn as Healthy Eating Chef Chad grills marinated tofu in a flash.
May 18, 2013
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Healthy Eating Chef Chad shows us how to keep vegetables crisp and vibrant by learning how to blanch and shock them.
May 4, 2013
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Watch how to make creamy sesame greens by adding steamed kale to a quick tahini sauce for a filling side dish full of nutrients.
April 6, 2013
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Watch while Healthy Eating Chef Chad Sarno shows us how to make this flavorful fried rice without oil. The addition of edamame makes it perfect for a main dish or serve as a side.
March 21, 2013
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Watch smoothie magic before your own eyes and see how to add greens to your breakfast drink without sacrificing its sweet flavor.
February 20, 2013
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Learn some simple healthy cooking techniques from one of our Health Starts Here™ chef experts. No need to blanch at blanching!
January 31, 2013
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Try our tips for making delicious dips while keeping an eye on health.
January 27, 2013
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Excerpt: Want to cook healthier meals? Try roasting! Learn healthy cooking techniques from one of our Health Starts Here™ chef experts.
January 25, 2013
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Yes, you can meet all of your body’s calcium needs from plant-based sources like greens, beans, nuts and seeds. Learn how and why.
January 19, 2013
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Learn how to make a hearty vegetarian Bolognese sauce featuring eggplant and mushrooms.
January 18, 2013
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Check out these ideas for simple, nutrient-dense lunches. They’re so good, you’ll want to pack your lunch!
January 15, 2013
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The classic cartoon hero Popeye was an early champion of plant-based protein demonstrated in his theme song, “I’m strong to the finish ‘cause I eats me spinach….” For years mothers, including my mothe

January 13, 2013
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Spiking your dishes with spices is one of the simplest ways to boost the flavor. Learn how to accent healthy staples like vegetables, whole grains and beans with aromatic spices.
January 7, 2013
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Can you really cook without oil? Sure you can! Learn healthy cooking techniques from one of our Health Starts Here™ chef experts.
December 18, 2012
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This healthful and festive salad featuring roasted chestnuts, a seasonal favorite, makes a great addition to your holiday dinner.
December 16, 2012
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Nutrient-rich, colorful and delicious, winter squash deserves an ongoing place at your table. Check out our favorite healthier ways to prepare winter squash.
December 8, 2012
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Healthy eating takes center stage this holiday season with our crowd-pleasing Celebration Lentil Loaf — nourishing, hearty and great as leftovers too!
November 21, 2012
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No holiday table is complete without green beans. This simple, delicious and healthy recipe features classic flavors of the season (and won't take up any valuable space in the oven).
November 13, 2012
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Traditional holiday cooking calls for many ingredients that don’t mesh with a PlantStrong™ diet. Read and share tips for enjoying the holidays with plant-based substitutions.
November 10, 2012
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Especially Good Sweet PotatoesWhen the trees stand skeletal against the sky, blustery winds chill your bones, and that extra little nip in the air is upon us, I know it’s time to b

November 9, 2012
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Creamy Sesame GreensHave you eaten your leafy greens today?

October 25, 2012
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Looking to incorporate more greens into your family’s dishes? Learn about all the varieties of dark leafy greens that add nutrients and beauty to your plate.
October 24, 2012
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Winter SquashThose sweaters have come out, the heaters have started coming on in the mornings, the hot soups are back onto weekly menus, and all the heirloom hard squash and pumpkins are spilling out of every Whole Foods Market® outdoor display. Autumn is here and the holidays are right around the corner!

October 18, 2012
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Learn how to make this flavorful (but not spicy) curry with sweet potatoes and green beans and a surprise ingredient, chunks of tempeh.
October 15, 2012
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This Engine 2 Mac & Not Cheese recipe can fill the void for old comfort food cravings. The cashews and lemon juice combine to provide a creaminess that you might not expect from a plant-strong, dairy-free dish.
June 2, 2012
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We’re dishing up tips and recipes for healthy grilling to expand your options, not your waistline.
March 14, 2012
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Whether showing off your passion for the Emerald Isle or simply feeling spring-y, now is the time to get more green in your life. Try these healthy recipes for asparagus, broccoli, bok choy and more.
March 1, 2012
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I’ve never been very interested in keeping house; scrubbing and cleaning are just not my strong suits.

My talents shine in the kitchen.

February 16, 2012
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Whether a featured solo or part of a symphony of flavors, the beautiful beet should play a part in your veggie repertoire. Here's how our healthy eating guru serves beets to her family.
January 1, 2012
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Don’t drown fresh veggies in a conventional blend of sugar, overly processed oils and artificial preservatives. Learn to make your own salad dressing with these simple steps.
October 3, 2011
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Make a rich and satisfying combination of green and beans with this hearty sauce you can serve over whole wheat pasta or as a side dish.
January 30, 2011
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Try boosting your menu with beans! They are a great way to eat healthy on the cheap. Check out these seven tips for cooking with beans.