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No-Sweat Summer Sides and Desserts

Don’t sweat summertime entertaining. Here are a few scrumptious ways to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the fruits of summer.

This Dip’s a Winner!

Look for Creamy Chocolate-Avocado Dip in the Produce department (you’ll find it near the fresh-cut fruits and veggies). Luscious avocado and cacao make this date-sweetened dip a must-have for fruit platters. Don’t let the sweetness fool you; this dip meets our healthiest standards, with no added sugars or refined oils.

Created by Tampa Team Members Justin Weisensel and Curtis Whitwam, this dip won top honors at a recent company-wide cooking contest. Take a look at this video that captured the friendly competition:

The talents of our team members are showcased daily with ready-to-go items from our in-store kitchens and bakeries, made with the same ingredients and standards of all the food we sell, which means no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or sweeteners, and no hydrogenated oils.

Time-Saving Sides and Salads

Complement whatever’s going on your grill with cool side dishes fresh from our kitchens. Save time with classic sides like potato, macaroni and pasta salads. Download a coupon for Bistro Pasta Salad – made with farfalle, feta, zucchini, Kalamata olives, red onions, fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and basil with Italian dressing.

Turn the Idea of Store-Bought on its Head

Too hot to turn on the oven? Look for our newest bakery addition, Summer Blueberry Peach Upside Down Cake. Unlike typical too-sweet store-bought desserts, it’s flavorful and moist — made with whole wheat and almond flours, olive oil, Greek yogurt and fresh in-season fruit. Keep on the lookout for new peak-of-freshness fruit flavors each season. 

If you eat gluten-free (or even if you don’t), take home a Whole Foods Market GlutenFree Bakehouse® Fruit Pie. Made in our own dedicated gluten-free facility, the flaky, all-butter crust is packed with juicy ripe fruit. Find it in our freezer with the other frozen desserts, and save a buck with this coupon.

See? Easy-peasy. Time to throw that party! What are your favorite no-sweat summer treats?

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Sylvia Colon says …

That pound cake looks great!

Sylvia Colon says …

Beautiful organic farming..so beautiful!..yes...:)))

brian says …

Hi, do you sell pies and butter tarts? Thanks brian

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@BRIAN - Our exact options vary between stores. Check with your local store to find out exactly what they have in stock!

Jones says …

Hi, do you have a recipe and calorie count (nutrition info) for the upside down peach blueberry cake? If so, can you please share? Thanks!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JONES - Since this is a product sold in stores, I do not have the nutritional info. While this isn't the exact recipe we sold in stores, we do have a recipe online with nutritional info. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/pineapple-upside-down-cake