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Win a Basket of Summer Pantry Favorites

Summertime is the perfect time for easy meals and snacks. A well-stocked pantry can help you feed the crew and get back to the pool, hammock or great summer book more quickly. And when that pantry is stocked with tasty options that are free of artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats, you’ve got it made in the shade. This basket is a collection of a few of our favorite healthy snacks and staples so that you’ll be covered when the stomachs in your house start rumbling. For a chance to win this basket, enter a comment by July 26th telling us what pantry-based concoction you like to whip up for a quick meal or snack in the summer. One winner will be selected at random to receive our Summer Pantry Favorites Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card for you to pick up fresh fruits and veggies or other pantry basics. Here’s what you’ll find in the basket:
  • Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Chips
  • Zico Natural Coconut Water
  • 2 Justin's Classic Organic Peanut Butter Packets
  • Eden Organic Cannellini White Kidney Beans (no salt added)
  • Eden Organic Black Soy Beans (no salt added)
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Smooth Almond Butter
  • 365 Everyday Value Smooth Cashew Butter
  • 365 Everyday Value Strawberry Fruit Spread
  • 365 Everyday Value Pitted Dates
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Turkish Apricots
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Almonds
  • 365 Everyday Value Fruit & Nut Trail Mix
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Walnuts
  • Seeds of Change Persia Seven Whole Grain Pilaf Blend
  • Seeds of Change Velleron French-Style Herb Whole Grain Blend
  • Tru Roots Organic Chia Seeds
Make sure to leave a comment telling us about your best summer pantry-based meal or snack by July 26th for a chance to win our Summer Pantry Favorites!

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Sharon says …

When I was in grad school I started making homemade granola bars to take to class and clinical to save money. The recipe is so easy and there are no artificial sweeteners or fillers in them that I don't know about. It's also really fun to switch up what dried fruit and nuts based on what I have on hand and make a unique batch each time. Some of my friends have started making savory versions too. It makes me happy to know I'm saving money and putting something healthy into my body.

Michelle Geiger says …

I would love this basket! My son works at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA and he has taught me alot about your wonderful foods! Thank You!

Brianna McKiernan says …

Peanut butter on rice cakes- quick and easy with a nice crunch. Sometimes I add chocolate chips or a chocolate bar broken into pieces right on top of the peanut butter. Lara bars are great too. Interestingly, I prefer the ones with chocolate chips- cookie dough, peanut butter cookie with chips. (Can you tell I love chocolate??)

Crystal says …

I love to make homemade granola bars - perfect to take with us on summer hikes, to the beach, or to the pool. And great for sharing.

Kerry Bacon says …

I have been making whole wheat couscous and adding all kinds of fresh veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro! Makes a great salad that everyone loves! Amazing how many people have never eaten couscous! Staple at our house!

Carol Fairbank says …

Mmm ... I could live in the woods for a week, with nothing more than that basket and a couple gallons of water!

Keara says …

I always grab dried apricots or almonds for an on the go snack! I like to keep lots of rice varieties in my pantry, definitely a staple 'round here! :)

Sue Abrahamse says …

looks yummy

sameul stovall says …

My favourite was just made last night, pasta with 365 oil, canned artichokes, cannellinis, vinegar, a dash of cinnamon, a dash of salt, a dash of pepper, and viola, its' pasta!

Linda Werner says …

Dates spread with cashew butter

Beth Stice says …

Brown Rice cakes and almond butter are a quick and easy snack, and it fills me up and tastes delicious!

Lindsay B. says …

I always have a good stock of organic frozen berries, organic, vanilla yogurt, and some delicious variation of granola. Just mix up some of the fruit with the yogurt and top it with the granola. It satisfies my sweet tooth, gives me a great balance of protein and carbs, and is a perfect cool down snack for the hot Texas weather.

Norma Hans says …

Fresh organic veggies simmered with a jar of Curry Sauce and served over brown rice! So quick and easy and not slaved over the hot stove during the summertime!

Doris Rosenbaum says …

Spread 365 almond butter on rice cakes and top with sliced bananas -- great as a snack or for lunch. Also, it's great for people on gluten-free diets!

Civita says …

Chickpea Orzo Pilaf Curry, chicpeas & orzo in a veggie broth with staples like onion, garlic, carrots & a little chili sauce. Yummy yummy in my tummy.

Sheri Strahl says …

Nothing like orzo with tomatoes, arugula, & pine nuts. Pantry staple plus some fresh produce equals delicious!

Kat says …

One of my favorite summer pantry meals is Fantastic World Foods tabouli salad with fresh tomatos, mint, and parsley!

Matthew H. says …

Quinoa loaf, with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, edamame and artichoke hearts. Yum!

Margaret Eldridge says …

My favorite snack....Tofu nuggets. Firm tofu drained of as much liquid as possible. Dredge the tofu, which has been cut into bite size pieces, in butter followed by dredging it in Nutritional yeast with whatever seasoning you like (garlic, seasoned salt etc). Bake at 350 for 30 mins. then turn the nuggets and bake for an additional 30 min. Eat with whatever dipping sauce you like. Great warm or cold and much better than any McNugget you can buy.

Suzanne says …

I see a lot of Summer yummies based on this pantry list....

Katrina says …

I love this! I'll take some, please!

Jill says …

I've been on a real black-eyed peas and brown rice kick lately, but I just saw a curried quinoa with chickpeas (and lots of other yummy stuff) recipe that I want to give a go.

Emily luker says …

Peanut butter is a pantry staple!

Leah says …

Love love love trail mix, especially when you can make your own concoction!! Almonds, walnuts, assorted dried fruits (raisins, dried cranberries/blueberrie/cherries/apricots, etc.), some Kashi Warm Cinnamon Heart to Heart or GoLean cereal, and maybe some coconut flakes or dark chocolate chips to finish it off! Delicious on it's own or as a yogurt and/or oatmeal topping...

Jennifer Kearns says …

My favorite summer dish is kale with carmalized onions, kalamata olives with a avacado and balsamic vinagrette sauce. Delicious either hot or cold, as a main dish or a side dish or even on a sandwich.

gulay says …

pasta salad with homemade pesto and tomato.

Carla says …

This basket looks great - - I would love to win it!! My favorite pantry snack to whip up is chocolate oatmeal (a little bit of cocoa powder and cinammon added into a little bit of oats). Doesn't sound so good (I know), but it tastes like wholesome, baked goodness!!! :)

Jennie says …

Hmmm...summer pantry-based meal. Maybe a greek cous cous salad? You can get the recipe at: http://www.shesveggingout.blogspot.com I've been obsessed with jam lately though, so I wouldn't say no to a big bowl of oatmeal and fruit jam! It's ok that it's warm when the air conditioning is blasting!

Jaclyn says …

That basket looks awesome! An easy meal I like to whip up is a simple pasta dish. This works as an easy summer dinner or a good choice in winter when i don't have tons of fresh veggies around: Boil pasta as directed. Sauté lots of minced or pressed garlic in olive oil. Toss in chopped olives, marinated artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes. Add in spinach, tomatoes or fresh mozzarella if you have it. Toss with pasta and enjoy! :)

allyson seward says …

Loving your supermarket. My son has ADD and possibly Aspergers. Changing his diet helps. Just gotta be consistant. Also your employees are helpful!

allyson seward says …

Loving your supermarket. My son has ADD and possibly Aspergers. Changing his diet helps. Just gotta be consistant. Also your employees are helpful!

allyson seward says …

Loving your supermarket. My son has ADD and possibly Aspergers. Changing his diet helps. Just gotta be consistant. Also your employees are helpful!

Patrick says …

Any kind of fruit and nut mix !

rachel copeland says …

Organic brown rice, Eden black beans, with whole foods organic corn chips and hot salsa!!

Krystal says …

I love to make Molasses Almond Granola for hiking and backpacking trips, or for a simple snack at the beach. It's not too sweet and so versatile, you can have it plain, sprinkled on a peanut butter sandwich or mixed with chocolate chips for dessert!

Hannah says …

Ants on a log! celery with cream cheese and chocolate chips and raisins on top :)

michelle ferguson says …

These all look yummy never have had any of these. just starting the whole health thing.

kate says …

Quinoa with roasted beets! SO yummy plus it all turns that pretty color :)

Rachel says …

I love to make oatmeal bars. What goes in them depends on what I have in the pantry.

allyson seward says …

Loving your supermarket. My son has ADD and possibly Aspergers. Changing his diet helps. Just gotta be consistant. Also your employees are helpful!

allyson seward says …

Loving your supermarket. My son has ADD and possibly Aspergers. Changing his diet helps. Just gotta be consistant. Also your employees are helpful!

Kim says …

My best summer pantry-based meal is Sesame Noodles. Boil the noodles, make a guick sauce with peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and lime juice (with a few other ingredients), add fresh chopped basil and grated carrot. Delicious and easy.

Lisa Chin, HHC says …

A chilled grain salad is the first thing that comes to mind!

Daniel G says …

Whole Foods is my second home.

beth says …

I go with a quick pasta dish of canellini beans, whole wheat pasta, and diced tomatoes. Boil the pasta, saute beans and tomatoes with EVOO and garlic. Toss everything together season w/ S&P, chopped basil and Parmesan to top! YUMMY!

allyson says …

Chia seeds in a fruit smoothie to cool off!

Lynn says …

Lots of yumminss in that basket!

Joetta says …

Brown rice pasta, olive oil & walnuts to make a pesto (just add garlic and greens including basil or spinach, etc. and bags of pre-washed salad. Quinoa is also a great summer staple with toasted nuts and cilantro. The cans of organic beans make great bean salad or hummus.

Megan says …

BLT- I love all the fresh veggies!

Jordyn Lessenberry says …

The hubby and kids love spaghetti with meatballs (sometimes with zuchini and squash) and French bread. We're actually having that this evening for my son's 3rd birthday!!! Mahalo for the opportunity to win!

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