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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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Elizabeth says …

Our favorite pantry snack is POPCORN!! We need a lot of it because it rarely lasts more than a day or two. YUM!

Niana K says …

Almond butter, sliced banana, and melted dark chocolate all stuffed in my favorite whole wheat quinoa bread w/ flaxseed freshly baked by Whole Foods!

Judy says …

Whole Foods has the best selection of healthy foods and and amazing friendly staff ready to help.

Nekisha L. says …

During the summer, the best meals for my family are anything that is quick, simple and nutritious.

Gail S says …

I take a a few types of crackers and pair with cheeses and also honey and almonds or other nuts from the pantry for a quick cheese plate.

Tracie Morris says …

There's no denying that on a hot day you can NOT go wrong with some PB&J, fruit, and a cold drink. It's a great pantry favorite that works well for the kids as well as the kid inside the rest of us. Throw in some nuts or trail mix for a crunchy side, and you're content until dinner time. There's no cooking required, which keeps you nice and cool, PLUS, you can take the ingredients out of the pantry, and take them with you to the pool or beach for a great snack on the go!! :)

Linda says …

A quick snack we love is crackers and cheese.

Jen says …

Corn and Black Bean Salsa Canned black beans, fresh corn on the cob, diced red pepper, lime juice, vinegar, salt, sugar, cumin and chili powder. I make this all the time for parties. Serve with chips or as a condiment for grilled chicken or fish.

Michael Joseph says …

I'm a new convert to the world of greek yogurt. Mixed with some granola or dried fruit. Simple good food.

Cassie M. says …

My son loves Annie's fruit snacks, and we all enjoy the 365 Frosted Shredded Wheats mixed with 365 dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and raw walnuts and pecans. Yum!

Sandhya F says …

Chickpeas, red onions, feta and tomatoes tossed with a maple balsamic vinagrette - perfect when spooned over salad greens!

Erin from Long Island says …

I like to make a dip woth greek yogurt, home-grown herbs, crushed garlic, and lemon or lime. I dunk veggies from my garden in it and it's so refreshing!

Jaclyn Reynolds says …

Tortellini Salad has been a favorite this summer so far. Tortellinis mixed with Italian dressing and cut up grape tomatoes!

char says …

Love whole wheat pasta with summer vege's either roasted or sauteed. with garlic, onion, etc. very tasty!

Marianne says …

Blend fresh berries together with Zico Natural Coconut Water for a light refreshing beverage!

Abby says …

I love making trail mixes with dried fruit, nuts, carob covered raisins, and cereal!

Jen Hall says …

i love mixing granola, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins and walnuts for a quick on the go trail mix!

Carol says …

I make no-heat meals using homemade hummus, organic fresh crudites and chips, tabbouli made with bulgur or quinoa or couscous, apple slices spread with almond butter, marinated bean and veggie salad, and a very nice homemade bread with preserves. I also batchcook homemade trail mix with oats, grains, nuts, and fruit. Then I eat it all summer with no need to turn on the oven. I have one recipe for snacking, and one for homemade cold cereal.

Anne says …

I chop up leftover grilled vegetables (and chicken if there's any left over), whip up a quick lemon or other dressing mix in a can of garbanzos, some Israeli couscous (or leftover pasta or rice), some toasted pine nuts and feta for a great cold salad.

Jeri says …

Good old CB & S...365 Everyday Value Smooth Cashew Butter and 365 Everyday Value Strawberry Fruit Spread.

Paula says …

A jar of 365 Everyday smooth peanut butter for cold peanut noodles. A can of garbanzo beans to add to salad or to use to make hummous. Bulk quinoa for a gluten free tabouli. Unsalted roasted sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds to go on top of just about anything.

CA says …

Whole wheat pasta--penne or fusilli, steamed veggies, 365 olive oil, Bragg Liquid Aminos, salt+pepper, fresh basil leaves gently cut. Toss and chill. Can top with crumbled 365 feta cheese before serving. Easy.

johanna moquin says …

I love white bean hoomus-add the walnuts, your preferred oil, garlic to taste to a blender or processor. Season with sea salt and/or dr. bragg's and definitely some fresh basil. Enjoy with celery or whole grain crackers.

Gloria Rothstein says …

Love to make a platter of fruit, nuts, crackers, and cheese as a relaxed summer brunch.

Jenn says …

I like to keep a variety of grains (millet, wheat berries, quinoa...) and beans ( garbanzo, kidney black beans....) to make summer salads and burritos. I also like to keep a lot of dried fruit, cereal nuts and nut butter to makes breakfast bars and granola for quick breakfasts.

AshesAnne says …

Homemade salsa with a base of canned tomatoes, Balsamic vinegar, and home-canned jalapenos, with fresh green bell pepper, garlic, and cilantro! Great with Garden of Eatin' Corn Tortilla Chips!

Jan Curry says …

I always keep 365 organic soy ginger sauce and organic brown rice in the pantry. Then I can whip up a quick stir fry with whatever veggies I have on hand, adding the sauce at the very end.

Jennifer says …

This wonderful assortment has many possibilities, I would make the rice pilaf and add some of the nuts and dried fruits. We would serve this with fresh grilled Salmon and a nice fresh salad. The Perfect Summer Dinner!

Jan says …

Can't wait to visit a Whole Foods Market again, my Favorite Store! I miss all the fresh veggies, but am enjoying the fresh Salmon here!

Teri Lauda says …

I love a dish of fresh homemade guacamole topped with a Dab of yogurt, salsa, shredded cheese and jalapenos we grow in the garden. Fresh stone ground blue chips and yum yum. Its so good!! Ugly tomato sandwiches on toasted whole grain bread with Hellman's mayo. I also love watermelon, lemon italian ice, frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, all the foods that will cool you down and are refreshing.

Carrie Elsass says …

I love Food Should Taste Good olive chips or a handful of almonds!

Holly says …

A favorite summer salad at our house is a Cannellini bean & tomato salad with homemade vinaigrette , red onion, basil, and pepper. Great for picnics and potlucks!

Stacie Froman says …

We love tuna, and in the summer months it is delicious with fresh tomatoes. We use albacore tuna, and substitute a tangy plain yogurt for mayonnaise; add a pinch of curry powder,a shake of ground black peppercorn, dice and add a ripened vine tomato, and a few capers or chives. Then top your favorite cracker with your tangy curried tuna. Foods Alive, Organic Onion Garlic Flax Crackers or Ak-mak Cracker Breads are some of our personal favorites!

Terry L. says …

Some Fruit and Trial Mix and Natural Coconut Water.

Amanda says …

I'm a camp director, so I always keep my pantry stocked with snacks that pack a punch: mixed nuts, peanut butter and crackers, fig newton-type bars, and Cheerios!

robin vankleek says …

pick me!! thanks :)

liz says …

Kidney beans and Kale! Saute kale with some soy sauce and garlic, tops with drained dark red kidney beans, pair with brown rice and top with shredded cheddar. The meal is quick and filling.

Cheryl says …

You know, I just love to eat food that is simple. I would eat the almonds and walnuts on their own as an afternoon snack and grind up any extra (or buy more) for almond blueberry muffins and chocolate truffles rolled in nuts. Also, I would love to experiment with the nut butters to create a Reese's pieces that contains nothing artificial.

Amber says …

I'd love to whip up a Greek yogurt parfait with dried fruits and nuts and granola from the pantry!

De Anna says …

My favorite quick summer snack is a tomato and cucumber sandwich....whole wheat seeded bread, a little mayo, salt, pepper, perfectly ripe, local tomato slices, cucumber slices...YUM~ and refreshing!

Shirley Hodge says …

Salads and more salads. Pasta, greens, mixes of veggies with succulent dressings, fruit plates, anything that is a salad is my first choice for summer.

sandra f says …

I love the whole grain pilaf blend with chicken,for dinner,yum.

Sarah Hirsch says …

nuts and dried fruits make a great snack, I guess you could say I make my own trail mix

Kathy Sitter says …

I love to take white beans, dry dill and greek yogurt. Blend it for a smooth dip to use with healthy crackers and veggies. I also love to take grilled veggies and use balsamic vinegar, seasonings and sever them on focaccia bread with a greek yogurt dill spread. Thank you, Kathy

Emily E says …

Yogurt and fruit smoothies are a summertime necessity. I love adding Whole Foods frozen acai puree to mine.

Kimberly M says …

I keep canned garbanzo beans and falafel mix on hand to mix up a quick batch of hummus and falafel for pita sandwiches. Great basket of goodies - I've got several of those items in my pantry right now.

Shirley W says …

We're hooked on making homemade carrot hummus which we have with rice chips or celery. We're trying to go vegetarian.

tara says …

an ez tuna salad

kate curren says …

Organic soy yogurt parfaits. 2/3c homemade almond granola, 6oz soy yogurt and fresh organic berries! Great as breakfast, a snack or dessert. YUM!

lissa Calloway says …

Gorp: Good Old raisins and peanuts. Of course I add semi sweet choc chips, cranberries, dried cherries/blueberries and sometimes Cheerios!

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