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Sandy Canner says ...
We always try to have a home cooked meal every night. I plan to continue this and get my two kids more involved in the menu planning. I would like to eat more fruits and have been serving them at breakfast. The kids seem to enjoy a banana and orange or apple cut up. I am using fruit for snacks at work. Also for me I am working real hard on avoiding all refined sugars, white flour and pop of any kind. I am in the process of going through my pantry and cleaning it out. Would love to win the makeover SC
01/17/2011 3:11:17 PM CST
Mary P. Fugleberg says ...
I plan on cutting down on sodium, even more than I have already. And I plan on making healthier choices for my meals based on things I read on your website, and a lot of other healthy recipes from numerous websites. ie...free range chicken, with no antibiotics, hormones etc... I recently had a kidney transplant and am feeling much better and I want to be as healthy as possible..to enjoy my new lease on life! I want to eat more organic foods and shop at Whole Foods more often! I have to travel about 100 miles to get to a Whole Foods store (Milwaukee WI, or Madison, WI) but am there often...so I never leave the city before stopping at Whole Foods!!! Love your stores!!!
01/17/2011 3:14:48 PM CST
Jennie Offield says ...
My husband and I grew up eating comfort foods and lots of fried entrees. Now that we have a family of our own with four children we have tried to steer away from unhealthy eating while still enjoying our favorites. This past year, one of our sons starting having digestive problems which made us all take a look at our diets. We have been generally healthy and within our weight ranges, but found we lack variety and color in our meals. This year I am hoping to "Go Fresh" more and skip the "middle aisles" in our grocery store. We need to revamp our menu and have a diet makeover. We learned my son is lactose intolerant so we have all cut back on the amount of cheese we eat among other things. I've tried to provide more well balanced meals for the family, but would love so start the year right with whole grains, fresh produce, and new recipe ideas. I love your website and enjoy following you on Twitter. Thanks Whole Foods for providing healthy choices.
01/17/2011 3:17:04 PM CST
Kristie says ...
On January 1st my family and I decided to make the change to a vegetarian lifestyle. We decided this because we saw a special on processed meat and the slaughtering of animals and found some of the contents disturbing. Besides this, I have hypothyroidism and meat is on the list of foods that I should not consume. I recently just found this out. My family and I would like to shop healthier, eat healthier, and live healthier. Going to the gym is not enough to help maintain or lose weight, we needed to change our diets also. To help motivate us to make this change, we emptied out our pantry and freezer to make room for healthier groceries. We figured that if our pantry is empty, then we have to go buy food to restock. This forces us to go out and buy healthier items. Our daughter inspires us as well. She is 3 years old and we need to teach her early that healthier is better.
01/02/2011 8:28:21 AM CST
Kristine says ...
I'm starting off the new year by reading books focused on healthy eating like "Food Matters" and "Savor." Reading these books reminds me to focus my diet on whole foods and gives me some great new recipes to try!
01/02/2011 8:39:42 AM CST
Lily says ...
As a single person, I've always struggled keeping my pantry stocked with fresh veggies and fruits without having them spoil before they're gone. This year I'm resolved to find a way to plan my meals better ahead of time so I can incorporate more veggies, especially antioxidant rich dark greens and salads, and fresh fruit for snacks and breakfast boosters. I also learned last year that I'm wheat intolerant, so I look forward to experimenting with new gluten free recipes and creative ways to get my healthy whole grains without relying on whole wheat. I know Whole Foods has the quality and variety I'll need to be successful within my limited budget!
01/02/2011 8:42:26 AM CST
Evan says ...
I plan to eat less added sugar this year. I love my chocolate and cakes and brownies and usually have a pan lying around. Instead, I'm going to keep fruits and vegetables I like to grab for a quick snack when I feel a craving coming on.
01/02/2011 8:46:36 AM CST
Jillian M. says ...
I recently had my second child and realized that I need to ensure that I regain the body that I once had. I have vowed to myself to eat healthier and the example that my children see as far as health and food choices to start with myself and my fiancee'. We currently purchase some organic food but are choosing to make a complete change in 2011. We have a 2 1/2 year old and a 7 month old and the time is now to set the foundation for how they will live the rest of their lives. We often discuss how unfortunate it is that it takes less money to "harm your body with food choices and more money to save your body by the choices of food that we select". The time is now to make a change in your life and other's. Make the right decision for you and your family. ~Jillian M.
01/17/2011 3:41:17 AM CST
micki smith says ...
I love Whole Foods. I have to drive 40 miles to get there, but I go when I can. Best produce, fish, meet, deli, dairy and I love the organic lips balms. I sure wish you would open another store in or near Greensburg, PA!
01/17/2011 4:07:44 AM CST
Shannon Ditto says ...
I am so excited about getting healthy in 2011. I have put on a whopping 50 pounds from having to be on high dose steriods. This medication makes it very hard to loose weight. I decided this year was going to be different and I am making some huge changes already. I now eat mainly fresh fruits and veggies. I do eat lean chicken. I am starting to feel a big difference in the way I feel already. They only problem, is that I am not able to always buy organic and all natural produce and food because of expense. It would be great to learn new ways to eat all natural, healthy, and frugal. It is so fun and exciting creating recipes and meals with fresh organic foods. I am so excited to try out all the fresh flavors!!! Shannon
01/02/2011 8:49:00 AM CST
Gretchen says ...
I try not to eat any processed foods. I also want to know my meat is not shot up w/ antibiotics or other horrible things. The reality is, it does cost more money up front to eat this way. It makes me sad because everyone should be able to eat good foods without spending a ton of money, but sadly, that's not the case. It makes me angry that it's cheaper to buy unhealthy foods versus fruits, vegetables, etc. No wonder our country has so many health problems. With that said, I am glad that Whole Foods has some great sales & I like that they offer tips on how to get the most bang for your buck yet eat foods that are good for you. We need more of this education out there and stores like Whole Foods who do pay attention to people who have budgets but who want to eat well. I am on a budget and I am thankful that I can find some great deals at Whole Foods on "good for you" food and not break the bank.
01/02/2011 8:50:42 AM CST
Lauri says ...
This year we will be cutting out processed foods and high fructose corn syrup from our diets. We are going eat foods that are close to the Earth. Whole foods can definitely help us revamp our pantry and get rid of the processed junk.
01/02/2011 8:26:34 AM CST
Jennifer says ...
Getting older CAN mean getting better. Although I've worked for years to stay healthy, fit, and trim, the years do make a difference, and I need to be more conscious of keeping my diet in line with what my body really needs. Whole Foods can help me do this as I shop for good, natural, healthy foods!
01/17/2011 5:50:24 AM CST
K says ...
As women age, I've read that they can face hormonal changes that can be helped by broccoli/cruciferous veggies and by avoiding soy. Broccoli has several other benefits, too, which is why I'll be adding more of it to my diet as well as continuing to buy new Chino Valley Ranchers soy-free eggs I just found in the Arroyo Pkwy store!
01/02/2011 5:49:44 AM CST
Jen says ...
This year is it all about healthy whole grains, fruits, vegetables and no processed sugar!
01/02/2011 8:22:37 AM CST
Dottie says ...
I started eating healthier in 2010 and have a good start but realize that eating and buying healthy is an ongoing process. In 2011 I would love to stock my shelves with some wonderful staples to inspire me to try out new foods and recipes and live a healthier lifestyle. I have found that regular grocery stores do not stock all the pantry supplies that it takes to reap the benefits of a true healthy diet. I look at Whole Foods as an adventure when shopping there. It's like eye candy for the aspiring cook and someone looking to change their lifestyle. My budget doesn't allow me to go crazy in the store but it is definitely a place I love, and supports the style of eating aspire to.
01/02/2011 8:25:13 AM CST
Anita says ...
Stay away from the processed foods. Drink plenty of water. Go for the green.
01/02/2011 8:13:33 AM CST
Pam Fenton says ...
After school, marriage, and children I'd found my shopping habits to have gravitated more toward "time-saving" strategies. Saving time isn't always the healthier and/or wiser route. So, I've found myself returning to past routines: making yogurt, baking bread, (observing new salads and ideas) cooking more grains and beans, limiting the proteins, but increasing the variety by research and experimenting, and shopping more for seasonal products, regardless of availability. These changes have proven to be more economical, enlightening, and healthier for my mind and body.
01/02/2011 7:21:25 AM CST
megan says ...
My family and I are eatting healthy in 2011 to improve our well-being, set a healthy example for our toddler son, and give our new addition arriving at the end of summer a healthy start :)
01/02/2011 7:51:06 PM CST
Marianna says ...
My husband and I are looking forward to starting this year in a healthier manner by getting back to the basics, more fruit and vegetables and less preservatives. Looking forward to starting the new year right with Whole Foods.
01/02/2011 8:14:45 PM CST
Julie Geistlinger says ...
I've been working on having my family eat healthy for several years. We've already taken out sodas and most processed foods in our diet, gone organic and added supplements. My focus for 2011 is to to add more variety into our diet by adding more vegetables (we rarely ate vegetables 2 years ago!) and spices that aid in overall health ie: tumeric, cumin, etc. Since I am not working any more due to an autoimmune disease, I have the time to experiment with new recipes and I am looking forward to new dishes. Of course my inspiration is my family, but since I have become ill and my oldest daughter has asthma I really have been focusing on what can ail the body and eliminating some of the toxins in our diet and in our house. I discovered Whole Foods about 6 months ago and now am a regular shopper...I really appreciate the organic, non-hormone dairy and meat products (especially having the option of grass fed beef). The last 2 years has been a process and I look forward to continuing the process in 2011!
01/02/2011 10:24:57 AM CST
Kerry says ...
This is a great idea! Wish I had a Whole Foods close enough for easy shopping! Thanks for the great recipes online!
01/02/2011 7:42:56 PM CST
Jessica says ...
In 2011 I want my family to get on board with me and switch to a whole foods diet. I have a lot of heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis in my extended family and want to keep those things at bay as much as possible by switching to a whole foods diet. Eating whole foods is one of the best things we can do for our health. I am so grateful for the Whole Food Market and wish there were more locations closer to me.
01/02/2011 12:44:50 PM CST
maureen says ...
i am vegetarian so i eat lots of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes. this year, i want to focus eating breakfast and more consistent meals throughout the day (i tend to skip breakfast and sometimes lunch), cook more frequently and continue to reduce processed foods from my diet.
01/02/2011 9:37:07 PM CST
Heather McDonough says ...
I'll be looking for more recipes to make and freeze wholesome meals ahead of time instead of relying on unhealthy processed dinners.
01/03/2011 8:53:00 AM CST

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