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Cathy B says ...
wow!! 11,000 entries and its not over yet... incredible response... so many of us would love to have that opp to gather more shelf staples from Whole Foods into our pantry. thank you for the opp. cathy b pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com
01/13/2011 12:00:49 AM CST
Lana says ...
I used to be 115 lb, but...busy life, stress, fast food etc and I was 170 lb by September 2010. That is when I said -"stop!" to myself. I switched to Whole Food for all of my grocery shopping, my "organic part" is close to 90%. What I got in rewards? I already lost 30 lb and continue to lose weight, I see a great improvement in my skin appearance - without any expensive creams. I have a lot more energy. Totally agreed with "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are". We are responsible for the consequences of our choices ...so, choose good!
01/13/2011 12:01:47 AM CST
Amy C. says ...
We are a family of 4 with two young kids (age 4 and age 20 months) and have made it a priority to try to teach our kids healthy habits so they can grow up and hopefully make healthy lifestyle choices. To that end, we eat together as a family as much as possible, we include our kids in the food prep and cooking processes and we make physical activity a priority. While we eat lots of fruits and veggies, I'd like for us to be more adventurous and add more variety to our diet this year .. I tend to get stuck in a rut with the foods I purchase and meals I plan and hope to incorporate more new recipes and foods into our weeks this year.
01/03/2011 7:45:21 PM CST
Sherrie says ...
We are striving to improve our diet with more fresh vegetables, less meat,processed food, refined products and preservatives. We are seeing evidence of improved health through our lab work and our physician is very pleased. Now we need to gain better understanding of the labels on the package or can. A pantry makeover would enhance our ability to do this. Better meal planning that will incorporate raw vegetable eating is a goal of mine this year. Our motivation for this is preventing instead of maintaining a sick boday, more energy , and increasing our energy to be with our very young grandchildren. We want our life to be filled with natural, organic, healthy foods not man made or modified. We desire to be healthier now than we were 5 yrs ago!!!
01/07/2011 7:48:16 AM CST
Sarah says ...
We love shopping at Whole Foods but find it too expensvie for everything.
01/07/2011 8:38:25 AM CST
Allison Page says ...
I'm trying to start eating healthier to be a better example for my daughter. She's 10 yrs old and at that delicate stage where she is starting to say she is fat bc she's not a toothpick like so many of the kids in her grade. Never mind the fact that she's 6 inches taller, too!! Anything that I can do as a parent to help her to have better eating habits, and hopefully increase her self esteem, is worth a try! And if we, as a family, feel better and maybe drop a couple of pounds in the process, well then, that is icing on the cake!
01/07/2011 8:50:38 AM CST
Nancy Pasquale says ...
I have increased chicken and fish intake and I eat pork. I only eat whole grain breads and drink organic drinks. I have ecouraged my 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren to use good choices for balanced meals. THan you.
01/07/2011 9:03:32 AM CST
Jim McMillan says ...
I enjoy eating by color. Red pepper, green pepper, broccoli florets, carrot sticks, sole olives & a piece of cheese, etc & some veggie dip. A piece of wild salmon and mashed squash with a rum-raisen sauce and a baked pear for dessert. Cheaper than a restaurant meal (especially if you add some wine from your own stock.
01/06/2011 11:00:32 AM CST
Jessica says ...
We are a family of 4, and about 6 mths ago found out our 2 boys are gluten intolerant, as well as dairy allergies. My husband and I have done excellent keeping them both off the gluten, but have struggled a bit with keeping them dairy free. This year my husband and I are planning on now tackling the dairy issue as well as implement a gluten free diet for ourselves as well. We want to set a good example for our boys (and I hear that gluten intolerances can be hereditary.) My motivation I'd have to say, comes from my boys. I have always been notorious for not knowing a thing about cooking. My husband ususally does the cooking as I'm the one that works full-time so it was easy to just never learn how to cook for me. But since finding out that our boys are gluten intolerant, I had to change my mind about not knowing how to cook. I wanted to make sure that our boys never felt left out or that being gluten free was a bad thing. My oldest son is 6 and our yougest is 3 1/2 so it was definately a challenge at first. I remember one day my oldest telling me, "I dont think I want to be gluten free anymore mom" which about broke my heart. Our oldest started Kindergarten this year and already there has been several cookie exchanges, halloween parties, etc. Each party I have made cookies and snacks that are all gluten free for his whole class so he wouldnt feel left out. And each time, the cookies I've brought have always been a HUGE hit! No one can ever tell a difference and my son always tells me "The cookies you made were the bestest ever!" which warms my heart everytime. I am very happy to say that we had our first all gluten free Thanksgiving and now Christmas dinner as well. Pies and cookies all made from scratch, and the boys have had soo much fun helping me make them but the best part is hearing all the Thanks mom!! This is the BEST! comments they make :) The boys now tell me how much they LOVE being gluten free! They get special foods that are not only yummy, but healthy for them as well! I work at an integrative doctors office, and alot of the people I work with are gluten free as well. (1 celiac, and the rest are GF by choice) I always bring in GF stuff I've made at home for everyone to try, and its always been a huge hit. I've even been told that I should open up a GF bakery!! Who would have thought! Please consider our family for your help in building a healthier pantry. Thank you Whole Foods!!
01/06/2011 11:06:19 AM CST
Jo Kinder says ...
I began to eat a mostly plant-based diet about 3 months ago to see if I could get some weight off and lower my cholesterol. I would love to learn a few great vegan recipes that my family would enjoy and help them begin to see how a more plant-based diet can be just as satisfying as a meat and potatoes meal!
01/12/2011 6:43:30 AM CST
Chalee S. says ...
This year we will be eating A LOT less meat. My boys and I got to endulge a lot during the holidays so this month is a like a detox from cookies!
01/12/2011 7:05:23 AM CST
Colleen K says ...
In the process of going to an entirely Gluten Free Household.... pantry NEEDS a "make-over!"
01/12/2011 8:15:31 AM CST
Kishmiel says ...
I recently been through a very bad break up and I want to start this year offf focusing on myself and weight goals I have. I want to learn how to make healthy eatting choices and would and would love to learn how to do it on a budget.
01/12/2011 8:16:56 AM CST
Rita Mausler says ...
More fruits and vegetables for everyone in our family. Buy organic esp. the dirtiest fruits and vegetables. Less red meat. More whole grains.
01/13/2011 1:29:26 AM CST
Cyndi says ...
I love eating organic, natural foods, and feeding them to my hubby and two boys! However it can be difficult to afford healthy foods on our tight budget. I am doing some serious couponing to make up the difference, but it's not easy. There is such an abundance of coupons and deals on "unhealthy" foods, that I occasionally find myself tempted to shop at less-than-ideal grocery stores and compromise my healthy standards. But the deals on natural and organic foods ARE out there, you just have to be committed to finding them and NOT settling for anything less, no matter how cheap they are! My health goal in 2011 (besides trying to lay off the sweets!) is to make sure that there is nothing in my pantry that has artificial ingredients of any kind! Thanks, Whole Foods, for making it easy and affordable to have a pantry stocked with ONLY the healthiest natural foods!
01/13/2011 1:32:43 AM CST
Melissa Lee says ...
This year I plan on eating only fair trade Chocolate
01/14/2011 6:14:35 AM CST
Chelsea Hilton says ...
I'm following the Eat Right America plan, and all the extra help will help teach me to turn it into a lifestyle change, versus a onetime attempt.
01/11/2011 10:15:08 PM CST
Marci says ...
We already eat fairly healthy, but I would like to add some more organics to our pantry. I buy organic when I can, but some times it is not possible.
01/13/2011 9:42:40 AM CST
Kristie says ...
Right now I can only afford to buy organics for my 4 year old. It is hard on a budget that is almost nothing!! This would be great to learn how to buy organic for my whole family!
01/13/2011 11:25:29 AM CST
linda says ...
I need to think new in order to eat new. While that will take me lots of extra time getting up to speed, I hope it will save me time in dealing with medical issues. I live with a number of health issues that drag me down. Just to know I was giving 100% in my fight against these issues would energize my psyche and it couldn't help but improve my health!
01/13/2011 11:15:09 AM CST
Danielle B. says ...
As a 3 year breast cancer survivor I began shopping at the University Heights Ohio store 3 years ago when it opened. My husband and I not only began taking steps to make ourselves healthier but wanted to be able to shop at a place where there was fresh food everyday. The mainstream grocery stores jack up their prices on fresh foods and lower their prices on processed foods which does not allow the consumer to be able to spend their dollar wisely. It was perfect timing when the store came along, I overcame cancer and healthier economical food was only 10 minutes away!
01/11/2011 7:38:35 AM CST
Jenni Rasmussen says ...
For a healthy change, I like to stock the freshest ingredients and then add a little spice. Fresh means a few more trips to Whole Foods but it is worth it to have the best local vegetables and fruits on my dinner table. Then, I simply add fresh herbs and dried spices to give the meal a kick with out unhealthy frying or heavy oils.
01/12/2011 4:11:20 PM CST
Nancy Matrona Azammi says ...
My plans for 2011 include learning to eat more healthly and to exercise more. I don't "exercise", I love walking and plan on increasing my walking, as I love being outside and feel so good when I'm done walking. As for eating, I love food; however need to learn to eat more of the good foods. Though I do find if I walk more, that my taste for foods differ, I don't crave things like potato chips, or "processed foods" as much as when I don't walk as much. I drink more water also when I walk more. I know it will take willpower and diligence to keep to my right eating schedule. I do already eat whole wheat bread, and love it, now have to incorporate more whole and raw foods. I'm not crazy about legumes, maybe fixed differently, I might learn to like them. I love fruit, and plan on eating more daily.
02/04/2011 7:39:38 AM CST
Casey says ...
I cook about 90% of our food from scratch. We have multiple food allergies, so it's the easiest and tastiest way to stay healthy.
01/08/2011 12:09:49 PM CST
Kelly Balachanran says ...
I am focusing on The Body Type Diet. I have found so much more energy now that I am eating meat again. But I want it to be all organic, free-range and grass fed. I want to keep everything organic. No processed junk anymore!!!
01/23/2011 7:41:28 AM CST

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