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Get to Know Labneh

By Megan Myers, August 26, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Sure, Greek yogurt is great, but we’re embracing other ways to get our smooth, creamy dairy fix. Right now, we're loving Labneh!

What is Labneh?

Labneh is an ultra-strained yogurt that is thick and tangy. It is used as a topping for savory dishes, with fruits spooned over the top, mixed with herbs and spices for a spread, and more.

Labneh is most popular in the Middle East, where it is a standard component of mezze platters and sandwiches. Many people also eat it for breakfast or with olive oil and dipped with pita. It is low in natural sugars and high in protein.


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Favorite New Recipes: Sheet Pan Suppers

By Molly Siegler, August 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Food Editor Molly Siegler puts her culinary chops to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. (Catch Molly’s cooking videos on YouTube!) We asked Molly to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

Dinner has to meet a few criteria this time of year to be invited to the table. It has to be super simple to prepare, relatively quick-cooking and something that everyone will love. If clean up...

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How to Build A Better Sandwich

By Kathy K. Downie, RDN, August 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kathy K. Downie, RDN

Sandwiches are a lunchtime savior: They are portable, mostly make-ahead and completely customizable. It’s no coincidence that nearly half of us eat a sandwich for lunch regularly, according to a study of 27,000 Americans and their dietary habits. The study found that those who consumed a sandwich tended to also eat an average 275 calories more that day than non-sandwich eaters; also sandwiches contributed nearly one-fifth of the day’s total saturated fat and sodium intakes. Here’s how to build the healthiest lunchbox hero around.


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Get to Know Sorghum

By Megan Myers, August 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

If you were raised in the South, chances are you’re familiar with sorghum, especially as a flavorful syrup for pancakes or biscuits. This whole grain is actually one of the most important cereal crops in the world, and it can be used in so many ways!

What is Sorghum?

Sorghum is an ancient grain that spread from Africa to India, Asia, Australia, and the Americas thanks to trade routes. While it has been used here for years to make food for livestock, ethanol and syrup, sorghum has been gaining in popularity thanks in part to its gluten-free status.

Sorghum grains, unlike wheat, have an edible hull. This helps it retain nutrients, making it a great option for any diet. The grains vary in color, with red, brown, golden, yellow, white and even purple all being common shades....

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Bento Box Lunch Ideas: 6 Easy (and Insta-worthy!) options

By Whole Story Editors, August 18, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Bento box lunch
Photo: Marvelous Mommy

Looking for a new way to expand your children’s lunch menu? Hoping to introduce new-to-them nutritious foods? Meet the bento box. Although it has a long history in Japanese cuisine, it has been embraced as a fun and creative approach to packing to-go meals around the world. Bonus: It can be as elaborate or simple as you want. We asked a few of our favorite experts for their top tips on packing a bento box. Do try these at home!


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