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5 Kinds of Grain Salads to Love Right Now

By Alice K. Thompson, March 28, 2017  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Updated March 28, 2017

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Barley Salad with Fresh Mint Recipe

A well-crafted mixture of grains and veggies encapsulates everything I dream of in a salad: It’s packed with texture, contains a wonderful balance of nuttiness and freshness and has enough boldness to support a variety of flavors. Grain salads make ideal side dishes, but it’s also tempting to toss in quick proteins like baked tofu, beans or diced eggs or ham to make one a light meal or to goose up leftovers.

Start with a tasty grain and it’s difficult to go

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Pantry Makeover: Stock Up on Healthier Staples

By Paige Schilt, March 24, 2017  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Updated March 24, 2017

Bulk pantry staples

We’ve all been there. It’s 6:45 pm (or 7:45 or…10) and you’re wondering what on earth to eat for dinner. Here’s the good news: with a little planning, you can hunger-proof your pantry and make it easier to create fast and good-for-you meals with staples you always have on hand!

A healthier pantry starts with some of the same basics that build a wholesome plate: whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds and healthy flavor boosters such as vinegar and low-sodium soy sauce.

Whole Grains

Whole grains are packed with nutrients and many are packed with fiber, too. Use brown rice, quinoa or bulgur as flavorful foundations for

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Delicious Ways to Enjoy Rosé All Day

By Lindsay Robison, March 23, 2017  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

Rose granita

Photo: @BlissfulBasil

What once had a small following and limited shelf space now not only gets a featured spot in the Whole Foods Market wine department, but boasts hashtags (#roseallday anyone?) on Instagram and Twitter not to mention on shirts, art prints and jewelry and more. Rosé isn’t just having a moment, it’s a lifestyle. (

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Why Rosé is the Wine World's Most Exciting Story

By Devon Broglie, March 23, 2017  |  More Posts by Devon Broglie

rose in ice bucket

Devon Broglie headshotDevon Broglie is a Master Sommelier (he knows a thing or two about wine), and a Global Beverage Buyer at Whole Foods Market. Along with co-conspirator Doug Bell, he heads up the team that discovers and buys all the delicious wines you’ll find

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Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Our *Limited Edition* Beauty Bag

By Whole Story Editors, March 16, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Whole Body Beauty Bag

Calling all natural beauties! Beginning on Friday March 24, the Whole Body department will be selling limited edition beauty bags. What’s inside? A carefully curated selection of some of our favorite skincare and makeup, all housed in a handcrafted, organic cotton clutch. The $18 bag — which has a retail value of $90 — is only available while supplies last, so we suggest snagging one, stat. And you can share your favorite clean beauty tip or product from our beauty aisle on Instagram or Twitter using #CleanBeautyFaves and #SweepsEntry for a chance to win a bag. (Full contest details.)

Other beauty retailers may throw around the terms “

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