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No-Cook Recipes to the Rescue

By Alana Sugar, August 18, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Tuna and White Bean Salad
Tuna and White Bean Salad

Where I live, the summers are really hot and humid. The last thing I want to do is stand over a hot stove. That’s when I rely on simple, no-cook options. With a little creativity, a few good recipes and some help from the Prepared Foods department, I’m ready to make a healthy, no-heat meal!

There are plenty of ideas for substitutions in my favorite recipes that require cooking. Gorgeous sandwiches like Tarragon Chicken Salad...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, August 17, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!

Grilled Flank Steak with Honey Mustard Glaze
Grilled Flank Steak with Honey Mustard Glaze

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Frozen Foods Make Meals Fast, Delicious and Inexpensive

By Abe Louise Young, August 16, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Abe Louise Young

The freezer is a working parent’s best friend. Jenny Rosenstrach, blogger and author of Dinner: A Love Story, extolls the virtues of keeping a well-stocked stash of frozen foods in this short video. When the freezer is packed, you always have the building blocks to get dinner on the table, even if you’re tuckered out from a long day of work or play.

Jenny’s tip is timeless: when your recipe calls for out-of-season vegetables or fruits, buying them frozen is a sure way to save money. It’s also a better deal nutritionally: nutrients in your produce are locked in at peak ripeness, packaged just off the fields.

Here are some more freezer-happy ideas:

  • Keep a variety of bags of frozen veggies and grains — say, mushrooms, broccoli, snap peas, brown rice and quinoa — and there’s...
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Get to Know: Flaxseeds

By Natalie Barbarese, August 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Natalie Barbarese

Whole Flaxseeds

Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with flaxseeds, a seed with plenty of culinary clout.

If you’ve seen and heard the hype surrounding flaxseeds but don’t know how to incorporate these nutritional powerhouses in to your diet, read on. Find out which form of flaxseed most appeals to you (whole seeds, ground seeds or oil) and how adding flax to some foods you eat every day is simple and easy.

Flaxseeds Explained

Like most seeds that are considered superfoods, flaxseeds are packed with nutrients including...

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Game-Day Grub + a Giveaway!

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, August 14, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Best Ever Game Day SpreadWhether it’s at the stadium or in your living room, nothing beats a great game-day get-together. And this year, it’s all about feeding your friends and family wholesome and high quality versions of your favorites and trying out a few new dishes too! Whether you order your spread online, make some/buy some, or make all the food yourself — we’ve got everything you need to make this the tastiest season ever. Here’s the game plan.

Read on and enter for a chance to win a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card for your next game-day gathering.

Winning Recipes...

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