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Homemade Snacks for Summer Road Trips

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 21, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Get the recipe: Baked Apple Chips

When I was a child, my family frequently made long road trips to visit family members peppered around the Midwest. The novelty of pit stops at roadside convenience stores lost its luster early on. Instead my family hungered for wholesome foods we could feel good about eating while sitting in the car for long stretches.

By planning ahead, my mom was able to pack with the car with wholesome snacks (often homemade) to get us through that stretch from Cleveland to South Bend or Chicago to Green Bay. Today I do the same thing making some and buying others. When I have to time to prep ahead, here are a few of my favorite go-to snack recipes for the road.

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Favorite New Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Almond Pesto

By Molly Siegler, June 20, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share one of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

Zucchini Noodles with Almond Pesto

Zucchini are wildly abundant in the summertime, so it’s best to have a plan for how to use them! This recipe makes zucchini noodles, or “zoodles,” then uses the zucchini core as the base of a basil-packed pesto. I love that this easy salad requires no cooking and has only 5 ingredients (one of which performs double duty...

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What to Make This Week

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

Meal planning saves time and sanity when it comes to putting dinner on the table. When you know ahead of time what’s on the menu, you can spend more time in the hammock or running through the sprinkler with your kids. We’re here to help you with that meal plan. Choose from family favorites, or pick a spin on a classic recipe to introduce new flavors and textures. It’s a great opportunity to find your new go-to recipe! To help you get started, we’ve collected seven recipes to get dinner on the table every night of the week:

BLT Pasta Salad
Who doesn’t love a BLT in the summer? This pasta salad version is great for potlucks and dinner alike.

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Purchase Salad Greens and Help Bring Salad Bars to Schools

By Jane Johnson, June 17, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jane Johnson


If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say “eat greens first” or “eat as close to nature as possible” … It’s no secret that a well-made salad heaped with greens is a great way to fuel your day with micronutrients. These ideas are the bedrock of all the programs offered by Whole Kids Foundation®: School Garden GrantsHealthy Teacher Training and … School Salad Bar Grants.

When you purchase a package of salads greens with the brand “Whole Foods Market®” on the front, a portion of your purchase is donated to Whole Kids Foundation. In 2015, more than $145,000 was raised to help schoolchildren make healthier choices every day through this program. That means that...

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Get to Know Moringa

By Megan Myers, June 17, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

So you’re curious about what’s hot in the kitchen. You’ve been experimenting with hemp seedsDIY plant milks and veggie noodles. What's the latest trend to add to your list? Moringa!

What is Moringa?

The moringa is a tree native to the southern Himalayas, and grown in places like India, Indonesia, Thailand and Africa as a food source. The leaves, roots, seeds and seedpods (called drumsticks) are all eaten in various ways across South Asia.

Leaves are used like spinach or dried for...

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