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Will Travel with Cleats: Carli Lloyd’s Travel Tips

By Phil West, July 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Phil West

We’re thrilled to partner with soccer champion Carli Lloyd to talk all things food, fitness and fun. We recently quizzed the athlete on her top travel tips, how she and her teammates prepare for being on the road and what they pack. Read more about Carli’s day-to-day healthy eating, her top tips on workout nutrition and how she approaches healthy snacks and sleep.

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Coffee, Gummy Bears, Hemp Protein and More: Swimmer Kirsty Coventry’s Travel Essentials

By Whole Story Editors, July 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We are thrilled to ask Kirsty Coventry, one of the world’s highest achieving female swimmers and one of Africa’s most successful athletes, about her routines for staying well and eating well. Kirsty hails from and swims for Zimbabwe and lives and trains in North Carolina. Inspired? Read more about Kirsty’s day-to-day healthy eating, her top tips on workout nutrition and how she stays healthy.

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How to Set the Perfect Summer Table

By Whole Story Editors, July 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We asked a few of our favorite entertaining experts for their top tips on tablescapes, serveware, and crowd-pleasing dishes to make sure your summer gathering is gorgeous — and goes off without a hitch!


Photo: Bryan E. McCay from Modern Mix, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith

Eddie Ross, author of The Modern Mix

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Get to Know Poke

By Megan Myers, July 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, chances are you’ve enjoyed a poke bowl. Poke (pronounced pok-eh) is popular island fare thanks to its simple preparation and fresh taste. Luckily for those of us who don’t live on an island, poke is making its way across the country and is easy to make at home.

What are Poke Bowls?

Poke originated from fishermen who were using leftover pieces of their catch to make snacks. Influenced by Asian cuisines, it then began making its way to the seafood shacks and restaurants of Hawaii, feeding residents and tourists in the know alike.

They're traditionally made with ahi tuna or octopus, but you can use many other kinds of fish. Poke is a Hawaiian word meaning “to cut,” which describes the preparation of the fish, which can resemble a tartare.

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DIY: How to Make a Flower Crown

By Whole Story Editors, July 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Weddings, baby showers, music festivals — flower crowns cap off any summer occasion. We asked New York City floral designer Christy Doramus (@CrownsbyChristy) for advice on how to DIY the popular accessory using fresh, seasonal blooms from Whole Foods Market. 

Step 1

Gather your supplies. You will need:

  • Fresh seasonal flowers of your choice
  • Florist wire
  • Garden shears or scissors 
  • Thick and pliable craft wire
  • Florist tape 

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