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Check Out Our 10 Most Popular Fall Recipes

By Kate Rowe, October 13, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Rowe

Our top 10 fall recipes have been tried, tested and declared delicious — by you! Below you’ll find cozy soups and hearty chilies, a sheet pan supper and quick baked pasta, lots of clever shortcuts and classic fall flavors, from pumpkin to butternut squash to sweet potatoes. Happy fall cooking!

turkey pumpkin chili

1. Turkey Pumpkin Chili

While this recipe might sound a bit unusual, it’s a repeat favorite on our site. We’re always looking for

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It’s Non-GMO Month: Our Progress on GMO Transparency

By A.C. Gallo, October 10, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by A.C. Gallo

With the celebration of October as Non-GMO Month, it’s the perfect time to provide an update on Whole Foods Market’s GMO Transparency Initiative, first announced in 2013.

We are well on our way to providing GMO transparency for the food we sell by our self-imposed deadline of September 1, 2018. Here are just a few highlights of what shoppers can find in our stores already:

  • We offer more than 11,500 Non-GMO Project™ Verified products – a threefold increase in three years.
  • We offer more than 25,000 certified organic choices companywide. (Organic Standards don’t allow GMOs.)
  • Our in-store kitchens and bakeries use eggs that are from hens raised on non-GMO feed and canola oil that is non-GMO verified.
  • We offer eggs
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How to Build A Better Soup

By Kathy K. Downie, RDN, October 10, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kathy K. Downie, RDN

Chicken and Brown Rice Soup Recipe

Chicken and Brown Rice Soup Recipe

When temperatures drop, hot soups make for a satisfying meal. And soups, stews and chilies can be great for healthy eating since the piping hot bowls of goodness can help you eat slowly (possibly preventing overeating), plus you can load them with filling vegetables and customize for any dietary preference. Here are some recipes and ideas for making the most of soup season with healthy stir-ins, nutritious toppers and smart ideas for cutting calories.

Keep sodium in check

Many pre-made and

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Do You Know Your Braeburns from Your Galas? Apple Varieties Explained

By Whole Story Editors, October 5, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Apples are far more than a perfect snack in a naturally portable package. They are a go-to for baking because they pair well with vanilla, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, mace, cardamom, clove and other spices. But don’t stop there! Apples also complement pork, poultry, winter squash and bitter greens, and they can be a deliciously sweet contrast when matched with savory flavors like rosemary, sage and lemon. The fruit also pairs beautifully with a range of

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9 Ways to Eat Biodynamic All Week Long

By Paige Schilt, October 4, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Have you heard the buzz about biodynamic agriculture? Biodynamic farmers raise food with the big picture in mind—people, plants, animals and the environment. If you’re looking for new ways to eat in tune with nature, supporting biodynamic farms is easy…and delicious.

Like organic farmers, biodynamic farmers avoid synthetic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and GMOs. In addition, biodynamic farmers focus on specific, farm-made solutions for pest control, soil health and fertility. They strive to reduce the volume of imported materials, reduce their impact on the environment and nurture the potential of the farm’s own resources, which include water and biodiversity.

Whole Foods Market® stores offer a

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