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Dinner without a Side of Stress

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, August 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Lime Roasted Paiche with Sweet Potatoes
Lime Roasted Paiche with Sweet Potatoes

Fall is often linked with a return to routine. This can mean adopting time-and money-saving strategies or embracing healthier eating habits. In both cases, the Whole Story blog is here to help. Through mid-September we’re sharing our favorite pointers for mealtimes (including snacks!) from how to shop to how to prep, so you can get back on track with ease.

If your weeknight dinnertime dash includes a dash of anxiety and a pinch of repetitiveness or has you beelining for...

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Gear Up for Race Day + a Giveaway to Enter the Nike Women’s Half Marathon

By Jennifer Lo, August 18, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Lo

San Francisco Skyline :: Photo by Jennifer Lo

Whole Foods Market® is a proud sponsor of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco. This race fills up fast and now it’s sold out. However, we have some spots we’re giving away to folks who want to enter the race. Read on to find out how to enter for a chance to win an opportunity to run! 

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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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