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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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Lunch Makeover

By Value Guru, August 13, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato Pita Pockets
Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato Pita Pockets

Have a case of the brown bag blahs? Whether lunch is at school, the office or your home, you can improve your options – easily and affordably!

Simply choose something from each category below and load up on fruits and veggies. Mix and match, make a sandwich or wrap, cut up veggies for dip or build a bento box.

Enjoy a different lunch every day!

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Lunch: Faster, Tastier and Less Expensive!

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, August 12, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Lunchbox Quesadilla
Lunchbox Quesadilla

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.

Yes, you can save time and money at lunchtime and banish boring brown bag lunches. Here’s...

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Lunchbox Lesson: We’ve Done the Homework on Reading Labels

By Paige Brady, August 11, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady

School Lunch

Heading back to school is challenging enough without adding the whole “what’s-in-this-stuff-I’m-feeding-my-kid” thing. Let’s be honest: reading labels is a pain. Who really knows what all of those ingredients are and if they’re okay for your kid’s lunchbox? It could take hours of Google searching and a PhD in Science to break the code. 

At Whole Foods Market, we’ve done the homework for you. (We call this homework Our Quality Standards.) There are hundreds of ingredients found in food and body care products elsewhere that you will never find here. (We call this our...

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Cooking with Jam

By Alana Sugar, August 11, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Quick Sweet Heat Tomato Jam
Quick Sweet Heat Tomato Jam

Jam is an all-time favorite comfort food! My grandmother used to call her homemade jam “spreadable love” as she would slather it all over warm scones, muffins and biscuits. Of course, jam is a must for a hearty peanut butter (or any nut butter) sandwich or a crunchy piece of buttered toast, but have you thought about actually cooking with it? It’s so versatile. You can serve it in unique ways for breakfast or dessert, like these baked ...

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