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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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5-Ingredient Summer Meals

By Megan Myers, June 15, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Because all of these recipes use only five ingredients (or fewer!), you get to enjoy the full flavor of each one. Simple recipes like these are a great way to introduce you and your family to new flavors without making a big dent in your budget. Ready to plan the perfect summer meal? Try some of these easy 5-ingredient recipes:


Coconut Milk Grilled Chicken Recipe
This juicy chicken marinates while you’re at work, so you just need to toss it on the grill at dinnertime.

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New Approaches to Ending Food Waste

By Paige Schilt, June 14, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

You know that stalk of celery that’s gone limp in your crisper? The lettuce or beets or meat you kept meaning to eat? Now imagine all the limp celery in all the fridges across the country. About one-third of the world’s food is lost or wasted before it can be consumed, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. That’s not just food going to waste. The land, labor, water and energy used to grow, transport and prepare that food is wasted, too. As the National Resources Defense Council puts it: “Wasting food wastes everything.”

 

But lost resources are only one part of the big picture. “Food waste is the single largest component going into municipal...

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