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The Genius Equation That Makes Packing a Kids' Lunch Super Simple

By Whole Story Editors, September 4, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Originally published on mindbodygreen.

We all want to make sure our kids are well fed during the school day. This means packing a lunch box that’s on the healthier side—balanced with the nutrients growing kids need and enough flavor to ensure that they, you know, actually eat it.

To crack the kids’ lunch code, we reached out to Kayleen St. John, a Registered Dietitian in New York City, to help us develop a simple equation for tasty, fun school lunches that sneak in wholesome options. Here’s the magic formula:

1 palm-sized portion protein + 1 handful of whole grains + 1 tablespoon of fat + 1 handful veggies = 1 complete lunch

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What’s New: Butter Coffee, Greek Non-Dairy Yogurt and More

By Whole Story Editors, August 31, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Picnik Butter Coffee

We asked our buyers to share a few of the latest and greatest products arriving in our stores in September, and they happily provided a hefty list of favorites. One reason to love these picks: They all meet our Quality Standards. For starters, this means no hydrogenated fats, high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners in the food we sell. Interested in body care products? There are more than 100 ingredients that we don’t allow for those products as
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Amazon + Whole Foods Market Will Match up to $1 Million Total to the American Red Cross

By Whole Story Editors, August 28, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors
Donate to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief
 
Our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. To support relief efforts, Amazon and Whole Foods Market will match cash donations made via Amazon – up to $1 million total – to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey Relief. Your donation enables the Red Cross to respond to and help people recover from this disaster. To donate, copy and paste amazon.com/HarveyRelief into your browser, log into your Amazon account, and click the Amazon Pay button.  
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Five Nutrition Pros Dish on Their Top Tailgating Picks

By Kathy K. Downie, RDN, August 25, 2017  |  More Posts by Kathy K. Downie, RDN

Updated 8/25/2017

Tailgating — the act of carting, sometimes cooking and sharing good food (and, hey, a beer or two) onsite before a football game — excites some fans as much as the actual football game. Unfortunately, the tasty pastime is not known to be the healthiest fall tradition. Read on for five nutrition experts’ ideas for portable crowd-pleasing healthier choices any fan can cheer for.

Oaxacan Guacamole with Chopped Vegetables for healthy tailgating

Oaxacan-Style Guacamole Recipe
 

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Celebrate International Bacon Day with Tempting Recipes and a Delicious Deal

By Whole Story Editors, August 24, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Bacon

Calling all bacon lovers! We’re marking #InternationalBaconDay with a gotta-get-it now deal. On Saturday, September 2 only, buy one, get one free for either of these two favorites: Nature’s Rancher Bacon (12 oz) or Applegate Organic Sunday Bacon (8 oz).* 
 
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