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Pantry Makeover: Stock Up on Healthier Staples

By Paige Schilt, July 24, 2017  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Updated July 24, 2017

Bulk pantry staples

We’ve all been there. It’s 6:45 pm (or 7:45 or…10) and you’re wondering what on earth to eat for dinner. Here’s the good news: with a little planning, you can hunger-proof your pantry and make it easier to create fast and good-for-you meals with staples you always have on hand!

A healthier pantry starts with some of the same basics that build a wholesome plate: whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds and healthy flavor boosters such as vinegar and low-sodium soy sauce.

Whole Grains

Whole grains are packed with nutrients and many are packed with fiber, too. Use brown rice, quinoa or bulgur as flavorful foundations for

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Easy School Lunches that Kids Can Make

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, July 24, 2017  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

The start of a new school year offers up opportunities to give children new responsibilities. Depending on the child’s age that could mean making their bed, feeding the dog or doing the dinner dishes. (Or all three!) My Kindergartener is going to start making part of her lunch.

Some days during pre-K, my daughter returned home with an empty lunchbox, and on other days, it would be nearly full coupled with explanations such as “I don’t like broccoli anymore, remember?” “I’m sick of sandwiches” or “The strawberries were too red.” (Honest, that was a real excuse!) You’ve likely heard that the more kids help with shopping and cooking a meal, the more likely they’ll eat it.

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How to Establish a Family Dinner Routine

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, July 21, 2017  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Updated July 21, 2017

Recipe: Easy Red Lentil Mac-and-Cheese

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When I was growing up, my family regularly ate dinner together around the kitchen table. And now that I’m an adult, I’m grateful for the choices my parents made to create that routine. I know it wasn’t always easy — especially with time-sucking afterschool activities and us kids constantly begging to eat in front

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Make This: Love & Lemons' Blackberry Basil Pizza

By Whole Story Editors, July 20, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Husband and wife duo Jeanine and Jack are the creators of the two-time Saveur Award winning blog, Love & Lemons. Cheerful, bright, and full of zest, Jeanine takes an elevated but accessible and fun approach to her recipes. Think tart cherry and mint sorbet and carrot quinoa oatmeal breakfast cookies. Their best-selling book, "The Love &

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Join Us at #SlowFoodNations This Weekend!

By Whole Story Editors, July 12, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors


Slow down with the Slow Food Nations festival this weekend, where — as a sponsor — Whole Foods Market® will be celebrating the time it takes to make good, clean and fair food for all.

The event, held this year in Denver from July 14-16, packs in a delicious mix of workshops, free samples, tours and talks for a three-day salute to remarkable food. And whether you’re in town or not, you can be a part of it by joining along with #SlowFoodNations!

But First, What is Slow Food?

Put simply, it’s a group of food-loving folks who believe in the power,

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