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How Greyston Bakery Breaks Employment Barriers Through Sweet Treats

By Lindsay Robison, September 7, 2017  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

In our new Supplier Stories series, we’re featuring our wonderful suppliers! So many of them have special stories, from women entrepreneurs to family farms to mission-driven folks who want to make a difference. Some are local — only available in a couple of stores — while others are growing along with us. Follow along as we share their tales.

Greyston Bakery: Breaking Employment Barriers

When you take your first (or thousandth) bite of a Greyston Bakery brownie, it’s hard to imagine that for founder Bernie Glassman — a Zen Buddhist monk — the bakery’s initial purpose wasn’t just to make tasty brownies.

Sure, delicious baked goods mattered, but one mission mattered more:

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Meal-Prep These Deskside Tacos Tonight for an Easy Lunch Tomorrow

By Whole Story Editors, September 6, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Originally published on mindbodygreen.

Who says you can’t pack tacos for lunch? The key to taking this not-so-travel-friendly meal to work is packing each element separately and assembling them right before you’re ready to eat. Bonus points if you warm your tortillas in the office kitchen (you can even do this in a toaster!).

*Makes: 5 lunches*


For black beans:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans 365 Everyday Value® Organic Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon 365 Everyday Value® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
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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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