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Wondering What to Make for Labor Day? Here Are 16 Delicious Ideas ...

By Whole Story Editors, September 2, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Labor Day is said to be the final farewell to summer, so plan a menu that celebrates the bumper crop of flavorful fruits and veggies, and fire up the grill. Whether you're hosting a backyard bash or simply gathering family around the table, here is some recipe inspiration to help you enjoy the long weekend. (Click through to get all the details on every recipe!)

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Get to Know Beetroot Powder

By Megan Myers, September 2, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Beets have long been a favorite for root vegetable fans, but their earthy taste isn’t something everyone loves. But, now you can get some of the benefits of beets in powder form!

What is Beetroot Powder?

Beetroot powder has been showing up in the supplement aisle (two tablespoons of the antioxidant-rich powder is equivalent to two real-life beets), although professional bakers have long known about the benefits of using beet root as a coloring—you might have already eaten it in pasta sauce or salad dressing.

Beets are high in natural sugars, so the powder provides a bit of sweetness when added to recipes. However, chances are you won’t even notice the flavor, which makes it a great choice for those who want some of the health benefits of the beet without the taste.

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Get to Know Gose

By Megan Myers, September 1, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Looking for a new, light-and-refreshing beer? Give gose a try! This crisp, sour, wheat beer is perfect to drink on its own or paired with a light meal like grilled proteins and veggies — or even fresh oysters. 

What is gose?

Gose is an old German beer that has recently been revived among many craft brewers. First brewed in the 16th century in the town of Goslar, Germany, it's a top-fermented beer that is made with 50 to 60 percent malted wheat. It does not have a strong hoppy flavor; instead it tastes bright and crisp, with notes of citrus and herbs like lemon, lime, coriander seeds and salt. While gose is considered a sour beer, the level of sourness differs in each brew.

How to enjoy gose

A refreshing sipper, gose pairs well with lighter meals like fish and...

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Arctic Char from Iceland: A Kid-Friendly Catch for School-Night Suppers

By Paige Schilt, September 1, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

 

 

Looking for kid-friendly and affordable fish options for fall suppers? The solution is as crystal clear as Icelandic spring water: Responsibly Farmed Arctic char from the land of fire and ice.

At Samherji, Whole Foods Market’s Icelandic supplier partner, geothermally active hot springs provide warm water to nurture newly hatched Arctic char. As the fish mature, they are moved to a mix of sea water and spring water that has been filtered for ages through Icelandic lava formations. Farm workers continually monitor the water temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen—creating optimum conditions for the fish to thrive.

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3 Simple Ways to Support Growing Healthy Kids

By Jane Johnson, September 1, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jane Johnson

 

Would you spare change to create change? This September, when you donate to Whole Kids Foundation®’s “Growing Healthy Kids” campaign at Whole Foods Market, every cent directly supports school programs that help kids eat more veggies … and like it! In the past 5 years our shoppers have donated millions of dollars that have helped nourish more than 4 million kids in the U.S., U.K. and Canada through programs like: School Garden GrantsSalad Bars 2 Schools, ...

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