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Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Recipes for Summer

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 11, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Get the recipe: Marinated Summer Squash Grilling Packs

Berries, squash, seafood, oh my! From fresh fruit to grilled meats, the tastes of summer are irresistible, but how do you keep meal costs low without sacrificing these must-have flavors? Here are some budget-wise ways to celebrate the true tastes of summer.



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Why Our Bacon Is Better

By Paige Schilt, June 10, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt


There’s nothing better than waking up on a weekend morning to the aroma of bacon wafting through the air. But bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore: It adds salty-sweet, smoky flavor to everything from salads and sandwiches to cocktails and desserts. Whether you’re getting back to bacon basics or branching out in new directions, know that Whole Foods Market always does what’s best for bacon, and that means:

1.     No antibiotics. We believe in great-tasting meat from healthy animals.

2.     No added growth...

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Coming Soon: At the Fork, A New Documentary

By Whole Story Editors, June 10, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

At the Fork film chickens

What happens when a meat-eater and a vegetarian get married? If you’re award-winning filmmaker John Papola and his wife Lisa, you make a movie about the conflicts that come up at the dinner table. Instead of taking sides, At the Fork, a new documentary produced in partnership with Whole Foods Market® and the Humane Society of the U.S., serves up a balanced look at the journey animals make from the farm to our tables. Screenings begin July 13 in theaters. Click below for a sneak peek!


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How Swimmer Kirsty Coventry Eats to Stay Fit

By Whole Story Editors, June 8, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We are thrilled to ask Kirsty Coventry, one of the world’s highest achieving female swimmers and one of Africa’s most successful athletes, about all things food and fitness. Check out the Q and A below for Kirsty’s top tips on eating well and staying hydrated, and find out how she approaches pre- and post-workout nutrition. Kirsty hails from and swims for Zimbabwe and lives and trains in North Carolina.

Photo Credit: Mike Lewis

How important do you consider your diet in the overall mix of your training and regime?
My training keeps me fit but my eating keeps me healthy. Not many swimmers have sustained competitive careers as long as I have, and I’ve done it because of the...

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Best Meat Tips from an Expert Butcher

By Paige Schilt, June 8, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Theo Weening, Whole Foods Market’s global meat buyer, has been in the meat business his whole life — literally! A native of Holland, he was born above his father’s butcher shop and grew up helping his parents tend the family store. Later, he attended butcher school and fell in love with the creativity that working with meat requires.

As a butcher’s son, Theo learned the importance of building relationships with suppliers. Today, Theo travels the world searching for farmers and ranchers who share his belief that the best meat comes from the best raising practices.

Watch this video to get a taste of Theo’s travels and get a glimpse of his carving skills.


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