January 2014

Sat
04
Adventures in Produce-Land
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Hennepin
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Adventures in Produce-Land
Saturday, January 4th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hennepin, free

Sampling Event

Make 2014 your year to eat more produce. Fruits and vegetables provide the body with essential nutrients, energy and can often help with shedding those extra winter pounds. Join us for a sampling event focused on the power of produce. We’ll feature samples of our produce favorites, including smoothies, juices, salads and more. Eating more fruits and vegetables is a resolution that you won’t want to give up!

Sun
05
Tour: Get to Know Whole Foods Market
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Hennepin
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Tour: Get to Know Whole Foods Market
Sunday, January 5th
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hennepin, Free

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers. Join us for this informative tour that aims to answer both questions, including a few samples and meal ideas storewide. Space is limited for each tour - sign up at the customer service desk (612-313-7101)

Sun
05
Seafood 101
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Hennepin
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Seafood 101
Sunday, January 5th
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Hennepin, Free

Cost: Free

Our Fishmongers couldn’t be more passionate and proud of the seafood we carry! Come learn the basics from the best.  We’ll kick off the class with a run through on how to make your selection while discussing cooking tips.  Next we’ll select some a few items, demonstrate how to cook them, and we’ll focus on healthier cooking techniques.  Samples will be provided! Class held in the seafood department. Pre-register with the customer service desk.  Walk ins are welcome, but all pre-registrants get a free gift!

Thu
09
Cleanse & Detox 101
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Hennepin
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Cleanse & Detox 101
Thursday, January 9th
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Hennepin, $5

Cost: $5; in the Community Classroom

Looking to make a fresh start in 2014?  Curious about detox and cleansing?  Join Whole Body Team Leader Lisa Coyne as she discusses detox basics, including specifics on how to go about a juice cleanse or Complete Body Cleanse.   She’ll help you make the right choice for your own personal goals.   This class will also include a sampling of our made in house fruit and vegetable juices.  Plus, we will  raffle off a free 365 Complete Body Cleanse kit for one lucky guest!

Sat
11
Health Starts Here Store-Wide Sampling Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Hennepin
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Health Starts Here Store-Wide Sampling Event
Saturday, January 11th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hennepin, Free

The New Year is a great time to explore ways to make easy and delicious meal choices! For this store-wide sampling event, we’ll feature Health Starts Here inspired foods and recipes in each department.  When you come in, pick up a passport and rate each sample that you try.  Turn your passport in, for an entry into our Health Pantry Prize Drawing, valued at $150!

Mon
13
7 Day Smoothie Challenge
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Hennepin
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7 Day Smoothie Challenge
Monday, January 13th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin, Free

Smoothies are delicious and incredibly handy for getting your daily dose of fruits and vegetables!  Amp up your produce intake and join our 7 Day Smoothie Challenge, January 13th- January 19th.  Here are the challenge basics:

  • Sign up for our smoothie e-newsletter by January 9thth at the customer service desk.
  • Take Whole Body Team Leader Lisa’s Free Smoothie Class on January 13th from 6:30-7:30pm. She’ll sample her 7 favorite recipes.  Try samples and take home the recipes too! This is a great way to expand your smoothie recipe repertoire.  Pre-register  for class 48 hours in advance at our customer service desk.  Class is free. Can’t make it to the class? Recipe packets will be available online starting January 9th at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/hennepin
  • Challenge Goal: Enjoy 1 smoothie per day for 7 days.  Make one at home or purchase one at our smoothie bar. 
  • Share your smoothies with our WFM Instagram Community! Snap and share @WFMMinnesota #WFMHennepin.  Share more than 2 smoothie pictures on Instagram and receive a free drink shaker with protein samples at the end of the challenge!

Good luck and have fun!

Mon
13
Smoothie Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Hennepin
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Smoothie Class
Monday, January 13th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hennepin, FREE

Take Whole Body Team Leader Lisa’s Free Smoothie Class  She’ll sample her 7 favorite recipes.  Try samples and take home the recipes too! This is a great way to expand your smoothie recipe repertoire.  Pre-register  for class 48 hours in advance at our customer service desk.  612-313-7101

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Mon
20
Hearty Winter Salads
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Hennepin
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Hearty Winter Salads
Monday, January 20th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hennepin, $5

Increase your vegetable intake with a delicious dose of salad! Sometimes it can be tough to commit to eating salad on a regular basis; so in this class we’re going to discuss the best tips and tricks for storing your produce and preparing things in advance so that you can make salads easily and efficiently.  We’ll also show you some of our favorite recipes, including a handy salad in a jar trick for an easy salad to go option!  Everyone that attends the class will get to take home the recipes and they’ll also get to take home a free jar of salad to eat later!  Pre-register at least 48 hours in advance by visiting our customer service desk or calling 612-313-7101.

Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
24
Winter Warmer: Beer Tasting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hennepin
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Winter Warmer: Beer Tasting
Friday, January 24th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hennepin, FREE

Nothing helps one cope with the brutal Minnesota winters quite like a strong, hearty beer. Come learn about (and taste) some of our favorite wintry brews.

Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. Call 612-313-7101 to sign up.

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Engine 2 Challenge Meetup
Monday, January 26th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove - Cafe, Free - Registration Required

This week we'll talk about life without animal protein. Yes, you can get all the protein you need from plants - we'll show you how. Bring your lunch, plus we'll have samples. Part of the Engine 2 28 Day Challenge - registration required.  Email mw.mgv.marketing@wholefoods.com for more info.

This week we'll talk about life without animal protein. Yes, you can get all the protein you need from plants - we'll show you how. Bring your lunch, plus we'll have samples.

Engine 2 Healthy Eating Challenge Weekly Meetup
Monday, January 26th
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul Cafe', $25

At the weekly meetup for the Engine 2 Challenge, a different topic will be covered each week. Here's a snippet of what you can expect!

January 12th: Orientation

     - Learn more about what's to come, receive a meal plan (optional), set some goals, and get to know your instructors.

     - Choose your path:
           - Fire CadetA great option for anyone who likes a more gradual approach to living plant-strong. Over the course of four weeks you’ll slowly wean yourself into a plant-strong lifestyle!
           - FirefighterThe Firefighter track is the perfect choice for anyone who likes to jump in with both feet! Starting on day one, the Firefighter embraces a 100% plant-strong lifestyle! This track yields maximum results over the course of the Engine 2 Challenge.  

January 19th: How do I live without dairy?

     - Get recipe ideas and sample some tasty dairy alternatives.

January 26th: What? No meat?

     - Try some Lentil Chili and other snacks; learn (and taste) plant-strong® alternatives to meat.

February 2nd: Cooking without Oil

     - Learn how to bake, sauté and more without oil!

February 9th: Graduation!

    - Celebrate your graduation with dinner, on us!

 

* Classes are held weekly at 5:30PM starting January 12th.
**Pre-Registration Required: Emailcharissa.bires@wholefoods.com to register.
*** The cost is for the entire series of challenge events, not for each individual event.

At the weekly meetup for the Engine 2 Challenge, a different topic will b

Weekday Gourmet: Chefs at Home
Tuesday, January 27th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In the professional kitchen, we are constantly exchanging tricks and tips between cooks and chefs, always looking to learn new techniques that will make our lives easier and our food better. Now for the first time, we will pass some of these tips and tricks on to you! Whether you want to learn great new recipes or new and different cooking methods to expand your existing repertoire, this is the class for you! We will cook and enjoy some fine dining favorites that will breathe new life into your home cooking! We will also learn new, made from scratch recipes that are easy to duplicate at home without a lot of fuss or special equipment. Take your cooking to the next level with us while learning a bit about how things work behind the scenes in the busy world of the restaurant kitchen! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Appetizer: Sautéed PEI Mussels served with Warm Baguette

·         Meat: Grilled Lamb Rib Chops with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

·         Potatoes: Au Gratin Potatoes with Maple Ham

·         Vegetable: Pan Fried Brussels Sprout Leaves

·         Flambé: Espresso Crème Brûlée

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!