January 2014

Wed
01
Health Starts Here 4 for $4 Salads Demo
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Health Starts Here 4 for $4 Salads Demo
Wednesday, January 1st
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Picking up our 5 for $5 salads make it easy for you to eat healthy when you're on a time crunch and on a budget. All of the salads are plant-based and oil-free! Sample the delicious salads we offer in prepared foods. 11am.

Fri
03
Goal Setting Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Goal Setting Class
Friday, January 3rd
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

It is the perfect time to set new goals for the New Year! Join us to learn how to set realistic goals for your health and how to achieve them. 7pm.

Sat
04
Group Fitness Day
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Group Fitness Day
Saturday, January 4th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Start your morning with a heart-pumping workout with Bombay Jam followed by a healthy breakfast for $3.99. 10am.

Sun
05
Health Starts Here Dressings Demo
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Health Starts Here Dressings Demo
Sunday, January 5th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont , Free

Health Starts Here dressings have no added oils and are great to use as dips or to top your salads with. Join us at this demo to taste the varieties of Health Starts Here dressings we carry. 11am.

Mon
06
Healthy Eating Store Tour
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Monday, January 6th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Eating healthy is easier when you know where to find great options in the grocery store. Join us to learn smart shopping tips to fuel a healthy lifestyle. 6:30pm.

Tue
07
Healthy Eating Specialist's Office Hours
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Healthy Eating Specialist's Office Hours
Tuesday, January 7th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Have questions about healthy eating? Stop by Joy's office hours to have your questions answered, recipe ideas and shopping assistance. 2pm.

Tue
07
Movie Showing: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Movie Showing: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
Tuesday, January 7th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Join us in the lounge to watch the documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, with complementary healthy snacks.

Thu
09
Healthy Eating Specialist's Office Hours
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Healthy Eating Specialist's Office Hours
Thursday, January 9th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Have questions about healthy eating? Stop by Joy's office hours to have your questions answered, recipe ideas and shopping assistance. 5pm.

Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
11
Better Bites Kids Club
1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Better Bites Kids Club
Saturday, January 11th
1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free!

Orange you glad we are having a Kids Club Better Bites class!

 

This month Rebeca will be teaching all about our favorite fruit of the season - citrus! Kids will taste a variety of citrus fruits and make an orange peel bird feeder to take home. Register by sending an email to FremontEvents@wholefoods.com.

 

Check out the Better Bites website, too, at https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/kids-activities/better-bites/.

Tue
14
Healthy Eating Specialist's Office Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Healthy Eating Specialist's Office Hours
Tuesday, January 14th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Have questions about healthy eating? Stop by Joy's office hours to have your questions answered, recipe ideas and shopping assistance. 11am.

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. 

Sat
18
Whole Health Fair
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Whole Health Fair
Saturday, January 18th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free!

Let us help you reach your healthy eating goals for the New Year. Join us for healthy eating sampling throughout the store, free yoga classes in the community lounge and an Engine 2 Diet tasting. Stop in anytime during the event to get health inspired!

 

Tue
21
Lunchbox Bento Class
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Lunchbox Bento Class
Tuesday, January 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Join Beau Coffron, blogger of Lunchbox Dad, to learn how to make healthy bento lunches for your kids.

Wed
22
Smoothie Happy Hour
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Smoothie Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 22nd
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Making smoothies is a fun way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your day. Join us at the Health Starts Here table for a free smothie tasting! 4pm.

Thu
23
Healthy Eating Specialist's Office Hours
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Healthy Eating Specialist's Office Hours
Thursday, January 23rd
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Have questions about healthy eating? Stop by Joy's office hours to have your questions answered, recipe ideas and shopping assistance. 2pm.

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. 

Thu
23
Eating on a Budget Tour
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Eating on a Budget Tour
Thursday, January 23rd
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free!

Eating a natural and organic diet on a budget can be done. Join us for a budget-conscious store tour teaching how to shop the aisles for foods that taste great and save you money. Register by sending an email to FremontEvents@wholefoods.com.

Sun
26
Super Snacks Demo
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Super Snacks Demo
Sunday, January 26th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Looking to put a healthy twist to your Super Bowl spread? Joy will be showing you how to make snacks that are not only full of flavor but nutrition too!

Mon
27
Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Orientation
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Orientation
Monday, January 27th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free orientation. Books will be available for purchase.

Learn to eat the Engine 2 way: whole foods and plant-strong meals that are rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. In just four weeks, gain control of glucose levels, reduce cholesterol, help maintain normal weight and feel energized. We will be introducing the diet and all of the resources available to participate in the 28-day challenge. Books will also be available for you to purchase at the event.

 

Register at FremontEvents@wholefoods.com.

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

December 31: National Champagne Day
Wednesday, December 31st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

December 31: National Champagne Day

Everything’s better with bubbles! December 31 is National Champagne Day.

It’s no coincidence that National Champagne Day falls on New Years Eve; the two are probably one of life’s more obvious pairings. In France (and New Orleans), the new year is ushered in with a lavish Réveillon feast where extravagant dishes like lobster, foie gras and escargot are served.

Because Champagne has long since been associated with celebrations, it’s no surprise it was, and still is, the drink of choice for the festivities. Since then, the tradition of toasting the year to come with Champagne can be found worldwide. But, not all countries can rightfully claim to be serving or producing Champagne.

By law, to accurately be called Champagne, the grapes used in the production of the wine must come from the Champagne region of France. Anything else simply isn’t Champagne. Italians call their bubbles Prosecco and Spain has Cava, while in America it’s mostly called sparkling wine.

Another stipulation of calling Champagne by that name is that a second fermentation must happen inside the bottle. Méthode Champenoise is a complicated process. Champagne is typically made from pinot noir and/or chardonnay grapes. The second fermentation creates the bubbles, and the smaller the bubbles, the finer the Champagne. Some wine makers have tried adding carbon dioxide to wine, but the result isn’t authentic. The second fermentation takes place with the addition of sugar and yeast to the wine. When the Champagne is ready, some producers add a sugar syrup to sweeten the wine.

Outside of New Year’s, sparkling wine is perhaps most popularly drunk at brunch in the form of a Mimosa. But, don’t skip over the bubbles portion of the wine list the next time you’re out to dinner; Champagne pairs very well with rich or oily foods. Fried chicken and shrimp and grits are two of my favorites. Pizza also pairs well.

To all those celebrating with (or without) bubbles tonight, have a safe and Happy New Year!

December 31: National Champagne Day

Everything’s better with bubbles! December 31 is National Champagne Day.

January 1 National Bloody Mary Day
Thursday, January 1st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

January 1 National Bloody Mary Day
Welcome to a new year! What better way to embrace a red-eyed morning after a blowout night than with a tall glass of everyone’s favorite morning-after elixir?

January 1

January 2 National Cream Puff Day
Friday, January 2nd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

Sweet stuff: January 2 is National Cream Puff Day.

What do cream puffs, profiteroles and beignets have in common? They’re all made from the same type of dough – pâte à choux. Unlike beignets, which are fried, cream puffs are baked. This French confection doesn’t contain a leavening agent. Instead they puff up from steam that’s created when they bake.

Pâte à choux is not your typical dough, it’s not made in a mixer, it’s made over heat. The ingredients, eggs, flour, water and sugar and combined in a pot over a burner. When they come out of the oven, the little balls of puffiness are ‘popped’ so that some of the steam collected inside can escape. This prevents them from collapsing in on themselves.

Then comes the fillings. Cream puffs and their relatives, churros and éclairs, are typically filled with whipped cream, pastry cream and in some cases ice cream. Cream puffs are cut in half with the filling sandwiched in between. And, while éclairs are mostly covered in chocolate, cream puffs might only have powdered sugar dusted over them.

Once you get the technique down, cream puffs are easy to make and a great dessert or treat. They can also be made with savory fillings and if you’ve got a fryer you could make churros too.

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