February 2014

Wed
05
Engine 2 Challenge, Week 3: Put The Lid On Oil
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Engine 2 Challenge, Week 3: Put The Lid On Oil
Wednesday, February 5th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Olive oil is the most nutrient-rich food right? Wrong, actually. Olive oil, along with all other extracted oils, are the most calorie-dense foods on the planet. This week, Engine 2 Cadets will cut out oil and see how much more food they get to eat when they skip the 120-calories-per-tablespoon junk food. To make the change easy, Camille will show you how to cook, dress salads, and bake with healthy alternatives like veggie broth, nuts, avocado, seeds, and fruit. Try a tangy kale slaw with sweet Raspberry Hazelnut dressing, a healthy brown rice veggie Pad Thai, and creamy Cashew Cheezecake for dessert!

All Healthy Eating events are meant for guests age 16 and above unless otherwise indicated. Space is limited, so please call 305-421-9421 in advance to reserve your seat. Thank you for your cooperation!

Thu
06
Lettuce Connect: Speed Dating!
7:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables
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Lettuce Connect: Speed Dating!
Thursday, February 6th
7:00 PM
Lifestyle Center at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, FREE

Ever hear that old cliché about finding love in the grocery store? Trust us, it can happen! About a week before Valentine’s Day, we’re hosting a delicious speed dating event in the Lifestyle Center, complete with complimentary wine, non-alcoholic refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, music and flowers to set the mood. Enjoy conversations with a host of new people through no-pressure, 4-minute mini-dates. We’ll provide guidance and a goof-proof way to find out if you’ve sparked a mutual interest! Please arrive promptly; doors will close at 7:05 p.m. Ages 21+ only. Registration required! Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Sat
08
Storewide Tasting and Kids Craft Corner!
12:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Coral Gables
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Storewide Tasting and Kids Craft Corner!
Saturday, February 8th
12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, FREE

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches – trying to impress your special someone with a home-cooked meal? Never fear – our storewide tasting will set you up with plenty of recipes, inspiration (and tasty bites!) to knock anyone’s socks off. Vote for your favorite sample at the Customer Service desk – you might win a $50 store gift card! After voting, swing by our Café so your littlest Valentine can decorate cards for the entire family at our Kid’s Craft Corner – with glitter, stickers and more!

Mon
10
Love Bites
7:00 PM @ Coral Gables Lifestyle Center
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Love Bites
Monday, February 10th
7:00 PM
Coral Gables Lifestyle Center, FREE

Make this Valentine’s Day delicious with some aphrodisiac-inspired love bites to boost your health, and your mojo! Camille will get things flowing with a beet, orange, and ginger infused Sunrise Mocktail. Next on the menu, awake your taste buds with the flavors of Fresh Figs and Crumbly Cashew Cheese. A whole grain crostini with Olive and Walnut Tapenade will make you hunger for more. Finally, a Cacao and Maca Pudding will stimulate your senses, and make you eager to try out your new tricks in your home kitchen.

Wed
12
Engine 2 Challenge, Week 4: All Gone Plant Strong
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Engine 2 Challenge, Week 4: All Gone Plant Strong
Wednesday, February 12th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

You’ve been rocking the Engine 2 lifestyle for three full weeks. It’s time to bring it home in full plant-strong style! This week, focus on finishing strong with healthy exercise tips and support for your dietary changes. Bring questions, success stories, and a healthy appetite, as we’ll be chowing down on Raise the Roof Sweet Potato Lasagna, Kale Ceviche Salad, and Plant-Strong Apple Pie with Banana Ice Cream!

All Healthy Eating events are meant for guests age 16 and above unless otherwise indicated. Space is limited, so please call 305-421-9421 in advance to reserve your seat. Thank you for your cooperation!

Sat
15
The Coral Gables Healthy Kids Club!
12:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables
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The Coral Gables Healthy Kids Club!
Saturday, February 15th
12:00 PM
Lifestyle Center at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, FREE

Get out of the house and into a rockin’ good time with the Coral Gables Healthy Kids Club! Once a month, Camille offers kids and parents the opportunity to make crafts, play games, and try healthy snacks that are easy to make at home. This month, it’s time to put on your party hats – after you design them, of course! Each child will have the opportunity to make a special hat shine with personality using glitter, markers, magazine cut-outs and more. Next up, we’ll play an eco-friendly game of bowling. Kids will bowl for strikes using squash “bowling balls” and pins made from household discards like paper towel rolls. Every player is a winner when Camille starts whipping up yummy smoothies that mix scrumptious fruits with nutrient-rich greens and plant-based milks and juices.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Sun
16
Health Starts at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival!
1:00 PM @ 27th Avenue and South Bayshore Drive
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Health Starts at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival!
Sunday, February 16th
1:00 PM
27th Avenue and South Bayshore Drive, FREE

We’re proud to be participating once again in one of Miami’s best-loved art events, now in its 52nd year! Check out Healthy Eating Specialist Camille’s kid-friendly and plant-strong cooking demonstration at the culinary pavilion!

Mon
17
Recipe Rescue!
7:00 PM @ Coral Gables Lifestyle Center
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Recipe Rescue!
Monday, February 17th
7:00 PM
Coral Gables Lifestyle Center, FREE

If you can’t say no to mac and cheese or peaches ‘n’ cream ice cream, but you still want to get healthy, this class is for you. Camille will show you how to transform your favorite comfort foods from health disasters to health boosters. Try Mac ‘N’ Not Cheese, which uses brown rice pasta, greens and cashew-based “cheese” sauce instead of white pasta and artery-clogging heavy cream. Trade in chicken marsala for a vegan Tofu Marsala, which keeps everything good about the original dish (wine and mushrooms!) but switches out butter and chicken for healthy plant-based ingredients. Finally, try a cool and luscious Peach ‘N’ Cream dessert, which relies on whole nuts, fruit, and raw honey in place of dairy and sugar.  

Tue
18
Meet Rip Esselstyn, creator of the Engine 2 Diet, at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables!
6:30 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Meet Rip Esselstyn, creator of the Engine 2 Diet, at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables!
Tuesday, February 18th
6:30 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

What better way to celebrate the completion of your life-changing 28-Day Challenge than by meeting Rip Esselstyn, the creator of the Plant-Strong movement? The former professional athlete and firefighter, best-selling author and one of the nation’s most respected leaders in the plant-based revolution will join us at the Coral Gables store for an inspiring talk and book signing. Expect muscle flexing, complimentary plant-strong delicacies, and a truckload of healthy inspiration!

All Healthy Eating events are meant for guests age 16 and above unless otherwise indicated. Space is limited, so please call 305-421-9421 in advance to reserve your seat. Thank you for your cooperation!

Sat
22
Health Starts at Home Family Cooking Class
12:00 PM @ Coral Gables Lifestyle Center
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Health Starts at Home Family Cooking Class
Saturday, February 22nd
12:00 PM
Coral Gables Lifestyle Center, FREE

Are you used to making family meals that are heavy on meat, cheese, white flour and oil? Old habits die easy with a little help from Camille, our Healthy Eating and Green Mission Specialist. Bring the whole family to this interactive class to see how easy healthy can be. Pizza night gets a makeover with whole grain crust, cashew cheese, and a smorgasbord of colorful toppings. Say goodbye to greasy Caesar dressing and hello to a delicious Apricot and Sunflower Seed greens-topper. Ditch oily mayonnaise and try a plant-based Almond “Tuna” Flake Sandwich you can feel good about devouring. And finish up with a healthy dose of fruit-sweetened Berry Sorbet the kids will love!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Sun
23
Brunch for Change
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Coral Gables Cafe
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Brunch for Change
Sunday, February 23rd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Coral Gables Cafe, $10

February marks the kickoff of our 2014 Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign, which strives to empower the poor living in developing world communities and right here in the U.S with microcredit loans and the chance to create or expand a home-based business, thereby lifting themselves and their families out of poverty. To date, this initiative has helped to support more than 1.95 million people worldwide with a chance at a better life. A $10 

donation to Whole Planet earns you a delicious brunch inspired by some of the 58 countries Whole Planet has touched, with flavors of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Come eat your way toward a better world!

Mon
24
Cook Your Cupboard!
7:00 PM @ Coral Gables Lifestyle Center
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Cook Your Cupboard!
Monday, February 24th
7:00 PM
Coral Gables Lifestyle Center, FREE

Ever purchase a special ingredient for a recipe only to be left with ¾ of a jar of tamarind paste, a half loaf of sprouted grain bread, or handfuls of fresh herbs you have no idea what to do with? In this class, Camille will challenge you to make use of pantry items whose shelf lives are ticking away. Learn to make sparkling elixirs with leftover fruit pastes, sauces or jams. Turn excess whole grain bread and leftover cans of pumpkin puree into a delicious Pumpkin Chai Bread Pudding. And turn trash into treasure by making a triple-herbed soup from your leftover thyme, cilantro, and other fragrant greens. Waste not, want not!

Thu
27
Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Cooking Class
6:00 PM @ Coral Gables Lifestyle Center
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Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Cooking Class
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM
Coral Gables Lifestyle Center, FREE

Vegan? Lactose intolerant? Expert chefs from Spork Foods, an L.A.-based vegan cooking school, are coming to show us how easy and delicious it can be to go dairy-free! Chefs will demonstrate and sample easy, creamy delicacies made with GO Veggie!’s plant-based cheese alternatives.  

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Events At Nearby Stores

Healthy Eating Classes with Claudia
Wednesday, March 4th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Cafe, FREE

Meet Claudia each week in the Cafe and join her on the adventure to better eating, fresh ideas, and new takes on favorites made healthier! Classes are every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Did you know you can schedule a one-on-one to learn more about our Health Starts Here program or private store tour? Contact our Healthy Eating Specialist at claudia.castillo@wholefoods.com

Meet Claudia each week in the Cafe and join her on the adventure to better eating, fresh ideas, and new takes on favorites made healthier! Classes are every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Wine Club: Top 10 Wines
Thursday, March 5th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Pinecrest, Free. Registration required.

Our Top 10 Wines feature offerings for every palate, and at less than $20 a bottle, every wallet! Join Javier to sample a variety of wines and cheeses. Must be 21 or older to participate.

Our Top 10 Wines feature offerings for every palate, and at less than $20 a bottle, every wallet! Join Javier to sample a variety of wines and cheeses.

Friday Lunch Pop-Up Benefiting Whole Planet Foundation
Friday, March 6th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Miami, $7

Friday Lunch Pop-Up

Every Friday in March 12-2PM Met Café $7 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation®

Check out our Pop-Up Cart in the Met Café for lunch on Fridays & enjoy some of our favorite street style dishes while helping out a great cause!

- Friday, March 6: Colombian Style Hot Dogs with Chips & a Drink

- Friday, March 13: Vegan Tacos with Chips & a Drink

- Friday, March 20: Salmon Burgers with Chips & a Drink

- Friday, March 27: Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Chips & a Drink

Friday Lunch Pop-Up