January 2013

Tue
01
New Year's Resolution Giveaway!
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest
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New Year's Resolution Giveaway!
Tuesday, January 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market River Forest, See schedule for details.

 

Resolve to stick to it this year! Stop by the Customer Service Desk to receive a New Year’s Resolution punch card.  Earn 4 or more punches by attending healthy eating events, store tours or demos and receive a Health Starts Here® gift bag. A completed punch card will also enter you to win a $99 Pantry Makeover! 

Sat
05
Nutrient-Dense Cooking on a Special Diet with Sueson Vess
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest - cafe
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Nutrient-Dense Cooking on a Special Diet with Sueson Vess
Saturday, January 5th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market River Forest - cafe, Free; RSVP required.

 

Join Special Diet Expert, Sueson Vess, for a cooking class perfect for anyone who’s looking to up the and nutrient power in their home cooking, while adhering to an allergen-free diet.  Sueson’s classes fill up fast; RSVP to save your spot. 

Sat
12
Health Starts Here Passport Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest
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Health Starts Here Passport Fair
Saturday, January 12th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market River Forest, Free.

Visit each of our departments and taste a new, nutrient-dense recipe at every stop!  Complete our Health Starts Here passport and enter to win a gift card.  Particpants will also have the opportunity to learn about our upcoming 14-Day Blast-Off, a two-week program designt to enhance your healthy eating goals for the new year.  

Tue
15
Health Starts Here: 14-Day Blast Off!
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest - cafe
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Health Starts Here: 14-Day Blast Off!
Tuesday, January 15th
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market River Forest - cafe, $10

 

Session 1: Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 p.m.
Session 2: Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 p.m.
Session 3: Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.

 

Kick your healthy eating resolution into high-gear with a two-week series designed to help you rethink your plate.  At each session, participants will learn a new nutrient-dense recipe based upon the 4 pillars of health, receive samples of nutrient-dense foods to try at home, and connect with others resolving to make 2013 the healthiest year yet!

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
Thursday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

How you eat can help elevate your exerise. We'll share ideas, favorite recipes, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation from 6pm - 7pm CST.

Sat
19
Kick the Sugar Habit with Amanda Alford
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest - cafe
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Kick the Sugar Habit with Amanda Alford
Saturday, January 19th
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Whole Foods Market River Forest - cafe, Free; RSVP required.

 

Sweet treats are great in moderation, but what happens if sugary snacks have become the norm? Local Wellness Coach, Amanda Alford, will guide us through tips & tricks to resist sugar’s allure, and reach for nutrient-rich energy sources instead. 

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Super Foods
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Super Foods
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

You've heard about "super foods" but what's behind all of the hype? Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to discuss just what super foods are, what they can do for you, and how to get more of them in your diet in tasy ways. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Fri
25
Meatless Meals for the New Year with Jill Ovnik
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest - cafe
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Meatless Meals for the New Year with Jill Ovnik
Friday, January 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market River Forest - cafe, Free; RSVP required.

 

Our favorite Vegan Gal is back with her annual New Year’s class certain to please herbivores and carnivores alike.  Learn about vegan basics, enjoy Jill’s delicious dishes, and take home a packet of recipes to try in your own kitchen.  Jill’s classes fill up fast; RSVP soon to save your space!

Sun
27
Annual Chili for Charity Cookoff
12:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest
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Annual Chili for Charity Cookoff
Sunday, January 27th
12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market River Forest, Free

 

We’re busting out the slow cookers, and gearing up for our spiciest event of the year! Stop by our annual chili contest to vote for your favorite chili and your favorite local charity.  The Whole Foods Market team member with the winning chili will receive their name on our traveling chili trophy and bragging rights.  The local organization that receives the most votes will receive a $300 donation from our store.   Don’t miss it!

Thu
31
Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
Thursday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From big game parties to comforting dinners and healthy soirees, winter is a great time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

Buck a Shuck Oysters
Friday, July 25th
12:00 AM
Seafood Department , Free

Go crazy for oysters! Make a perfect summer dinner with our responsibly farmed oysters, and watch as our expert fishmongers shuck your oysters for just a buck a piece. 

Go crazy for oysters! Make a perfect summer dinner with our responsibly farmed oysters, and watch as our expert fishmongers shuck your oysters for just a buck a piece. 

Buck a Shuck
Friday, July 25th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Evanston South, $1 per oyster

Stop by for a Buck a Shuck! Our seafood team will shuck oysters to order, and we will have all the fixins if you feel the urge to slurp on the spot! Or, if you prefer to take them home we will happily pack them to go for you.

Stop by for a Buck a Shuck! Our seafood team will shuck oysters to order, and we will have all the fixins if you feel the urge to slurp on the spot!

Buck-A-Shuck Event
Friday, July 25th
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Wheaton,

Do you love fresh oysters? Did you miss last week's Buck-A-Shuck? Well here's your second chance. Stop in and our Fishmongers will shuck them up fresh on the spot.

Do you love fresh oysters? Did you miss last week's Buck-A-Shuck? Well here's your second chance. Stop in and our Fishmongers will shuck them up fresh on the spot.