January 2014

Thu
09
Build Your Own Green Smoothie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Build Your Own Green Smoothie
Thursday, January 9th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Produce Department, $5 per smoothie

Start the New Year off right by getting your greens at every meal!  It’s easy to eat your veggies for breakfast when you incorporate them in a green smoothie.  You’ll have the opportunity to assemble your own green smoothie using the fresh fruits, vegetables and pressed juices from the produce department and then purchase it for only $5. 

Location: Produce Department • Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

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. 

Fri
10
Health Starts Here 4 for $4 Sampling
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Health Starts Here 4 for $4 Sampling
Friday, January 10th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, FREE

Did you know that you can purchase four delicious Health Starts Here salads from the deli case for only four dollars?  Kathleen will be sampling out the delicious creations from our deli counter that are available to purchase every day!

Location: Prepared Foods Department • Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

Sat
11
Healthy Eating Store Tour
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Saturday, January 11th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

If you attend either one of Kathleen’s healthy eating tours in January you’re automatically entered for the chance to win a $500 pantry makeover!  Kathleen will divulge easy tips for eating healthy while sticking to a budget. 

Location: Meet at the Healthy Eating Desk • Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

 

Sign up here

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

Tue
14
Hearty Winter Breakfast Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Hearty Winter Breakfast Cooking Demo
Tuesday, January 14th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Oatmeal isn’t the only option for a hearty winter breakfast.  Kathleen will be whipping up lentil buckwheat porridge, oil-free pumpkin granola, and hearty gluten-free muffins.

Location: Demo Station • Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

Wed
15
Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Support Group Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, January 15th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

The Gluten-Intolerance Group (GIG) is hosting a gluten intolerance support group meeting on the third Wednesday of the month in the Culinary Center.  You'll have the opportunity to share your challenges, successes and sample some gluten-free products. 

 

To sign up or receive more information, please email: Kim Rice at thrivinggfcf@gmail.com

Thu
16
Game Day Favorites
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Game Day Favorites
Thursday, January 16th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Football Sunday doesn’t have to be a reason to be a reason to compromise your pant strong lifestyle.  Kathleen will be cooking up lentil sloppy Joe sliders, vegan nachos and spinach artichoke dip.

Location: Demo Station • Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

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
Healthy Eating Store Tour
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Saturday, January 18th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

If you attend either one of Kathleen’s healthy eating tours in January you’re automatically entered for the chance to win a $500 pantry makeover! Kathleen will divulge easy tips for eating healthy while sticking to a budget.

Location: Meet at the Healthy Eating Desk • Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

 

Sign up here

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

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
Engine 2 Challenge Orientation Store Tour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Engine 2 Challenge Orientation Store Tour
Friday, January 24th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

On February 3rd Whole Foods Market will be launching a 28-Day Engine 2 Challenge where we’ll offer all the support you need to maintain a Plant Strong lifestyle for 28 days.  Whether you’re a returning challenger or new to the program, join Kathleen for an orientation class where she’ll discuss the benefits of eating a plant based diet, how to stock your pantry, and ways to eat healthy on a budget. 

Location: Healthy Eating Desk • Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

Sat
25
HeartWatch Health Screen
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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HeartWatch Health Screen
Saturday, January 25th
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, Prices vary depending on test

Are you planning on participating in the Engine 2 Challenge?  You can measure your cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, diabetes risk and much more to see where you stand before the 28-day plant-based diet challenge.  Some of the tests require prior fasting.  Learn more at: http://westcoasthealthservices.com/cm/Home.html

Location: Healthy Eating Desk • Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

Mon
27
“Natural Strategies to Blood Sugar Balance” Lecture by Dr. Sharon & Dr. Allen Dubner, D.C
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM @ Culinary Center
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“Natural Strategies to Blood Sugar Balance” Lecture by Dr. Sharon & Dr. Allen Dubner, D.C
Monday, January 27th
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Attend this free lecture where you’ll learn how sugar balance could be affecting your health and how to address it.  Doctors Sharon and Alan Dubner, D.C., will divulge ways to eat sweets in a healthy way and how to break the sugar-stress connection. They will also discuss key weight loss and disease prevention strategies as well as ways to have abundant energy all day long.

Location: Culinary Center • Instructor: Dr. Alan and Sharon Dubner, D.C. (DrDubner@wellnesschampions.org)

Sign up here

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

Thu
30
Winter Veggies Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Winter Veggies Cooking Demo
Thursday, January 30th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Winter vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense foods!  Learn how to prepare Brussels sprouts, turnips and parsnips in a delicious and healthy way! On the menu: Shaved Brussels sprouts salad and vegan shepherd’s pie with parsnip mash.

Location: Demo Station  Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sign up here

 

We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule any classes 24 hours prior to the event if minimum registration has not been met. Registration will be credited. All registered participants will be notified via email/phone.

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

National Tapioca Pudding Day - July 15
Tuesday, July 15th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

National Tapioca Pudding Day
Five Food Finds about Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca pudding (similar to sago pudding) is a sweet pudding made with tapioca and either milk or cream.

Coconut milk is also used in cases in which the flavor is preferred or in areas in which it is a commonplace ingredient for cooking.

It is made in many cultures with equally varying styles, and may be produced in a variety of ways. Its consistency ranges from thin (runny), to thick, to firm enough to eat with a fork.

The pudding can be made from scratch using tapioca in a variety of forms: flakes, coarse meal, sticks, and pearls. Many commercial packaged mixes are also available.

British schoolchildren have traditionally nicknamed the dish frog spawn, due to its appearance. American children often call it fish eyes and glue.

National Tapioca Pudding Day
Five Food Finds about Tapioca Pudding

Shopping on a Shoestring Tour
Tuesday, July 15th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free!

Learn the basics of shopping Whole Foods Market on a budget. Learn helpful tips while enjoying tasty samples along the tour. Receive a reusable bag to take home, too! Register by sending an email to FremontEvents@wholefoods.com.

Learn the basics of shopping Whole Foods Market on a budget. Learn helpful tips while enjoying tasty samples along the tour. Receive a reusable bag to take home, too!

FREE Beer Tasting featuring Anchor Brewing Co
Friday, July 18th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Did you know Anchor Steam® derives its name based off the original practice of fermenting beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate? The foggy SF night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans. Today the name “steam” is a trademark of Anchor Brewing for their flagship original Anchor Steam® Beer. Come taste tradition! (Must be 21 or over/ tasting held in Specialty Department)

Did you know Anchor Steam® derives its name based off the original practice of fermenting beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate?