February 2014

Sat
01
Yoga at Whole Foods
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Meet at Healthy Eating Desk
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Yoga at Whole Foods
Saturday, February 1st
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Meet at Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Join us for the first Saturday of the month for a free vinyasa yoga class taught by an instructor from Just Breathe Yoga Rivermark.  After the class we’ll walk back to the store for a complimentary healthy breakfast. 

 

Location: Meet at Kathleen’s Healthy Eating Desk

Instructor: Just Breathe Yoga Rivermark Instructor and Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Cost: FREE

 

Sign up here

Sat
01
Stock Your Pantry for the Engine 2 Challenge
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Stock Your Pantry for the Engine 2 Challenge
Saturday, February 1st
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Set yourself up for success!  Kathleen will take you on a tour around the store highlighting pantry essentials that will allow you to whip up an easy, pant based meal any day of the week!  You’ll reactive a goody bag with Kathleen’s favorite pantry staples as well as the opportunity to win a copy of the Forks Over Knives DVD and Cookbook.

 

Pre-registration required.  Sign up here

Mon
03
Engine 2 Mocktail Party Kick-Off
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Engine 2 Mocktail Party Kick-Off
Monday, February 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Kick off the Engine 2 Challenge in style!  We’ll be serving Engine 2-approved appetizers and mocktails while you have the opportunity to meet those who will be joining you on your healthy eating journey.  Past challengers will share their experiences and you’ll have the opportunity to win some fantastic Whole Foods Market prizes.

 

Pre-registration required.  Sign up here

Fri
07
Group-Style Cooking Class Fridays!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Group-Style Cooking Class Fridays!
Friday, February 7th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Whether you’re taking the “Firefighter” or the “Cadet” approach, you’ll enjoy honing your culinary skills while socializing with others participating in the Engine 2 Challenge.   Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of the challenge:

                Week 1: Dairy-Free Cooking

 

Pre-registration required.  Sign up here

Sat
08
Workout and Breakfast Saturday (Zumba)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Workout and Breakfast Saturday (Zumba)
Saturday, February 8th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

A healthy lifestyle not only consists of a plant strong diet, but also regular physical activity.  Jumpstart your healthy weekend by attending a beginning Zumba class with Jane from the YMCA and then enjoy a (much deserved) Rip’s Big Bowl breakfast. 

 

Pre-registration required. Sign up here

Sat
08
Raw Engine 2 Hands-On Cooking Class with Guest Chef Bernadette Astrella
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Raw Engine 2 Hands-On Cooking Class with Guest Chef Bernadette Astrella
Saturday, February 8th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, $10

Bernadette Astrella, Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Certified Nutrition Consultant, and Kathleen are teaming up to bring you a raw foods cooking class!  We’ll be helping you prepare plant strong recipes that you can enjoy at breakfast, lunch and dinner! On the menu: overnight oatmeal, homemade almond milk, Beradette’s “Everything in the Garden” Salad, raw lasagna with cashew cheese and thumbprint cookies.

 

Register here

Fri
14
Group-Style Cooking Class Fridays!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Group-Style Cooking Class Fridays!
Friday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Whether you’re taking the “Firefighter” or the “Cadet” approach, you’ll enjoy honing your culinary skills while socializing with others participating in the Engine 2 Challenge.   Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of the challenge:

                Week 2: Meatless Meals

 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up here

Sat
15
Workout and Breakfast Saturday (Zumba)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Workout and Breakfast Saturday (Zumba)
Saturday, February 15th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

A healthy lifestyle not only consists of a plant strong diet, but also regular physical activity.  Jumpstart your healthy weekend by attending a beginning Zumba class with Jane from the YMCA and then enjoy a (much deserved) Rip’s Big Bowl breakfast.

 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up here

Wed
19
Engine 2 Sampling 9am-11am, 1pm-3pm
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Demo Station
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Engine 2 Sampling 9am-11am, 1pm-3pm
Wednesday, February 19th
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Did you know that Whole Foods Market carries Engine-2 brand products?  These delicious items will make the 28-day challenge a cinch!  Kathleen will be sampling out the Engine 2 cereal, almond milk, tortillas, veggie burgers and ancient grain blends so be sure to stop by!

 

No registration required.  Just stop on by between 9am and 11am or 1pm and 3pm!

Thu
20
Easy One-Pot Engine 2 Meals Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Easy One-Pot Engine 2 Meals Cooking Demo
Thursday, February 20th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Learn how you can whip together hearty and delicious one-pot meals in a matter of minutes! These recipes are perfect for weekday dinners when you’re pressed for time.  You’ll be amaze at how simple yet satisfying each of these dishes are!

 

Pre-registration is recommended.  Sign up here

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The weather is still cold... How do you eat to keep warm? Join us to share recipes and stories around how and why food is so comforting during the winter months! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
20
"The 5 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss" Lecture by Dr. Vikki Petersen
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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"The 5 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss" Lecture by Dr. Vikki Petersen
Thursday, February 20th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

 

A lecture given by

Dr. Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN

Internationally published author and public speaker, founder of HealthNOW Medical Clinic in Sunnyvale, CA

 

In this lecture, you’ll find out:

• What causes one to have “cravings”

• How certain hormones dictate whether we burn or store fat

• How to tailor a healthy eating program to your body

• The link between low-fat diets, obesity and diabetes

• How food allergies/sensitivities affect weight, digestion and energy

• How to lose weight safely and easily without drugs, fads or special foods

 

Register here

Fri
21
Group-Style Cooking Class Fridays!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Group-Style Cooking Class Fridays!
Friday, February 21st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Whether you’re taking the “Firefighter” or the “Cadet” approach, you’ll enjoy honing your culinary skills while socializing with others participating in the Engine 2 Challenge.   Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of the challenge:

                Week 3: Oil Free Cooking, Baking and Salads

 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up here

Sat
22
Workout and Breakfast Saturday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Workout and Breakfast Saturday
Saturday, February 22nd
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

A healthy lifestyle not only consists of a plant strong diet, but also regular physical activity.  Jumpstart your healthy weekend by attending a workout class with local certified fitness partners and then enjoy a (much deserved) Rip’s Big Bowl breakfast. 

 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up here

Tue
25
Oil-Free Salads, Roasting and Baking Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Oil-Free Salads, Roasting and Baking Cooking Demo
Tuesday, February 25th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

How can I ever make a salad dressing without oil? Or sauté onions? You’d be surprised how simple and creamy oil-free dressings are and how easy it is to sauté without unnecessary fats!  Kathleen also has a great trick for oil-free baking, so be sure to attend!

 

Pre-registration is recommended. Sign up here

Thu
27
Healthy Eating Value Store Tour
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Healthy Eating Value Store Tour
Thursday, February 27th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Eating healthy can not only be delicious, but affordable too!  Learn Kathleen’s tips and tricks for shopping on a budget and ways to reduce packaging and food waste.  You’ll receive a goody bag with a few of Kathleen’s favorite Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value Brand items and Engine 2 resources.

 

Pre-registration required. Sign up here

Thu
27
Meet Rip Esselstyn!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Meet Rip Esselstyn!
Thursday, February 27th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Meet Rip Essylsten! Join us for mocktails and plant-based appetizers in the Healthy Eating Area where Rip will speak about the benefits of eating a Plant Strong diet. You’ll also have the opportunity to have your “Engine 2 Diet” or “My Beef with Meat” books signed by Rip himself! Pre-registration is required.  Sign up here

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Food in Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food in Film
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The biggest awards show of the season is coming up! Join us to chat about this year's favorites as well as the culinary classics of the past. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

 

 

Fri
28
Group-Style Cooking Class Fridays!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Group-Style Cooking Class Fridays!
Friday, February 28th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Whether you’re taking the “Firefighter” or the “Cadet” approach, you’ll enjoy honing your culinary skills while socializing with others participating in the Engine 2 Challenge.   Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of the challenge:

                Week 4: Unprocessed Snacks

 

Pre-registration is required. Sign up here

Events At Nearby Stores

CLOSING EARLY JANUARY 27TH
Tuesday, January 27th
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill Location Only,

Hi Friends! We are closing early on Tuesday, January 27th for our annual Team Member Appreciation Party. We will be open 8am to 9pm and will resume normal business hours of 8am to 10pm on 1/28.

Thank you for your continued support!

Hi Friends! We are closing early on Tuesday, January 27th for our annual Team Member Appreciation Party.

Healthy Eating on a Budget Tour
Tuesday, January 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Gatos , FREE

Better choices don’t have to bust your budget! With just a little planning you can balance wallet wisdom with nutrition know-how. Join us for a tour of our store focused on money saving healthy tips. Free goody bag and chance to win a Healthy Eating Basket with advance sign up. Sign up at our Customer Service Desk or call (408)358-4434.

Better choices don’t have to bust your budget! With just a little planning you can balance wallet wisdom with nutrition know-how.

January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
Wednesday, January 28th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
 
Daily Fact: The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.
 
Blueberry Facts: Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the United States of which 90% are frozen.
 
Daily Quote: “The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”~W. C. Fields
January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
 
Daily Fact: The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.