January 2013

Tue
01
One Dime at a Time - JDRF, Minndakotas Chapter
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina
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One Dime at a Time - JDRF, Minndakotas Chapter
Tuesday, January 1st
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina, Free

Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to reuse their grocery bags while developing stronger communities. At the register, customers have the option to receive a 10¢ per reusable bag refund or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization. From January through March, all donations will benefit JDRF – formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  For more information, please visit their website at http://www.jdrf.org/minndakotas.

Thu
03
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Vitamix Roadshow
Thursday, January 3rd
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Energize yourself with whole foods! With the Vitamix, you can enjoy a healthy way of living with the fresh flavors of whole foods, fruits and vegetables. We will have live demos throughout the event so you can see the magic of the Vitamix in action and will also be able to purchase the amazing machine in-store!

Fri
04
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Vitamix Roadshow
Friday, January 4th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Energize yourself with whole foods! With the Vitamix, you can enjoy a healthy way of living with the fresh flavors of whole foods, fruits and vegetables. We will have live demos throughout the event so you can see the magic of the Vitamix in action and will also be able to purchase the amazing machine in-store!

Sat
05
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Vitamix Roadshow
Saturday, January 5th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Energize yourself with whole foods! With the Vitamix, you can enjoy a healthy way of living with the fresh flavors of whole foods, fruits and vegetables. We will have live demos throughout the event so you can see the magic of the Vitamix in action and will also be able to purchase the amazing machine in-store!

Sat
05
Blood Pressure Checks
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cafe
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Blood Pressure Checks
Saturday, January 5th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cafe, Free

Some 60 million Americans have high blood pressure, or hypertension, but only about half of them know it. Left untreated, hypertension increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, and more. For this reason, it’s important to check your blood pressure on a regular basis, so let us offer you a blood pressure reading for free with Dr. Sara Jean Barrett! You can have your blood pressure checked at the beginning of the month, take advantage of the great January classes and demos offered in our store, and then have it checked again at the end of the month to see the results!

Dr. Sara Jean Barrett is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Bloomington, MN.  Sara Jean is board certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) and is a licensed physician in Arizona and registered by the Medical Board in the state of Minnesota.

Sat
05
Health Starts Here Passport Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storewide
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Health Starts Here Passport Event
Saturday, January 5th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Storewide, Free

Looking for ways to make healthier choices in your diet? Whole Foods Market is celebrating healthy eating for the New Year with a Health Starts Here (HSH) Passport Event that showcases good for you foods and recipes. Stop by our store, pick up an HSH passport to use as a guide, and taste nourishing foods in each department throughout the store that are nutrient dense and delicious. Once you reach your final stop, use your passport to enter for a chance to win a Healthy Basic Pantry Makeover or a year’s worth of free monthly healthy cooking classes at the store!

Sun
06
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Vitamix Roadshow
Sunday, January 6th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Energize yourself with whole foods! With the Vitamix, you can enjoy a healthy way of living with the fresh flavors of whole foods, fruits and vegetables. We will have live demos throughout the event so you can see the magic of the Vitamix in action and will also be able to purchase the amazing machine in-store!

Sun
06
Health Starts Here Bulk Cooking Class and Demonstration
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Bulk Cooking Department
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Health Starts Here Bulk Cooking Class and Demonstration
Sunday, January 6th
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bulk Cooking Department, Free

Buying in bulk not only saves money, but it is also super healthy! This class will cover the basics for cooking all sorts of dried beans and grains. We will also share time saving and budget conscious tips including batch cooking, slow cooker methods and proper storage. Great recipes and samples provided. As an added bonus this weekend, we have a 20% off sale on all Bulk Items to help you save even more!

Mon
07
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Vitamix Roadshow
Monday, January 7th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Energize yourself with whole foods! With the Vitamix, you can enjoy a healthy way of living with the fresh flavors of whole foods, fruits and vegetables. We will have live demos throughout the event so you can see the magic of the Vitamix in action and will also be able to purchase the amazing machine in-store!

Tue
08
Health Starts Here Healthy Eating on a Budget Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Meet at the Customer Service Desk
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Health Starts Here Healthy Eating on a Budget Tour
Tuesday, January 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meet at the Customer Service Desk, $5

Join us for a tour around the entire store, while we share favorite products and great tips on eating healthfully while keeping within a budget. In this tour, Lisa (Whole Body Team Leader and Health Guru) will share some great recipes for you to take home. All participants will also receive a FREE healthy food gift. 

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP. Space is limited, so pre-registration for each class is required to secure your spot. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event. $5 is also required at the time of your RSVP (payment is non-refundable).

Thu
10
Health Starts Here Specialty Tea Tasting
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Specialty Department
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Health Starts Here Specialty Tea Tasting
Thursday, January 10th
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Come taste world class teas! Teas are a very healthful beverage – full of antioxidants and satisfaction.  We will have samples of light white teas, luscious green teas, rich malty black teas, and full bodied Pu-erh teas. Learn about what makes teas great and how they can enrich our lives…and enter for a chance to win a special tea gift!

Sat
12
Health Starts Here Detox Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina
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Health Starts Here Detox Day
Saturday, January 12th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina, Free

In honor of resolution month, we are having a special Detox Day! We will be sampling our exclusive Suji Juice cleanses, as well as offering special pricing on a complete Juice Cleanse package. We will have free massages and healthful samples around the store. Stop in and enter for a chance to win a full day of juice cleanses or a free spot at our January Health Starts Here Detox and Cleansing Class on January 28th!

Mon
14
Health Starts Here 14-Day Blast Off
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Online
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Health Starts Here 14-Day Blast Off
Monday, January 14th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Online, Free

Blast off to good health this year with our 14 day online challenge! Each day, we’ll feature a new mission to complete.  We will offer you online tools, inspiration and support in your wellness goals, as well as offer great classes and demos in store to support the program. Join the fun and earn badges, and visit our healthy eating forum for community support, feedback and encouragement (link will be live on 1/14/13): www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blastoff.com.

Mon
14
Health Starts Here Green Smoothies Class
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Green Smoothies Class
Monday, January 14th
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cafe, $5

Can Green Smoothies really be all that? Come to this class to learn the basics of green smoothie making – most importantly, how to make them taste great! You’ll learn easy recipes and ways to incorporate more greens in your life to support your health, energy and well-being! Recipes and samples provided.

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP. Space is limited, so pre-registration for each class is required to secure your spot. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event. $5 is also required at the time of your RSVP (payment is non-refundable).

Tue
15
Health Starts Here Healthy Parfait Class
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Bakery Department
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Health Starts Here Healthy Parfait Class
Tuesday, January 15th
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bakery Department, Free

Looking for a delicious healthy sweet treat? Is that even possible? Yes it certainly is! Join Jeff, our Bakery Team Leader, for a fun class to show you how to make quick and easy Health Starts Here parfaits that are great for breakfast, snacks or dessert. You can also enter for a chance to win a couple Health Starts Here parfaits for free!

Wed
16
Food Is Medicine Class
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Cafe
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Food Is Medicine Class
Wednesday, January 16th
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cafe, Free

Celery can help with blood pressure? Does garlic reduce cholesterol? Come learn about how food can be your medicine! Dr. Sara Jean Barrett will be discussing the best foods for high blood pressure, bone health, inflammatory conditions, and cholesterol.

Dr. Sara Jean Barrett is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Bloomington, MN.  Sara Jean is board certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) and is a licensed physician inArizona and registered by the Medical Board in the state of Minnesota.

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Though the event is free, space is limited, so pre-registration for each class is required to secure your spot.Reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

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.

Fri
18
Your Relationship to Sugar Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Cafe
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Your Relationship to Sugar Workshop
Friday, January 18th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cafe, Free

Come attend this informative workshop aimed at teaching you how to reduce your sugar cravings and to eat sweet foods in enjoyable ways without affecting your weight or your energy! This workshop explores the effects of sugar on the body, facilitated by Bekah Rieke, Certified Health Coach. Participants will gain a greater understanding of why we crave sweets, how sugar decreases our energy and the cycle of sugar addiction. In addition to understanding why we overindulge in sweet foods, participants learn what alternatives exist to the typical refined sugars we find in junk food, candy bars and other unhealthy snacks. 

Bekah Rieke, Certified Health Coach, works in the Twin Cities and has a private practice coaching clients on how to reach their goals for health, weight loss and stress reduction. Additionally, she presents workshops and lectures on living a healthy, balanced life.

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Though the event is free, space is limited, so pre-registration for each class is required to secure your spot. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Sat
19
Health Starts Here Healthy Natural Sweeteners
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Dairy Department
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Health Starts Here Healthy Natural Sweeteners
Saturday, January 19th
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dairy Department, Free

Lisa (Whole Body Team Leader and Health Guru) will lead a discussion regarding whole food sweeteners, and will demonstrate how to make your own fresh fruit pastes.  These are a healthful way to add sweetness to your recipes – whether it’s cookies, cakes, sauces and more.

Mon
21
Health Starts Here Healthy Salad Dressings
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Produce Department
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Health Starts Here Healthy Salad Dressings
Monday, January 21st
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Produce Department, Free

Homemade salad dressings are the BEST!  Learn how to make simple healthy dressings at home, with no refined oils or sweeteners.  These dressings will motivate you to include more veggies and salads in your day.  Recipes and samples provided.

Tue
22
Health Starts Here Cooking Without Oil Demonstration
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Dairy Department
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Health Starts Here Cooking Without Oil Demonstration
Tuesday, January 22nd
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dairy Department, Free

Save tons of calories without sacrificing taste!  Lisa (Whole Body Team Leader and Health Guru) will demonstrate how to fry without oil, also known as steam frying.  You will be amazed at how easy it is! 

Thu
24
Health Starts Here Seafood Demonstration
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Seafood Department
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Health Starts Here Seafood Demonstration
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Seafood Department, Free

Join the Seafood department as we introduce 3 delicious new dishes to our Health Starts Here offerings! We’ll be taste-testing Scallops Florentine, Tuscan Salmon, and Tilapia Puttanesca. All three meals are individually packaged and cook in less than 10 minutes!

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
Health Starts Here Chair Yoga
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Chair Yoga
Friday, January 25th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cafe, Free

Yoga is for everyone. No matter what age you are or what condition you are in, you can experience the health benefits of yoga. Did you know you can perform most yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation techniques from a chair? Learn how to do a variety of these exercises for a gentler form of yoga! We will also be doing a random drawing for a free Whole Foods Market water bottle!

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Though the event is free, space is limited, so pre-registration for each class is required to secure your spot. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Sat
26
Blood Pressure Checks
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cafe
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Blood Pressure Checks
Saturday, January 26th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cafe, Free

Some 60 million Americans have high blood pressure, or hypertension, but only about half of them know it. Left untreated, hypertension increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, and more. For this reason, it’s important to check your blood pressure on a regular basis, so let us offer you a blood pressure reading for free with Dr. Sara Jean Barrett! You can have your blood pressure checked at the beginning of the month, take advantage of the great January classes and demos offered in our store, and then have it checked again at the end of the month to see the results!

Dr. Sara Jean Barrett is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Bloomington, MN.  Sara Jean is board certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) and is a licensed physician in Arizona and registered by the Medical Board in the state of Minnesota.

Mon
28
Health Starts Here Monthly Class - Detox and Cleansing
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Monthly Class - Detox and Cleansing
Monday, January 28th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cafe, $10

Out with the Old, in with the New! Ready to feel great? Detoxing your body is a sure way to feel better. This class will cover cleansing your pantry and YOU! We will discuss various detox and cleansing regimes, top cleansing foods, and some great recipes and of course TASTY samples! We will also be raffling a FREE 365 Total Body Cleanse kit!

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Space is limited, so pre-registration for each class is required to secure your spot.  Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event. $10/class or $25/3 classes is also required at the time of your RSVP. The payment is non-refundable, but can be applied to store credit if cancellation occurs at least 48 hours in advance.

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

Get to Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Monday, September 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free (registration preferred)

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers. Join us for this informative tour that aims to answer both questions. Space is limited for each tour - sign up at the customer service desk or call 763-416-7300 by noon on Sept 22 and receive a free gift bag for attending.

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers.

Perk Your Palate: Sour, Salty, Bitter, Sweet
Tuesday, September 23rd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Learning how to develop the proper balance of flavors can make all the difference in your cooking. In this class you will learn how to season like a professional chef, allowing the flavors of your dish to shine though.. We will discuss different approaches to seasoning and learn how to, when to, and how much to use and you will be making exciting, flavorful food in no time. The right combination of sweet, sour, bitter and salty can really make your food sing, and it’s all about learning to balance those flavors for different types of food. We will also pin down how to balance and add the much-discussed  fifth phantom flavor “umami.” With these skills under your belt, you’ll never suffer bland food again.  This class can be gluten free upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Butter Lettuce and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Glaze and Grilled Onions

·         King Salmon Filet, Salt Smoked with Fresh Dill, Sweet Onions and Lemons

·         Sweet Potato Wedges with Himalayan Pink Salt and Chipotle Aioli

·         Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and White Wine

·         Lemon Custard Cakes with Fresh Raspberries

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

 

 

Sensational Seafood
Wednesday, September 24th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class is taught by Chef Ani.  If cooking seafood makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Though it is actually one of the easiest and most delicious things a home cook can prepare, there are some tricks to learn and knowledge to undertake before you can effortlessly turn out perfect seafood at home, and this class aims to give you exactly that. If you haven’t had our seafood before, you’re in for a real treat- it is fresh, sustainable and absolutely delicious, with no antibiotics, growth hormones or preservatives. Whether you’ve never seared a filet salmon in your life or simply need to add more recipes to your collection, this class will go through several of the major seafood cooking methods, show you how to select the right pans and cooking gear for cooking seafood, how to season it to perfection and how to tell when it’s perfectly done. Particular lessons in this class will include how to poach, grill, fry, roast, steam and pan sear fish. This class has gluten-free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Salmon Rilettes

  • Grilled Scallops with Romesco

  • Fried Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema and Corn Salsa

  • Spinach Stuffed Sole with Lemon Beurre Blanc

  • Thai Style Whole Fish

  • Pan Seared Moroccan Spiced Halibut

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!