Alana Sugar

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May 2, 2011 @ Whole Story
Cuisines from Central and South America, India, Asia and all points in between rely on limes to add zesty sweet flavor to meals. Try some of these ideas for seasoning your dishes with lime.
April 25, 2011 @ Whole Story
Mild, tender and really yummy, Swiss chard is similar to spinach when it comes to taste and ease of preparation, and it’s full of good nutrition. Try these favorite Swiss chard recipes.
April 18, 2011 @ Whole Story
From soups to salads and dips to desserts, black beans’ quality plant protein, dietary fiber, hearty texture and earthy flavor make them a filling and tasty favorite.
April 11, 2011 @ Whole Story
With antioxidants, fiber and healthy unsaturated fats, be sure to add sunflower seeds to your meals — not just your bird feeder. Enjoy these super suggestions for sunflower seeds.
April 4, 2011 @ Whole Story
Spring is peak season for fresh asparagus. Hot or cold, sautéed or steamed, roasted or grilled, add more to your menus for great flavor along with healthful vitamins and antioxidants.
March 28, 2011 @ Whole Story
For good “grub” and a groovy gut, ginger rules! Fresh, dried, pickled or candied, spicy, earthy ginger adds zing to these favorite recipes.
March 21, 2011 @ Whole Story
Spring is the time to turn over a new leaf - a beautiful green, dandelion leaf – at its very best, most tender, and most delicious right now. Try these recipe ideas to add the good health and good taste of dandelion greens.
March 14, 2011 @ Whole Story
Whether you cook dried beans, open a can or sprinkle on at the salad bar, you can’t go wrong with kidney beans. Get that plant protein and dietary fiber in our favorite recipes using kidney beans.
March 9, 2011 @ Whole Story
Whether grilled, baked, sautéed or raw, these flavorful vegetables turn a good dish into a great one! Try some of our favorite recipes featuring onions and share yours.
February 28, 2011 @ Whole Story
White, black or brown, delicate sesame seeds are bursting with flavor. Spiff up your menus with the addition of sesame seeds.
February 21, 2011 @ Whole Story
Cool weather months are the perfect time for cooking up nourishing soup stocks. Serve some up now and freeze some for later.
February 14, 2011 @ Whole Story
Not only is chocolate, in all of its myriad forms, indescribably delicious and aromatic, but thanks to antioxidants it may also can be good for us.
February 7, 2011 @ Whole Story
February is American Heart Month and we’re sharing some tips for eating your way to a happy heart.
January 31, 2011 @ Whole Story
Buckwheat is not wheat, not even a distant relative! But it is delicious, simple to prepare and packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber.
January 24, 2011 @ Whole Story
Whether enjoyed as cereal, flour or flakes, rye is a hearty and delicious high-protein cereal grain that is digested more slowly than other grains.
January 17, 2011 @ Whole Story
Millet, a mildly-sweet, nutritious little grain, pleases people as well as birds! Learn how to enjoy millet’s delicate flavor in all kinds of dishes.
January 10, 2011 @ Whole Story
Whether pearled, hulled or flaked, whole grain barley makes a tasty and healthy addition to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Learn tips and recipes for boosting barley in your meals.
January 3, 2011 @ Whole Story
Eating whole grains provides nutrients that are vital for maintaining a healthy body. We share a few of our favorite whole grains and recipes to get you started.
December 27, 2010 @ Whole Story
Cultural traditions encourage eating certain foods to bring good fortune in the New Year. Find out how many of these “good luck” foods provide a wealth of good nutrition — a lucky benefit for sure!
December 22, 2010 @ Whole Story
Before you head out over the hills and through the woods, check out our “Eating on the Holiday Go” series. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, we’ve got suggestions to help you eat well along the way and once you arrive.



Alana Sugar is a Certified Nutritionist with many years experience as a Dietary Consultant. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia where she works teaching classes, facilitating seminars, consulting with individual clients, writing articles, and creating healthy, all-natural recipes. Alana’s currently works with The American Institute for Cancer Research, Whole Foods Market, The United States Federal Government, the City of Alexandria, VA, and the City of Rockville, MD. She has been working with Whole Foods Market for 25 years.