Alana Sugar

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December 13, 2010 @ Whole Story
Make merry with a batch of healthy, nourishing muffins — perfect for breakfast, snacks or treats, especially with a house full of holiday guests. Pull out the muffin tins for our favorite recipes and baking tips.
December 6, 2010 @ Whole Story
Healthy Tip: don't fret the festivities! Faced with sweet and rich party fare, how are you planning to survive those holiday gatherings without sabotaging your health? Read our tips and share yours.
November 29, 2010 @ Whole Story
Reminiscent of both licorice and anise, and looking a bit like celery, one crunchy bite tells you this is no ordinary vegetable. Learn how to add fennel to your fall menu.
November 22, 2010 @ Whole Story
Packed with antioxidants, cranberries add zing and color to your fall favorites. From sauces and breads to roasted veggies and pilaf, learn how we dish out the cranberries.
November 15, 2010 @ Whole Story
Add aromatic depth and fabulous flavor with whole spices like nutmeg, allspice, cumin, peppercorn and more. Learn how to use whole or grind fresh into our favorite “spicy” recipes.
November 8, 2010 @ Whole Story
This holiday season don’t be caught off guard by dinner guests with specific dietary restrictions. Try our tips and recipes to help make sure all of your guests are well-fed and satisfied.
October 31, 2010 @ Whole Story
A nourishing way to start the day, oats also add good taste and nutrition to all kinds of dishes, from soup to meatloaf and beyond. Learn some common and uncommon ways to cook with oats.
October 25, 2010 @ Whole Story
Packed with protein, zinc, iron and antioxidants, these little green guys are the perfect garnish. From soups to pasta and more, add their sweet flavor and fun crunch to your fall meals.
October 18, 2010 @ Whole Story
Fresh herbs are loaded with color, flavor and powerful antioxidants. From entrées to sides and dessert, aromatic thyme dresses up fall favorites.
October 11, 2010 @ Whole Story
Remember Mary Poppins? “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down….” Well, that’s just a spoonful. What happens when it becomes 22 spoonfuls, or worse, 34 spoonfuls? That’s right!
October 4, 2010 @ Whole Story
Sweet and mild, garbanzo beans will enhance your dishes with flavor as well as calcium, iron, fiber and protein. Learn how to garnish with garbanzo beans.
September 22, 2010 @ Whole Story
August 16, 2010 @ Whole Story
The kids are heading back to school, and it's time for packing up those lunchboxes. Of course, you want to pack something that's easy, portable, fresh, healthy and tasty... oh, and also something the kids will love.
August 9, 2010 @ Whole Story
Now, I don't know about you, but one of my favorite things to do with delicious whole grain and sprouted grain breads is create an amazing sandwich!
August 2, 2010 @ Whole Story
It’s tomato time and I am celebrating! Last night I sautéed tiny grape tomatoes in olive oil with garlic, basil, salt and pepper; then spooned it over grilled chicken and served it with steamed zucchini. I love seasonal eating.



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.