Alana Sugar

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April 1, 2013 @ Whole Story
Mangoes are so versatile you can add them to salads, salsas, snacks and desserts. Try our favorite recipes and serving suggestions for fresh, ripe mango.
March 25, 2013 @ Whole Story
March through May is the perfect time to steam, stuff, bake, braise and thoroughly enjoy fresh artichokes. Learn how.
March 18, 2013 @ Whole Story
Pineapple is enjoyed the world over in salads, sides, desserts and more. Here are our favorite ways to serve up pineapple.
March 11, 2013 @ Whole Story
I’m always on the lookout for fabulous side dishes. I want simple but unique.
March 4, 2013 @ Whole Story
Mashed, hashed or smashed; baked once, twice or stuffed; scalloped, grated or fried — here are some of our favorite ways to serve up spectacular spuds.
February 25, 2013 @ Whole Story
Upgrade your casserole image with fresh seasonal ingredients for easy, affordable meals ideal for weeknight family dinners as well as for potlucks.
February 11, 2013 @ Whole Story
Nutrition experts say a reasonable amount of dark chocolate can be part of a healthy diet. To make the most of your chocolate romance, Cupid suggests these luscious recipes.
February 8, 2013 @ Whole Story
So, let's be frank: When you love chocolate, it's hard to find a replacement with the same flavor and mouth-feel, right? Enter carob.
February 4, 2013 @ Whole Story
Biting into a burst of sunshine! That’s how I describe that juicy first bite of a sweet, aromatic orange. The same can be said for tangerines, Mandarin oranges and all of their many varieties.
January 29, 2013 @ Whole Story
Packed with nutrition as well as great taste, bell peppers add color, crunch and crazy flavor to your dishes. Try our ideas.
January 21, 2013 @ Whole Story
When you stir fry at home, you control the ingredients and the “health factor” of the dish. Watch our video on steam frying and fire up your stovetop!
January 19, 2013 @ Whole Story
Healthify your dips and dippers so your game day guests will be keeping score of their favorites.
January 14, 2013 @ Whole Story
Turn that standard American breakfast upside down by adding vegetables to the menu. Nutritious + delicious = a great start to your day.
January 7, 2013 @ Whole Story
It’s the perfect time to expand on the standard broccoli side dish. These favorite recipes give you and broccoli a fresh start.
December 28, 2012 @ Whole Story
You say “greens,” we say collards, bok choy, broccoli rabe, Swiss chard, mustards, dandelion, watercress, arugula…kale yeah!
December 23, 2012 @ Whole Story
Try eating these fortuitous foods to increase your good fortune in the New Year. Some may boost your health if not your wallet.
December 17, 2012 @ Whole Story
Grated, minced or thinly sliced, citrus zest — the outermost part of the peel — adds a refreshing “zing” to all sorts of sweets and savories. Try it like this.
December 10, 2012 @ Whole Story
Got houseguests and not looking forward to hitting the kitchen before dawn to feed them? Try these super-simple, no-cook and almost no-cook breakfast ideas.
December 3, 2012 @ Whole Story
Our favorite survival tips and tricks will help you navigate the dreaded holiday havoc of parties, buffets, treats and drinks.
November 26, 2012 @ Whole Story
Crunchy and slightly sweet, fennel’s licorice flavor is perfectly suited to many winter dishes. Try our favorite fennel recipes.



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.