Alana Sugar

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May 6, 2013 @ Whole Story
As kids, my sisters and I always served our mom breakfast in bed to celebrate Mother’s Day. She loved it!
April 29, 2013 @ Whole Story
Strawberries are at their peak of flavor in May and June. From breakfast to main dishes, salads and dessert, try these strawberry recipes.
April 23, 2013 @ Whole Story
Avocadoes are outta-this-world delicious when added to chicken, shrimp or tuna salad, as well as a slew of greens, grains and protein salads. Here are some of our favorites.
April 15, 2013 @ Whole Story
Bananas are probably the most beloved of all the tropical fruits, providing great taste and good nutrition in everything from breakfast items to snacks, desserts and smoothies.
April 8, 2013 @ Whole Story
Whether you choose feta from sheep, goat or cow’s milk, be sure to add it to salads, tacos, pizzas and more. Try our favorite feta tips.
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 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.



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.