Alana Sugar

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September 19, 2011 @ Whole Story
Go kid-friendly and cook-friendly with simple pasta dishes. Try our favorite pasta recipes for a smart, quick way to feed your family without falling prey to the fast food trap.
September 12, 2011 @ Whole Story
Break the bad-for-you fast food grip with convenient sandwich meals — no cooking required. What more can busy parents ask for?
September 5, 2011 @ Whole Story
Make lunches easy to eat with these ideas for no-fork, no-spoon, no-cooking–required finger foods — perfect for kids and adults alike.
August 28, 2011 @ Whole Story
Perfect for packing and sharing, this Labor Day finish out the picnic season with one of these potato salad recipes.
August 22, 2011 @ Whole Story
This July, we had the hottest month on record! I’ve been staying indoors, drinking plenty of water and barely cooking, relying on salads and in particular, pasta salads.
August 15, 2011 @ Whole Story
It’s peak season and whether you enjoy them by the bunch or sliced into your favorite dish, table grapes are deliciously juicy and perfect in the summer heat.
August 8, 2011 @ Whole Story
In addition to being nutritious, inexpensive and versatile, beans provide a perfect canvas for quick, beat-the-heat summer meals. Try these summer bean salad recipes.
August 1, 2011 @ Whole Story
Whether you enjoy them fresh, roasted, stuffed, pickled, canned, jarred or dried, jalapeños add a kick of flavor to these favorite recipes.
July 25, 2011 @ Whole Story
Sliced, diced, pickled or pureed, cucumbers add a cooling crunch to summertime dishes. Try these ideas to take cucumbers beyond the salad.
July 18, 2011 @ Whole Story
Summer is perfect for lighter meals that don’t require much cooking but stir up plenty of pleasure at the table. Try some of these salad combinations.
July 11, 2011 @ Whole Story
Go beyond the garnish! Cooked, pickled or raw, radishes add a mild tang or a spicy bite to favorite recipes.
July 4, 2011 @ Whole Story
This magical blend can make the difference between a good meal and a great one. From traditional to fruity, give these salsa recipes a try.
June 27, 2011 @ Whole Story
Rich in fiber and packed with antioxidants, July is prime time for these little blue gems. With local availability peaking across the U.S., try some of our favorite ways to serve blueberries.
June 20, 2011 @ Whole Story
Commonly called Chinese cabbage, nutrient-dense bok choy is a delicious addition to many dishes from around the globe. Try a few of our favorite ways of serving bok choy.
June 13, 2011 @ Whole Story
This Father’s Day, let dad kick back with a cold one while you cook up some delicious dishes with a secret ingredient: beer!
May 30, 2011 @ Whole Story
These delicate, slightly sweet legumes range in color from green to yellow to black. Get ideas for cooking the beans and using the sprouts in favorite dishes.
May 23, 2011 @ Whole Story
Whether you choose pork, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, seafood or vegetarian options, celebrate sausage in all its diversity with these memorable crowd-pleasing recipes.
May 16, 2011 @ Whole Story
If you love cheese but you’ve yet to venture beyond the world of cows, you’re in for an interesting, tasty and nutritious surprise. From mild and creamy to tangy and earthy, find out why you should go for goat cheese.
May 9, 2011 @ Whole Story
Add flavor to many of your favorite recipes with a splash of coconut milk or a sprinkle of coconut over top. From sweet to savory, try these ideas for complementing with coconut.
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.



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.