Christine O'Connor

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July 20, 2015 @ Whole Story
My son always laughs at the thought of eating green food when I read him the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham. That’s so silly! But is it? Sounds like it’s time for another one of mommy’s cooking experiments: Green eggs, hold the ham!
April 10, 2015 @ Whole Story
I recently asked myself, “Would it be crazy to add vegetables to my favorite dessert?” Turns out the answer is “no” and the result was surprisingly delightful: berry beet parfaits.
February 14, 2015 @ Whole Story
My mommy motto is “keep it simple.” Mealtime is no different. My son likes carrots, peas and noodles, so let’s make a soup out of that!
October 3, 2014 @ Whole Story
I love bread. I love broccoli! Why not broccoli bread? I was excited to see what would happen when I combined the two. This recipe for Broccoli Bread is simple and affordable and provides my family with another unique way of eating vegetables.
August 4, 2014 @ Whole Story
For a healthy twist on Grandma’s old recipe, try making these fun nut butter and chia seed faces with the family.
March 24, 2014 @ Whole Story
Who says playground food can’t be healthy? Turn your next play date into a fun outing for the whole family with healthy snacks for adults and kids.
September 17, 2013 @ Whole Story
Zucchini bread is a long-time family favorite. So, why not beet bread? Beets are like the forgotten vegetable. I’m ready to change that. That’s right. I’m talking about a beet revolution. To be perfectly honest, I’ve always been a little bit hesitant to cook beets. I think it’s because I didn’t know what to do with them until I came up with the idea of creating blueberry beet bread.
July 12, 2013 @ Whole Story
As a budget-minded mom, I’m always exploring ways to create healthier, organic meals for my young son as well as my husband. Treats and desserts have their place too — in moderation, of course. Here’s my take on a cookie that is organic and homemade. The recipe requires a few simple ingredients rolled into an entire afternoon of fun. In celebration of summer, these sugar cookies are shaped like our favorite sea creatures.
October 19, 2012 @ Whole Story
Learn how team member and mom Christine adds vegetables to her meatballs to enhance the flavor and add a nutritional boost to the meal.
September 14, 2012 @ Whole Story
Who says healthy snacks can’t be fun? Learn how team member and mom Christine treats her family to fruit and vegetable scones shaped as boats.
May 17, 2012 @ Whole Story
Learn how team member and mom Christine tries a whole wheat vegetable pizza recipe that scores big with her family on her son’s 2nd birthday.
April 6, 2012 @ Whole Story
Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine finds a curry recipe that is enjoyed by both her toddler and hubby.
March 11, 2012 @ Whole Story
Learn how team member and first-time mom Christine travels to Ireland and learns how to prepare Shepherd’s Pie in her mother-in-law’s kitchen.
February 10, 2012 @ Whole Story
Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine adds Tanzanian delights to her list of healthy meals that appeal to toddler and hubby.
November 5, 2011 @ Whole Story
Sick toddler. Sick husband. HELP! Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine rises to the challenge of making healthy meals that appeal to toddler and hubby, even when they are under the weather.
October 15, 2011 @ Whole Story
Trying to find a healthy dessert for her toddler, team member and first-time Mom Christine bakes gluten-free banana bread.
September 17, 2011 @ Whole Story
Always seeking ways to get more good stuff in her busy toddler, team member and first-time Mom Christine hides veggies in these delicious pancakes.
August 8, 2011 @ Whole Story
Team member and first-time Mom Christine shares her recipe for delicious, homemade popsicles − a new family favorite.

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With fond memories of picking berries from her grandma’s garden in Pennsylvania, Christine developed a love of food at a young age. After graduating from Penn State University with a degree in business, Christine worked as a consultant in Washington DC for a number of years; while writing for a local cooking newspaper on the side. Eager to turn her passion for food into a full-time career, she accepted an IT position with Whole Foods Market in 2007 and never looked back. In her free time, Christine enjoys cooking, travel, running and yoga.