Elizabeth Leader Smith

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July 30, 2015 @ Whole Story
Calling mini gourmands and kids with persnickety palates; it’s time to up your responsibilities in the kitchen. We know you can do it. You’ll be proud when you do it. So let’s do this. 3, 2, 1…let’s pack lunches!
July 29, 2015 @ Whole Story
PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to offer a new adorable line of back-to-school products, which makes shopping for school supplies a breeze. And you’ll be earning extra credit because proceeds support children’s learning, nutrition and healthy development.
July 8, 2015 @ Whole Story
Are you looking for healthier tastier choices at mealtime this summer? I’ve put together a roundup of family-friendly recipes that include better-for-you takes on favorites such tacos, sloppy Joes and ice cream.
June 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
Move over mustard. Catch ya’ later ketchup. It’s time to get adventurous with hot dog toppings. Caramelized onions? Queso? Guacamole? You bet!
June 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
From top-your-own-pizzas and burger bars to kabob stations to ice cream sundae stands, everyone wins. Guests get to choose what they like and hosts get more time to mingle (and eat, drink, and relax)!
June 19, 2015 @ Whole Story
With inquisitive kids underfoot in the summer, they might as well give you a hand in the kitchen! Getting them active in the kitchen may seem like a bit of work up front, but the payoff is well worth it. We have a few recommendations and delicious recipes to get you and your little one off to a good start.
June 15, 2015 @ Whole Story
If you’re observing Ramadan, you may love the idea of making every dish for suhoor or iftar from scratch, but that’s not always possible. Luckily, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.
June 13, 2015 @ Whole Story
This Father’s Day make dad proud. From steaks and king crab legs to pints and grooming products, our gift guide is full of wow-worthy ideas. After all, doesn’t he have enough neckties?
June 8, 2015 @ Whole Story
The beauty of the kabob lies in its versatility. Whatever meat, veggie or fruit suits your taste, it has a place on a skewer. Plus, older kids can help thread kabobs. And after grilling, everyone can dip to his or her heart’s content. Sticks and dips — it’s a winning combination!
May 29, 2015 @ Whole Story
I have water accessible nearly everywhere my kids go, and I offer them water a lot. However, I make sure that they are getting hydration from other sources too including fruits, veggies, other drinks and even dessert. Yes, dessert!
May 15, 2015 @ Whole Story
Summer celebrations often include platters of grilled meats, tiered cakes, ice cream treats, bowls of chips and dips, and heaping helpings of potato salad. While these seasonal classics are delightful, they’re not a longed-for sight if you’re vegan.
May 6, 2015 @ Whole Story
Even though the official start of summer isn’t for another month, to me Memorial Day means the start of summer, getting together with friends and enjoying the season’s bounty. Here are a few of my favorite tips, ideas and recipes for your Memorial Day gathering.
April 30, 2015 @ Whole Story
Hello summer! Hello adventures! Here are our packing essentials for outdoor meals, day trips and weekend getaways.
April 27, 2015 @ Whole Story
From its sweet and savory dishes and casual kid-friendly atmosphere to its inclusion of cocktails for the adults, I love everything about brunch. As a host, it’s not as overwhelming as organizing a dinner party. You can simply offer the basics (breakfast tacos or bagel sandwiches) with a few twists (fruit compote or flavored butters) and please everyone.
April 23, 2015 @ Whole Story
Whole Foods Market is your one-stop-shop this Mother’s Day for essentials (flowers, perfume, handcrafted cards and candles) and unexpected delights such as a subscription to our wine club.
April 21, 2015 @ Whole Story
Eating outdoors combines two of my favorite things - food and nature. It can elevate even a simple peanut butter sandwich. However with a little planning, you can go beyond the basics with ease.
April 14, 2015 @ Whole Story
Earth Day is also the perfect time to make a personal pledge to start a new good habit. And most are actually pretty easy to do. Here are ten ways to lessen your impact and make a huge difference.
April 9, 2015 @ Whole Story
Phosphates. Phthalates. Chlorine. The government does not require full disclosure of ingredients on cleaning products, so how can you know what’s in those bottles?
April 8, 2015 @ Whole Story
As an adventurous home chef with a love for experimenting with new recipes and new foods, I’ve had to acquire a sharp set of money-saving skills to get the most out of my budget and my pantry. I’m proud when I use what I have in my kitchen in inventive (and tasty) ways, and happy that Whole Foods Market® can help me. Here are my top 12 ways to minimize food waste.

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Elizabeth Leader SmithA University of California, Santa Barbara graduate, Elizabeth Leader Smith joined Whole Foods Market in 2007 with experience in marketing, public relations and backpacking throughout foreign lands. She has contributed to the company’s community relations, events and media relations efforts in Austin, Texas and currently supports the global communications team as a writer — all of which she’ll tell you may be the best jobs in the world. After a two-year stint in the United Kingdom, Elizabeth returned to Austin, where she’s happily reunited with sunshine and breakfast tacos.