Elizabeth Leader Smith

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August 27, 2014 @ Whole Story
Reinvent fast casual dining with homemade savings. Here are few of our favorite super fast suppers that you can make at home.
August 26, 2014 @ Whole Story
It’s 3 pm and you’re trying to stay away from the vending machine or keep the kids out of the convenience store. So what’s the plan? With a little forward thinking, you can save time and money without sacrificing taste.
August 23, 2014 @ Whole Story
Finding success at dinnertime hinges on being prepared, and it’s shortcuts that help us get dinner on the table faster without turning to take-out.
August 20, 2014 @ Whole Story
If the start of a new school year is having you scramble for convenient meal solutions, take note: Roasted chicken is the shortcut tip of the season. And here are 10 fast and easy dinners you can make with it.
August 19, 2014 @ Whole Story
If your weeknight dinnertime dash includes a dash of anxiety and a pinch of repetitiveness or has you beelining for carry out, these easy strategies can help.
August 14, 2014 @ Whole Story
Whether it’s at the stadium or in your living room, nothing beats a great game-day get-together. And this year, it’s all about feeding your friends and family wholesome and high quality versions of your favorites, and trying out a few new dishes too. Here’s the game plan.
August 12, 2014 @ Whole Story
Yes, you can save time and money at lunchtime and banish boring brown bag lunches.
August 5, 2014 @ Whole Story
What’s in your perfect smoothie — yogurt, fruit, milk or juice? How about adding a sprinkle of nuts or seeds, a handful of greens or cooked grains and packing in more nutrition. Here are a few scrumptious and smart smoothie additions.
August 5, 2014 @ Whole Story
With two kids under five, a dog that needs a walk, high hopes of serving a nutritious meal and an ever-present sense of urgency that clings to each morning, the breakfast routine at my house is steadily getting better. We’ve learned to shop with convenience, taste and nutrition in mind and prep what we can ahead of time.
July 29, 2014 @ Whole Story
I believe tomatoes are one of the best things about summer, so let’s celebrate them! Here are seven tips for making the most of tomatoes this season.
July 29, 2014 @ Whole Story
After working with Whole Foods Market for more than seven years, I’ve picked up tons of tips on how to save money in each aisle. Here are 10 of my favorites.
July 20, 2014 @ Whole Story
If you’re looking for the best and best-tasting foods, here are 10 tips for healthier back-to-school food choices.
July 10, 2014 @ Whole Story
Are you observing Ramadan or simply searching for quick delicious meal options? Saffron Road’s halal frozen entrées, frozen chicken nuggets, organic crunchy chickpea snacks, appetizers, broths, simmer sauces and desserts make it easy.
July 9, 2014 @ Whole Story
Whether you’re making ice cream sundaes or sandwiches, no amount of sprinkles can mask the taste of bad ice cream, so start with the good stuff. Here’s the scoop on our ice creams: there are no hydrogenated fats, artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
July 8, 2014 @ Whole Story
Move over New York strip steak. I’m ready for something new. Luckily, Beau Klose, one of our expert meat guys here in Texas, helped me navigate the meat counter pointing out hidden gems sure to make my summer more delicious and my grilling more adventurous.
June 29, 2014 @ Whole Story
It’s time to recognize the potential of our old pals ketchup, mustard and mayo. Sure this trio is a barbecue necessity, but they can do so much more than that. Imagine homemade sauces, dressings, marinades and glazes. Your cool factor goes up and you save money on fancy condiments.
June 26, 2014 @ Whole Story
Backyard barbecues are casual by nature, so don’t spend hours cooking in preparation. However, it would be a shame not to get a little adventurous and try grilling a less common cut of meat or mixing a new cocktail. The solution: get the best of both worlds and make some, buy some.
June 20, 2014 @ Whole Story
No meat? No problem. Whether you’ve recently adopted a plant-based diet or are hosting a summer barbecue with vegetarian or vegan guests, fear not. We have delicious ways to help.
June 12, 2014 @ Whole Story
Wild-caught Alaska salmon is one of the best tastes of summer. Full of flavor and rich in omega-3s, wild salmon is a great choice for weekend barbecues with friends and quick weeknight meals. But with so many concerns about sourcing seafood these days, we often get asked about how we procure wild-caught Alaska salmon.
May 15, 2014 @ Whole Story
In my experience, simple is best when dining al fresco - think finger foods and store-bought shortcuts and prep as much as you can at home. After dining in parks, botanical gardens and beaches, I’m happy to share what I’ve learned.

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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.