Mary Olivar

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With over a decade of experience in nutrition and cooking with whole foods, Mary Olivar is a passionate advocate of healthy eating and good food. Her love of food also extends to the kitchen, where she has worked as a personal and professional chef specializing in plant-based and raw foods, as well as special diets. When not at Whole Foods Market helping others find healthy foods and learn how to deliciously prepare them, Mary is usually at home having culinary adventures of her own, keeping her three hungry children fed.

Blog Posts By Author

May 10, 2012 @ Whole Story
Here's some delicious treats to serve mom that celebrate naturally flavorful whole foods by limiting added sodium and containing no extracted oils or refined sweeteners.
April 12, 2012 @ Whole Story
Not only do my children love berries, they are practically little ogres for them.
March 29, 2012 @ Whole Story
The healthy options don’t have to hide among the rich foods on your spring table. Our Healthy Eating guru shares her go-to festive brunch dishes.
March 14, 2012 @ Whole Story
Whether showing off your passion for the Emerald Isle or simply feeling spring-y, now is the time to get more green in your life. Try these healthy recipes for asparagus, broccoli, bok choy and more.
March 14, 2012 @ Whole Story
Join us for Week 3 of the Health Starts Here® 28-Day Challenge! If you want to eat healthier and are looking for plenty of cooking resources and inspiration – this challenge is for you.
March 1, 2012 @ Whole Story
I’ve never been very interested in keeping house; scrubbing and cleaning are just not my strong suits. My talents shine in the kitchen.
February 16, 2012 @ Whole Story
Whether a featured solo or part of a symphony of flavors, the beautiful beet should play a part in your veggie repertoire. Here's how our healthy eating guru serves beets to her family.
January 19, 2012 @ Whole Story
Keep your Game Day spread lean and green with these favorite easy eats from our Health Starts Here® recipes.
July 30, 2011 @ Whole Story
It’s never too early to welcome your little ones into the kitchen. No matter how young or how old, an extra set of hands cantransform meal preparation into an opportunity for learning, creativity, family bonding and fun.
July 4, 2011 @ Whole Story
Craving lighter fare and don’t want to heat up the kitchen? Healthy eating guru Mary shares her favorite ways to cool off with Summer’s Bounty.
June 10, 2011 @ Whole Story
Team Member and mother of three, Mary shares her tricks for keeping the kids entertained and engaged while loading up her cart on family shopping trips.
January 8, 2011 @ Whole Story
A well-stocked pantry can help you put a nutritious meal on the table quickly. Learn how one of our healthy eating specialists cooks from her nutrient dense pantry.

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