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4 Hints for At-Home Hair Color

Coloring at home is convenient, and it allows you to make informed decisions about what you’re putting on your head (and absorbing through your scalp). Because hair dyes can contain shady ingredients, our Whole Foods Market stores carry Naturtint Hair Permanent Hair Color, which is formulated without ammonia, resorcinol or parabens.

25 Ways to Enjoy Heirloom Tomatoes

I’m ready to live, breath, hoard and savor a variety of heirloom tomatoes. Because their growing season is so short, I don’t want to miss out on a single bite which means taking advantage of recipes that highlight them. Here’s what I’m cooking.

Take the Labor Out of Labor Day


Favorite New Recipe: Easy Red Lentil Mac and Cheese

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

Five Tips for Inspired Desk Lunches

Our intention to enjoy more delicious, homemade lunches at work can easily derail and leave us staring at unlovable salads or dreary sandwiches. What’s the fix? As with most things culinary, a little planning goes a long way, as will some attention to flavor. Here are five tips for a lunch that'll make your co-workers jealous.

8 Fast Weeknight Dinners

Eating together is a big deal in my family, so I don’t want resort to take-out on those busy days. Thankfully, by using recipes that are simple to prepare, utilize a slow cooker, or can be partially prepped in advance, we can have a sit-down dinner together no matter our schedules.

School Lunch and Snack Ideas without Nuts

If your child has a peanut and/or tree-nut allergy (or doesn’t have an allergy but is in a nut-free classroom) packing a school lunch or snack can require extra thought and planning. Luckily, we’ve compiled some of our favorite lunches and snacks with tons of flavor — and no nuts!

Favorite New Recipe: Cauliflower and Broccoli Tots

We asked Molly Siegler, our culinary content editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Here’s one that’s great for kids and grownups alike, because who doesn’t love a good tot? And this one has a twist!

Dice, Chop, Slice: A Guide To Knives

The array of kitchen knives available is pretty awesome. From light paring knives to heavy cleavers, it is easier than ever for today’s wielder to learn the cutting edge techniques, and become better cooks.This fun infographic from our friends at Fix.com explains it all.

Quick Dinners with Roasted Chicken

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.

14 Ideas for Greek Yogurt with Recipes

DIY Ultra-Hydrating Hair Mask

If you’re blessed with naturally curly hair, sometimes your locks need a little extra love. Maybe heat and humidity have made your ends go frizzy? Perhaps color treatments or frequent washing have wreaked havoc on your hair cuticle, the outermost protective layer of your hair? We asked Rose Hyde, co-founder of Alaffia, to help us with a hydrating hair mask recipe that you can whip up at home.

Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

How to Cut Carrots 4 Ways

While we can’t confirm that carrots help you see in the dark, we can corroborate that they’ll improve your meals. Stir-fried, steamed, roasted or raw, slightly sweet carrots are a must for meals and snacks. Here are step-by-step instructions for basic carrot cuts — plus, one secret chef’s cut!

9 Easy Breakfasts That Are Healthy Too

Ensuring your family has a good breakfast each morning helps them be able to focus until lunchtime, and keeps us adults from reaching for more cups of coffee or those tempting office treats. While we might not have much time in the morning, there are lots of options for getting a good, healthy breakfast together.

Pack Like a Pro with an Airplane-Friendly Travel Bag

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or an amateur (like me), we've got recommendations for airplane-friendly sizes of some of our favorite products. Now you can sail through security and arrive in beautiful style.

A Get-Started Guide to Meal Planning

More home-cooked meals, even on busy weekdays? Yes, please! Summer is winding down, fall is on the way, and it’s a natural time to ease into a fresh meal-planning routine. Here are some recipes and strategies for streamlined cooking.

One Week Sale + Great Ways to Use Grapes

How to Apply for a School Salad Bar from Whole Kids Foundation

Learn about how to submit your school for a Let's Move Salad Bars to School grant from the Whole Kids Foundation.

9 Big-Batch Recipes to Eat All Week Long

DIY Belly Balm for Pregnant Mamas

Pregnant moms, soothe your stretched, itchy belly skin with this simple and effective belly cream that you can make at home from familiar, plant-based ingredients.

Let’s Plan a Vegan Picnic!

With a few simple steps and tasty vegan recipes, you can plan a delicious meal with a variety of healthy, plant-based foods that will leave you feeling refreshed and well nourished.