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Healthful Eating Tips for Holiday Parties

The holidays can derail a healthful eater’s best intentions. From snacking ahead to navigating buffet tables, here are tips for mindful eating while still enjoying the party season.

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

We've rounded up more than 10 gifts that give back, whether by supporting traditional artisans in Peru, empowering women in impoverished communities or donating proceeds to improve children's nutrition and wellness.

9 Gluten-Free Desserts for the Holidays

Tarts, pies, cookies and bars — we’ve rounded up our favorite gluten-free desserts for the holiday season.

9 Vegan Desserts for the Holidays

From the perfect piecrust to crowd-pleasing cookies, we’ve gathered some of our best vegan dessert recipes for the holidays.

One Tree Planted for Every Christmas Tree Sold

With the goal of helping to restore forest ecosystems, Whole Foods Market is partnering with American Forests, the largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to planting trees.

Thanksgiving Leftovers, Reimagined

With her recipe for Turkey Fried Rice with Sriracha and Kabocha, Stephanie Le of I am a Food Blog reveals a deliciously creative solution to the post-Thanksgiving question: What should I make with all these leftovers?

PBS KIDS Toys: Responsibly Made Gifts that Give Back

Give the kids in your life holiday gifts that give back. Check out our picks that help PBS KIDS and the Whole Kids Foundation®.

Our Hanukkah Favorites

Whether you’re making it all from scratch or need a few shortcuts, get our list of must-have products — from candles to chocolate coins — and recipes to celebrate Hanukkah.

Our Favorite Holiday Cranberry Recipes

Tart cranberries shine during the holiday season. Here’s our favorite ways to use them.

Last-Minute Turkey Tips from an Expert

9 Ideas for Gluten-Free Holiday Feasting

From appetizers to desserts, this collection of our favorite gluten-free recipes means more people can celebrate with a bountiful plate.

Your Thanksgiving Questions, Answered

From holiday store hours to online ordering to the best turkey for your table, we’re sharing answers to the most commonly asked Thanksgiving questions from shoppers.

Holiday Brunching at its Best

While holiday dinners may get most of the attention, brunch is an easy way to entertain. We’ve got lots of holiday brunch inspiration including recipes from egg dishes and French toast to salads to parfaits.

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Camembert

Ready to add a little funk to your cheese plate? Whole Foods Market global cheese buyer Cathy Strange goes behind the scenes with Hervé Mons, one of the world’s most renowned cheese affineurs.

Shrimp Cocktail 3 Ways

Holiday hosting is a snap with easy appetizers such as shrimp cocktail. Learn three ways to make it your own.

Favorite New Recipe: Butternut Squash Rolls

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Here’s one for Butternut Squash Rolls that may help you with your holiday meal planning.

Holiday DIY: Festive Party Nails

Bring the nail art trend home this holiday! With a little DIY ingenuity, you can create festive nails that will wow at any holiday gathering.

5 Fantastic Herbs for Holiday Meals

Parsley, sage, rosemary and more essential herbs for your holiday table.

Molly Yeh’s Holiday Must-Haves

Molly Yeh of My Name is Yeh, Saveur's Food Blogger of the Year dishes on her favorite holiday traditions, essential family dishes and must-have spices to keep on hand this season.

Our Favorite Holiday Green Bean Recipes

From topped with panko to tossed with crème fraiche, here are nine ways to serve green beans — a holiday must-have — this season.

Gift Ideas for the Host or Hostess

Make a list, check it twice . . . our Whole Body department has gifts that’ll give new meaning to nice!

Inspiration for a Very Vegan Thanksgiving

No one will miss the meat or diary this Thanksgiving when you’ve got these delicious vegan recipes and tips for success.

How to Organize a Friendsgiving

Hosting a potluck-style Thanksgiving this year? Private chef and food writer Anna Watson Carl dishes on her tried-and true tips and strategies for organizing a lot of tasks, food and people all in one (potentially small) kitchen.

Showstoppers for the Holidays

Check out these center-of-the-table dishes for super holiday celebrations.

Thanksgiving Desserts for All

Do you have gluten-free, vegan or dairy-free guests this Thanksgiving or simply looking for something different? No problem! We’ve got dessert solutions that will delight everyone at your Thanksgiving table.

Autumn Raspberries: Best Recipes for the Holidays and Beyond

Take advantage of raspberries’ delicious late-year harvest.

Turducken, A Showstopping Holiday Roast

Looking for a holiday roast that wows? Choose a turkducken, a showstopping three-bird roast — chicken, duck and turkey — with layers of stuffing in between. Our stores make it easy.

The Benefits of Buying Local

Buying local helps you connect to the season, support your community and taste unique products at their peak flavors.

DIY Gift: Moisturizing Lotion Bars

Looking for a gift idea? Learn how easy it is to make homemade moisturizing lotion bars.

Our Favorite Holiday Brussels Sprouts Recipes

From slaw to salad to oven-roasted side, here are seven ways to serve Brussels sprouts this season.

DIY Holiday Gift: Aromatherapy Diffuser Blends

Make it a homemade holiday and gift aromatherapy diffuser blends this season. Learn how — it’s easy!

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Brie Cheese

Brie is the little black dress of cheeses — not all Brie is created equal, so how do you know you’re getting the good stuff? Here are five things you should know about Brie.

DIY Gift: Relaxing Lavender Body Scrub

Looking for a gift idea? Learn how easy it is to make homemade Relaxing Lavender Body Scrub.

Gift Ideas for Serenity Seekers and Socially Conscious Trendsetters

Make a list, check it twice . . . our Whole Body department has gifts that’ll give new meaning to nice!

DIY Holiday Gift: Vanilla Mocha Body Scrub

Make it a homemade holiday and gift Vanilla Mocha Body Scrub this season. Learn how — it’s easy!

Money-Saving Tips for the Holidays

Here are my favorite pointers (plus coupons!), so you can get celebrate the holidays with savings.

Make-and-Take Recipes for the Holidays

Asked to bring a holiday dish? Go forth with confidence! Here’s our tips for bringing dishes to share this season.

DIY Gift: Rose Spice Body Scrub

Looking for a gift idea? Learn how easy it is to make homemade Rose Spice Body Scrub.

Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Get to know the sweet, savory and even raw side of sweet potatoes.

DIY Holiday Gift: Orange Spice Body Scrub

Learn how to make gift-worthy Orange Spice Body Scrub this holiday, and your friends and family will thank you.

Homemade Holiday: DIY Gifts from the Kitchen

From chocolate hazelnut spread to molasses gingerbread cookies, you can make tasty holiday gifts for family and friends in your own kitchen. Need something for Fido? We've got a recipe for furry friends too!

Talking About: Food for Tomorrow

Editorial Director Kara Chiles attended the second annual New York Times Food for Tomorrow conference last month. She shares highlights from influencers worth watching on topics from food waste to marine conversation.

Favorite New Recipe: Cranberry Bakewell Tart

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Here’s one that may help you with your holiday meal planning — Cranberry Bakewell Tart.

Must-Haves for Thanksgiving Success

Whether you’re hosting your first or twentieth Thanksgiving, this list of essentials will ensure you get to enjoy family and cooking time, instead of last minute grocery store visits.

Our Favorite Holiday Potato Recipes

Whether mashed, smashed, baked or scalloped, one of these poptato recipes will surely find a place on your holiday table.