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Valentine's Day Essentials: Oysters

With their luxurious texture, clean taste and plentiful toppings, there’s a lot to love about oysters. Learn how to shuck and cook them.

Smart Protein Picks for Vegetarians

If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or veg-leaning flexitarian, finding quality protein sources is as easy as meat alternatives, beans and seeds.

Red Produce: Pretty and Nutritious

If you’re seeing a lot of red in February between Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, here’s what red produce has in store for you.

Kite Hill: Traditional Cheese-Making Takes a Plant-Based Turn

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Aromatherapy Appreciation

Adriene Mishler of the online community Yoga with Adriene and co-founder of Find out What Feels Good shares why and how she is adding essential oils to her everyday routines.
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Healthier Snacks to Win the Big Game

There are plenty of options for healthier halftime snacking that still score plenty of flavor points – including sweets!

Get to Know Gochujang

Gochujang, a Korean fermented chile paste, is earning Sriracha-level praise. This paste delivers rich umami flavor with a more reserved heat and a slightly sweet finish. Here’s how to use it.

Get Creative with Cauliflower

No more boring cauliflower! Dive into the best and brightest recipes for this stellar winter veggie.

Probiotics: The Bacteria with a Good-for-you Reputation

Get on the cultured food bandwagon for tasty foods that may have nutritional promise.

Six-Ingredient Harissa-Turkey Chili: Freshly Made

We asked our production assistant Marie Guggedahl to share one of her favorite new recipe videos coming out of the studio.

Get to Know Dulse

Fan of bacon? Dulse is one of the most buzzed-about ingredients right now. Here's why you should consider adding this sea veggie to your meals.

Double-Down on Your Veggies, Part Two

Save the stalks, stems, and fronds to expand your produce possibilities in your cooking.

Pasta Night, Reinvented

Freshen up your favorite weeknight go-to dinner with these twists on sauces, noodles, cheeses and add-ins.
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Cheese is for Lovers

January 20 is National Cheese Lover's Day. Celebrate with delightful cheesy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert.
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Support Whole Trade and Save

Smart shoppers want to know more than ever about how their food was grown, who picked it, and how it made its way to market — the Whole Trade Guarantee makes that possible.
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Cooking with Bell Peppers

Bell peppers may not steal the spotlight like some other vegetables do (kale, we’re looking at you!) but this versatile veggie can add color and crunch to some of your favorite dishes such as salads, sandwiches and stir-fries.

Favorite New Recipe: Coconut Breakfast Cookies

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

Superfoods to Boost Your Smoothies

The term “superfoods” is everywhere, which is fitting, because super-nutritious ingredients abound from seeds to powders to spices.

Get to Know Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most buzzed-about ingredients right now. Here’s how to use it.

Double Down on Your Veggies

Saving and “upcycling” produce scraps and trimmings is not only trendy but can be nutritious, too.

5 Must-Try Cheeses

When Cathy Strange, our celebrated global cheese buyer, recommends a cheese, we listen. Here are five of her favorites.
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Smoothie Operator

Adriene Mishler of the online community Yoga with Adriene and co-founder of Find out What Feels Good shares her love for smoothies.
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12 Snacks to Stash at Your Desk

Resolved to snack smarter at the office? Here are 12 better-for-you snacks to keep at your desk.

Tips for Planning a Winning Game-Day Menu

Looking for healthy twists on game-day snacks? Feeding a crowd including special diets? Jodi Moreno of the award-winning blog what’s cooking good looking can help.

Get to Know Paiche

Get the scoop on paiche, the most delicious fish you’ve (maybe) never heard of.

Cacio e Pepe: Freshly Made

We asked our production assistant Marie Guggedahl to share one of her favorite new recipe videos coming out of the studio.

One Table, Many Dinners

Customize dinners for everyone in the family by making smart tweaks to a meal. No one’s dietary preferences are left out, and the cook is happy because everyone eats.

Our Favorite Recipes for National Gluten-Free Day

With National Gluten-Free Day coming up, it's the perfect time to discover new gluten-free recipes.

Eight Ways to Fuel Your Fitness

You exercise to feel good and take care of yourself, so why fill up on worrisome ingredients after a workout? Whole Foods Market makes it easy to find fitness supplements without hydrogenated fats or artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

Meal Planning: Start in Your Own Kitchen

When it comes to meal planning, you don’t have to start from scratch every time. Save time and money by opening that fridge, rooting around the pantry and getting inspired by what you already have on hand.

Fast, Healthy & Tasty Meals, Three Ways

Is your healthy eating resolution being challenged by your hectic schedule? Redefine fast food with these three suggestions.

Get Cooking with Collards

Think beyond the cooked-for-hours collards you may be familiar with, and discover how versatile and tasty they can be and why this Southern comfort food ingredient should be in your greens repertoire.

Shortcuts for Fast and Easy Plant-Based Dishes

Thanks to kitchen shortcuts highlighted by Jessie Snyder of the award-winning blog Faring Well, you can fuel your winter activities with a plant-based quesadilla and more.

Farmer-Foodie New Year’s Resolutions

Some of our favorite farmer and foodie friends gave us a heads up at what they plan to do to improve in the new year. Here's to trying!

Favorite New Recipe: Six-Ingredient Harissa-Turkey Chili

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

Nutrition Expert-Approved Kitchen Staples

Six of our own nutrition pros give their ideas for go-to healthy kitchen staples.

Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick Past January

This January, Whole Foods Market is full of inspiring ideas for your best year yet. Editorial Director Kara Chiles shares some of our favorites — did someone say green smoothie?
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Oatmeal Every Day, Every Way

January is National Oatmeal Month, and we’ve rounded up nine of our favorite recipes and add-ins and toppings suggestions of all sorts.