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Kids in the Kitchen: Thanksgiving Crafts, Helping Hands, and a Lesson in Gratitude

The “Kids in the Kitchen” blog series, brought to you by Whole Kids Foundation®, includes tips and tricks to encourage kids’ participation in all kitchen activities — especially in meal planning, prepping, serving and eating. Give kids good choices, and they’ll make good choices!

Get to Know Babka

If your only experience with babka is a classic Seinfeld episode, you’re long overdue for a lesson in baked goods. This traditional Jewish bread is going beyond the standard deli loaf and benefiting from today’s trend of recipe experimentation — which means you benefit too!

Essential Oils: Big Benefits in Small Bottles

They may come in tiny bottles, but essential oils pack a big punch. A few drops of these potent powerhouses can have benefits for both the mind and body. Here, the lowdown on these wonder workers and how to use them.

Watch and Learn: Dishes for Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free Diets

7 Delicious Things to Do with Pears

Paired with cheese, raw in a salad or roasted with a meaty entrée, here are sweet and savory pear recipes worth celebrating.

Get to Know Root Veggie Chips

Admit it: sometimes there’s nothing you want more than a bowl full of crispy potato chips. But these days, there’s so much more to chips than the humble potato. Grab your favorite root veggies and mandoline, and let’s get cooking!

Halloween Candy You Can Feel Good About

Finding the siren call of Halloween candy difficult to resist? At Whole Foods Market, there’s no need. All of the candies we sell live up to the same food quality standards you’ll find in the rest of the store, including no hydrogenated fats or artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. Enjoy these picks this season — they’re so good it’s spooky.

5 Must-Try Fall Makeup Ideas


Easy Breakfast Recipes You Can Make the Night Before

Taking care of prepping breakfast ahead of time saves time and early-morning frustrations. Check out our picks for recipes to get you going.

Check Out Our 10 Most Popular Fall Recipes

Our top 10 fall recipes have been tried, tested and declared delicious — by you! Below you’ll find cozy soups and hearty chilies, a sheet pan supper and quick baked pasta, lots of clever shortcuts and classic fall flavors, from pumpkin to butternut squash to sweet potatoes. Happy fall cooking!


Do You Know Your Braeburns from Your Galas? Apple Varieties Explained

With more than 7,000 varieties of apples cultivated worldwide, it can be confusing to figure out which apples work best with which recipes. Luckily, we’ve compiled 10 of our favorite types of apples, and how to use them.

9 Ways to Eat Biodynamic All Week Long

Have you heard the buzz about biodynamic agriculture? Biodynamic farmers raise food with the big picture in mind—people, plants, animals and the environment. If you’re looking for new ways to eat in tune with nature, supporting biodynamic farms is easy…and delicious. Like organic farmers, biodynamic farmers avoid synthetic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and GMOs. In addition, biodynamic farmers focus on specific, farm-made solutions for pest control, soil health and fertility. They strive to reduce the volume of imported materials, reduce their impact on the environment and nurture the potential of the farm’s own resources, which include water and biodiversity. Whole Foods Market® stores offer a bevy of biodynamic products—such as Yellow Barn Biodynamic Pasta Sauces and Delallo Biodynamic Whole Wheat Spaghetti—that can help you throw together a meal in minutes. In addition, here are a few of our favorite recipes with tips for incorporating biodynamic ingredients.

Supporting Kids’ Literacy is Delicious: Here’s How You Can Help!

It’s time to celebrate back to school by getting back to the books with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®! Whole Kids Foundation is proud to partner with Jumpstart, a national early education organization working toward the day that every child enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.