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Win a Basket of Summer Pantry Favorites

Summertime is the perfect time for easy meals and snacks. A well-stocked pantry can help you feed the crew and get back to the pool, hammock or great summer book more quickly. And when that pantry is stocked with tasty options that are free of artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats, you’ve got it made in the shade. This basket is a collection of a few of our favorite healthy snacks and staples so that you’ll be covered when the stomachs in your house start rumbling. For a chance to win this basket, enter a comment by July 26th telling us what pantry-based concoction you like to whip up for a quick meal or snack in the summer. One winner will be selected at random to receive our Summer Pantry Favorites Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card for you to pick up fresh fruits and veggies or other pantry basics. Here’s what you’ll find in the basket:
  • Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Chips
  • Zico Natural Coconut Water
  • 2 Justin's Classic Organic Peanut Butter Packets
  • Eden Organic Cannellini White Kidney Beans (no salt added)
  • Eden Organic Black Soy Beans (no salt added)
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Smooth Almond Butter
  • 365 Everyday Value Smooth Cashew Butter
  • 365 Everyday Value Strawberry Fruit Spread
  • 365 Everyday Value Pitted Dates
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Turkish Apricots
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Almonds
  • 365 Everyday Value Fruit & Nut Trail Mix
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Walnuts
  • Seeds of Change Persia Seven Whole Grain Pilaf Blend
  • Seeds of Change Velleron French-Style Herb Whole Grain Blend
  • Tru Roots Organic Chia Seeds
Make sure to leave a comment telling us about your best summer pantry-based meal or snack by July 26th for a chance to win our Summer Pantry Favorites!

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lisa says …

We love all fruit smoothies made with 356 almond milk :)

Tess says …

We always have dark (72% cocoa or higher) chocolate, whole nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts) and dried fruit (LOVE Whole Foods' dried persimmons!!!). These three together satisfy my sweet tooth and fill my tummy with protein to keep me going until meal time.

AngeFabz says …

A can of crushed tomatoes, angel hair, and a little basil makes a perfect dinner! Easy and delish!

Tracey H. says …

Dried Cranberries, nuts, honey O's cereal, natural marshmallows, raw oatmeal and crackers for the kids. I love a variety of beans for soups or just alone. That's a few of our pantry must haves.

Marion says …

Homemade hummus with veggies or pita chips. My son loves it and will get it out of the fridge in the am and want it with breakfast. He will eat it by the spoonfuls.

Sandy Renninger says …

Favorite and most elegant snack to serve to surprise guests is Warm Brie covered with 365 Everyday Value Strawberry Fruit Spread and served with 365 Everyday Value Organic Walnuts, Seedless Grapes, Granny Smith Apple Slices and Strawberries all purchased at Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting of course. Microwave brie wheel for 2 minutes, place on square glass plate, cover with warm fruit spread and surround with fruit and nuts. Serve with Crostinis made by slicing baguette, then brushing each piece with olive oil and baking for 10 minutes @ 350 degrees. Yum ☺

Donna Laaer says …

We love a cooler full of Chicken Salad sandwiches made with nuts and dates and Almond Butter sandwiches; when we go to the beach.

Daniel Brookshire says …

One of our families quick go to snack is crackers, peanut butter with either bananas or apples.

Annemarie says …

Love the Blueberry Vinagrette. Also love fresh vegetables and fruits.

Elizabeth says …

There is nothing better than the 365 canned salmon which makes the best salmon patties.

Tracy Valadez says …

I ALWAYS have assorted dried fruits,oatmeal, and nuts for granola and dried pastas, garlic, and seasonal veggies for quick pasta dinners and beans, canned tuna, & whole grain crackers for snacks and picnics.

Bonita Sarazin says …

One of my favorite easy and go to lunch options: Lightly toasted GF Multi-grain Bagel spread with 365 Organic Dijon mustard, layered with thinly sliced deli turkey breast, fresh sliced tomato, large leaf of crip lettuce, and a slice (or two)of 365 Emmentaler Swiss Cheese and a handful of Food Should Taste Good, The Works Tortilla Chips. Yummy!

Miriam Castillo says …

I will mix the dry fruits with the nuts to make pie crusts, coconut water to make smoothies, chips to eat with hummus and my favorite chia seeds to mix with my rice protein shake for breakfasts! What a perfect basket for a healthy diet.... fuel of nutrients and and flavors! Love this!

Caitlin H. says …

My favorite pantry staple is Orzo in the summer... I can use fresh herbs from pots on my deck and in-season delicious summer tomatoes to make a quick, tasty summer pasta dinner!

Gillian Young says …

Home made trail mix with nuts, goji berries, coconut and cacao nibs!

Edina Galla says …

Dark choclate covered Acai with Blueberry.... of course just 1/4 cup per serving. :-)

Sara Rodriguez says …

Gotta be apples & peanut butter...I'm addicted to peanut butter. My daughter loves crackers & cheese, son loves any chips or granola bars!

roxanne king says …

The best thing I love about summer is fresh mango chutney. I could have this with every meal

Nelson Brown says …

Brown rice, Black Beans,and Broccoli. Top with a baked salmon filet..!!!!UMMmmmmmm......Lunch And Dinner Often!

natalie says …

I love a refreshing drink of coconut water whisked with frozen raspberries, paired with seasonal fresh fruits and/or multigrain crackers with a home made quick bean dip made from mashed canned beans and spices... cucumber and melon salad is also great, as is just a handful of raw nuts and dried fruit :)

Peggy Lott says …

Whole Foods fresh greens with Whole Foods Shrimp...Whole Foods Cranberry Walnut bread on the side. Perfectly simple and delicious!

Mianna says …

Whole wheat couscous works with everything summer! I add tomatoes, basil, green beans, zucchini, corn, feta, mozzarella, the sky is the limit! And the left-overs are great too!

charline says …

For a quick meal I make mac and cheese and grilled hotdogs. Hey the kids love it stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

jaime mchugh says …

i like to eat carrots and ranch in the summer because its a cool snack and cools you off. i also like to freeze bananas and eat them like popsicles

Eric Payne says …

I enjoy chili on corn chips. It's quick and easy. Thanks!

susan smoaks says …

My best summer pantry food is cheese and crackers. I enjoy it with some wine.

Jessica Zimmer says …

I keep chicken stock and canned beans in my pantry. For a quick soup, I sauté kale or other dark leaf with garlic, pour in chicken stock with canned beans. My 4-year old loves it! And if I'm feeling extra zesty, I'll squeeze a little lemon juice after it cooks to brighten it up!

Nick Hilleshiem says …

The smooth cashew butter is soooo good. My fav!

Happi Shopr says …

We like to mix together walnuts halves, dark chocolate chunks and dried cherries for a summer snack.

Jill S says …

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Almond Butter Oat Cookies with Dried Cranberries 1 cup almond butter, 1 egg, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup oats, 1/3 cup dried cranberries bake @ 350 for 7-10 minutes YUM!

Maureen says …

we like the chips like the Food should taste good with some cheese melted over it with a bit of cooked chicken for a quick version of nachos.

Dennis Miller says …

My favorite pantry-based snack is homemade bite-sized popcorn balls made with nuts (almond slices or pistachio nuts!) and honey (instead of sugar or corn syrup). They make a great picnic or travel snack and everybody loves them.

Katie K says …

I'd make bean dip with the Eden Organic Cannellini White Kidney Beans.

Allie says …

I learned to can salsa, so having chips on hand to set out a quick chips n' salsa is fast, easy, and delicious. I also always keep chickpeas and tahini so I can make hummus.

Jill S. says …

My mom's homemade ollalieberry jam! It goes great on toast, croissants, pancakes, makes an amazing PB&J and warmed over ice cream is pretty much heaven.

DanV says …

My favorite is crackers and olives

Jenn Tidwell says …

My favorite pantry based snack is a slice of toasted whole grain bread with peanut butter, sliced bananas and honey or agave nectar!

Summer says …

Almond Butter and agave sandwiches! Great for a quick lunch or dinner!

Kristie says …

Crackers, cheese and pesto or sun-dried tomato paste!

Mary says …

Looks like a great basket! I love Whole Foods!

Laura says …

Looks delish!

Mary says …

Looks like a great basket! I love Whole Foods!

Catherine says …

I love to make homemade trail mix to take out on sumer adventures.

Suzy says …

Nachos are fun, but chips and salsa, or chips and bean dip is even better when its hot!

Debbie Howard Basham says …

I love this healthy snack basket. It's a great combo of items!

Jessica Ruiz says …

My favorite pantry snack is granola! Great any time of day.

liz says …

Wow- what a great mix of Yum, Health and even Beauty. My favorite snack is a pint of fresh blueberries to nibble on all day long!

Cory Martinez says …

My favorite pantry-based snack are Bunny crackers!

Meredith Berke says …

love Whole Foods! Hope I Win!

Lisa says …

Pick me! :)

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