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Your Recipes...Made Natural

Do you have a favorite recipe that could use a natural makeover? Let us help!
  • Maybe your recipe is chock full of processed ingredients. We'll show you how to swap those out for natural versions.
  • Could the nutrition profile use some lightening up of calories, fat or sodium? Or maybe you want to get more of the good stuff - like fruits, veggies and whole grains. Let us tweak the ingredients to improve the nutrition without losing any flavor.
  • Special diets call for special recipes. Whether you focus on gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan, one of the hardest challenges of changing your diet is missing out on old favorites. Send us those family classic dishes that you crave and let us make them fit your new dietary needs.
  • Maybe you've already created a healthy makeover of a favorite recipe. Send us that, too!
Post your recipe, along with any interesting background on the recipe and why you are looking for a healthier version, in the comments section below. If we select your recipe for a healthy makeover and publish the improved version on our website, we'll send you a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card. Here's a sampling of some of the favorite "make it natural" recipes we've created: Broccoli, Rice and Cheese Casserole This crowd-pleasing casserole traditionally calls for condensed cream of mushroom soup, butter, heavy cream, and/or sour cream. Our version uses all-natural soup (we recommend our 365 Everyday Value cream of mushroom soup) and skips the butter and heavy cream to reduce calories and saturated fat.   Colorful Turkey Chili Swapping ground turkey for ground beef saves calories and fat in this chili recipe. Bell pepper, two kinds of beans and mushroom marinara sauce add great flavor and boost the nutrition.     Gluten-Free Tabouleh Tabouleh, the wonderful Middle Eastern dish featuring bulgur wheat tossed with parsley, tomatoes, onions, olive oil and lemon juice, can easily be made gluten free by replacing the bulgur with quinoa.     Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies Who knew how easy it was to make these gluten-free peanut butter cookies? You don't need any special gluten-free flours or baking mixes for these treats-they can be assembled with basic pantry and fridge staples.

Send Us Your Requests!

Post your recipe in the comments section and let us make it natural! If we select your recipe for a healthy makeover and publish the improved version on our website, we'll send you a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card.