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Mother’s Day Gifts: Mom’s Wish List Starts Here

By Whole Story Editors, April 23, 2018  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Updated May 7, 2018

This Mother’s Day secure your spot as mom’s favorite kid. We’ve made it easy for you by rounding up a few of our favorite gifts — from a Spanish brut Rosé and chocolates to luxurious body care must-haves. Read on for eight gifts mom is sure to love. 
  1. Bouquet of Tulips
    Say it with tulips! Different colors mean different things from love and appreciation to joy and respect. Pick up an armful of colorful fresh spring beauties this Mother’s Day and save. Get a 20-stem single-color bunch of tulips for $15 ($18 CAD) from 5/9 – 5/15/18*. Prime members, save even more — a 20-stem single-color bunch of tulips is $10 ($12 CAD) from 5/9 – 5/15/18**. Find the coupon at amazon.com/tulips in the U.S. and amazon.ca/tulips in Canada. 
  2. Vosges Rosé Bonbons
    Champagne Rosé and 29% cocoa butter white chocolate meet in these melty, special bites for mom. Tip: They are even better when followed by a sip of chilled wine. Save $1 on each 2.28-oz package of Vosges Rosé Bonbons from 5/1 – 5/31/18***.
  3. Camino Calixo Cava Brut Rosé
    It’s a celebration in a glass! Cheers mom with this Spanish gem that’s zesty and citrusy with strawberry and hints of fresh brioche. Pair these very fine bubbles sweet or savory treats like dark chocolate or Brie. Get $4 off a 750 ml bottle of Camino Calixo Cava Brut Rosé from 5/9 – 5/15/18***.
  4. Aura Cacia Essential Oils
    There’s a scent for every one of mom’s moods, from soothing to invigorating. She can add essential oils to a diffuser or do-it-yourself spa treatments, and even mix up her own custom blends. Save 20% from 5/9 – 5/15/18***, plus save an additional 25% off from 5/11 – 5/13/18****.
  5. Giovanni Hair Care
    Putting together a spa-day basket for mom? Pick up shampoos, conditioners and styling products made with high-quality ingredients, including botanicals. This innovative, salon quality hair care line is a match for all hair types. Save 25% from 5/2 – 5/15/18***, and an additional 25% off from 5/11 – 5/13/18****. 
  6. Dr. Hauschka Skin Care & Makeup
    Mom approved! For more than 50 years, Dr. Hauschka has pioneered a holistic approach to skin care, harnessing the power of plants that work with skin to achieve balance and radiance. Get 20% off from 5/2-5/15/18***, plus save an additional 25% from 5/11 – 5/13/18****.
  7. Pacha Soap Co. April Showers Bring May Flowers Froth Bomb 
    This limited-edition floral blend bath bomb is scented with geranium essential oil and will fizz while releasing a moisturizing, latte-like froth. Another must for a spa-day basket! Plus, Pacha supports clean water initiatives and provides career opportunities in developing countries to help lift men and women out of poverty. Save 25% from 5/11 – 5/13/18****.
  8. Schmidt’s Naturals Rose + Vanilla Bar Soap 
    Derived from plants, this aromatic and moisturizing soap features rose and exfoliating vanilla bean. No phthalates, artificial fragrances or artificial colors. Save 25% from 5/2 – 5/15/18***, and get an additional 25% from 5/11 – 5/13/18****.
Discover more gifts in our Whole Body department, and get 25% off beauty, body care, essential oils and more from 5/11 – 5/13/18****. 
*Valid 5/9 - 5/15/18. While supplies last. No rain checks. Cannot be combined with other offers.
**Valid 5/9 - 5/15/18. Prime member offer may be applied once and to one 20-stem single-color tulip bouquet only. While supplies last. No rain checks. Offer may be canceled at any time and may not be resold. Cannot be combined with other offers.
***Valid 5/1 – 5/31/18 for the Vosges Rosé Bonbons. Valid 5/2 – 5/15/18 for Giovanni Hair Care, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care & Makeup and Schmidt’s Naturals Rose + Vanilla Bar Soap. Valid 5/9  5/15/18 for Camino Calixo Cava Brut Rosé and Aura Cacia Essential Oils. While supplies last. No rain checks. U.S. stores only. Not valid at Whole Foods Market 365™ locations. Giovanni Hair Care sale excludes travel sizes. Wine sale prices not legally available in all stores. Wine sale price cannot be combined with case discount where prohibited by law. Must be 21. Please drink responsibly.
****Valid 5/9  5/13/18. While supplies last. No rain checks. U.S. stores only. Not valid at Whole Foods Market 365™ locations.


Categories: Mother's Day, Whole Body, Floral

5 Easy Ways to Empower Your Family’s Health with Supplements

By Whole Story Editors, April 23, 2018  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Updated July 26, 2018



What Are Supplements?

Supplements are just that — supplements, not replacements. Paired with a healthy diet, they can help keep the body strong and well. They can also help address specific health needs related to your muscles, brain, digestion and more. Research indicates that optimal levels of some nutrients are tough to obtain from diet alone, so… supplements!
The latest and greatest deal just for Prime members: 25% off all supplements*, including favorite brands like Garden of Life, Bulletproof and more. The sale runs from 8/3-8/5/2018, but you can shop from 7/27-8/2/2018 to reserve your must-haves. It's easy—head to your local store, fill a bag, hand it to a team member and come back from 8/3-8/5 to get your supplements for 25% off. 
The Whole Body sections of our stores have a wide variety of supplement types, so if multivitamins are the only kind that spring to mind, there’s a whole new world to explore.

1. Sports Nutrition

Whatever your workout, sports nutrition supplements such as pre-workout energizers, endurance gels and protein powders can fuel your sessions before, sustain your energy during and support repair and recovery after. Protein plays a key role in sports nutrition because it is vital for lean muscle tissue growth and repair, as well as cellular metabolism. Your body may get sufficient levels of protein from foods you eat, but if you are looking for additional support, protein supplements are an option. Most are vegetarian and some are dairy free or vegan.

2. Probiotics

Probiotics play an important role in digestion, supporting the immune system and intestinal health.


3. Multivitamins

  • Multis contain beneficial nutrients that may be difficult to obtain from food sources alone. Experts say many Americans fall short in a number of nutrients including vitamins E, A, C and magnesium. Other nutrients that may potentially need supplementation include calcium, vitamin K, potassium and dietary fiber.
  • Kids’ multivitamins literally give children the ABCs they need: vitamin A, the B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, vitamin D — and even “E” for essential fatty acids! We’ve got kid-friendly tablets, powder packets, shake mixes, greens powders, liquids, gummies and chewables — with the nutrients they need, and without the artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners.
  • Each age group has special nutrient requirements, so look for multivitamins targeted to specific age ranges.


4. Omega-3 EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids)

EFAs are vital for numerous functions in the body, including a healthy cardiovascular system, brain, mood, joints and skin.


5. Seasonal Wellness

A variety of capsules, pellets, tinctures and powders are available to support immune and respiratory systems. Warm liquids — such as organic herbal teas — may provide similar soothing effects as steam.

All our stores are different and the exact product options differ between stores. Our Whole Body team members can help you find what you need, offer product suggestions and may even be able to special order products. Check with your local store for information about the specific products they carry and what they have in stock.
Editor’s Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*Valid 8/3-8/5/18. While supplies last. No rain checks. Reservation not available in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Kansas, Montana and El Paso, Texas.


Categories: Whole Body

Tulips Are Here! What Each Color Means for Mom

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 22, 2018  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Updated May 7, 2018

Tulips, one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, represent rebirth and a deep love — perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day. There is a long-standing language of flowers said to have been finely tuned in the Victorian era when flowers were used to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. One bouquet can tell a love story, while the other can be one of friendship or appreciation. 
Get a 20-stem single-color bunch of tulips for $15 ($18 CAD) from 5/9 – 5/15/18*. Prime members, save even more — a 20-stem single-color bunch of tulips is $10 ($12 CAD) from 5/9 – 5/15/18**. Find the coupon at amazon.com/tulips in the U.S. or amazon.ca/tulips in Canada. 
This Mother’s Day, send just the right messages with your tulip bouquets for all the moms in your life from your mom and grandmother to your mom friends. 
  • Red — true love, passion, respect 
  • Pink — sweetness, gentleness, congratulations
  • Orange — appreciation, understanding
  • White — spiritual love, purity, new beginnings
  • Yellow — warmth, joy, hope, friendship
  • Purple — royal admiration, elegance
Looking for more Mother’s Day gift ideas? Check out our guide
*Valid 5/9 - 5/15/18. While supplies last. No rain checks. Cannot be combined with other offers.
**Prime member offer may be applied once and to one 20-stem single-color tulip bouquet only. Valid 5/9 - 5/15/18. While supplies last. No rain checks. Offer may be canceled at any time and may not be resold. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Categories: Floral

What’s New: Meatless Sausage, Collagen-Boosting Superfood Powder and More

By Whole Story Editors, April 16, 2018  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We’re kicking off spring by rolling out new spring essentials like a sparkling Rosé, weeknight dinner shortcuts (pre-cut and prepped veggies!) and got-to-try-them-now newcomers like plant-based sausages.
Like all the food we sell, these new food and drink additions meet our quality standards, which include no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners, and no hydrogenated fats or high fructose corn syrup either. For personal care products, we evaluate quality in terms of ingredients and experience. In fact, there are more than 100 ingredients that are not allowed in any body care products we sell.
Stop in our stores to try these latest additions:
Beyond Meat Beyond Sausage
It’s sausage — from plants! This modern miracle of meatiness is made without soy and serves up all the mouthwatering sizzle and juicy satisfaction of pork sausage, while offering the health, environmental and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. These links can be grilled, pan-seared and put on a bun or in a bowl. From the makers of The Beyond Burger.
Whole Foods Market™ Build-Your-Own Thai Salad  
Satisfying your craving for Thai food has never been easier with our fresh selection of ingredients including spicy lime dressing, peanuts, purple cabbage, basil, mint, cucumbers, red bell peppers, green papaya, carrots, chicken and rice noodles. Find all of the ingredients to build your Thai-inspired salad at the salad bar.
Camino Calixo Cava Brut Rosé
Raise a glass and take in the zesty aromas of citrus, wild strawberry and fennel. Salmon-pink in color, the apple, berry and brioche flavors are balanced on a firm structure of mineral acidity and fine bubbles. Pairs perfectly with shellfish, lean fish, appetizers and snacks.
Ancient Nutrition KetoCOLLAGEN
This is a superfood powder for those following a ketogenic diet or anyone looking to experience the power of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) from coconut. It not only provides the body with Types I, II and III collagen to support healthy muscles and connective tissue and skin but is also made with no dairy, grain, peas and soy. 
The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm Alpha Tolman
Alpha Tolman cheese has a buttery, fruit and nut flavor when young and then develops bold meaty, caramelized onion flavors as it matures. The texture is dense, supple and ideal for melting. Pair with a robust ale, plummy red wine or onion jam. 
365 Everyday Value® Pre-cut and Prepped Vegetables
Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Trimmed Brussels Sprouts, Organic Broccoli with Carrots & Cauliflower Florets, Organic Riced Cauliflower and more
Meet your new go-to for fast, home-cooked meals. Ready in just 4-6 minutes, these fresh staples are the ideal shortcuts for side dishes, stews, soups and casseroles. Find them in the produce section.
Whole Foods Market™ Leek & Goat Cheese Quiche
Our flavorful quiches always begin with an all-butter crust. We take this one to the next level with goat cheese, cage-free eggs and roasted leeks. Add a salad for one of the easiest meals ever.
Visit our stores to find new favorites, and check out more recently added products.  
Categories: Whats_New, Trends & New Stuff

Why You Should Be Shopping the Bulk Bin Aisle

By Lindsay Robison, April 16, 2018  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison
If you tend to pass over the bulk bins, it’s time to turn your cart around and give it another look. When you do, you’ll find you can enjoy new lower prices on some items in our bulk bins, which has always been a great place to find value in our stores. Plus, look for a new selection of buy-as-‭much-or-as-little-as-you-like nuts, dried fruit, candy, grind-your-own nut butters, grains, beans, trail mixes and more. ‬
So, what can you buy in bulk? All kinds of things: rice, flours, pasta, soup mixes, cereals, trail mixes, sweeteners, nuts and seeds. And don’t forget snacks and treats. 
Here’s why we love shopping the bulk bins:
  • Reduce waste. Buy what you need for recipes and avoid extra packaging too — definitely something to keep in mind year-round.
  • Save money. Buying only what you need means only paying for what you need. And with new lower prices on some items in the bulk section, that’s extra savings!
  • Experiment. Try new and unfamiliar ingredients without committing to large bags of food that may expire in the back of your pantry. Playing with different flours in your favorite recipes can create new flavors, aromas and textures. 
  • Get fresh. Our bulk section is popular. We sell a lot of bulk foods, so they haven't been sitting and going stale, and where else can you find so many whole-grain and organic choices?

Get Started with 3 DIY Trail Mixes

Buy ingredients in bulk and have them on hand to make your own trail mixes for outdoor adventures or afternoon office snack attacks. Bulk selections vary by store — explore the offerings at your local store, then make a few of our favorite combos below or create your own! 
Granola Anytime
  • Granola
  • Banana chips
  • Chocolate chips
  • Pecans
  • Dried cherries
Island Hike
  • Sesame sticks
  • Raw cashews
  • Raisins
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dried pineapple
Seeds and Sweets
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Raisins
Looking for more inspiration? Wholesome snacking is easy with these recipes on hand, starring some of our favorite ingredients from the bulk department: Chewy Coconut Granola Bars, Popcorn Trail Mix, Oat Date Bars, Whole Grain Almond Granola with Cranberries and Pimentón Roasted Garbanzos (tip: you can cook dried garbanzos from our bulk bins by following this simple method).
Categories: Grocery, Food & Recipes