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Get to Know Sorghum

By Megan Myers, August 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

If you were raised in the South, chances are you’re familiar with sorghum, especially as a flavorful syrup for pancakes or biscuits. This whole grain is actually one of the most important cereal crops in the world, and it can be used in so many ways!

What is Sorghum?

Sorghum is an ancient grain that spread from Africa to India, Asia, Australia, and the Americas thanks to trade routes. While it has been used here for years to make food for livestock, ethanol and syrup, sorghum has been gaining in popularity thanks in part to its gluten-free status.

Sorghum grains, unlike wheat, have an edible hull. This helps it retain nutrients, making it a great option for any diet. The grains vary in color, with red, brown, golden, yellow, white and even purple all being common shades....

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Bento Box Lunch Ideas: 6 Easy (and Insta-worthy!) options

By Whole Story Editors, August 18, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Bento box lunch
Photo: Marvelous Mommy

Looking for a new way to expand your children’s lunch menu? Hoping to introduce new-to-them nutritious foods? Meet the bento box. Although it has a long history in Japanese cuisine, it has been embraced as a fun and creative approach to packing to-go meals around the world. Bonus: It can be as elaborate or simple as you want. We asked a few of our favorite experts for their top tips on packing a bento box. Do try these at home!


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Meet the Wild Kratts! (And Check out the Wild Kratts Collection for Back-to-School ... )

By Whole Story Editors, August 16, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Whole Foods Market teamed up with the hit PBS KIDS show Wild Kratts to create a line of products perfect for back-to-school. We sat down with brothers and co-stars Chris and Martin Kratt for an interview to find out about how they created the wildy popular program, their very favorite "creature powers, what kids can do to help protect animals, and so much more. Find the collection of products in Whole Foods Market stores now — shop now until August 23 and score 25% off!


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Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

By Anne L. Fritz, August 12, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Anne L. Fritz

Coconut Oil in small bowl

Coconut oil is (still!) trending — and for good reason. It can be used in sautés, in cakes and cookies, or even in place of butter on your toast. But if you’re only using coconut oil in the kitchen, you're missing out. It’s also an all-purpose beauty solution, a must-have for pets, and a total lifesaver at home. Read on to learn absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about the tropical essential.


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Get Pretty Hair: 3 DIYs for Shine, Texture and Strength

By Jennifer Cheng, August 12, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng

Back-to-school season is the perfect time to try something new. We’ve got three ways to have fun experimenting with your hair — starting in the kitchen!



This subtly scented hair oil has a light feel that adds moisture without being heavy or greasy. Smooth onto damp ends to condition or dry ends to control flyaways.

Neroli Vanilla Hair Oil

Makes 1 4-ounce bottle (120 ml)

2 ounces (60 ml) virgin coconut oil
2 ounces (60 ml) apricot kernel oil
½ vanilla bean, sliced lengthwise
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) neroli essential oil in jojoba


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