Go Half-Crazy Over Whole Foods: New Prices, New Books

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Something amazing happened yesterday for those of us who try to eat healthier, but stumble at the price of the -better-for-us foods: internet giant Amazon.com, Inc.— who bought the Whole Foods Market chain— dropped the retailer’s prices by 43 percent. The store, where once the cost of a banana was about the same price as the cost of a gallon of gasoline, now has prices that rival other grocery store chains on some, not all, food items.

Price drop breakdown by Bloomberg

Over time, Amazon intends to have the prices in Whole Foods Markets as competitive as other brick and mortar change, but to continue serving up the same quality and socially conscious foods the store is known for. Now that Whole Foods had become more affordable and accessible to us all, here are some books that will help you serve up some new, delicious finds.

The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity, John Mackey, Alona Pulde, and Matthew Lederman

The Whole Foods Diet John Mackey

According to Amazon: ‘If Whole Foods Market is “shorthand for a food revolution” (The New Yorker), then The Whole Foods Diet will give that revolution its bible – the unequivocal truth about what to eat for a long, healthy, disease-free life.’ This book is handy if you are just starting out on a whole foods journey and need a quick go-to and reference guide.

The Whole Foods Market Cookbook: A Guide to Natural Foods with 350 Recipes, Steve Petusevsky and The Whole Foods Market Team

The Whole Foods Market Steve Petusevsky

An older read (2002), this book is a must-have because it was co-authored by the Whole Foods Market Team. Who else to better recommend innovative ways in which to prepare some of your favorite foods using their ingredients? This book contains 350 mouth-watering recipes that are sure to become family favorites.

 

Against the Grain: Extraordinary Gluten-Free Recipes Made From Real, All-Natural Ingredients, Nancy Cain

Against the Grain Nancy Cain

For many, gluten-free cooking is a necessary part of life. While most recipes leave you wanting in the flavor department, Nancy Cain, mother of a child who required a gluten-free diet, found ways to make the new diet interesting and tasty. Cookies, cakes, and crispy breads, all gluten-free are here and they are amazing. Complete with information for beginners and over 100 pictures, this book will make the gluten-free journey a simple delight.

The Food Allergy Mama’s East, Fast Family Meals: Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free Recipes for Every Day, Kelly Rudnicki

Food Allergy Mama's East, Fast Family Meals Kelly Rudnicki

One of the draws of Whole Foods Markets to families with food allergies is that they stock many products that are safe food choices to have in the home. While not everyone in a a food allergy home will struggle with the allergies or even the same allergies, meal times can prove challenging. Kelly Rudnicki has compiled a collection of recipes that cater to the most common food allergies and contain foods that can be enjoyed by all. Having food allergies, myself, and as a mother of a child with food allergies I find this book very handy because we are often asking “what CAN we have for dinner” as opposed to “what WILL we have for dinner.” With this book, we can pick it up, pick a recipe and know everything is safe for us.

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