Contributed by: NAPSA
Americans' Appetite For Organic & Healthy Food Grows
(NAPSA) - "Happy Days," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and Blondie were big hits 30 years ago when Whole Foods Market opened its first store in Austin and introduced shoppers to organic and natural foods.
As the organic foods industry has grown and become more mainstream, shoppers are also looking for ways to enjoy organic foods as part of a healthy diet.
Whole Foods Market, as it celebrates its 30th birthday, is making it easier for shoppers to eat healthy by offering more recipes with nutritional profiles, and cooking and shopping tips.
Here are some tips for healthy eating:
Focus on plant-strong foods. Think more veggies, fruits, grains, beans and legumes at every meal.
Choose nutrient-dense foods. Look for foods with high micronutrients (i.e., vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants) per calorie.
"Whole Foods Market was started to offer people healthy, high-quality food in its purest state," says John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO. "Going forward, we are deepening our commitment to healthy eating by providing education and support tools to inspire interest in foods that help improve and maintain health and vitality."
Shoppers can find tips on cooking, eating and saving money, coupons and nutrition-packed recipes in Whole Foods Market stores and online at www.whole foodsmarket.com.
Put oats and groats into a medium pot and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, put juice, water and cinnamon into a small pot and heat over medium heat until hot. Carefully add hot juice mixture to oats and groats and return to the heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and oats and groats are tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove and discard cinnamon, ladle into bowls.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
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