Celebrating Celiac Awareness Month

 - by Wholly Wholesome

This month, we’re supporting Celiac Awareness Month, by not only encouraging a discussion about the disease, but providing those who suffer from it with delicious gluten free meals to enjoy!

Celebrating Celiac Awareness Month

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For those who are not familiar, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation, Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. With an estimation of 1 in 100 people worldwide suffering from this disease, we work to provide our gluten-free consumers with delicious options and recipes.

Our Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shells are frozen and ready to bake. Free of milk, eggs, wheat, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy  and corn, this pie shell works great for both sweet and savory recipes.

Let the good times roll in your home when using the Wholly Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball. Create delicious pizzas, calzones, garlic knots and more with the freezer friendly dough! Just like our Gluten Free Pie Shells, this dough is free of the top 8 allergens and tastes just like it was made from scratch!

Gluten Free Fudge BrowniesFor all  the chocolate lovers, our Wholly Gluten Free Fudge Brownies will curb your next craving! These fudgey brownies are made with quality ingredients such as, natural cocoa powder, eggs and pure vanilla extract. Free from milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and corn, our Fudge Brownies are excellent alone and served on a sundae!

Join us on Pinterest for more delicious gluten free recipes to enjoy not just this month, but all year long!

A Quick Quiche Recipe

 - by Wholly Wholesome

Nothing signifies brunch quite like the Quiche Lorraine does. In honor of National Quiche Lorraine Day, we’ve put our own twist on this traditional recipe. So good, you just might celebrate all week!

Celebrate Quiche Lorraine Day

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Country Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients:
Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Shell
Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Shell
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cup of light cream
3 strips of bacon
3/4 cup of shredded cheese (Sharp, White Cheddar or Swiss)
1/2 small onion
3 pieces of lean deli ham
1/8 tsp of nutmeg
1/8 tsp of paprika
1/8 tsp of pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. While the oven is preheating, thaw shell for 10 minutes and prick bottom and sides of shell with a fork. Bake shell for 10 minutes, then cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Tear up ham into small pieces, cook bacon well, crumble and sautè onions, set aside these ingredients.

Fill the bottom of pie shell with 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Layer ham, bacon, onions and add remaining ¼ cup of shredded cheese. In a saucepan, scald cream. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs then add to cream. Remove eggs and cream from heat and stir until combined. Add nutmeg, paprika and pepper.

Pour egg mixture into pie shell. Place quiche on a cookie sheet to protect oven should quiche boil over.

Place in the oven on the center rack and back at 350°F for approximately 45 minutes or until center sets. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 30 minutes and enjoy!

The Apple (Pie) of America’s Eye

 - by Wholly Wholesome

My oh my, we sure love #ApplePie! We’re celebrating America’s favorite pie all month long. But have you ever wondered … how did apple pie become so beloved?

America’s Favorite Pie

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While the original apple pie recipe came from England, it rose in popularity in the states when the settlers colonized. Due to the abundance of fruit bearing trees and the ability to dry and store the fruit, apple pies rose in popularity in America.
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During the 1920’s the phrase “as American as apple pie” rose in popularity when it was used to describe the home making abilities of President Herbert Hoover’s wife. During the 1940’s the phrase took off during World War II, when interviewed soldiers would often say they were willing to fight for “mom and apple pie.”

Apple pie has become a symbol of American patriotism and a beloved dessert of the American people. All these fun facts leave you hungry for more? Celebrate the day in the best fashion… with a good ‘ole Wholly Wholesome Apple Pie.

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Healthy Kids Day

 - by Wholly Wholesome

With Summer approaching, it’s time to get those kids off the couch and active. There’s no better way to kick start that than by participating in Healthy Kids Day!

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Put on by the YMCA, Healthy Kids Day is a day full of fun to help get kids excited about staying active all summer long! Every YMCA in the country will be taking part in this day on April 29th, so look for your local Y and join in on the fun!

While you and your child are waiting for Healthy Kids Day, enjoy a fun and active game of hot lava. Lay pillows and cushions around your living room or basement and pretend the ground is hot lava. Encourage your child to jump from cushion to cushion trying not to touch the ground!
Wholly Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball
Now all this activity requires a healthy and satisfying snack! So, fuel your child with a wholesome and tasty snack, like our Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza Bites! Our pizza bites are made from our Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball, which are free of the top eight allergens (milk, eggs, wheat, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts and soy).

Keep your kids full and healthy all summer long with tasty recipes even a picky eater will love! Click here to give them a try!

You Won’t be Blue on Blueberry Pie Day

 - by Wholly Wholesome

Now it’s no surprise that we love a good pie. And we love blueberries, not only do they taste great but they are rich in antioxidants such as flavonoid making them a great brain food! So you can imagine how excited we are to celebrate a day that combines two of our favorite treats!

Blueberry Pie Day

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In honor of Blueberry Pie Day on the 28th, we’re taking our love of pie to the next level. We’ve gathered some tasty recipes to help you celebrate!

Blueberry Pie Smoothie: Who says you can’t have pie for breakfast? Blend together frozen blueberries, yogurt, oats and all your favorite pie seasonings for a satisfying smoothie to start off your day!

Blueberry Pie Hand Pies: Create a delicious and easy blueberry hand pie with our Traditional Organic Pie Dough! Simply cut our pie dough into squares and place a scoop of pie filling in each one.

Easy Blueberry Pie: However, if you’re looking for an easy way to enjoy this day, try one of our premium all natural and organic frozen pies. These bake-at-home pies give you the homemade taste you’re looking for without sweating it out in the kitchen!

Craving more delicious sweet treats? Visit our Pinterest page for all the recipe inspiration you’ll ever need!

An Easter Brunch that Pops

 - by Wholly Wholesome

With Easter approaching, it’s time to start planning a delicious menu your family and friends will love. Our favorite part of any menu is dessert! Join us in celebrating Easter with this simple recipe!

Make Your Easter a Little Bit Sweeter

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Peach Pie Pops

Ingredients:
Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough
Peach preserve
Egg wash
Granulated Sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the pie dough and using a glass, begin to cut out circles. Continue this process until you have used all the dough.

Place a dollop of peach preserves in the middle of each circle. Brush the edges of the pie dough with egg wash and place another circle on top crimping the edges to seal. Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy!

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Picky Eaters Pick These Recipes!

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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This month, we’re taking on the National Nutrition Month challenge and looking to get our families excited about eating good-for-you foods … without giving up our favorite treats. But when you have picky eaters in your home, it can be challenging to get them excited about healthy snacks.

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Let’s put a spin on some popular kid-approved snacks!

  1. Mini Doughnuts: With a few simple ingredients, you can create sweet mini doughnuts in minutes. Roll Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough into golf ball sized balls and fry them in vegetable oil. Once cool, roll them in cinnamon and sugar for a healthier alternative to your favorite doughnuts.
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  3. Pizza Roll Ups: The next time your little one is craving an after-school snack, skip the frozen pizza bites and try a healthier homemade alternative instead. Roll out Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Dough and cut out 12 rectangles. Fill each rectangle with mozzarella cheese and peperoni pieces. Carefully roll each rectangle into a ball and place in a greased baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and serve this kid approved tasty snack with marinara sauce!
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  5. Toaster Pastry: Put a healthy twist on this on-the-go breakfast by whipping up a healthier version. Unroll Wholly Wholesome Whole Wheat Organic Pie Dough and cut into six small rectangles. Fill each rectangle with your favorite jam and top with another piece of dough. Seal the edges with a fork and brush with an egg wash. Once baked and golden, you’ll have a healthier alternative your child will love!

 

So go ahead and indulge this month with a little help from Wholly Wholesome. Our all natural and gluten free baked goods help make your favorite treats better for you and your kids. For more mouth-watering recipe ideas, visit our Pinterest page updated weekly.

Our Guide to Making the Most of National Nutrition Month

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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This month, we’re focusing on what we put in our bodies in celebration of National Nutrition Month. After scouring the Internet, these are our favorite tasty and nutritious recipes to help you celebrate right along with us all month long.

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Acai Bowls: Craving a delicious and refreshing breakfast? Then give one of these Fitness Magazine approved acai bowls a try. This thick smoothie bowl is simple to make and can be topped with your favorite fixings. We love topping our bowls with rows of tasty ingredients such as fresh fruit, shaved coconut and Mixed Berry MetaBall.

 

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding: Chia seeds are full of antioxidants and Omega-3s, making them a powerhouse ingredient. Chia seed pudding is easy to make and is great for an on-the-go breakfast.  We love this decadent Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding from Minimalist Baker. Try topping it with Chocolate Brownie MetaBall and raspberries for a sweet treat.

 

Overnight Oats: These Overnight Oats from Skinny Taste are a simple way to enjoy a filling breakfast. Place your oats, milk and toppings in a jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate them overnight and you’ll have a convenient breakfast to enjoy in the morning. We love topping our oats with chopped Apple Pie MetaBall.

 

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Oh My, It’s a Pi Day Celebration!

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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Calling all educators! March 14th is Pi Day and we’re celebrating this mathematical constant with fun classroom activities and treats you’ll want to make long after Pi Day is over.

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  1. Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate this holiday in your classroom? Try bringing in Wholly Wholesome All Natural Frozen Pies, let your class find Pi and then enjoy a slice!
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  3. Or, after discussing the significance of the number, host a pie eating contest for all your students!
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  5. Go savory and host a pizza party for your class! Use Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball to bake a few pizzas the night before. Once Pi Day arrives, have your class find Pi before digging into each pizza! Take it one step further and have them find the measurement of each Pepperoni!

 

For more fun ideas on how to celebrate to National Pi Day, check out these tasty
3.14 Pie Recipes
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MetaBall’s Fitness Flavor Guide

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect snack to fit your fitness routine. Lucky for you, our friends at MetaBall have created the perfect snacks that will fuel your on-the-go life! Created by Dr. Susan Abramson, MetaBall is a bite-sized energy snack that is free of the eight most common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, wheat, eggs, fish and shellfish. With four different flavors, MetaBall will change the way you fuel your day!

If you’re looking for a specific flavor to fit your lifestyle, we’ve created a handy pairing guide to help you out!

Outdoor Adventures: Do you prefer to have nature serve as your gym? Then Chocolate Brownie is the flavor for you! Next time you’re stepping out for a hike or going for a bike ride, be sure to pack a bag of Chocolate Brownie MetaBall to fuel your next outdoor adventure!

Gym: Some things are classic for a reason. If you steer away from the latest workout fad, and prefer the tried and true equipment at the gym, then Apple Pie is your go-to. Before your next gym workout, savor the nostalgic flavors of this energy packed snack.

Outside of the Box: Are you always willing to try the latest workout craze? Do you thrive on variety and challenge? Then give Mixed Berry a try. Combining your favorite berries, this flavor is far from boring! Be sure to have a bag of Mixed Berry MetaBall on hand.

All of the Above: For some, it’s hard to choose just one fitness approach. So if you’re the type to join a class one day and pump weights the next, give Chocolate Cherry MetaBall a try! This rich and fruity flavor will give you the best of both worlds!

For more information on MetaBall and our products, be sure to visit our website to learn more!