Why You Should Care About Transparency

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April 30th is Healthy Kids Day, but we’ve got a secret: Health is a lifelong commitment!

That’s why Wholly Wholesome is dedicated to bringing all of our wholly amazing fans the wholly delicious products that they trust. We’re focused on transparency. Here’s why you should be too!

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Today, the way we eat often reflects what we care about most. We need transparency and fortunately, times are changing. Once a luxury, clean ingredients have become a given, and preservatives are not likely to make their way into our homes.

On Healthy Kids Day, take a look at the integrity of both your food and of the companies producing it. It’s time to take our power back from brands that have only provided us with more questions than answers. America’s parents know that their primary job is to fuel their children for a life free from artificiality, and the nutrition label is the perfect place to start.

Take a stand in the most delicious way possible! Give our kid-friendly Football Pizza Pockets made with our new Wholly Wholesome Organic Whole Wheat Pie Dough a go for a classically fun snack made with ingredients you know you can trust!

3 Ways to Beat the Blues on Blueberry Pie Day

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April 28th is National Blueberry Pie Day, and we’re getting ready to beat the blues (get it?) with three foolproof tricks for instant happiness.

Ready, set, smile!

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Put a smile on your face with these tips, from the happy people at Wholly Wholesome to you!

  1. Clear the way for positive energy. A cluttered work space can cause you undue anxiety, so do a little bit of organizing and let the good vibes in!
  1. Believe you can be happy. In one study, people who listened to music with the intention of improving their moods were happier than people simply who listened without making any effort. So, put your mind to it!
  1. Eat Blueberry Pie! Not only are blueberries a mood-boosting food, but this superfruit is also the star of our newest recipe, which is sure to make you smile! Give it a try.

Wholly Wholesome No-Bake Blueberry Pie
Ingredients

  • Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Shell
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions

  1. Combine blueberries, sugar and 1/2 cup yogurt in your food processor and process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, remaining 1 cup of yogurt, powdered sugar and vanilla and use an electric mixer to combine until smooth.
  3. Add the blueberry mixture to the cream cheese mixture and beat on medium to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, add heavy cream and use your mixer to beat it until it turns into whipped cream.
  5. Fold the whipped cream into the blueberry mixture and carefully combine.
  6. Pour the blueberry pie filling into crust.
  7. Freeze the pie until solid, about 3-4 hours. Enjoy!

Your Guide to the Ultimate Spring Brunch

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What makes spring great?

Is it the warm weather? Or maybe it’s the buds on all of the trees? Perhaps it’s the arrival of the snowbirds from their winter escape.

While all of these things make spring great, what makes it one of our favorite times of year, is brunch. Outside! With friends and family. Enjoying deliciously decadent food.

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So grab a fresh bouquet of spring flowers, set the table and invite a group of your best buds. Savory Appetizer + Savory Entrée + Quiche + Sweet Treat = Brunch Success!

Savory Appetizer: Kick off the ultimate spring brunch off with our Gluten Free Basil Pesto Braid. What’s not to love about it? It’s elegant, colorful and simply delicious!

Savory Entrèe: When choosing a main course, look for a dish that’s light and fun. Our Smoked Salmon Pizza hits all of the marks. Try making tiny, handheld pizzas for a twist on this seriously tasty brunch recipe.

Quiche: Pick a quiche, any quiche! What’s brunch without it? Our Gluten Free Country Quiche Lorraine will brighten any breakfast table with its crumbled bacon and perfectly crisped Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell.

Sweet Treat: Sweets are always welcome. We usually eat dessert first and with these Gluten Free Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, you will too!

Tame the Beast (aka your freezer!)

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It’s official. Spring is here! We’re inspired to clear out the old and make room for the new. And that means our freezer, too. You haven’t forgotten about it, have you? Why, it’s more than just a chest to hold freezer burnt chicken and ice cream, you know!

Here’s our foolproof guide to spring cleaning your freezer … and stocking it with Wholly Wholesome!

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  1. Take Inventory: First things first. Take a look at what you have crammed in your freezer. Is the homemade soup you made last month still worthy of bringing back to life? It’s time to make some tough decisions.

To toss or to keep? That is the question. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help you decide:

Meat + Poultry + Seafood
Bacon: 1 month in the freezer
Chicken: 6 months in the freezer
Cold Cuts: 2 months in the freezer
Fish Fillets: 6 months in the freezer
Raw Shrimp: 6 months in the freezer

Dairy + Eggs
Block Hard Cheese: 6 months in the freezer
Block Semi-Hard Cheese: 6 months in the freezer
Milk: 3 months in the freezer
Tofu: 5 months in the freezer
Yogurt: 2 months in the freezer

  1. Eat, Recycle, Toss: Plan to eat the food that still looks healthy and toss or recycle the food that doesn’t.

Pro Tip: Take a quick look at the food containers and boxes that are recyclable and learn to reduce your environmental impact just by cleaning out your freezer. It’s as simple as that!

  1. Move It On Up: Now, take a deep breath. You’ve just made major headway! Re-organize your freezer so that older items are at the front and newer items are at the back. Of course, your Wholly Wholesome Pie Crusts will make their way to the front and center, right?

 

National Nutrition Month: Make Nutrition Your Mission

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We’ve got a secret …

There’s more to Wholly Wholesome than you might think. Behind all of that wholly delicious flavor is a little something we call clean ingredients. Take a look behind the curtain this National Nutrition Month (and try the delicious recipe at the end of this blog post!)

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How important are clean ingredients to us? Well, they’re something we won’t compromise on because they’re something you won’t compromise on!

We know that how you eat reflects what you care about most. Families that lead socially and environmentally conscious lifestyles need transparency. We hear you! We realize that clean ingredients have become a given, and preservatives absolutely cannot make their way into our homes.

This National Nutrition Month, keep an eye out for:

  1. Gluten free foods
  2. Trans fat-free foods
  3. Preservative-free foods
  4. Allergen-friendly foods

Wholly Wholesome fans like you know that you can enjoy your favorite indulgences while not sacrificing flavor! Commit to checking the label. Ingredients count!

Try it! Gluten Free Basil Pesto Bread.

Pie for Pi Day

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In general, 46 percent of people prefer pie over cake. Is apple pie your go-to? Do you believe pumpkin pie makes or breaks Thanksgiving dinner? Is Wholly Wholesome’s Fruit Jewel Pie your jam in the summer?

Then celebrate Pi Day with us!
 
 

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Beginning March 1st, Wholly Wholesome will kick off its celebration of Pi Day, a nationally recognized holiday, with its “Pie for Pi Day” Campaign. We want to share our passion for creating delicious, allergen friendly and all-natural baked goods with you!

We’re asking all teachers out there to share your video or photo submissions with us demonstrating your class’ love for math (and pie) in honor of Pi Day. How will you make this March 14th a standout Pi Day using pie? Find a few helpful tips on Pinterest!

You and your school will have a chance to be named one of our “2016 Pi Heroes”! You could be celebrated on local television and radio. Plus, win twelve months of Wholly Wholesome pie. Math and pie. What could be better?

Your Favorite Pie Even
Wholly Healthier

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There are a number of ways to make your favorite desserts healthier (which we love!), but we thought we’d put these practices to the test in a stellar recipe that Wholly fans won’t be able to resist!

If you love spending quality time with yours truly in the kitchen, read on!

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To give this recipe a boost, we use our Wholly Wholesome Spelt Organic Pie Shell. Spelt is great for digestive health, can lower the risk of dangerous cholesterol, boosts circulation and is high in protein.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s cook something wholly delicious!

Tropical Dream Pie with Spelt Organic Pie Shell

Ingredients
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in 100% juice
1 can (13.6 oz) coconut milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
Wholly Wholesome Spelt Organic Pie Shell

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients except Wholly Wholesome Spelt Organic Pie Shell until smooth.
  2. Pour into pie shell.
  3. Freeze four hours or until firm but not yet hard, or freeze longer and thaw at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.

3 Ways You Never Thought of to Eat Chocolate

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February is National Chocolate Lovers Month, and while your stomach may be chocolate-ed out from Valentine’s Day your heart tells you to reach for more. Yep, we get it. We’re chocolate lovers too!

To celebrate this indulgent ingredient, we’ve got three fantastic ways to enjoy that special decadence we call chocolate. Don’t miss ’em!

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Chocolate Whipped Cream Pie
Light, sweet and infused with the temptation of chocolate, our Chocolate Whipped Cream Pie is just rich enough to keep your cravings at bay. Take one bite and you’ll want another!

Cheesecake Pie
Don’t underestimate the chocolate in this Cheesecake Pie. It may not be the star player, but it certainly is a key player! Give into the creamy vanilla cheesecake filling as it mingles with our flaky Chocolate Pie Crust and you’ll be in heaven.

Chocolate Raspberry Pie Tarts
Grab a jar of your favorite raspberry jam and layer in a handful of chocolate chips to transform our recipe for Hand Pies into a chocolate masterpiece. They’re so adorable, you’ll want to share them … Maybe.

Let’s Get Happy on Valentine’s Day

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We’ve begun the countdown to Valentine’s Day and this year, we’re pulling out all the stops! Looking for a way to truly impress the one you love? There’s no better way than with (drum roll please) pizza! Put-Your-Heart-In-It Pizza video recipe by Wholly Wholesome to be exact.

Fall head-over-heels in love with our Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball – made with responsibly sourced palm fruit oil and a convenient pizza dough free from milk, eggs, wheat, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and corn.

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Nothing is more romantic than sharing a slice of pizza with your loved one. Well, that’s not true:

  1. Walks on the beach in the moonlight.
  2. Fine dining in candlelight.
  3. And curling up under a warm blanket to watch a tender movie

All tend to beat out eating pizza with your significant other!

But you should still consider this seriously amazing recipe this Valentine’s Day! See you in the kitchen pizza lovers!

National Baking Month: Why You Should Join the Revolution

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Have you ever felt that getting in the kitchen can be just as therapeutic as a good, long run or even a bubble bath? We have, too!

National Baking Month this January has eased us out of our winter blues … And there’s scientific proof as to why! The next time your troubles have got you down, remember that comfort is just one a baking session away.

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Baking is meditative.
Scooping, measuring, stirring, kneading and measuring again. The act of baking takes your whole attention, allowing your mind to rest and focus on the simplicity of each step in the process. Finally, when your Apple Crumble Pie comes out of the oven, your thoughts will have untangled themselves!

Baking takes you back to simpler days.
Whether the smell of Aunt Bonnies Pecan Pie takes you back to the carefree days of your childhood or the unmistakable sound of the blender reminds you of your mother whipping up a batch of homemade cookies, let baking play with your senses. It’s time to rediscover the magic of those days when troubles were far!

Baking is creative.
Psychologists have found a strong connection between creative expression and overall well-being, so use our Gluten Free Pizza Dough or our Organic Pie Dough as a blank canvas and bake your stress away!