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On your next visit to Whole Foods, forget about reaching for your wallet or fumbling with your phone. Soon, a wave of your hand in front of an Amazon One palm scanner will be all it takes to settle your bill.

The grocery chain began experimenting with palm recognition payments two years ago. By doing tests at a couple of Amazon Go convenience stores and a Whole Foods outlet in New York City. Now, Amazon One is set to become available at all 500-plus Whole Foods locations across the United States by the year’s end. By linking your Amazon account to your Amazon One profile, your palm becomes your ticket to the same in-store discount you’d typically receive by scanning the QR code at the checkout counter.

“We are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and improve the shopping experience,” Leandro Balbinot, Whole Foods Market’s chief technology officer, said in a statement. “Since we’ve introduced Amazon One at Whole Foods Market stores over the past two years, we’ve seen that customers love the convenience it provides, and we’re excited to bring Amazon One to all of our customers across the U.S.”

Amazon doubles down on palm recognition across its network of Whole Foods Market stores.

Amazon One has already made its way to over 200 Whole Foods stores spread across 20 states, and its expansion isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Throughout the year, more locations are set to introduce this cutting-edge payment option, promising customers a seamless and futuristic shopping experience.

The convenience of palm scanners doesn’t stop at grocery stores. You can already find them in action at select Panera Restaurants, various airport retailers, and even some sporting arenas.

The company says that your Amazon One “palm signature” is encrypted and securely stored in the AWS cloud and that your palm scan cannot be replicated or used without your consent. Amazon also says it will not sell this information to third parties, marketing companies, or government agencies “unless we’re required to comply with a legally valid and binding order.”

For Whole Foods regulars eager to embrace the seamless single-handed checkout, pre-enroll in an Amazon One account and add your credit or debit card along with your mobile phone number. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, don’t forget to connect to your existing Amazon account to unlock those fantastic in-store benefits. The entire signup process takes just about a minute, according to Amazon. Once you’re all set, all it takes is a quick wave of your palm over the Amazon One scanner at any Whole Foods or participating location to complete the enrollment process.

Whip Up Deliciousness In A Flash: 7 Cheap Meals On The Fly

We’ve all been there. Those days when time seems to slip away, and the idea of cooking a meal feels overwhelming. But no need to worry. There are some workarounds when you’re too busy to cook and don’t want to order takeout.

Cheap meals on the fly are saviors of busy days and tight budgets. When you’re pressed for time and need something delicious without breaking the bank, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Cooking on a budget doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or settling for bland meals. In fact, it’s an opportunity to get creative, explore new ingredients, and find hidden gems in your pantry. What’s great about these recipes is their versatility. They’re perfect for any occasion, like a casual weeknight dinner or a gathering with friends. You can even whip them up faster than your delivery would arrive at your doorstep. With quick and budget-friendly meals, you won’t have to wait long to satisfy your hunger and enjoy a delicious homemade feast.

Whether it’s scrambling eggs, assembling tacos, or indulging in a PB&J. These cheap meals on the fly prove that you don’t need fancy ingredients or hours in the kitchen to enjoy a delicious and affordable feast.

Take a look at 7 cheap meals you can make on the fly.

  • Spaghetti

    Cook up some spaghetti noodles and top them with a simple tomato sauce made from canned tomatoes, garlic, onions, and herbs. Add grated cheese if desired. Another option is to prepare spaghetti squash noodles and pair them with a flavorful pesto sauce made from basil or spinach, as an alternative to traditional spaghetti with tomato sauce. Cook the spaghetti squash and scrape out the noodle-like strands. Then, toss them with a homemade pesto sauce consisting of fresh herbs, garlic, nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.

    Italian Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Basil Leaves - Isolated

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  • Vegetable Stir-Fry

    Serve it over rice or noodles for a delicious budget-friendly meal. Simply stir-fry a mix of bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, and onions with soy sauce and a touch of honey or brown sugar.

    Asian-style stir-fry vegetables cooking in a wok

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  • Bean Burritos

    Bean burritos are a fantastic and budget-friendly option for a quick meal. Just fill tortillas with canned beans like black beans or pinto beans, rice, cheese, salsa, and any other desired toppings. Roll them up and heat them in the oven or on a stovetop skillet for a delicious treat. The best part is that tortillas, beans, rice, cheese, and salsa can be used for multiple meals, making it both convenient and economical.

    Rice black bean avocado tomato burritos. toning. selective focus

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  • Nachos

    Remember those extra ingredients from the bean burritos? Well, take the beans, rice, cheese, and salsa and make a nacho. Just grab a bag of tortilla chips and spread them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle on shredded cheese, canned beans, sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes, and chopped green onions. Pop them in the oven until the cheese melts and the nachos are heated through. Top with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole if you like.

    nachos loaded with salsa, cheese and jalapeno

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  • Baked Potatoes With Toppings:

    This meal is super easy to put together when you’re in a time and budget crunch. Bake some potatoes and top them with your favorite ingredients like sour cream, grated cheese, bacon bits, chives, or any other toppings you love.

    Baked loaded potato with bacon, cheese, sour cream and onion

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  • Fancy Grilled Cheese

    Start with your favorite bread slices and spread butter on one side. On the other side, spread a thin layer of mayo. Sprinkle shredded cheese on the mayo side and add any extras like caramelized onions, spinach, peppers, bacon, or your other favorite toppings. Sandwich it all together and grill it up until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

    Grilled sandwich with vegetables and mozzarella on a wooden board.

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  • Flatbread

    Many grocery stores offer affordable and delicious pre-made flatbreads that you can use. Just look for brands that fit in your budget. You typically can find these in the bread or bakery section of the store, or even the freezer section. Get creative with your toppings to transform your store-bought flatbread into a delicious and affordable meal! Whether it’s sautéed mushrooms, colorful peppers, or a variety of cheeses, the choice is yours. You can also experiment with different sauces like tomato sauce, white sauce, or even a drizzle of olive oil to enhance the flavors.

    Flatbread pizza garnished with fresh arugula on wooden pizza board, top view

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