Are you the type who heads to the health food store and gets overwhelmed at the amazing influx of natural food products on each visit? Not to worry, we vet the best, newest clean eating trends before they get to your local Whole Foods!
Here are 8 we can’t get enough of right now, and why:
Why? Fawen is a collection of superveg read-to-drink/ on-the-go soups packed with pure vegan, organic, kosher, gluten-free, non gmo goodness. They come packed in a recyclable tetra pack (the type of container your coconut water comes in) that keeps it BPA free, which make them perfect for office stashing. Fawen’s ingredient list reads like a nutritionists dream – with soups like Beet and Purple Cabbage with Cumin, Broccoli and Cauliflower with Turmeric, and Sweet Potato and Red Lentil with Cinnamon. They are filling and portable, a perfect post-gym snack!
Why? We just haven’t found a pistachio bar this delicious.. ever. Granted, it does contain copious amounts of agave – but boy are they energy-producing, tasty little bites. Containing California grown, nutrient rich pistachios with moist antioxidant cranberries, they are vegan, kosher, certified gluten free & non gmo project verified. With all the fiber and protein in these tiny babies, they will be your mid-afternoon go-to with a cuppa tea.
Why? Gluten-free never tasted better with these light, buttery crackers – that are even available in mainstream grocery stores. Kosher, non-gmo, and full of omega-3’s (who needs fish!) – these crackers are perfect right out of the box or with dips and hummus.
Why? These cluster are the King of superfood energy snacks; cashews, cacao nibs and maca powder banged together with coconut blossom nectar form delicious power cashew clusters that will supercharge your energy levels. Whether you’re an active mom or a big-wave surfer, ChargeBoss Clusters are the perfect high energy, high protein food formulated to sustain you. The inclusion of cacao – high in antioxidants and theobromine, maca – full of adaptogenic properties that reduce stress, balance hormones, increase energy, stamina and libido, and cashews – superstars of micronutrients like copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium.
Why? Absolutely Gluten-Free Organic Superseed Crunch is a sweet snack that’s perfect for kids and grown folk who don’t get their daily intake of flax, chia, and sesame seed. These nutrition dense superfoods provide a whopping 2000 mg of Omega 3 ALA per serving, gut friendly prebiotic fiber, and powerful antioxidants and lignans from the superseeds in a convenient snack. Kosher, organic, non gmo, and gluten-free – these tasty nibbles are a win.
Why? Skinnies Cocktail Mixers are tiny packets that keep your booze low/ no-fat – made of 100% plant based ingredients, the sweetness in the cocktail mixing packs include stevia and erythritol (a sweetener extracted from melons) that gives a smooth and balanced taste to their numerous single-serve packets that include cosmo, margarita, maitai, and gimlet! For a guilt-free (and larger serving!) cosmo – just add a packet to your vodka & soda! This product is genius on so many levels – but we imagine the major money saving element will be a big hit with the college/ party crowd – if you order a vodka & soda, it generally comes in a large glass – as opposed to a cosmo in a small glass. It’s something new and fun. It won’t replace the occasional bespoke cocktail at your local speak easy, but it’s a genius thing to have when you travel, are low on cash, or want to keep your cocktails fat-free.
Why? Perky Superfood Snack Bites are naturally sweet energizing treats, sort of like square, palm-sized adult-friendly fruit roll ups – but actually wonderful for you. Rich in antioxidants and essential minerals, Perky boasts only 2 ingredients gently dehydrated in a 100% wind powered kitchen. 100% all natural, gluten free, kosher, paleo, vegan, non-gmo, and OMG delicious!
Why? Fruit Bliss is very different from typical dried fruits – mainly because of their juiciness. Most dried apricots are a bright orange color because they have added sulfur dioxide, a chemical color preserver. Sulfur dioxide is a toxic gas and can cause reactions such as breathing problems, skin rashes, upset stomach and an asthma attack in those that have even slight sensitivity. So skip that, and go straight for this clean brand which is organic, non-gmo, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and comes in adorable on-the-go size packs. We also love that they make unusual dried fruits like Goldenberries!