We Can't Wait to Get Our Hands on These New Healthy Groceries
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Last month, the annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) took place in Washington, DC where the latest healthy food trends were showcased. Check out 10 of the latest and greatest must-try items.
Carrington Farms has taken non-croutons to the next level by making these babies from crispy, puffed quinoa. Per 2 tablespoon serving, they contain between 30-35 calories, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, and are very low in sodium. They’re also gluten and dairy-free. Available flavors include Garden Herb, Butter & Roasted Garlic, Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt, and Garlic & Parmesan.
These organic cocoa beans are sourced from certified farms using approved agrarian, social and ecologically sustainable methods. The chocolate chips are free of all the top 8 allergens and are perfect for vegans or those with allergies. They’re available in sugar-free 100% cacao, semi-sweet 55% cacao, extra bittersweet 85% cacao.
These drinkable lactose-free shakes provide a smooth, delicious combination of Fairlife ultra-filtered milk and real oats and honey. Flavors include French Vanilla, Rich Chocolate, and Creamy Strawberry. Each provides 15 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber to keep you feeling satisfied.
Protein powders have gotten a boost with this new line by Bob’s Red Mill. Two scoops of the Vanilla Protein Powder Nutritional Booster provides 180 calories, 3 grams total fat, 20 grams protein, 12 grams fiber, and 35% the dairy recommended amount of iron. It also contains a probiotic/prebiotic mix that’s heat resistant. Flavors include Chocolate, Vanilla, Chia, and unsweetened with the sweetened varieties use monk fruit.
Califa Farms has a wide variety of almond milk based creamers. Flavors include Unsweetened, Pumpkin Spice, Hazelnut, and Pecan Caramel. Per 1 tablespoon serving, the Unsweetened Creamer provides 10 calories, 0.5 grams total fat, and is carb and sugar free. This line of creamers does not contain hydrogenated fats.
Just add water to this on-the-go smoothie bowl and stir until well blended. The portable bowl which can is allowed through security at the airport even comes with a disposable spoon. Flavors include Superberries & Acai, Strawberry Almond Quinoa Crunch, Mango Coconut Chia, Matcha Berry, and Chocolate Hazelnut. Each bowl has around 250 calories and 11 grams of protein, and is an easy breakfast or snack.
Jams typically use pectin to get the gel-like consistency. This line of jam uses chia instead of pectin to do so. The jam is sweetened with agave nectar and is gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO project verified. Flavors include Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Wild Berries.
This dairy-free, vegan frozen ice treat is packed with protein, antioxidants, and fiber. They’re available in mouthwatering flavors like Acai Berry, Cacao, Cinnamon, Matcha Green Tea, and Passion Fruit. Ingredients include fruit purees, hemp protein powder, and sunflower butter. The nutrition facts are better than other frozen treats with 2/3 cup of the Acai Berry providing 130 calories, 2.5 grams total fat, 7 grams protein, 4 grams fiber, and 0 grams added sugar.
The subtle sweetness of these toasts are the perfect blank canvas for practically anything you would use toasted bread for including avocado, peanut butter and banana, and pesto and tomato. Three toasts provide 80 calories, 18 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. You can pop them in the oven, skillet, or toaster oven. Flavors include Original and Sea Salt & Olive oil.
This better-for-you line of dark chocolate includes Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Almond Peanut Butter Cups, Milk Chocolate Gems, and Dark Chocolate Crisp Quinoa Gems. They’re vegan, certified gluten-free, non-GMO verified, and organic with nothing artificial added. These chocolates still contain calories like any candy, but it’s the better-for-you way choice of ingredients that sets it apart from the rest. The Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups provide 80 calorie, 6 grams of total fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 7 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of sugar.