With that said, it's been really fun thinking up a new topic to post on each week--be it a new workout, a discussion question, general health and fitness tips, you name it. When this week started, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to post on for (one of) my non-recipe posts...ALL OF MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS as of late! I'm definitely a vegan health food product connoisseur--no question about it. I love spending hours perusing new health food stores, gourmet food shops, even local grocers that just so happen to have an outstanding organic or natural food section. Some of my all-time favorite products were an "accidental discovery," so to speak--I just ran into them in the most unlikely of places! I love, love, LOVE finding new yummy products to enjoy--but you know what they say...half the fun of doing something (or in this case, FINDING something!) is sharing it with someone else! And my foodie finds are no exception!
So here's a list of my current obsessions: what they are, why I love 'em, and where you can buy 'em! Hope you enjoy these goodies as much as I do :)
1. Grainful Steel Cut Meals and Sides
2. wRAWp Raw Wraps
3. Sami's Bakery Products
*While many of Sami's products do not contain wheat or any gluten-containing ingredients, none of Sami's products are certified gluten-free. However, I have a gluten-intolerance (non-celiac) and am not bothered at all by Sami's non-gluten products. However, if you are highly sensitive to gluten or have celiac's disease, be advised that Sami's products are NOT certified gluten-free and ARE processed in a facility that produces wheat and gluten-containing products.
4. Zevia Stevia Sweetened "Soda"
I just recently discovered Zevia soda--and immediately fell in love! As someone who was already obsessed with seltzer water, Zevia is a nice option for those times when seltzer just won't cut it...like with a giant bowl of nooch-covered, oil-free popcorn and the latest Grey's Anatomy episode! :) Zevias are all-natural, sugar-free, calorie-free, and artificial sweetener free (sweetened with STEVIA and ERYTHRITOL--both of which are 100% natural plant-based sweeteners!), with TONS of yummy, fizzy flavors (my favorite is the Ginger Root Beer! So good!). Zevia soda can be found at any grocery store with a natural food section (ACME, Food Lion, Kroger, Whole Foods, some ShopRite locations, etc.), and on lots of online retailers (www.zevia.com, Amazon, even Walmart.com!).
5. Wink Frozen Desserts
Wink is absolutely the most amazing thing ever. Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, and Nut-free! Oh yeah, and you can eat the WHOLE PINT FOR 100 CALORIES (and 8 grams of plant-based protein, to boot!). I KNOW. The original "100 calorie pint" flavors are shown above (cinnamon bun is my fave!), but I'm currently crushing on their new "mixed up pints"...the strawberry cheesecake in particular....
Wink pints are making their way into more locations by the week--the first pints just hit the west coast this week! But you can always order on the website, www.winkfrozendesserts.com. And don't worry about your pints melting--they ship in dry ice, so pints stay COMPLETELY FROZEN, even if you're far, far away! (Trust me--I get a box every month. No shame.)
6. Just Great Stuff Protein Plus Powdered Peanut Butter
7. Miracle Noodle Miracle Rice
8. Sunkist Freeze-Dried Fruit
Sunkist Freeze-Dried Fruit varieties are a super fun snack and a nice change from dried fruit. I love adding these crunchy goodies on top of my oatmeal, in cereal, in homemade "trail mix," or even straight outta the bag by the handful! And with four different fruits, the possibilities and combo ideas are endless (the grapes are my fave! YUM!). You can usually find these in Walmart, in addition to on the Sunkist company website.
That about wraps up my current list, I think! Well, I could go on (Amy's Gone Crackers pretzels, Wild Garden Hummus, Walden Farms Caramel Dip--because VEGAN CARAMEL PEOPLE--, VEGA One Vanilla Chai Protein Powder, Bird's Eye Frozen, Pre-Cooked Brown Rice...), but I think I've added enough items to your grocery list for now ;) Hope you guys enjoy these fun new yummies! Be sure to let me know whatcha think of 'em, and if YOU have any yummies for ME to try! I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Until next time, fitties...
"The Fit Vegan Ginger"