5 New Healthy Food Products We Love: Volume 1
Published on June 22, 2016
Last updated January 22, 2021
- Siete Family Foods’ Almond Flour and Coconut & Cassava Tortillas: Almost a decade ago co-founder Veronica Garza went to an anti-inflammatory grain-free diet but craved her beloved tortillas so she spent years developing a preservative-free, gluten-free, dairy-free tortilla made with pasture-raised lard. The results are about the best GF tortillas around, with a delicately sweet flavor and pliable texture. Available at Whole Foods or via their site; about $9 a pack.
- Califia Farms’ Better Half Unsweetened Coconut Cream & Almond Milk: Instead of using half-and-half why not up your java game with Califia’s? It’s free of dairy, GMOs, and carrageenan but not free of flavor. Great as a dairy substitute in your tea or coffee, smoothies, oatmeal and morning cereal, and even for baking. Available at fine stores everywhere; $5.
- 4th & Heart Ghee Butter: While ghee is like butter to India (literally), it’s not a common ready-made product in America even though it is simply a form of clarified butter, a favorite of many top chefs. Home cooks rarely take the extra steps and times to make clarified butter or ghee because you have to slowly melt butter, removing the fat solids to arrive just at the pure butterfat. But now you can simply open a jar of the lactose-free 4th & Heart’s Ghee Butter, and use it in stir-fries, potatoes, baked goods, or anything you would normally use butter on. Flavors include White Truffle Salt, Garlic, Himalayan Pink Salt, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, and Original. With it’s high smoke point, spreadable nature, and long shelf life, you will wonder think “Ghee, where have you been all my life?” Available at many stores, including Whole Foods; $14.99.
- Jackson’s Honest Rippled Red Heirloom Potato Chips: From the company that produces deliciously sustainable potato and tortilla chips, Jackson’s Honest just came out with a new perfect dipping chip. Made with coconut oil and the ancient and non-GMO Red Heirloom Peruvian potatoes, which contain four times the antioxidants of a typical potato, these are chips you can feel actually okay about finishing the whole bag. Well, almost ok….Available at specialty stores; $5.99.
- Seven Sunday’s Muesli: Tired of your morning bowl of wheaty flakes or oatmeal? Do as half the world does and have muesli for breakfast. This fresh, homemade and delicious line, naturally gluten free and with no refined sugar, has flavors like Vanilla Cherry Pecan and Blueberry Chia Buckwheat as well as mini bars that will keep you satiated and satisfied for hours and hours. Available at stores everywhere; about $5.