The 5 Best Organic Products You Can Find at Walmart Right Now
Once the domain of privileged, wealthy shoppers, organic foods now grace the shelves of most major supermarkets, including your local Walmart. But what makes a product organic? In order to receive a USDA Organic Seal, these Walmart organic products must follow a set of standards for soil quality, animal raising practices, and pest and weed control — while refusing the use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering, according to the USDA. Because they require such strict standards and cost more to produce, organic products are almost always more expensive than conventional.
While organic vegetables and fruits are always easy staples to grab, here are a few other products to grab on your next Walmart run.
1. Great Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
We love the super-simple ingredients list for this peanut butter: just organic dry roasted peanuts and salt. That’s it! Many “peanut butter spreads” on shelves are made with less than 90% peanuts and are packed with other additives, like sweeteners and hydrogenated vegetable oils. No, thanks — we’ll take just the peanuts in this Great Value Creamy Peanut Butter.
2. Stonyfield Organic Greek Plain Yogurt
While all plain, nonfat yogurts are a healthy food choice because of their low-calorie profiles and gut-regulating probiotics, this Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt offers a higher amount of protein per serving — with 16 grams per 3/4 cup. So grab some organic fruit and toss it into a cup or bowl of this organic yogurt, or enhance that breakfast smoothie with a serving of hard-working probiotics. Plus, with less sugary sweetness and a thicker consistency, you can even use it in place of sour cream in baking or even topped on your chili
3. Great Value Organic, Quick Cook, Steel Cut Oats
these Great Value Organic Steel-Cut Oats, only very minimally processed, are considered a whole grain — a complex carb that provides key nutrients, like fiber, B vitamins, iron, folate, selenium, potassium, and magnesium. Enjoy a steamy bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, prep a jar of overnight oats, or even blend some oats in your smoothie to pump up the fiber in your cup.
4. Garden of Life Organic Chocolate Protein Powder
This Garden of Life Organic Protein may seem like a splurge ringing up at $19.97 for a 19-ounce tub of powder, but trust us, it’s worth every last penny. There are eighteen servings per container, so even if you add a whole serving to a smoothie every single day, one container will still last more than half a month. With a superfood nutrition profile that is impressive and available in both chocolate and vanilla flavors, you may even want to sprinkle it in your oatmeal and yogurt, too.
5. Harmless Harvest Organic Coconut Water
Loaded with electrolytes to help with hydration and exercise performance, coconut water offers a smart alternative to sports drinks, which typically are loaded with added sugars and flavors, according to Clevland Clinic. So before you head to the check out at Walmart with your cart full of organic goodies, make sure you swing back through the produce department and reward your healthy decisions with a cold Harmless Harvest Coconut Water for the ride home.