We all have our favorite foods – even in the “healthy food” realm. Whether it’s your go-to sweet treat or you favorite healthy bar or fruit, it can be tough to think outside the box and to try new things. Below are some of my favorite new healthy foods I have come across at Whole Foods. Give them a try!
THE BAR: Just Great Stuff – Organic Superberry Açai
Bars are great for quick nutrition and easy snacks. I love the Just Great Stuff bar because it packs in a TON of antioxidants and fruit and also tastes sweet, moist and satisfying. The brand also has a cocoa variation (among others), so check it out!
THE MILK ALTERNATIVE: Unsweetened Original Almond Milk
Whether you are lactose intolerant or just looking for a change from regular milk, Almond milk is a great alternative. It’s low in calories and fat, and still holds a similar consistency and flavor of milk. I prefer the unsweetened original variation, but there are sweetened, chocolate and vanilla versions available also.
THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO BAKED BREADS AND CAKES: Flax and Honey Banana Bread
The other day while I was shopping at Whole Foods, I passed by a sample table with this Flax and Honey Banana Bread. Upon tasting it and looking at how healthy the recipe was (no added sugar, no butter, no eggs), I was hooked. Next time you are looking for a yummy baked food, try the Flax and Honey Banana Bread. It’s easy to make and SO tasty.
THE FAVORITE FRUIT: Sweet Apples – Braeburn, Piñata
This one seems like an obvious choice. We all eat apples, right? Well, maybe. If you haven’t been adhering to the “apple a day keeps the doctor away” mantra lately or if you’re just trying to eat some more fruit, apples are the way to go. They’re quick, easy and can satisfy your sweet tooth – if you buy the right kind. The sweeter, crisp, juicy apple variations I find to be the most satisfying. Look for these keywords on the label card by the apples next time your food shopping – and also look our for Braeburn and Piñata variations! They are so sweet and satisfying.
HEALTHY GRANOLA: Purely Elizabeth
Granola sounds healthy, so it must be… right? Not always. Be sure to look at the ingredients in the granola you’re choosing to make sure it isn’t processed or filled with fake sugars. Purely Elizabeth is a superb granola brand with whole ingredients and great taste. My favorite flavor is Cranberry Pecan, although there are other variations including blueberry. These granolas are gluten free, vegan, and filled with wholesome ingredients like quinoa. Yum!
More healthy yummy foods soon.