Thankfully it’s “in” to know what ingredients are used to make the food we put into our bodies. The commercialized food industry is now finally starting to follow suit by delivering satisfying varieties and flavors without the use of dangerous, and sometimes toxic, artificial ingredients. Now we can stroll through our local supermarkets freely and find real, all-natural food items that we can feel good about.. Here are some of our favorites that are particularly handy for noshing (or sipping) while you’re out and about.
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee
The countless health benefits of mushrooms have been studied for centuries, but only now can you enjoy them in your cup of joe. Four Sigmatic takes functional mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Mane, and fuses them together with other superfoods (rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra, to name a few) to create a blend of “coffee,” as well as various other products including smoothies and shakes.
Effi Foods Probiotic CareBar
By now you probably know how crucial probiotics are when it comes to gut health. Well, Bacillus Coagulans BC30, one of the most powerful strains of probiotic, is used to make this delicious, 100 percent organic breakfast bar. It’s spirulina-infused (a natural algae that’s incredibly high in protein and super rich in antioxidants) and also contains crunchy chia seeds and pops of juicy cranberries and raisins. Hints of lemon and honey add flavor and anti-inflammatory properties.
Eden Foods Spicy Berry Mix Organic Pocket Snacks
Just as the name suggests, these are powerful little pocket snacks that will give you an energy boost that won’t leave you crashing an hour or two later. Each single serve snack contains a blend of some of nature’s finest ingredients—hulled roasted pumpkin seed, spicy pumpkin seed with garlic, cayenne, and imported tamari, raw sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, raisins, and blueberries. You can eat as is, or toss over a bed of greens to perk up a sad desk salad.
Native State Foods Grab & Go Pinole Snack Cup
Give your morning the kick-start it deserves by munching on this satisfying blend of protein, fiber and antioxidants. It’s great on-the-go, in a single-serve cup, and is jam-packed with hearty flavors such as chocolate mocha, maqui berry (with coconut and almond!), berry boost and brown sugar and cinnamon.
Nature’s Path Love Crunch Granola Bar – Dark Chocolate Macaroon
Founded in Vancouver back in 1985, it was one married couple’s dream to churn out delicious, organic breakfast snacks and food. Fast forward to today and their little company, Nature’s Path, has grown to be North America’s largest certified organic breakfast snack and food company. They have an impressive 150 varieties of products that are all delicious. We love this granola bar which is drizzled with Fair Trade dark chocolate and sprinkled with coconut flakes.
Big Tree Farms Cacao Sweet Nibs
When chocolate cravings attack, enjoy guilt-free indulging with this cold-processed and naturally sweetened snack. Big Tree Farms adds a touch of low glycemic coconut nectar to make their organic, non-GMO, raw, gluten-free and vegan Sweet Nibs. The main ingredient, raw cacao, is one of the most phytochemically diverse superfoods out there, so you know you’re getting a healthy, energy-boosting snack that’s rich in all the right nutrients.
Mary’s Gone Crackers Ancient Spice
These organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and vegan crackers have the spice appeal of the Silk Road marketplace and a nutrient-packed ingredient list you can brag to your friends about. Gluten-free flours, sprouted buckwheat, sprouted black beans and amaranth are just a few of the ancient grains found in every layer of this thin and tasty cracker. It’s also topped off with a heady spice blend of turmeric, garlic, smoked paprika, cinnamon, cumin and more, for a spice kick that’s guaranteed to satisfy.