Sep 23rd, 2012
By Connie Moreno
This week I’m going to share a few of my favorite healthier alternatives for some of the classic foods we love. This is an expansion of a post I wrote last year on 3 of my favorite gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free products. I was excited to add these products to the list because we all deserve to indulge from time to time!
I scream, you scream, we all scream! For those of us who avoid dairy products or are simply trying to eat healthier, finding an alternative that tastes as good as the real thing is a hard feat. Well, not for long! Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss ice cream is a dairy-free, gluten-free frozen treat that’s made with coconut milk. It’s rich and creamy just like ice cream made with cow’s milk but won’t leave you feeling sick and bloated. Even the toughest ice cream connoisseur (Mikey) can attest to its deliciousness! It comes in all the classic flavors of regular ice cream plus they’re always introducing new and creative ones like their latest: ginger cookie caramel. Why do I love this product? Luna and Larry use all organic ingredients and there are no additives like colorings or flavoring; just pure, simple ingredients! Sold at Whole Foods Market and Berkeley Bowl.
Running out of things to smother almond butter on? Mary’s Gone Crackers are going to knock your socks off! Like most packaged foods, crackers are often loaded with hydrogenated oils and tons of sodium, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to find these little gems! These round, crispy crackers are gluten-free and made with with all organic ingredients including flaxseeds, toasted brown rice and sesame seeds. They’re sold in a variety of flavors from black pepper to onion and herb. I love these crackers because they’re so versatile–you can pair them with any kind of dip or soup or simply carry them in you car for an unexpected food emergency. Sold at Whole Foods Market and Berkeley Bowl and on their website.
I hope that this list continues to grow, so if you have anything to add please do so in the comments.Read More