I was recently introduced to The Healthy Shopper, and avid label readers, Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky. For 5 seasons now, Randy and Andrea have been helping Canadians cut the harmful ingredients out of their diets, their household cleaning products and have been teaching us the importance of being more aware of what we are putting in our bodies.

I have been with provide with some of The Healthy Shopper Picks for Spring 2014, including organic barbeque sauces; organic olive, sunflower and coconut oils; healthy natural and organic buttery spreads, sticks and nut butters; as well as rich and creamy organic cream cheese and yogurt from Olympic Dairy. All the awesome healthy “picks” one would need for a picnic basket or BBQ.

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One of my favourite products from the Spring 2014 Picks was the BBQ sauces from Simply Natural. These traditional, organic BBQ sauces are available in three flavours: tangy, smokey and honey. They’re fat free with zero trans fats or high fructose corn syrup and don’t contain any of the “Scary 7” ingredients the Healthy Shopper recommends avoiding.

For those unaware of the Scary 7 ingredients that The Healthy Shopper recommends people avoid, they are: high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, MSG (Monosodium glutamate), artificial sweeteners, artificial colours, artificial flavours and preservatives.

My second favourite line of products from the Spring 2014 Picks was Earth Balance‘s line of buttery nut spreads. These products are perfect alternatives for vegans or organic consumers. These gluten free nut butters are available in smooth or crunchy, and my personal favourite flavour from the line is the creamy coconut and peanut spread.

Lastly, I was provided with tasty unrefined organic virgin sunflower oil, extra virgin olive oil and virgin coconut oil from Maison Orphée’s. These organic oils are unrefined and cold pressed, and retain their nutritional properties. These oils have a more intense aroma than their traditional counterparts.

Would you like to win a gift bag containing the 2014 Healthy Shopper Spring Picks and coupon book? Here’s your chance!

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*This giveaway ends at 12AM EDT on May 26, 2014. Open to Canadian Residents only.

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87 Comments on The Healthy Shopper Picks for Spring 2014

  1. Kayla Gilbert
    May 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I am most excited to try one of the Earth Balance Peanut Butter!

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  2. Lynda Cook
    May 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to try the bbq sauces!!

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  3. Tanis
    May 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to try the Honey BBQ sauce!

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  4. Julie
    May 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Those bbq sauces do sound good!

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  5. Karen Evans
    May 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I would like to try “Simply Natura l- Simply Natural” organic barbeque sauces and organic salad dressings 🙂

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  6. Jackie
    May 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d love to try the bbq sauces. We use a lot of bbq sauce and I’d like something healthier to choose from.

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  7. Soozle
    May 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I am most excited for the earth balance peanut butter

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  8. Treen Goodwin
    May 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to try the bbq sauces , they sound awesome 🙂

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  9. Monique Shuell
    May 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    The Earth Balance nut butters. yum

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  10. Alexa
    May 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm (3 years ago)

    They all sound amazing!

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  11. Victoria Ess
    May 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m most interested in the Earth Balance nut butter spreads!!

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  12. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    May 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Most excited to try the Earth Balance’s nut spreads!

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  13. Piroska
    May 5, 2014 at 8:12 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m most interested in trying the Barbecue Sauce. Yummy!

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  14. charityk
    May 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm (3 years ago)

    the simply natural bbq sauce

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  15. sarah sar
    May 6, 2014 at 12:28 am (3 years ago)

    I want to try the Earth Balance peanut butter spreads.

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  16. MEI LING LIU
    May 6, 2014 at 12:51 am (3 years ago)

    I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE HONEY BBQ SAUCE

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  17. Heidi C.
    May 6, 2014 at 12:54 am (3 years ago)

    I would like to try the Earth Balance spreads. They sound tasty!

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  18. Brianne Hager
    May 6, 2014 at 1:30 am (3 years ago)

    I am most interested in trying the BBQ Sauces.

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  19. Josh S
    May 6, 2014 at 8:35 am (3 years ago)

    The BBQ sauces look awesome! Would love to try them.

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  20. Erika B
    May 6, 2014 at 8:37 am (3 years ago)

    The organic cream cheese!!

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  21. Carol M (Lushka S)
    May 6, 2014 at 8:49 am (3 years ago)

    The coconut oil

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  22. angela m
    May 6, 2014 at 9:21 am (3 years ago)

    I want to try the BBQ sauces from Simply Natural
    thanks

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  23. Suzanne G
    May 6, 2014 at 11:35 am (3 years ago)

    I am most interested in trying Earth Balance’s nut spreads. The coconut and peanut spread you mention sounds delicious and I know I would love it on toast.

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  24. Vesper
    May 6, 2014 at 11:37 am (3 years ago)

    The peanut butter – I have not eaten any in years

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  25. kathy downey
    May 6, 2014 at 11:39 am (3 years ago)

    The coconut oil please

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  26. lori b
    May 6, 2014 at 11:55 am (3 years ago)

    it’s bbq season, so for me the bbq sauce

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  27. Debbie S.
    May 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I am most excited about trying the BBQ sauces, probably first will be honey.

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  28. Robyn B.
    May 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to try the bbq sauces.

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  29. Anne Taylor
    May 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m looking forward to trying the earth balance peanut butter and all of the bbq sauces!

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  30. Christine
    May 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Would love to try Earth Balance nut spreads! Yum!

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  31. Jenness M
    May 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm (3 years ago)

    The organic bbq sauce!

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  32. Julie Bolduc
    May 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the bbq sauce

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  33. Jonnie
    May 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I really want to try the BBQ sauce

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  34. Kristine Ewald
    May 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm (3 years ago)

    earth balance nut spreads for sure

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  35. Patrick Siu
    May 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm (3 years ago)

    i want to try the smoky BBQ sauce

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  36. Rosemary Breschuk-Chiu
    May 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Coconut oil, please. I have tried the nut butters. Peanut/Coconut is my favourite!

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  37. Angela Mitchell
    May 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m most interested in trying the Coconut and Peanut Spread.

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  38. Juliee Fitze
    May 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Really want to try the different nut butters.

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  39. 409cope
    May 6, 2014 at 7:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to try the Earth Balance Peanut Butter the most.

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  40. Brenda Penton
    May 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I am most interested in trying the Earth Balance Crunchy Coconut and Peanut Spread

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  41. Crystal Quibell
    May 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm (3 years ago)

    The Simply Natural bbq sauce!

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  42. Cheryl Grandy
    May 6, 2014 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m most interested in trying the oils, especially the virgin coconut oil. from Maison Orphée’s.

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  43. J
    May 6, 2014 at 10:43 pm (3 years ago)

    The Simply Natural Tangy BBQ sauce is my choice!

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  44. Kristi Renout
    May 7, 2014 at 6:12 am (3 years ago)

    I’d like to try the bbq sauces!

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  45. Jeannie
    May 7, 2014 at 11:43 am (3 years ago)

    I am most interested in trying the smoky bbq sauce

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  46. jan
    May 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm (3 years ago)

    the bbq sauce from Simply Naturals

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  47. Tammy Dalley
    May 7, 2014 at 6:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Honey BBQ sauce!

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  48. Chris Stockford
    May 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to try the bbq sauces!

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  49. Karla Sceviour
    May 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm (3 years ago)

    I am most excioted to try the BBQ Sauces..yum!

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  50. Shannon
    May 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Earth Balance nut spreads, love the peanut and coconut butter idea!

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  51. Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
    May 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

    My kids would love the sticks and nut butters. Thanks for hosting.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  52. Jennifer P.
    May 7, 2014 at 10:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I am most interested in trying the Earth Balance coconut and peanut spread.

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  53. tanyab79
    May 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm (3 years ago)

    The peanut butter.

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  54. JaimeeM
    May 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Im interested in the organic bbq sauces most

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  55. Melissa
    May 8, 2014 at 7:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Bbq sauce as we bbq a lot in the warm months

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  56. Nicole B
    May 10, 2014 at 10:18 am (3 years ago)

    I’d have to say the bbq sauces because its bbq season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. nicolthepickle
    May 10, 2014 at 11:57 am (3 years ago)

    The Simply natural BBQ sauce with honey.

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  58. Sunshine G
    May 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm (3 years ago)

    The BBQ sauce – we’re always hunting for just the right one.

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  59. Debbie W
    May 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Earth Balance nut butters

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  60. stacey h
    May 11, 2014 at 7:27 am (3 years ago)

    the Earth Balance spreads – i love nut butters on my morning toast!!

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  61. amber y
    May 12, 2014 at 12:35 am (3 years ago)

    I’m most interested in trying the earth balance nut butters

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  62. Amy C
    May 12, 2014 at 12:49 am (3 years ago)

    I’m most interested in trying the BBQ sauces.

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  63. suzi
    May 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm (3 years ago)

    The BBQ sauces from Simply Natural as I’m looking for a healthier version of bbq sauce!

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  64. Bev
    May 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I want to try the Simply Natural Organic BBQ Sauce with Honey.

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  65. l p
    May 12, 2014 at 10:59 pm (3 years ago)

    peanut butter. thanks.

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  66. Jen Arnold
    May 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm (3 years ago)

    The different nut butters

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  67. Jen Arnold
    May 14, 2014 at 9:32 pm (3 years ago)

    The different nut butters sound amazing

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  68. roger simmons
    May 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Smoky Flavour

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  69. Karine
    May 15, 2014 at 11:53 am (3 years ago)

    I’d love to try the BBQ sauces!

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  70. mongupp (@mongupp)
    May 15, 2014 at 8:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Nut butters please

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  71. Nancy T
    May 16, 2014 at 10:35 am (3 years ago)

    I would love to try the Coconut oil!

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  72. Eldon
    May 17, 2014 at 11:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I love nut butter!

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  73. Karine
    May 18, 2014 at 9:52 am (3 years ago)

    I’d love to try the BBQ sauces

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  74. andie
    May 19, 2014 at 10:34 am (3 years ago)

    MMM – their Smoky BBQ Sauce – thanks!

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  75. Christy Martin
    May 19, 2014 at 11:35 am (3 years ago)

    I would be curious to try the Earth Balance‘s line of buttery nut spreads.

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  76. Francine
    May 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d love to try the BBQ sauce

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  77. Florence C
    May 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I love to try the peanut butter

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  78. Cassey
    May 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Earth Balance Peanut Butter!

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  79. Dayna Wilson
    May 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d like to try the coconut peanut butter.

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  80. Jenn E
    May 20, 2014 at 9:57 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s BBQ season and we always have the same two sauces so it would be so nice and exciting to try these new ones !

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  81. Pam
    May 21, 2014 at 10:42 am (3 years ago)

    I am most interested in trying the coconut peanut spread.

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  82. Karine
    May 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m really interested in those BBQ sauces!

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  83. Rebby
    May 23, 2014 at 12:55 am (3 years ago)

    I’m excited for the BBQ sauces!

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  84. Pat B
    May 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm (3 years ago)

    the coconut peanut spread

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  85. eleanor
    May 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d like to try out the Earth Balance Coconut Peanut Spread

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