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.
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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