My first choice is to eat nutrient dense, organic, whole foods, foods in their natural form. Eating them raw, cooked, or combined with other whole foods is what I eat 90 percent of the time. For me this ensures that I am getting the daily nutrients I need.
Sometimes it is nice to have food prepared on hand when I have a really busy day or week or need something easy to take with me. I always check the ingredients of the product, and if I don't know what something is I look it up and research the ingredient.
Some nutrition terms that are either regulated or subjected to inspection are certified organic, grass fed, grass finished, pastured raised, wild caught, Non-GMO Verified, and Animal Welfare Approved (AWA).
Some terms that are not regulated, and I stay away from are all natural, natural, local, locally produced, superfood, and functional food. I also do not buy products that say artificially flavored, flavorings, spices (this does not let me know which spices or if they are organic) or have sugar in them.
Did you know that refined sugar has other names that food companies can list in their ingredients? Food companies sometimes list more than one sugar name too, probably to disguise how much sugar is in their product. See the list of other sugar names here.
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A Seattle based company Kale Love chips are a delicious nutritious healthy snack. Their kale is grown from local organic farmers. Try out their San Juan sea salt, vegan "cheez", spicy "notcho", ghost chile "notch" and my favorite peanut butter. You can order them on the Kale Love website, or visit Vegan Haven and the Ballard Farmer's Market too.
These Sea Salt Beet Chips are delicious and nutritious!
Be sure to check the ingredients as some of their products do have added sugar. You can find them at your local Whole Foods, QFC, PCC grocery stores and online too.
Terra Plantain chips are made with few ingredients and taste good! Try out their plantain sea salt chips and sweet potato chips. You can find them at Whole Foods.
MaraNatha 2 ingredient peanut butter has a great taste.
Make sure to check the ingredients because this company has other peanut butters that do have added sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.
Unsweetened, organic applesauce with no added ingredients can be a healthy way to add sweetness to recipes in place of sugar.
I love beets, and there are so many great nutritional benefits that come from them. I finally found a pickled beet product with no added sugar. Sweet Creek Organic Pickled Beets are an Oregon based company. You can find them at PCC. They also make applesauce, salsa, pickles, fruit spreads, relishes and more!
Pumpkin Seeds are a good source of iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and zinc as well as protein and fat. This product does not have any added sugar or fillers.
These Sea Salted Carrot Sticks are a nice nutritious snack!
This almond butter product has one ingredient, organic, raw, sprouted almonds. Delicious and nutritious!
This Coconut Butter is made from organic, raw coconut, so it is non-hydrogenated and there is no added anything!
Another great Jiva product that tastes great and is nutritious. I use this on vegetables, chicken and more.
This organic, raw, shredded coconut product is great for using in muffins, protein balls and for topping soups.
Cashews are a delicious and nutritious snack. You can also chop them up and add them to many recipes.
Another great spread from Jiva is their organic, raw cashew butter! So delicious and nutritious.
A light, tasty addition to most dishes. This has organic dry roasted sesame seeds, sea salt, and mineral rich sea vegetables dulse, and nori seaweed .
These sweet potato chips have a nice light, favorable taste. Just three ingredients, sweet potato, organic coconut oil and sea salt. Try them with your favorite guacamole recipe!
Biotta juices are not made from concentrate and are made with organic ingredients. Although juice can lose their nutrients if not consumed right away these juices are a better option than most others. They have a variety of vegetable and fruit options. Try out their golden beet juice blend with turmeric, or their beet, apple, ginger juice, or tart cherry.
Here is a nutritional ready made bone broth drink that you can drink cold, warm or hot. I have found these Epic drinks at Whole Foods. They are pricey, so one idea is to drink half one day and the other half the next day or add water to it to make it last over several days. Try out their bison apple cider, beef jalapeño sea salt, or the turkey cranberry sage broth.
Paleo On the Go has prepared frozen meals you can order online that are delivered to your house in several days. Their packaging is recyclable and you can call to have an order delivered on a specific day. They are accommodating to food needs too.
Eat Local has three stores located in Burien, Capitol Hill or Queen Anne, or you can have healthy frozen meals delivered to you using raw ingredients and traditional cooking methods. They have Keto, Vegan, Vegetarian and more!
Vital Choice provides home delivery of wild seafood and organic seafood, harvested from wild fisheries and farms. They have a 100% guarantee if you are not satisfied. You can become an affiliate, wholesale, or vital rewards customer or just order items when you like