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Kettle Brand Organic Potato Chips

Kettle Brand Organic Potato Chips

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

While we are not advocating eat potato chips as part of healthy diet, we do love how Kettle Brand focuses on natural ingredients. They contain no trans fats, no MSG, no artificial ingredients. They use whole slices of locally grown, select non-GMO potatoes, which we love. We only recommend the plain/lightly salted versions because they do not contain evaporated cane juice, yeast extract and maltodextrin. It's nice to read a package and only see 3 ingredients! The only reason they get a 4 is because eating potato chips (fried foods) should not be a regular snack if you're shooting for a healthy diet.

Company Website: http://www.kettlebrand.com

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Company: Kettle

Category: Snacks

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Eden Foods Cannellini Beans

Eden Foods Cannellini Beans

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We really love the entire process Eden uses for their canned beans and think they are the best brand available for canned beans. These USA small farm organically grown Cannellini Beans are soaked overnight and expertly cooked at Eden's certified organic and circle k kosher cannery. Cannellini is a large white bean, also known as White Kidney. A staple in the Mediterranean diet, creamy and sweet. Very high in thiamin (vitamin B1), rich in dietary fiber and a good source of protein, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Low fat, low sodium with no salt added. Packed in bisphenol-A free cans. They are packed in bisphenol-A free cans, which is a huge plus and a necessity to protect the quality of canned foods. Make sure to rinse your beans thoroughly before using them.

Company Website: http://www.edenfoods.com/

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Company: Eden Foods

Category: Beans

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Gold Mine Natural Foods Co Ohsawa Kombu

Gold Mine Natural Foods Co Ohsawa Kombu

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kombu is a sea vegetable that is easy to use and integrate into your cooking routine. High in iodine and minerals this 'sea jurkey' has a unique quality in cooking, harmonizing and enhancing flavors of the foods it’s prepared with. It also has the ability to help break down foods to make them easier to digest. We suggest using kombu like a bay leaf and adding a 3'' piece while cooking rice, beans or other grains. Pull the kombu piece out while the grains are finished cooking and discard.Kombu is vegan, raw, kosher and gluten free. This company also specializes in organic and "heirloom" grains. Heirloom-quality grains are varieties that have been grown for many generations, without hybridization of the strain or genetic alterations. Nice and natural, how it should be!

Company Website: http://www.goldminenaturalfoods.com

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Company: Gold Mine

Category: Raw Foods

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Luna Bar

Luna Bar

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free

LUNA bars are made with 70% USDA certified organic ingredients. They shoot for ingredients that retain more nutrients like essential vitamins and minerals, green tea extract, organic brown rice syrup, and nuts and seeds. While they are conscious about which nutrients are ideal for women such as folic acid and Vitamins A,B, C and D the protein source is soy. We would much rather see this company embrace a different plant based protein such as pea or hemp. Soy can have a negative impact on the body if it isn't fermented. We do like this company as they are active in supporting sustainable agriculture, they support the Breast Cancer Fund and Healthy Child Healthy World. A less processed bar would be a better choice.

Company Website: http://http://lunabar.com

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Company: Luna Bar

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Jay Robb Jay Bar

Jay Robb Jay Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

JayBAR is a protein bar without sugar, corn syrup, casein, artificial sweeteners, maltitol, acesulfame-K, evaporated cane juice, aspartame, or sucralose. We love that but think this bar is overly sweet tasting. They use xylitol in it which is a low-glycemic sweetener. The bar is made locally in San Diego with organic nut butters. Jay Robb products MOSTLY do not contain protein from cows treated with growth or hormone or antibiotics, which is the most important thing to look for.

Company Website: http://www.jayrobb.com

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Company: Jay Robb

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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