When I host gatherings at my house I always look over the guest list and make a mental note of any guests I may have that have certain food preferences. I can’t say others always return the favor, but I’m always appreciative for the folks who do! It’s with this in mind that I put together this segment for Tampa’s Morning Blend on ABC.
Here’s some more information on the products I featured:
SunButter makes US grown sunflower butter, free of the top eight food allergens (including peanuts, tree nuts and soy). It packs as much protein and more micro nutrients, like magnesium, Vitamin E, zinc and iron, than traditional nut butters, and contains less saturated fat.
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery sandwich breads have the same taste, look, and soft and fluffy feel of traditional breads. The breads are made using high-quality, non-GMO and natural ingredients. For more information, visit rudisbakery.com, and don’t forget to look for Rudi’s Gluten Free bread at your local Publix store
GeeFree is hands down one of the best gluten-free products I’ve ever had. Beloved family recipes sacrificed due to health concerns can now be recreated with these gluten-free puffpastry sheets. Make things like pies, empanadas, potato puffs, brie and raspberry rolls. Ready-made appetizers include Spanakopita, Franks in a Blanket, and Cheeseburger Bites and the chicken pot pie is a great main dish. Find GeeFree in the frozen food section of Nutrition Smart, Richard’s Food Emporium and Rollin’ Oats or online at geefree.com
Garden of Eatin’® Original Blue Chips are made to bring color to any occasion. The blue color and hearty texture of our Garden of Eatin’® Blue Corn Chips are made from organic blue corn, simple non-GMO garden ingredients and contain no artificial flavors or preservatives. These gluten-free chips pack enough flavor and crunch to liven up any party – bringing out the snack connoisseur in all of us. Garden of Eatin is the original non-GMO blue corn tortilla chip brand. For over 40 years it has crafted great tasting snack options made with organic, garden-inspired ingredients. Garden of Eatin® corn tortilla chips offer many other flavors and do not settle for anything less than a quality crunch. www.facebook.com/gardenofeatin.com
PowerBar Plant Protein Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt is one of the New PowerBar Plant Protein Bars. This is the first plant-based snack bar released by the brand as part of its Clean Start, which is an ongoing effort to evolve the product portfolio with cleaner ingredient labels and great tasting products. These bars are a delicious, flavorful and better tasting option not typically seen in the plant protein category. The PowerBar Plant Protein Bars are certified non-GMO, too! Made with 10-11g of protein, they are perfect for the active consumer in need of an on-the-go wholesome protein snack. Visit PowerBar.com.
Premier Protein Clear Tropical Punch. As you start making healthy choices for Spring, Premier Protein CLEAR is the perfect light and refreshing beverage to keep you fueled all day long. With 20g of protein, 0g of sugar and 90 calories, this gluten free drink is sure to give you sustained energy through all your warm weather activities. Where to buy: Sam’s Club
Remedy Organics is a new amazing line of 100% plant-based protein beverages. They use the finest Superfoods, Ayurvedics, Botanical Herbs and Probiotics with functional benefits that go well beyond hydration and general nutrition. Organic Protein Blends are certified USDA organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. Each bottle contains Probiotics that provide strong functional health benefits in the areas of immune health, digestive health and protein utilization. Order from remedyorganics.com.
Whole Foods is my go to for vegan and vegetarian food. No other store has the selection they have. I always stock my fridge with their 365 Everyday Value Veggie Dogs. My kids love them and so do I. I also love the new Beyond Burger that are sold exclusively at Whole Foods. They are honestly the best store bought veggie burger I’ve head. While you are there check out their freshly made vegetarian and vegan foods too. You won’t be sorry!