One of the most confusing aspects about making healthy swaps and healthy changes is trying to determine what brands you can trust. Are there processed foods that are not full of additives and preservatives? What are the short cut foods that won't harm my family's health?
The good news is that there are companies that take your health seriously and offer solid options with the convenience of pre-packaged food. If you are stuck on the same brands, start reading labels and researching to be sure you can trust them.
Here are 8 brands I trust and recommend to my clients.
Twenty five years ago, they started using simple ingredients with an emphasis on farming sustainability, using only natural and organic grains, meat and veggies.
Eden was one of the first companies to offer BPA free canned items. We love their canned beans and chickpeas and also have several great gluten free options.
We love their organic, non-GMO quinoa, which is also a great plant-based source of protein. They also have great pasta options, hot breakfast cereals and beans.
Once Again Sunflower Seed Butter:
These are excellent nut free alternatives for nut butters and ideal for kids who have a nut-free school.
Yummy chips made from black beans!
Enjoy Life Food:
These chocolate chips are free of the top eight allergens: wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish and are also delicious. We use their chocolate chips in healthy muffins, pancakes or energy bites.
I love the integrity of this company and their commitment to green living. Their vitamins are tested for purity and effectiveness and are the best I've found. I also love the green cleaning products. If you're confused about the options, contact me and we can talk.
Whole Food brand (365):
The generic brand at Whole Foods (365) has BPA free can linings and make a lot of excellent alternatives to name brand options for a better price.
What brands do you trust and love?