Top 10 Grocery Products:
- Coconut milk – So Delcious
My husband and I go through about a gallon of this milk a week. This is a staple for everything from baked goods to smoothies to cereal to cream sauce and everything inbetween. I have been buying this for the past 2-3 years and love it so much. I don’t love everything to taste overly coconuty and I feel this milk does a great job of providing a dairy free alternative without a strong flavor.
This coconut milk is organic, non-gmo, dairy free, vegan, and gluten free. It does not contain carrageenan. Much less sugar than a typical cow’s milk. Thirty-percent of your daily Vitamin D. Seventy calories per serving.
- Mini chocolate chips – Enjoy Life
I cannot say enough about these chocolate chips. I’ve made numerous recipes with these chips and many time for others who eat dairy chocolate. I think this is one of the best dairy free brands on the market and I cannot say enough about Enjoy Life. They carry a variety of chocolate chips from chunks to dark chocolate morsels.
Dairy-free, nut-free, soy free, certified gluten free, non-gmo, casein free.
- Peanut Butter-Teddy’s
This was a hard decision, but I decided to only include one nut butter on this top ten list. I typically have 3 jars at home between my almond, sunflower, or peanut butter. I love trying out new peanut butters but I always return to my good ol’ standby. My favorite peanut butter cookie recipe always turns out THE best when I use this peanut butter.
Non-gmo peanut butter. You can buy a variety of peanut butters, salted/unsalted, creamy/crunchy, etc. I typically buy the salted crunchy option peanut butter. Organic options as well!
- Apple Cider Vinegar- Braggs
You don’t have to look too far to discover the benefits of apple cider vinegar. I do have to say, I jumped on this bandwagon about 2-3 years ago, when I turned our ordinary table into a wholesome one. I primarily use this for salads but have used in occasionally for baking and cooking.
Raw, organic, with the ‘mother’ (naturally connected to strand-like chains of protein enzymes molecules), unfiltered, and contains no preservatives. Made with organic apples. Naturally gluten free.
- Rice Cakes-Lundenberg
Although I haven’t tasted many rice cakes in my life, these are the best. Rice cakes that I haven’t been a fan of were too light and tasted like puffed rice cereal in a cake. I find the texture of these rice cakes to be crunchy without being hard…if that makes sense! I typically eat them with almond butter or sunbutter. My favorite way to eat them is cold, I have no clue how I even discovered this but I cover the rice cake with whatever topping and place it in the freezer for 10 minutes or so. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
These rice cakes are sold in a variety of flavors. I tend to buy the lightly salted (the pregnancy is making me love salt so I tend to reach for this one). Organic, non-gmo, gluten free, dairy free, and made with brown rice and sea salt.
- Almond Flour- Bob’s Red Mill
I use this flour on a weekly basis. Whether I’m making chicken parm or blueberry scones, I love this almond flour. The consistency is great and works beautifully with any recipe that calls for almond flour.
High protein! Gluten free, dairy free, and vegan and easy to find in any grocery store these days. I buy it at Sam’s club and get it much cheaper than at a typical grocery store.
- Good Soap-Whole Foods
The limitation to this is that it’s only found at Whole Foods (to my knowledge) but it’s worth the trip. You can spend so much money on ‘natural’ soaps, but why bother when you can get this amazing soap. We have been buying this soap for the past year and use it almost exclusively as our body soap.
The price is unbeatable, 3 soaps for $6 and change I believe. Good Soap comes in a variety of scents, all smelling so fresh and wonderful. Good Soap has one ingredient-shea butter. Nothing artificial or harmful for the body.
8.Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt -So Delicious
I am very picky when it comes to yogurt. To be honest, I probably won’t enjoy this yogurt on it’s own, but I add a bunch of goodness to it to make it delicious. First-I always add fruit, typically a berry of some kind. Second-cinnamon followed by coconut flakes or mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life). Sometimes I’ll add my homemade granola as well.
Yogurts tend to be filled with sugar. This yogurt is unsweetened so you can monitor your sweet intake. I typically add fruit and cinnamon to sweeten it up a bit. The calcium in this yogurt is 50% of your daily intake. This yogurt is dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and non-gmo…the list goes on but that’s the big ones that make me a big fan.
9.Brown Rice Pasta-Trader Joes
My favorite brown rice pasta is from Trader Joes. Again, this is one of a few top ten that you have to purchase at a specific store, but it’s worth it. No mushy-gluten free pasta here! If you follow my blog often, you know how much I love pasta!
Gluten free and made with 100% brown rice. No other ingredients! The price is great and is sold by the pound. I’ve found some brown rice pastas to be sold by 12 ounces or something…which for my family, is annoying and I like to use the whole pound for most meals.
- Frozen Organic Mango Chunks -Trader Joes
I’ve tried many types of frozen fruits. I make smoothies multiple times throughout the week and love to try out different varieties. This is by far one of the best frozen fruits to add to my smoothie. The consistency the mangos give the smoothie is so smooth and creamy.
Frozen Organic Mango Chunks are 100% organic and are delicious. I don’t have much else I can say because they are just a pure chunk of mango love!