By Grace Kim and Alessa Pomerantz
From drinks to dessert, we’ve got you covered with new delicious, healthy products.
This summer, take your antioxidants on the go with Teas’ Tea Organic bottled teas. Thanks to ethically sourced, whole tea leaves, Teas’ Tea is rich in antioxidants that help promote heart health. They come in varying levels of sweetness and strength, ranging from subtle floral notes in the jasmine green tea to a zesty, fruity punch in the peach-ginger black tea. The unsweetened line of teas is free of sugar and calories but still full of flavor, with options like rose, lemongrass, and jasmine. (Available at supermarkets, specialty stores, and online; $23.50 for 12 16.9 ounce bottles.)
For the occasional indulgent treat, turn to Miss Jones organic brownie, cake, and cookie mixes–you can have a fresh-baked dessert in less than an hour, and they’re dairy- and soy-free. All the products are made without artificial colors or flavors, and the company even gives easy instructions online for how to make them vegan. (Available at select stores and online; $5.99 per box)
After 90 years, dairy producer Elmhurst stopped selling cow’s milk but recently surprised its customers with a new line of tasty non-GMO vegan nutmilks that have quadruple the protein compared to other nut milks. The company uses only five recognizable ingredients or fewer in each carton, and no gums or stabilizers. Choose from creamy almond, cashew, walnut or hazelnut. (Available online, at specific Publix Super Markets, as well as certain Gelson’s and Bristol Farms; $4.99 for a 32-ounce carton)
If helping to save the environment seems like an overwhelming endeavor, here’s a simple way to help out. Pack your lunch (or your kid’s lunch) in the latest of Lunchskins‘ compostable, recyclable, plastic-free, toxin-free, soy-free, and chlorine-free reusable bags. The company estimates that one Lunchskin can replace more than 500 plastic bags, so it’s a small investment with a big impact. Plus, fewer toxins in your products means less harmful pollutants in your food and the environment. They’re available in a variety of prints, shapes, and sizes, with a zipper or Velcro–and you can even write notes on them. (Available online; $5.99)
Terra is a go-to brand for vegetables in delicious chip form, and now you can get a bag with a festive patriotic mix of potato and beet-dyed sweet potato chips. Or, pick up one of the company’s other yummy non-GMO blends, which incorporate beets, taro, and kabocha squash. Or try the new addictive line of plantain chips, made with coconut oil and available in a sea salt or a sweet option. (Available in stores nationwide; $3 to $4 for a 5-ounce bag)