By Stephanie Schoenster
This week we’ve come down with a snack attack. We found a prepared veggie noodle dinner, melt-in-your-mouth macaroons, a game-changing sweet tahini and so much more. Read on to find out more about this week’s new healthy products, all of which will save you time and keep you energized during the holiday season.
When a Mikey’s muffin popped from the toaster, and slathered with almond butter, we knew we would be breakfast besties. Gluten-free and low in carbs, these English muffins are made from coconut flour, almond flour and eggs, are light and tender as a dream, and toast beautifully. Mikey’s is moving in on dinner, too—they also sell a killer pizza crust. (Available in stores nationwide or online; 4-pack for $7)
A back-to-the-land blend of pure fruit, grains and flax packed with omega-3s, vitamins, and minerals, squeezable Munk Packs are ideal fuel for a weekend hike or long-distance haul. Each pouch is gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher and vegan and an easy travel companion. Tighten the recycled cap when you’re ready to hit the road again. (Available in stores nationwide or online; 6-pack for $14.99)
Sweet, mild Ethiopian sesame seeds set this tahini head and shoulders above the competition. Seriously—we’re talking no-going-back territory here. We’re crazy about it as a dip for veggies or drizzled over our lunchtime salads. Shirley Bar makes other raw ingredients that could change the pantry landscape, including Goji berries and cacao powder. (Available online; 2 jars for $24.99)
Emmy’s Organic Macarons: A nibble of the coconut-vanilla macaroons, and we knew we’d fall for every flavor in Emmy’s line-up (looking at you, lemon-ginger and dark cacao). Each not-too-sweet bite is packed with top-notch ingredients like Himalayan sea salt and organic cacao. With a cup of tea, these dairy-free, gluten-free, organic and non-GMO verified treats are poised to become our go-to afternoon pick-me-up. (Available in stores nationwide or online; 12 bags from $29.95)
Veggie noodles have popped up on trendy restaurant menus and aren’t going away anytime soon. HungryRoot makes individually boxed veggie noodle dishes with toppings and sauces delivered straight to your door. Each box can be prepared within minutes, perfect for when you are “hangry.” Out of the six mouthwatering flavors, we especially loved the carrot noodles with tangy sriracha peanut and celery noodles with sweet basil gremolata. Their amazing bean-based cookie dough is also delicious; even the biggest cookie dough fan won’t be able to taste the beans. (Plans start at $60, use code CleanPlates15 for 15% off your first purchase. Expires 12/31/2016 )