The Healthy Shopper
I know that a lot of people make resolutions in January 1st. The resolve to get healthier – to work out more and eat better. But I actually find spring a far more productive time of year to start focusing more on my health. January is cold and bleak and not very inspirational but spring – well spring is fresh and new and the perfect time to get in the mood for being healthy.
Where do you start? There is so much information out there and what’s healthy and what’s not. And when it comes to eating healthy there are a lot of options. It’s not always easy to know where to turn. And of course, well all know that eating healthier can often come with a steeper price tag. That’s where the Healthy Shopper comes in. If you’re not familiar with the Healthy Shopper you’ve really been missing out. It is an excellent resource if you are looking to eat healthy and not break the bank. They have developed a coupon book for natural and organic products that is distributed in more than 450 healthy food stores across Canada (the book can also be ordered online for the small cost of shipping). To find out where to pick up your free coupon book of healthy savings just visit the “find the book” section of the site. You can also get a preview of what’s inside.
Spring 2014 Picks
I’m really pleased to be able to share the Healthy Shopper 2014 Spring Picks!
Simply natural Oranic Barbeque Sauces
It’s definitely barbeque season around here (finally)! I love a good barbeque sauce but, unfortunately they are usually full of preservatives, food colouring and other things that I’d just rather not have in my sauce. I generally make my own barbeque sauce but it’s nice to have some convenient, more healthy options. One of the things I really like about the Simply Natural sauces is that when I compared it to a bottle of sauce I had at home it had half the carbs and sugar! That’s a lot and a big seller for me. It comes in three delicious varieties – Smoky, Tangy and Barbeque sauce with Honey.
Maison Orphée Oils
I love cooking with healthy and tasty oils. It’s amazing how such a subtle flavour can add so much to a dish. These oils – Extra Virgin Olive, Unrefined Sunflower and Virgin Coconut (all organic) from Maison Orphée are the perfect way to add that special touch to a salad, a baked dish or whatever you are making that needs a touch of oil.
Earth Balance Spreads and Butters
Peanut butter is a staple in our house. It’s my go to snack when I need a protein fix. Or when the little one is having a picky day I know she will almost always eat a peanut butter sandwich. When I opened up the Earth Balance peanut butters she couldn’t get enough. Seriously, she would have eaten half a jar if we had let her! Her favorite was the peanut butter and flaxseed – I think she liked the smooth and the crunchy equally.
I enjoyed those too but I absolutely LOVE the coconut and peanut spread. I think part of the reason is that it reminded me so much of some local butters we picked up while we were in Hawaii. These were so natural and fresh and the Earth Balance spread brought me right back there!
I don’t know if you’ve ever had the chance to taste Olympic organic sour cream but I can tell you it just may be the best sour cream I’ve ever had. If sour cream is on my shopping list and Olympic is available it will be in my cart. It is so rich and creamy and delicious. Olympic is 100% Canadian owned and they do not use preservatives, gelatin or gluten in any of their products. Olympic makes yogurt, cream cheese and sour cream and is available in quite a few health and grocery stores across the country.
I was lucky enough to receive several of these products to sample and write about as well as some coupons to pick up some products. And I’ve decided to share share some of the free product coupons with you! One lucky reader will receive two coupons good for a free Earth Balance Products (coupons must be redeemed by July 31, 2014) and one coupon for a free Olympic Dairy product ( must be redeemed by December 31, 2014).
Enter in the rafflecopter form below. Open to residents of Canada age 18 and over. One main entry per household.