New at Natural Food Expo
Gluten free was the operative word again at Natural Products Expo East. But there were more gluten-free whole grains this year, and a lot of novel twists on vegetables. Although all tout the gluten-free moniker, many of the new products also appeal to consumers on Paleo and Raw diets.
Kale, quinoa, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes were among the new stars – – kale chips with spices, and coated in cheese and quinoa in the form of crackers, pilaf blends and pastas. Suzie’s brand was even sampling quinoa milk.
Veggie-Go’s, a spin on fruit leather (beet, apple, sweet potato and flax seed; carrot, apple, and ginger; and berries, spinach and apple) and Yummy Yammy sweet potato salsas were two favorites. At least two companies offered shiratake (no carb – high fiber) noodles, and there were snacks galore. Tortatos (potato and corn in one chip) from R.W. Garcia and Udi’s Ancient Grain Crisps topped my list.
– excerpted from Glutino.com
Healthy Snacks for the School Year
Start the back-to-school season off right by choosing healthier snack options. RW Garcia, a family owned and operated artisan tortilla chip maker for over 30 years, is giving away a chip and dip serving tray, including an assortment of its chips to keep the tray full, this fall! RW Garica makes its chips with wholesome, simple ingredients including stone-ground, verified Non-GMO corn. All the company’s chips are certified gluten free and contain no trans fats, additives, or preservatives—delicious when paired with a favourite dip or right out of the bag. Happy snacking!
Enter Contest now. (hurry, Contest ends on October 11, 2013)
– excerpted from Alive.com