Keep your health goals by trying these eight new food and beverage trends that include nut butters, olive oil, breakfast bowls, spices and protein packed coffee.
Raise your hand if you promised yourself you would do better when it comes to eating healthier this year.
Most of us really do want to make good choices. We read ingredients, look at calorie count, follow serving sizes and get exercise into our schedules. And then week three starts and we are back to our normal diet. With the best of intentions to help you keep those resolutions you just made, I am sharing 8 new finds to help you achieve your health goals in 2019.
All nut butters are not created equally. And Betsy’s Best is proof of that. These gourmet nut and seed butters are all natural, gluten-free and GMO-free along with being nutritious. Each of the recipes include ingredients like chia seeds, cinnamon, stevia and pink Himalayan salt. They are also addictive! So versatile whether you are eating them on toast, crepes, waffles, fruit, in smoothies or on a spoon. Yes, on a spoon! Or baking with them. Hint: try the Almond Butter Brownies.
Try all five flavors:
- Gourmet Peanut Butter – with cinnamon and chia seeds
- Gourmet Almond butter – with cinnamon and chia seeds
- Gourmet Seed Butter – with sunflower and chia seeds
- Gourmet Cashew Butter – with cardamom and chia seeds
- Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter – with chia seeds
Chef, author, TV personality (Food Network, Iron Chef, The Kitchn, Chopped) and restaurateur, Geoffrey Zakarian, is working with fifth generation Greek olive oil cultivar, Liokareas, to craft an ultra premium, limited edition, cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil for Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants. This retail collaboration will offer the 16.9 ounce Zakarian Collection Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the 33 Cooper’s Hawk restaurants including their Online Gift Store through January 31, 2019 and then can be found on zakarianhospitality.com.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is acknowledged as the healthiest edible oil source. The Mediterranean diet is often discussed as a good choice for decreased cardiovascular disease and cancer due to its high content of Polyphenols. Plus, it can be incorporated into so many recipes from appetizers to desserts. This olive oil is ideal for finishing dishes as the pleasant and medium sweet Non-GMO oil features round flavors with green grass and chicory notes that also shines on salads and seafood. In sweet dishes, it can be used to flavor simple cakes and cookies, and pairs well with fruits such as grapes, plums and figs.
Breakfast made easy with these high protein options that are filled with vegetables to give you a good start to your day. At 330 calories or less and up to 25 grams of protein, these new bowls bring to the breakfast table all the convenience, nutrition and freshness of Mann’s other Nourish Bowl® offerings. Available in two delicious flavors, Denver Scramble and Fiesta Scramble, just add 1-2 eggs, microwave for 4 minutes and enjoy these superfood fresh veggie breakfast bowls. The Denver Scramble features kale, sweet potato, cauliflower and broccoli with a Bell Pepper Sauce that has diced ham & onion and comes with a cheddar cheese topping; The Fiesta Scramble has kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi and butternut squash with a Pico de Gallo Salsa and chicken chorizo accompanied with a Mexican Cheese Blend topping.
Pre-Brew Coffee Spices by Simply Organic
Fulfilling the unmet need for premium coffee flavorings that do not contain artificial ingredients or added sweeteners, this new line of pre-brew coffee spices allows coffee drinkers to brew rich spice flavors right into fresh coffee by simply adding the spices to freshly ground coffee before brewing. Additive-free and expertly crafted organic spices that enable the coffee lover to individualize their coffee experience and brew a customizable cup of flavorful coffee in the comfort of their home.
Available in four spice blends:
- A delicious blend with subtly aromatic fennel and bright anise, selected to harmonize with the roasted notes of darker coffee bean
- A Chai blend with fennel, ginger and cinnamon elements that stand up next to bold dark-roast beans
- A great accent to heighten citrusy notes in light-roast beans
- This delicious blend delivers the complex flavor of cloves, the vivid presence of ginger and the familiar comfort of cinnamon
A game changing ingredient helping wellness consumers infuse more Turmeric into their daily diets in an approachable way. These specially formulated organic spices are for versatile daily use, sweet snacks and savory dishes. The three blends lead with the goodness of turmeric while still delivering on taste. All are certified Organic, Non-GMO and Kosher.
They are available in three varieties:
Daily Blend—This versatile blend is great for when you want to supplement your culinary routine with a regularly scheduled turmeric charge. Simply stir a vibrant twist of turmeric into your regular morning coffee, smoothie, tea, coconut water, hot cereal or overnight oats.
Sweet Blend—This cinnamon-centric blend is formulated to complement sweet culinary applications. Season fruit, yogurt, smoothies, cereal and oatmeal, or incorporate into cookies, cakes, confections and homemade granola.
Savory Blend—The perfect mix of savory spices, this blend is formulated to infuse savory dishes with the goodness of turmeric. Add a twist to nourish proteins, gravies, sauces, salad dressings, scrambled eggs, legumes, broths, avocado toast and rice or pasta
We know avocados are good for us which makes enjoying these two organic guacamole mixes even better. For a game day gathering or to simply elevate a weeknight dinner, just add two ripe, peeled avocados to this liquid-based dip mix infused with flavorful Simply Organic spices. The milder version offers tangy notes of garlic, green chili peppers and lime while the spicy mix bring a little heat with infused flavors of jalapeño and cayenne pepper. So many uses from adding to sandwiches to eggs. Delicious!
The perks of drinking coffee have been amped up with this new line of Super Coffee. Organic Colombian coffee with 200mg of natural caffeine per bottle made with pesticide free beans which preserve healthy anti-oxidants that help your cells stay young and balanced. It is lactose free protein and Keto approved. In addition, Super Coffee utilizes healthy fats for fuel. Coconut Oil, a superfood, for its powerful good fats – MCTs – are metabolized very quickly, giving you a fast acting, sustained energy boost without the crash.
MCTs have been shown to:
- Stabilize blood sugar levels
- Suppress appetite
- Lower cholesterol
- Improve brain function
- Increase nutrient absorption
Super Coffee is sweetened with organic monk fruit rather than sugar and comes in four flavors:
- Smooth Mocha
- Vanilla Bean
- Maple Hazelnut
- Creamy Black
If adding milk to your coffee is your preference, then Kitu Super Creamer is for you. Made with whey protein concentrate, coconut MCT oil, monk fruit and other ingredients, you will be getting 5g of healthy fat, 3g of protein and 0g of sugar in one serving. Available in three flavors:
The good news is there are so many resources to help you make better choices when it comes to food and beverages. While some products can be found in your local food stores, others can be found online. In addition, check out these 10 kitchen gadgets to make cooking healthier easier. The best thing is to share ideas with your friends and family on ways you have discovered to stay healthy as we want to enjoy a long life together! Cheers to the new year!