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10 Better For You Treats That Are Worth Every Dollar

10 Better For You Treats That Are Worth Every Dollar

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10 Better For You Treats That Are Worth Every Dollar
10 Better For You Treats That Are Worth Your Money

1. Partake Foods

 

 

The story: After discovering her daughter had several food allergies, Partake Foods founder Denise Woodward created a line of cookies free from the top 8 allergens, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Their cookie recipes were carefully designed by gluten-free baking pioneer and James Beard award winning cookbook author Shauna Ahern, the "Gluten-Free Girl". 

 

What else you need to know:

  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO 

 

What to try: Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Their Sprouted Grain Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies ($4.99) or Sweet Potato Millet Mini Cookies ($4.99) will definitely do the trick. You'll barely notice their non-traditional, whole food ingredients like sprouted grain, lentil protein, sweet potato and millet!

 

Where to get it: Partake Foods, Amazon

 

2. Good Zebra
 

 

The story: While traveling overseas as the chief marketing officer of a large footwear brand, founder Erika Szychowski realized that finding a packaged food devoid of refined sugar was impossible. Erika decided to work with food chemists to develop a line of high-protein animal crackers.

 

What else you need to know:

  • Not gluten free
  • No refined sugar
  • High protein: 12g of protein per serving

 

What to try: Put your protein smoothies and bars aside and try their Vanilla Spirit Animal Crackers or Chai Spirit Animal Crackers (12 2oz bags for $29.99). These finger-licking crackers will refuel you after your BBG (Bikini Body Guide) workout! 

 

Where to get it: Good Zebra, Amazon or search here for the closest location to you

 

3. Soozy's
 

 

The story: Frustrated with the limited options for healthy, baked goods, co-founders Susan Chen and Mason Sexton created nutritious, gluten-free and grain-free muffins that actually taste good!

 

What else you need to know:

  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Dairy free
  • Soy free
  • No peanuts
  • Non-GMO

 

What to try: The Double Chocolate or Wild Blueberry ($6.99 for 4 muffins) are great for breakfast or when you're on the go. Got time to spare? Pop these muffins in the oven!

 

Where to get it: Soozy's or search here for the closest location to you

 

4. Foodstirs
 

 

The story: Amazed by the absence of healthy baking options, co-founders Galit Laibow, Greg Fleishman and Sarah Michelle Gellar created their own baking line that offers organic, pure, regenerative and ethically sourced ingredients.

 

What else you need to know:

 

What to try: So many to pick from! This Foodstirs Baking Mix Variety is a good place to start if you're a chocolate lover ($17.99 for 3 different mixes). If you're looking for something fun to bake with your girlfriends or your kids, try the Donut Kit ($18.99), Movie Night Cupcakes Kit ($18.99) or the Rainbow Pancake Kit ($18.99).

 

Where to get it: Foodstirs, Amazon or search here for the closest location to you

 

5. UNREAL
 

 

The story: On a mission to make junk food healthier, brothers Nicky and Kris Bronner experimented with thousands of recipes to create all-natural chocolate snacks. ps. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are fans.

 

What else you need to know:

  • Fair trade, organic, sustainable ingredients
  • Nothing artificial
  • Gluten free
  • Vegan 
  • Non-GMO

 

What to try: Skip the chocolate gems and try their Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Peanut Butter Cups ($5.99) and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups ($5.99). The peanut butter is so creamy and pairs perfectly with the dark chocolate.

 

Where to get it: Amazon, Thrive Market or search here for the closest location to you

 

6. Hu Chocolate
 

 

The story: Hu Kitchen, a New York-based gluten-free and all natural restaurant, created their own line of organic, stone ground dark chocolate bars with delicious ingredients such as cashew butter, hazelnut butter and figs.

 

What else you need to know:

  • Fair trade cacao
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • No refined sugars
  • No cane sugar
  • No sugar alcohols
  • No emulsifiers
  • No soy lecithin
  • Non-GMO

 

What to try: Hazelnut Butter Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter & Puffed Quinoa and Cashew Butter & Vanilla Bean ($25 for 4) always hit the spot. If you're a Thrive member, you can get them at a lower price! 

 

Where to get it: Hu Kitchen, Amazon, Thrive Market or search here for the closest location to you

 

7. Back to Nature
 

 

The story: Back to Nature has been creating delicious and flavorful snacks with carefully sourced ingredients since the 1960s. They have a wide range of products such as cereal, crackers, cookiers, granolas, nuts and trail mixes.

 

What else you need to know:

  • Non-GMO

 

What to try: For a Wheat Thins-alternative, try the Organic Stoneground Wheat Crackers ($3.79) or Spinach & Roasted Garlic Crackers ($3.79). For a Cheez-It alternative, try their Crispy Cheddar Crackers ($3.79).

 

Where to get it: Amazon or search here for the closest location to you

 

8. Bitchin Sauce
 

 

The story: Bitchin Sauce is a family-owned and operated company committed to creating healthy and wholesome food. Their savory, almond-based dip is available in 6 flavors: original, chipotle, cilantro chili, pesto, bombay and heat.

 

What else you need to know:

  • Made with almonds
  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Non GMO

 

What to try: If you love really spicy food, definitely get your hands on heat and eat it with Siete's Grain Free Tortilla Chips or some fresh cut veggies.

 

Where to get it: Whole Foods or search here for the closest location to you

 

9. Lifeway Elixir

 

 

The story: Lifeway creates probiotic and nutritious foods such as kefir, cheese and supplements. They recently introduced a new line of organic, probiotic sparkling beverage in 4 flavors: ginger, tangerine, hibiscus and elderberry.

 

What else you need to know:

  • Organic
  • Gluten free
  • Caffeine free
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
  • Low-sugar and calories
  • Probiotics

 

What to try: Their Ginger Elixir has just the right amount of ginger for that slight spicey kick. A great alternative if you're looking for a low-calorie drink with probiotics.

 

Where to get it: Search here for the closest location to you

 

10. SOUND
 

 

 

The story: Unable to find an unsweetened sparkling tea that was healthy and delicious, co-founder Tommy Kelly decided to create his own while working as an engineer in the nuclear power industry. A year later, Tommy and his co-worker Salim Najjar ditched corporate life to launch SOUND and redefine the sugar-laden carbonated beverage landscape.

 

What else you need to know:

  • High quality organic tea
  • No sweeteners
  • No preservatives

 

What to try: Order their mixed case ($30 for 12 bottles) to sample all 5 flavors! Not ready to commit? Try their Sparkling Chamomile ($30 for 12 bottles). It's refreshing and tasty with subtle hints of vanilla and elderflower. The best part is that there's no added sugar.

 

Where to get it: SOUND, Amazon or search here for the closest location to you

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