November means the holidays are nearly here, and we need all the foods and drinks to help us get in the spirit. But if you're trying to eat mindfully before all that feasting, we have plenty of healthy finds too. We've got you covered, no matter the occasion, with this month's best new foods and drinks.
Originally published November 2, 2018
Vital Proteins Dairy-Free Collagen Creamer ($29): The coconut-milk-based, dairy-free creamer offers a velvety mouthfeel and subtle chocolate undertones all while providing you with 10 grams of collagen per serving.
Once Again Amore Spread Almond With Cocoa & Milk ($10): As the name implies, almond butter is mixed with basically milk chocolate. Spread it on toast, add it to smoothies, or drop on top of some oats. Scoot over hazelnut spreads; we're all about this almond chocolate spread from here on out.
Cali’flour Foods Cauliflower Thins ($40/pack of 8): With 2 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of protein, these tasty little crackers are guilt-free. We loved snacking on both the Classic and Italian Herb flavors solo but can imagine they will go well with all your holiday dips.
Carrington Farms Organic Crounons ($6): Gluten-free folks rejoice! These crunchy crounons are made from organic quinoa. Though they come in a variety of flavors, we loved the Butter & Roasted Garlic. Toss them into a salad with some goat cheese and roasted veggies for a protein-packed lunch, sprinkle some on soups, or just eat them alone by the handful.
Underwood Rosé Bubbles ($15/bottle): You may know Underwood for its canned wines, and they're now making two bubbly glass bottles. We particularly enjoy the Oregon-grown 2017 rosé for its inexpensive price tag and its ability to pair well with cheese, popcorn, or... really any holiday appetizers.
McConnell’s x Jon & Vinny's Mapled Squash & Ginger Cookies ($12/pint): No need to feel bad about eating the whole pint when there are veggies in your ice cream (squash counts, right?). Kabocha squash and crunchy ginger cookies seem like an odd pairing, and yet, it's like a modernized version of pumpkin gingerbread.
Recess CBD Infused Sparkling Water ($30/6-pack): Rather than turning to a can of beer to take the edge off, opt for one of these hemp-derived CBD drinks (that contain zero THC). The relaxing drinks come in a variety of flavors (our favorite is the Pom Citrus), aren’t too sweet, and have refreshing bubbles with every sip.
Culture Republick + Probiotics Light Ice Cream ($5): The skim-milk-based ice cream contains 3 billion live cultures per pint and 5 grams of protein per serving. In all honesty, it tastes too good to be a light ice cream. Our favorite is the Lemon & Graham, packed full of zesty lemon flavor and swirls of graham cracker crumb.
Pop-Tarts Bites ($4): The mini Pop-Tarts Bites taste just like the original version but in a bitsy size. Available in classic flavors including Brown Sugar and Frosted Strawberry.
Maple Cheerios ($4): The new variety reminds us of classic Honey Nut Cheerios only with a distinct maple syrupy scent and flavor. We would definitely recommend drinking the milk left in the bottom of the bowl.
Pringles Thanksgiving ($15/3 mini cans): Last year, Pringles teased the public with a fake ad for Thanksgiving chip flavors. Well, now they’re real and come in Turkey, Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie. This oddly addictive twist really does remind us of those traditional dishes, especially when you stack the turkey and stuffing together.
Dirty Lemon + Turmeric ($65/case): The addition of turmeric and ginger root reduces inflammation and gives your system a needed immunity boost. Try chugging one of these before you leave the house in the morning for an all natural pick me up.
Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Blueberry Bagels ($5): Trader Joe’s nails it again; these blueberry bagels are indistinguishable from the glutenous version. Welcome this new pantry staple, whether your household is all gluten-free or not.
Hippie Snacks Cauliflower Crisps ($5): Baked with cauliflower, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds, these cracker-like snacks are full of roasted flavor and protein (5 grams per serving).
Trader Joe’s Sparkling Coconut Water With Yuzu ($4): The yuzu adds a floral, citrus finish to refreshing sparkling coconut water. We're into the fact that these small cans are convenient for packing on the go and blend well with tequila for an effortless cocktail.
Ben and Jerry’s Pecan Resist ($7/pint): This chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts, and fudge-covered almonds lets you indulge in a rich treat while supporting social justice and climate change.
Lord Jones High CBD Holiday Gumdrops ($50/9 gumdrops): Available in two flavors, mango chili and sugar plum, these sugar-coated fruit jellies contain 20 milligrams of full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD to help chill you out throughout the busy holiday season.
Made in Nature Salt and Pepper Veggie Pops ($5): The superfood pops are loaded with carrots, kale, and cauliflower for an easy way to mindfully snack. The crispy medley of roasted veggies remarkably contains 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.
Pig Out Original Pigless Bacon Chips ($23/4 bags): These chips deliver flavors we crave from crispy bacon but in a vegan-friendly, mushroom-based snack. Handcrafted by chefs to ensure that bacon-y balance of spices is just right, these are a must for eating by the handful or for topping on a loaded baked potato like bacon bits.
Tillamook Country Smoker Beef Jerky ($5): Finally there is a paleo- and keto-friendly beef jerky with zero sugar (and 14 grams of protein per serving). Smoked on real hardwood, it has flavors reminiscent of grilling on a campfire.
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