Natural Health Food Trends — Part 1

Food Trends 1

#1 Snacks Made Of Unusual Ingredients
“Everyone loves snack foods, and natural health foodies are no exception,” says Katharine Herringer, co-founder of Multibird Branding, an organic food marketing company. She points to Hippie Foods Coconut Chips, made from nutrient-dense young coconut with a taste that not too sweet, slightly savoury, creamy and refreshing.

#2 Snacks Made Of Unusual Ingredients
Another favorite was Ocean’s Halo’s Seaweed Chip, which is a tortilla chip/seaweed snack hybrid in a variety of flavors.

#3 & #4 So Much Sriracha
Herringer spotted everything from Kettle Chips-flavored Sriracha chips to Way Better Snack’s gluten-free Sriracha-flavored tortilla chips, this sauce certainly hasn’t lost its lustre in 2014.

#5 Zero-Waste In The Kitchen
Enviro Glass Straw makes hand-blown glass straws, doing away with the waste of plastic. And, Herringer notes, “glass straws make that kale smoothie taste so much better.”

#6 Zero-Waste In The Kitchen
Abeego, a beeswax paper wrap, is a great alternative to Saran wrap and the like — and it’s even reusable.

#7 Chia On-The-Go
We love chia seeds around here, so the introduction of a new drink that contains plenty of the superfood sounds great to us. Mamma Chia offers up plenty of flavoured beverages, and is launching “Chia Squeeze” for kids shortly.

#8 The New Good Fat
“The newest kid on the block is Omega 7,” says Herringer. “Until recently sea buckthorn had been the primary source of this fatty acid, but a Canadian brand, Sea-licious has a new Omega 7 made with Provinal palmitoleic acid.” Apparently this “new” acid can help decrease cholesterol, balance sugar and aids with weight loss overall.

#9 Better Than Freezies?
Once the warm weather comes, everyone will be looking for a cool treat that hopefully isn’t filled with sugar. Enter Deebee’s Organic Teapops, which are dairy-free and sugar-free — but remember before giving them to the kids, they have tea in them, so they have caffeine in them too.

#10 Natural Beauty Gear
http://www.pacificaperfume.com/
Herringer calls out Pacifica’s new line of cosmetics as being exceptional, particularly the Malibu Lemon Blossom hand and body lotion wipes, made from completely natural ingredient and biodegradable to boot.

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