Celebrate Earth Day by Supporting Products Which Help Sustain Our Planet
Celebrate Earth Day: You are what you eat — as we try and fill our bodies with healthy nourishment, we should also reflect on how the food we eat affects our environment. From sustainable oats to to plant-based packaging, the following nine food brands help our planet in some way!
Did you know that oats are one of the most sustainable grains on the planet and require 80 percent less water to grow than almonds? BetterBody Foods, a trusted brand for healthy and natural food products, introduces two new offerings in its product line – Organic Oat Flour and Oatsome Oat Milk Creamer. These heart-healthy additions are great news for those with gluten sensitivities and others looking to move away from dairy.
If you suffer from gluten intolerance or are simply in search of a healthier alternative to regular flour, this Organic Oat Flour is the perfect solution. Use this versatile baking flour for dredging, breading, and baking. With only 3 simple ingredients – whole-grain organic oat flour, whole-grain organic rice flour, and xanthan gum for baking – it has everything you need to make tasty treats. Oat Flour Blend is so versatile, it can be used to bake cookies, cakes, brownie, and even banana bread. It’s also a great source of fiber that’s so important for maintaining a balanced diet.
Oatsome Oat Milk Creamer is a deliciously creamy alternative to standard dairy-based creamers for coffee and tea. With just 30 calories per serving, it’s a silky-smooth taste with a rich sweetness and no artificial ingredients. Add it to your hot or cold beverages for a natural treat.
Oatsome Oat Milk Creamer is:
- No gums, thickeners, or stabilizers
Are you looking for a snack that’s not only tasty, but good for you and the earth? Top Seedz handmade crackers are the “chameleon of crackers” as they can be served with anything yet are filled with wholesome ingredients and yummy seeds that have a slew of good-for-you benefits. Top Seedz are gluten-free and vegan, and made from pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flax seeds, all of which pack a punch. They’re also doing their part by using all Organic ingredients, saving the ground soil from pesticides. Choose from one of their 5 delicious flavors such as 6 Seed, Sea Salt, Rosemary, Cumin, or Magic Maple Roasted Seeds!
*Each of theTop Seedz employees are a female refugee. Hailing from diverse countries as Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea, Cabinda and Afghanistan, each of the 11 women have stories to tell, and have traveled through many countries in order to live a better life.
Flax4Life is the preeminent manufacturer of tasty, certified gluten-free and allergy-friendly baked goods and they have recently converted all retail Muffin and Brownie packaging to a new Industrial Compostable Plant-Based material! This move will keep thousands of pounds of petroleum plastics from our environment each year. What is Plant-Based Packaging? Made from Plants, not petroleum. Compostable within 180 days in an industrial facility. It contains NO BPAs, phthalates or chemicals of concern. Made from annually renewable materials therefore lowering CO 2 Emissions.
In a world filled with mediocre salt laden sauces, Ricante stands out from the rest with fruit and veggie based sauces that are surprising and palate pleasing. Ricante is everything you want in a sauce; bold flavor, no sugar or salt added, and just the right amount of approachable heat. Handcrafted amongst the ripest and most flavorful produce in Costa Rica, Ricante is not only Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Keto Friendly, but Whole30 approved!
Ricante is on a mission to provide a product that is enjoyed by all without creating waste to deliver said product. They achieve this by creating awareness of consumption and advise all that love Ricante to reuse their bottles and be good to our environment. Their sauces are delivered to the marketplace through conscious packaging materials. The team also recovers and repurposes plastic waste, builds homes for families in need and educates consumers on the issues of single-use plastics.
Climate change is real and the maple industry understands this better than most. Winters are not what they used to be, and this makes it more unpredictable and costly to harvest maple sap. Maple Craft Foods is committed to reducing their carbon footprint and doing whatever they can to turn things around. Maple Craft Foods’ unique partnership with the Litchfield Distillery enables them to produce award-winning products, while minimizing their environmental impact.
Most bourbon barrels travel long distances, requiring fuel and causing them to dry out. Maple Craft Foods gets their barrels locally, within hours of being dumped, enabling them to fill them with maple syrup immediately while the wood is still soaked with award-winning bourbon. They return the barrels to the distillery after aging their maple syrup, so they can refill them with bourbon to make their amazing maple flavored bourbon. The cycle begins again, ensuring no natural resources are wasted while making the best tasting products.
They also do not use mass produced maple syrup that is “flash-cooked” using steam in a factory setting. They only use premium, single source, Grade A Dark/Robust maple syrup that is slow-boiled, traditionally, over an open flame on a small family farm in Vermont.
Veestro Plant-Based Meal Delivery
Veestro meals are packed in 100% compostable carton trays or 100% recyclable BPA-free plastic pouches. The insulation is made with recycled paper and can be recycled at curbside. Veestro is a 100% plant-based meal delivery service that makes it easy to get more plant-based foods into your diet without sacrificing taste or convenience. No chopping. No cooking. No cleanup. Simply heat up in the oven or microwave.
Veestro is about what feeds us, body and soul—delicious, organic, healthy, sustainable, from plants. And it’s fully prepared for any time we need to eat it. Veestro is 100% plant-based with fresh ingredients. Choose from dietary preferences: gluten free, nut free, low calorie and kosher to name a few. Flexible Plan options include weight loss (5 or 7 day plan) or a la carte (choose 10, 20, or 30 meals)
At Crofter’s Organics, they believe in letting the fruit do all the talking. Each of their scrumptious Premium and Just Fruit spreads features 33% less sugar than your average jam, so you can experience the full flavor, aroma, and health benefits of their specially selected varieties of organic fruit. From dark red Camarosa Strawberries to antioxidant-packed Morello Cherries, their fruit is sourced from fair-trade and environmentally responsible suppliers around the world, and packaged at a state of the art facility dedicated to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Available at grocery retailers nationwide.
Agua Bucha by Mother Kombucha – Earth Conscious. Health Conscious. People Conscious.
Mother Kombucha is focused on 100% composting, solar power, and living wages with everything they do including their latest addition: Agua Bucha – the first ever sparkling water infused with kombucha and it’s a delicious loophole to the common rule of “don’t drink your calories!” Agua Bucha comes in delicious flavors like meyer lemon, grapefruit, and key lime while incorporating naturally occurring organic acids and B vitamins from the kombucha. At only 4 calories and 1 gram of sugar per can, it’s a yummy way to switch out boring old water from time to time.
**Full Disclosure: I received the Agua Bucha in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.