I’m keeping an eye out for the best new groceries to hit the shelves! Take a look at 5 healthy ones you should add to your shopping cart!
I almost always go to the grocery store with a specific list of items to buy, but when I have the time I also like to browse the shelves for new products. I especially get excited when I discover healthy new products! It’s great that companies are trying to meet consumer demand for better quality products made with minimal ingredients.
Check out 5 of the best new healthy groceries that I’ve discovered recently! All 5 have earned a spot on my regular shopping list! Availability and pricing may vary.
1. Cascadian Farm Fruit Infused Granola Bars
I’m a fan of Cascadian Farm products because they are organic and generally contain just a few simple, real ingredients. These new granola bars are no exception. The bars are soft, chewy, sweet, and satisfying. (They’re a little bit sticky too.) The sweetness and color come from beet juice, raisin juice, and purple carrot juice.
Each bar contains about 140 calories, 3 grams of fat, 11 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. I grabbed both flavors during a BOGO sale at my local Publix!
Cascadian Farm Fruit Infused Granola Bars, 5 count: $4.59 at Publix
2. O’Dang Hummus Dressing
Have you tried these new salad dressings yet? You really have to! Even if you don’t like hummus, you’ll love these dressings. I finally tried them and I’m impressed!
Most salad dressings are made with cheap oils (like canola or soybean) and contain too many fillers and junk. Not O’Dang! The ingredients are high quality, clean and tasty. For example, the Roasted Red Pepper (my favorite) contains: chickpeas, roasted red pepper, lemon juice, evoo, water, tahini, garlic powder, salt, and spices. That’s it!
The dressing does get a little thick after refrigerating, so maybe bring it to room temp for a bit before using. These dressings would be great as a dip or marinade as well!
I love that the founder lives in Orlando, Florida (my hometown) and created his product while pursuing a degree at UCF. Apparently, he competed on Shark Tank!
O’Dang Hummus Dressing, 12 fl oz: $4.99 at Publix (watch for a sale), $3.48 at Walmart
3. Kerrygold Cheddar Slices
More and more we’re now able to find dairy products that are produced from cows that are grass-fed. Why pay more for grass-fed? Because the cows graze on lush, nutrient-dense grass which is healthier for them and healthier for us.
Ireland boasts some of the best grass for their cows, which is why Kerrygold is a great brand. Kerrygold already offers high-quality butter and cheese and now I see they’re selling Cheddar Slices! The Savory slices are more mellow and smooth while the Mild s
I buy both of these weekly now to use in lunch and breakfast sandwiches. 80 calories and 5 grams of protein per slice.
Kerrygold Sliced Cheese, 10 slices: $5.99 at Publix
4. Birch Benders Frozen Waffles
Every Tuesday and Thursday (and some weekends) my family and I enjoy pancakes or waffles for breakfast. Sometimes I’ll make my own with Birch Benders or Kodiak Cakes just-add-water mixes. But on lazy days (most of the time!) I drop some frozen waffles in the toaster for a quick, effortless meal! Top with fruit, nuts, hemp seeds, yogurt, or nut butter and they’re pretty satisfying.
Now that Birch Benders has released their “frozen waffles” (to compete with Kodiak Cakes), I have more healthy options! Birch Benders waffles have a different consistency and taste than others, which I really like.
So far I’ve only been able to find them in the frozen aisle at Whole Foods. Just 6 waffles in the box, versus 8 from Kodiak Cakes. A little pricey, but still healthier and cheaper than eating out!
Birch Benders Frozen Waffles, 6 per box: $4.99 at Whole Foods
5. Vital Proteins Collagen Water
This was a product that I was really excited to try once I heard about it! I add collagen to my hot tea or coffee every morning using Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate (affiliate link). I like to add collagen to my diet since I know our bodies collagen production decreases as we age (and I’m definitely aging!). Collagen is a great source of protein which helps maintain healthy skin, hair, joints, metabolism, and energy.
So, I was excited to see that Vital Proteins is now adding collagen to water for a convenient way to hydrate plus get a healthy dose of collagen! Collagen is basically tasteless so you really don’t notice it’s there. The Strawberry Lemon flavor is great. Blueberry Mint, not so much… it had an odd mint flavor that was overpowering. I still need to try the Original Lemon.
A 12 oz bottle of Strawberry Lemon Collagen Water has 60 calories, 30 mg sodium, 4 grams carbs, 0 grams added sugar, and 10 grams of protein. Currently available at Whole Foods, select Targets, and Amazon (affiliate link).
Vital Proteins Collage Water, 12 fl oz: $3.99 at Whole Foods (an occasional splurge)