Bonafide Provisions: Vegetable Broth
Choosing products that are certified organic and without added salt, oil, and sugar are core values of the NHA, so when we come across products that touch all of those bases, we like to give them a shout-out!
Bella Viva Orchards: Golden Raisins and Dark Sweet Cherries
Finding golden raisins and dark sweet cherries for eating and baking that meet the NHA standards of being organic and oil- and sulphur-free is extremely difficult. A great source we love for beautiful organic golden raisins (and a boatload of other dried fruits and nuts!) is the legendary Jaffe Bros. of Valley Center, CA.
For those organic dark sweet cherries, we have found none more plump and delicious than those offered by Bella Viva Orchards of Denair, CA.
Whole Foods: Organic Almond Butter
A great product at one of the best prices we have seen is Organic Almond Butter from Whole Foods, made from 100% organic almonds. Organic almond butter is typically one of the highest-priced nut butters and hard to find without something else added. Of course, if your store offers freshly ground butter, that is another a great option!
Well Your World: Magnificent Marinara and Mushroom Basil Pasta Sauce
When you’re looking for a delicious marinara or a chunky pasta sauce complete with savory mushrooms and fresh basil, look no further! Well Your World’s Magnificent Marinara and Mushroom Basil pasta sauces have all the real food ingredients you will love without any of the added junk. Get these healthy staples and other wonderful, SOS-free products online at WellYourWorld.com.
Westbrae Natural: Organic Stoneground Mustard
Mustard is one of those staples of an infinite number of dressings and recipes, and the only one we have been able to find that meets the NHA’s gold standard of being organic and SOS-free is Westbrae Natural’s Organic Stoneground Mustard. If you can’t find this wonderful condiment in your local organic grocery, you can always find it online. We are still looking for a Dijon version; if you have discovered one, please let us know!
Lightlife: Original Organic Non-GMO Plant-Based Tempeh
Looking for a high-quality, high-protein, health-supporting alternative to add to your favorite recipes? Try this organic plant-based tempeh from the Lightlife brand! It’s chock-full of protein, fiber, iron, and other key nutrients. With its firm texture and nutty flavor, it can be used in a variety of recipes, such as stir-fries, salads, sandwiches, and more. It’s nutritious, pretty simple to find locally and online, and is relatively economical.
Whole Foods 365 & Eden Foods: Beans
As we all know, beans are packed with nutrition and should be staples of our exclusively whole-plant-food diet and lifestyle, as recommended by Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr. Michael Greger. If you prefer the convenience of a canned or boxed product, though, you need to be careful, because even when advertised as certified organic and even when marked “low sodium,” the added salt levels in prepared beans can be really high. Two wonderful options that meet the NHA gold standard of being organic and SOS-free are the entire lines of beans offered by Eden Foods and by Whole Foods 365 Organic. We particularly love the 365 boxes since they are amazingly affordable and come in convenient packages that are easy to open.
Manna Bread: Organic Sprouted Carrot Raisin
Indulge in the wholesome deliciousness of Manna Bread®! Made from sprouted, whole, organic grains and baked at a low temperature, this unique cake-like bread is unlike any other. Packed with all-organic and kosher ingredients like whole wheat, whole rye, seeds, nuts, and dried fruits and without added sugars, Manna Bread® is moist, flavorful, and perfect for toasting. Enjoy it plain with soups and salads or pair it with nut butter or fruit spreads.
Trader Joes-West Life-Edensoy: Soy Milk
These terrific soymilk products offer a delightful combination of deliciousness, anticancer benefits, and nutritional value. Made from just organic soybeans and water, they are free from all the additional ingredients that are used to thicken, sweeten, and fortify most other plant milks–and they’re higher in protein, too!
Try one of these naturally smooth and creamy, unsweetened soymilk products for breakfast, baking, and wherever you use plant milk.
WellBean: Sunflower FigBar
Introducing the Sunflower FigBar from WellBean, a sponsor of the 2023 NHA Conference and woman-owned business with an interesting backstory! Experience a burst of natural energy and delicious flavor with every bite. Made with wholesome ingredients including sunflower seeds and flavorful figs, this delectable, guilt-free, nutritious snack is the perfect on-the-go treat.
Muir Glen: Fire-Roasted Organic Diced Tomatoes
If you love to make sauces, soups, stews, and more, like we do, then you know that diced tomatoes are a staple. However, like so many other options on grocery store shelves, it is hard to find ones, even when organic, that don’t have added salt. One of our favorites is Muir Glen’s Fire-Roasted Organic Diced Tomatoes. Make sure you read the label to be certain you have the one that says “No Salt Added” since those with and without salt look a lot alike, and it’s easy to mistake them. Enjoy!
Well Your World & Dr. Fuhrman: Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Looking for a cheesy, nutty flavor of all-natural, gluten free, and kosher Non-Fortified Nutritional Yeast Flakes? Look no further! Enjoy flavorful, pure “nooch” without all the added supplementation in your homemade sauces, on popcorn, or sprinkled over your salads, soups, pasta, and more! Here are two recommendations (from Well Your World and Dr. Fuhrman) we feel great about sharing!
Dr. Fuhrman: Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar
If you’ve been searching for a flavored vinegar to pump up your meals, try Dr. Fuhrman’s Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar. The superfruit blends perfectly with balsamic vinegar to create a memorable, distinctive taste. Use it to intensify the flavor of soups, salad dressings, and sauces or to create a simple and elegant salad of mixed greens, pomegranate kernels, nuts, and seeds. It’s all natural, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free. Yum!.
Well Your World: Banana Pancake Mix
Finding an SOS-free breakfast waffle is nearly impossible, but fortunately that’s not the case when it comes to pancakes, thanks to our good friends at Well Your World! Their amazing Banana Pancake Mix is not only 100% SOS-free; it’s also gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan! Learn more about this and other amazing products at the Well Your World website.