Enjoy Life Foods released allergy-friendly Baking Mixes made with a blend of ancient grains, plant proteins and an all-natural probiotic enhancement. The mixes are Non-GMO Project Verified. All are free from wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. The line includes Pancake and Waffle Mix; Pizza Crust Mix; Brownie Mix; Muffin Mix; and All-Purpose Flour.

SweetLeaf Water Drops are a new fruit-flavored water enhancer that has no calories, carbohydrates or artificial ingredients. According to the company, Water Drops makes “necessary summer hydration easy, tasty and better for you.” Made from SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener, the drops come in Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi, Peach Mango and Lemon Lime varieties.

New from Two Moms in the Raw are almond protein crackers made with raw sprouted ingredients. Available in flavors like Sweet on You Graham and Jive‘n Chives & Onion, the crackers contain sprouted almond flour, are high in protein and fit within the Paleo diet.

Reed’s Stronger Ginger Brew from Reed’s, Inc. is made with 50% more ginger than Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew. The non-alcoholic beverage is made from sparkling filtered water (sweetened with honey, pineapple juice and raw cane sugar), fresh ginger root, lemon and lime juices and spices. The drink is free of preservatives, caffeine, gluten and GMOs.

For many years, I walked the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City knowing that every other booth would be another artisanal cheese or chocolate. I expected to see more of the same this year and was pleasantly surprised to see incredibly innovative and creative gourmet foods with a nutritional slant.

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Harleysville, PA—A recent webinar conducted by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) revealed some interesting trends about who’s buying gluten-free foods and why. Hosted by managing partner Maryellen Molyneaux and vice-president of strategic innovation Diane Ray, the webinar presented findings from NMI’s Gluten Free 2015 report.