ApplesauceFrom Luvli Foods comes Smashies, a no sugar added squeezable applesauce that provides one whole serving of fruit. Smashies is made from a blend of organic red and golden delicious apples. “Packed in portable, convenient no-mess pouches, they are perfect for lunchboxes or on-the-go families,” adds the firm.
SRP: $1.49.

Allergy Friendly Foods, LLC launches Allergaroo, a new allergy-friendly, gluten-free, all-natural, pre-made microwaveable meal pouch. Meals come in Spaghetti, Chili Mac and Spyglass Noodles. Each 8-oz. package is free of casein, potato, sesame, sulfites, milk and soy.
SRP: $3.99–$4.29 per 8-ounce package.

Nature's PathNature’s Path Organic Foods presents FlaxPlus Vanilla Almond Granola, which contains flax seed, an excellent source of omega 3s, as well as fiber, zinc, iron, vitamin E and calcium. Organic vanilla extract gives it a sweet and tasty flavor.
SRP: $3.49

One with NatureOne With Nature has evolved from making natural bar soaps to include its liquid hand wash, body wash and body lotion in the firm’s Dead Sea Minerals line. According to the company, Dead Sea Minerals can stimulate blood circulation, nourish and revitalize skin cells and detoxify. Scents include: Lavender, Shea Butter, Peppermint and unscented Dead Sea Mud.
SRP: $7.99–9.99.

Back to School, Back to Nutrition

We all know the best parts of the school day: recess, naptime and, of course, lunch! There are concerns, however, that lunchtime over the years might have become too much about fun and less about nutrition.

Making a Splash

Beverages are an enormous part of our lives. We have coffee to wake us up or use as an excuse to meet a new date, tea to relax at bedtime, drinks with friends and family for special occasions, and juice with breakfast.

Supercharging Foods With Extra Nutrition

Pills. Capsules. Powders. Tablets. Sigh. While these are great options for many consumers, others are looking to add a little spark to their dietary regimens. Fortunately, functional foods offer a great option for those who want to boost their diet with foods that are delicious and extra nutritious.

Veggin Out

If you’re interested in growing your grocery sales, try planting some seeds in the vegan section. Though vegans comprised a small group of shoppers years ago, a 2006 poll indicates it has branched out to include nearly 1.6% of all Americans (1). At roughly 4.2 million people, that’s about the population of the entire island of Puerto Rico!

Everyone has been faced with the dilemma of whether to choose convenience over health. Luckily, consumers don’t have to choose anymore, especially when it comes to healthy snacking on-the-go. Companies are recognizing the need for healthy, portable snacks and creating new formulations and packaging to make life easier for us all.