Bernard Food Industries recently launched a sugar-free line of baking mixes called Sans Sucre Baking Mixes (Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Milk Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Classic Blondie Brownie). Sweetened with Stevia, the mixes also are low fat and contain no cholesterol.

GFA Brands has just announced the release of its Earth Balance Soymilk available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Original and Unsweetened varieties. The soymilk is certified organic, non- GMO and is made from 100% soybeans (USA grown). It also is vegan; a good source of calcium, vitamin D and ALA omega-3s; and free of cholesterol, dairy, gluten and lactose.

Truitt Bros., Inc. has just rolled out its All Natural Shredded Beef Chili. The product contains shredded beef, spices and a blend of pinto, black, white and kidney beans . Thi s hearty chili is rich in fiber and protein and free of preservatives, additives and is low in fat. And, it is made using Food Alliance certified sustainable food handling ingredients and techniques; it also comes in a shelf-stable pouch. P.O.

O’Cookies Wholesome Bites introduces another member to its organic cookie line this fall: Dark Chocolate Cranberry Pecan with Maple. These cookies are sweetened with allnatural maple sugar and also feature organic dark chocolate, organic dried cranberr ies and organic pecans. In addition, the cookies are low fat and dairy free.

Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids and are naturally glutenfree. These seeds are the primary ingredient in SalbaSmart brand products including certified Organic Salba Premium Ground and the certified Organic Salba Whole Seed.

Straus Family Creamery unveils two new certified organic artisan ice cream flavors to i t s popular i ce c ream l ineup: Caramel Toffee Crunch and Brown Sugar Banana. Straus Fami ly Creame ry makes all its ice cream flavors without gums, thickeners or coloring agents. All milk and cream used to make the ice cream come from humanely raised cows that graze on 100% organic feed.

Kelapo’s Virgin Coconut Oil is a USDA-certified organic, cold-pressed and unrefined coconut oi l that is a great alternative to hydrogenated cooking oils. Coconut oil is comprised of medium-chain triglycerides, which support a heal thy immune system, metabolism, digestive system and brain function. Coconut oil has applications as a butter or oil substitute in cooking, baking and sautéing.

SooFoo is a low-fat,low-sodium and cholesterol- free mix of brown rice, grains and lentils. The power food offers four grams of protein per quarter-cup and 16 percent of daily fiber serving. The versatile blend can be used as a side dish or main dish for any meal. Specific components of SooFoo are: barley, black lentils, green lentils, brown lentils, buckwheat, long-grain brown rice, oats, rice berries and wheat berries. Each package contains 10 170-calorie servings.

Casa Visco Finer Foods now offers gluten-, allergen- and fat-free pizza and pasta sauces. The sauces also are said to be all natural, without added sugar or salt. Jars are available in 32 and 16 ounces. Says the firm, “Casa Visco Sauces are made using only the finest, all natural ingredients.” All sauces are made using slow-cooking, small-batch techniques without added sweeteners or starches.

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