The Healthy Shopper has been helping Canadians cut harmful ingredients from their diets, personal care and household products by making suggestions of great, healthier products to choose.
AVOID the “Scary 7” ingredients:
- High-fructose corn syrup
- Trans fats
- MSG (Monosodium glutamate)
- Artificial sweeteners
- Artificial colours
- Artificial flavours
The Healthy Shopper offers a coupon book that allows Canadians to try out high-quality natural and organic products at more affordable prices. I know that when it comes to trying out new products, it is easier to take the “risk” associated when I can purchase the product at a discounted price by using a coupon. Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky have been sharing tips with Canadians since 1999!
Don’t forget, if you are looking for some tips for how to choose healthier options, The Healthy Shopper also has a wonderful, very visual book called Unjunk Your Junk Food.
The Healthy Shopper Spring Picks are available in many stores across the country.
I am working on my food photography, but in the mean time, my friend Jennifer from Moms vs the Boys has generously given me permission to use her beautiful photos!
The Maison Orphée virgin coconut oil is definitely one of my favourites this time around! This oil is cold pressed, organic and unrefined that retains its nutritional properties. This coconut oil is by far my most favourite coconut oil that I have ever tried due to its light coconut flavour, something that I really enjoy. Maison Orphée’s products have not been genetically modified or treated with chemical fertilizers.
Did you know that Earth Balance makes natural buttery spreads and nut butters that don’t have to be stirred. I love eating more natural nut butters, but it drives me absolutely crazy that they need to be stirred every time, now I don’t have to which is such a bonus! Earth Balance Buttery Spreads are gluten free, have 0g of trans fat and never contain GMOs, emulsifiers, artificial preservatives, flavours or colours.
The organic barbeque sauces from Simply Natural, are full of unique and lovely flavours that are a tasty alternative to traditional barbeque sauces. They come in three organic flavours: tangy, smoky and honey. The important thing to me in these sauces is that they do not contain high fructose corn syrup which is one of the “Scary 7” ingredients the Healthy Shopper recommends avoiding when possible.
Olympic Dairy’s organic milk, cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt are definitely the creamiest I’ve ever tried. They are 100% naturally rich and are wonderful additions to smoothies, salad dressings fresh fruit salad or to dips. They are made without preservatives, gluten or gelatins.