Today I’m highlighting just a few of my favorite healthy packaged food favorites I like to keep around for quick meals and snacks for the family!
Although buying packaged food items made from healthier ingredients is pricier, look for sales and stock up and remember the cost savings down the road in potential doctors visits!
Plus, I find sometimes it’s totally worth it in the time savings when you’re just not up for making something from scratch, or time doesn’t permit, yet you don’t want to sacrifice health. Your time is valuable too!
Where to purchase?
Thrive Market is an online store that has great prices on healthy packaged food products if you don’t have a health food store nearby.
Depending on where you are, you can sometimes find these products on sale too. Here locally, I find Natural Grocers has the best pricing on packaged foods, so I love to stock up on some Simple Mills products when they go on sale.
Whole Foods has also become a bit more competitive on pricing since being bought by Amazon. I do prefer their organic unsweetened almond milk since it has the simplest ingredients list and tastes great. As mentioned, you can sweeten it with pure maple syrup and vanilla, if desired. I use organic vanilla bean powder – yum! Just shake well before using.
I also recommend purchasing the unsweetened variety of the Kite Hill almond yogurt if you want yogurt, then you can add your own maple syrup and vanilla bean powder to taste here too instead of buying the flavored varieties!
If you want a healthier bread option, check out Samis Bakery for yummy millet grain products and pita chips!
I do love the dried white mulberries I mentioned, hence the banner image on this page! Dates and dried apricots are easy snack staples too. Did you know apricots are the only fruit where the healing benefits are actually amplified with drying?
On occasion I may eat almond or rice crackers, or a little lentil, chickpea or rice pasta. Although it tastes good in the moment, it can leave me feeling bloated. That’s because legumes contain fat which burdens the liver and if you’re highly symptomatic, it’s best to go low to no fat for a while if possible.
And all grains are slow to digest so can also place an additional burden on your system if it’s already overwhelmed, creating an environment that makes it slower to heal.
Whenever we eat something from a package, or a baked good, it does take longer to digest compared to fresh fruits and veggies. This means it can put an extra bit of burden on our livers, so just to be aware.
Indulging in too many nut and seed products can do the same thing due to the high-fat content, making it harder on the liver as well.
So while some people do fine with healthy packaged foods, others may still struggle, so listen to your own body and do what feels right for you – it’s not about being “perfect”!
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Finally, as promised in the video, check out this simple yet delicious recipe below, using apples and sunflower seed butter!
Fancy Apple Rounds
- 1 large red apple Honey Crisp or Fuji work well
- 1 handful organic raisins more or less to taste
- 2 teaspoon unsweetened shredded coconut more or less to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons unsweetened organic sunflower seed butter depending on size of apple
- Core the apple and slice into about 1/4 inch rounds.
- Spread a thin layer of sunflower seed butter on each apple slice.
- Sprinkle with raisins and coconut and enjoy!
If you’d like another easy and super healing snack recipe check out my blog post on dates here!
Do you have a favorite healthy packaged food item that’s a staple for you, then comment below and let us know!