Best Herbal Products To Buy This Week From Beet
We can’t go a week without a new plant-based burger, non-dairy cream, delicious oatmeal ice cream, or superfood snack bar hitting the market and grabbing our attention. Just this week, Trader Joe’s announced that it is adding a plethora of new herbal options to its already impressive lineup.
But before you hit the stores, whether it’s online or at Whole Foods or Sprouts, we want to help you sort through the best of the rest. We realize that with this tsunami of herbal products, it can be hard not to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve brought you our favorites of the week, so you can decide what to try and buy and what to skip.
For a useful list of products by category, we’ve created the Beet Meter, where we rate each product for taste and health, using a set of criteria that was created by an RD, who came up with the right attributes. and goals that tell you what is the best, healthiest and tastiest plant-based chicken, non-dairy cream cheese, vegan cheese and more. And not to be dogmatic about it, we also appreciate your reviews, so you can share your favorite herbal products and let others know what to buy when they add more meatless alternatives and dairy free in their baskets.
Here are the latest herbal products to add to your grocery list or cart, from Lucy Danziger, Stephanie McClain, Hailey Welch, Caitlin Mucerino, Max Rabb and Louisa Richards – aka the editors of Beet –– since we live the plant-based life and want to make it easy for you too! Have a healthy vegetarian week, from our kitchen to yours!
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Lucy’s Favorite Plant Product of the Week
Dr. Steven Gundry MD’s Honey Nut or Polyphenol Macadamia Bars
When you’re worried that your gut microbiome is out of whack, your energy is dwindling, and you don’t want to eat a pile of trash (like the salt and vinegar chips I hear my name called from the kitchen cabinet) the last what you want to do is eat something highly processed with preservatives and added sugar, salt or unnecessary oils. But how do you pick a snack that won’t send blood sugar skyrocketing and your gut microbiome into a state of chaos by hitting the bad bacteria that tip the scales in the wrong direction? That’s where Dr. Steven Gundry comes in.
Author of The Plant Paradox, and more recently The energy paradox: what to do when your momentum has risen and creator of the Lectin Free Diet (also known as the Plant Paradox Diet), Dr. Gundry understands that not all “healthy” foods are created equal – that’s why he launched his own line of snack bars that provide exactly the nutrients to your body. must refuel without the junk that makes it go out, in terms of energy.
Our gut health is linked to inflammation in the body, our risk of heart disease, and even our mood. When we eat more plant-based foods, the billions of microbes in the gut react and help our bodies metabolize these healthy fibers and nutrients, reducing inflammation and even our bad LDL cholesterol. (When we eat foods that make our gut worse, be it sugar, meat, or in some of our cases lectins found in certain fruits and vegetables and nightshades), inflammation increases and can actually make us feel worse. make you bloat, gain weight and feel weak. energy, which is why he calls it the vegetable paradox. To learn more about these types of “anti-nutrients,” you might want to know if you should be concerned about lectins, oxalates, and tannins.
So that’s a long way to say why we should care about these bars. But the reason to love or appreciate Dr. Gundry’s snacks is that they taste clean and satisfying, just sweet enough to hit the spot, without that cloying added sugar to burn your throat and leave you listless. not much time.
The Honey Nut bar is made with real Manuka honey (so vegans will want to skip), macadamia nuts, pecans, almonds, tocopherols, and contains 5 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber and 4 grams sugar (from honey. Macadamia polyphenol is made from unsweetened dark chocolate, olive oil rich in polyphenols, macadamia, cocoa powder, hemp seeds and contains 7 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber and 0 grams of added sugar.
Try the bars, and if you’re curious, try more of its products. I might not be one of his “super fans” (I know people who are and swear by his approach to avoiding lectin foods), but as it turns out I like tomatoes and eggplants and many fruits and vegetables containing lectin, including nightshades, which he warns against. But I can take advantage of her bars for a mid-morning snack and so can you. Guarantee it. You can purchase Dr. Gundry’s bars here.
Stéphanie’s favorite plant product of the week
Gigantic! Smashed Pumpkin Sortasweet Plant Based Chocolate Bar
It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Gigantic Plant Based Chocolate Bars !. Not only are they vegan and strike the perfect balance between sweet and savory, but they also come in the perfect serving size that makes you want that extra crumb.
This fall, offers from Gigantic! only get better with the recently released Shashed Pumpkin flavor. I had the chance to try them in advance and let me tell you this flavor sums up the joy of being a kid on Halloween. The taste is something I can only describe as the smell of the inside of a pillowcase full of candy after a successful transport around the neighborhood. Smashed Pumpkin captures nostalgia for Halloween’s past with a forward-looking ingredient list that is completely plant-based and contains no animal products.
Check out this new flavor in time for fall or, if pumpkin isn’t your thing, Banana Pecan, Almond Horchata, Salted Peanut or Hazelnut Café are all just as amazing.
You can buy Gigantic! vegetable treats on the brand’s website.
Louisa’s Favorite Plant Product of the Week
Bowl salads come in reusable jars with a biodegradable wooden fork inside and all you need to do is drain the dressing and toss it around. These are healthy ready-to-eat foods. I tried the Japanese Rainbow Salad Salad at our local cafe in the UK and it hit the mark for a filling, nutrient packed lunch. The Asian-inspired recipe features brightly colored veggies, black rice, and turtle beans for a good balance of macros and is dressed in a delicious soy, white miso, and ginger sauce. With 12 grams of protein and only 280 calories, I think it’s a great choice for lunch.[roteinandonly280caloriesIthinkthisisagreatchoiceforlunch[roteinandonly280caloriesIthinkthisisagreatchoiceforlunch
Bol Foods is available online here https://bolfoods.com/
Caitlin’s Favorite Plant Product of the Week
Sweet Loren Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’ve tried my fair share of plant-based, gluten-free cookies and nothing tastes as good as Sweet Loren’s. My non-vegan sister actually introduced me to this brand and it’s now the only brand of cookies my family buys at the grocery store.
Sweet Loren cookies are made with cleaner ingredients and I personally love that I can enjoy a sweet treat without worrying about what’s in them. The chocolate chip flavor tastes like a homemade cookie but is healthier. These are the sweetest gluten free cookies I have ever tried and they have the perfect hint of chocolate chip sweetness that you get with every bite. If you like a soft and chewy cookie, bake it for 11 to 13 minutes.
Besides chocolate chips, Sweet Loren’s also offers 3 other flavors including Fudgy Brownie, Sugar and Oatmeal Cranberry. All flavors are gluten free, plant based, certified GMO free as well as peanut and nut free. If you’re a fan of raw cookie dough, Sweet Loren’s has a range of raw cookie dough that you can eat without having to preheat the oven.
To purchase Sweet Loren cookies, click here.
Hailey’s Favorite Plant Product of the Week
Every weekend I go to my local farmer’s market to stock up on fresh produce for the week and last weekend I ran into a vendor called The Complete Burger selling vegan and gluten-free veggie burgers. made with local organic Shiitake mushrooms, organic red quinoa, lentils, black beans, red onions, organic garlic, gluten free oatmeal, organic ground flax seeds, olive oil, spices.
These burgers are by far my favorite vegan veggie burger I have ever tasted. The patty is hearty, wide, and durable unlike most frozen patties which are small, thin, and often bond with breadcrumbs to stay in one piece. However, this product is as natural and organic as it gets, and aside from the look and texture, the taste is perfectly flavorful, earthy, and everything you would expect from a fresh veggie burger.
I make my burgers in the toaster oven if I’m short on time, but I prefer them cooked on the grill with light chard marks for extra crunch. Then I top it with the classics, sautéed onions, sliced tomatoes and avocados, and I make a homemade spicy vegan aioli sauce to top off the masterpiece. If you’re looking for a healthy, delicious, preservative-free veggie burger with a homemade twist, then try this patty for yourself and you won’t be going back to your store-bought patty because I can’t. I don’t want a veggie burger any other way. Not to mention, each box comes with six patties, perfect if you’re serving guests, family, or want tasty meals all week long.
To purchase your vegan veggie burgers, visit the Complete Burger website.
Max’s Favorite Plant Product of the Week
HungryRoot Superfood Almond Butter
HungryRoot Supercharged Almond Butter is the perfect breakfast or a quick snack for any day of the week. After getting my first sachet of this nutrient-dense almond butter, I was hooked. The almond butter recipe contains chia seeds, Gogi berries and hemp seeds to maximize the nutritional value of this delicious food. Packed with extra fiber, omega-3s, and antioxidants, Superfood Almond Butter is one of the best breakfast additions I can think of.
Superfood Almond Butter is a perfect addition to morning smoothies. The flavor blends extremely well with any of your typical fruit smoothie options, and it will give your morning that vitamin and nutritional boost everyone needs. If you don’t like smoothies, don’t worry. HungryRoot’s Almond Butter product is perfect as a solo spread for toast or to eat with an apple or banana. It can also be used perfectly as a garnish for a bowl of oatmeal. No matter how you choose to use it, you and your body will not be disappointed.
Find out on the HungryRoot website here.