Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky are the health-savvy women behind The Healthy Shopper Picks, have been helping families make healthier choices for food, vitamins, and personal care products.
Pamela’s has created some easy-to-make recipes that add a healthy twist to school lunches and afternoon snacks. “Our families love sweets and Pamela’s cake, pancake and bread mixes offer us so many options; and while they’re gluten and wheat-free, I bet that once you’ve tried them you will never know the difference,” says Randy. “On Sundays, it’s pancake day and my kids’ favourite pancakes are Pamela’s with mashed bananas inside, and sometimes for a special treat I add dark chocolate chips. They’re easy to make, and a healthier choice that I can feel good about.” My sister-in-law is gluten-free and she says Pamela's chocolate cake is even BETTER than any gluten-filled "regular" cake she's ever had!
Kiju's juice boxes have always been a favourite around here, my guys love every flavour - especially the pomegranate cherry - it's a flavour you can't get anywhere else! Canada’s first 100% certified organic juice boxes that are naturally flavoured without any sugar.
Simply Natural's organic ketchup and mustards were fantastic, tasting just as you expect them to, except they are organic, fat free, with zero trans fats and do not contain high fructose corn syrup, one of the “Scary 7” ingredients the Healthy Shopper recommends avoiding. My favourite is the stone ground mustard, love the taste and texture.
Olympic Dairy’s Krema Greek style organic yogurt was delicious, the creamiest greek yogurt I've ever had and uses only 100% natural ingredients without preservatives, gelatins or gluten! As in previous seasons,
The Healthy Shopper wants to remind all of us of the importance of watching for the “Scary 7” ingredients on labels: Glucose-Fructose (High Fructose Corn Syrup), Artificial Sweeteners, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Artificial Flavours, Trans Fats, Artificial Colours and Preservatives. As Randy says, “if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, put it back on the shelf, and if a brand doesn’t list its ingredients, maybe you should ask why."