Who has time to read food labels? One of the reasons I became a vegetarian is because I got tired and disgusted of reading labels with things I couldn’t even pronounce. Seriously, what the hell is formaldehyde and why would it be good for me if it can be used to embalm people?
Ingredients matter. Despite what the “industry leaders” say, pesticides, GMO and other chemicals have absolutely no place in our food chain. I’m no scientist, but I full-heartedly believe many of our illnesses, allergies, mental dysfunctions etc. are directly related to our food sources. You only get one body. Treat it kindly, and it will return the favor.
Plant-based, seasonal and local ingredient meals do a body and the community good. When whole foods are digested, they go straight to work, where they are needed. Consider them taking the express lane to improving your health. The more chemicals and by-products, the longer, if ever, it takes for you to get the nutrients you need.
If you must source food that comes in a wrapper or packaged, the less ingredients, the better. Note to self, if you can’t read it, don’t eat it. Each week, I’ll share products (and some recipes) that are comprised of 10 clear and readable items or less. I’ll share my finds; you share yours! Today, I’m sharing…
Coco-Roons (from Wonderfully Raw), which are USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan Verified, Gluten-Free, & Kosher
Clean simple ingredients… Vanilla Maple Coco-Roons include dried unsweetened coconut, almond flour, unfiltered maple syrup, cold-pressed coconut oil, vanilla extract, Himalayan crystal salt.
Delicious and nutritious cookies that can be enjoyed alone or crumbled on top of your favorite (and possibly dairy-free) yogurts or ice cream. Very filling and make a great snack. Although you might want to, you probably won’t find yourself eating the entire bag in a sitting because they are so satiating.
Find them in San Francisco everywhere. Just throw a rock in the city, and you’ll hit a store that carries them. Store locator
Simplicity expert and purveyor of provocative vegetarian cuisine, A.Michelle Blakeley is the curator of the new online magazine, The Vegetarian Aficionado. …A bounty of eye pleasing, plant-based seasonal vegetarian fare. Connect with her on Twitter at @vegaficionado or Instagram at vegetarianaficionado