Food/Beverage, Natural Foods

Sovány sparkling water is made with organic fruit juice

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If a cleaner diet is a goal for you in 2021 then Sovany is a brand I want to introduce you to. I have come to enjoy flavored sparkling waters and it seems like every few months there is a new brand on shelves so I assume I am not the only consumer switching to these beverages over sugary pops and juices. However, some like to share shelf space with better beverage options like sparkling waters but are anything but better! Using sweeteners and not taking care in where they source their ingredients.

Sovany Sparkling Water is everything you want in a clean label and responsible producer of beverages. They use organic, Non-GMO ingredients and have a fair trade and sustainable production method. You get a clean label and they taste much better than most brands I have discovered – because you are tasting fresh organic fruit juices and nothing else.

These kosher and gluten free organic fruit juice flavored sparkling waters come in 4 flavors in a BPA-free can. Simply Sparkling Water is a great plain flavor with zero sugars and the Ingenious Apple, Brilliant Orange and Remarkable Raspberry are only sweetened by the fruits used. The Ingenious Apple is my favorite. They make great low calorie mixers too! You can find Sovany in certain markets nationwide or on the Sovany website.

Food, Natural Foods

Dirt Kitchen Real Air Dried Veggie Snacks for the crunch you crave

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Dirt Kitchen Real Air Dried Veggie Snacks

When you need a veggie snack and are craving a crunch, a bag of Dirt Kitchen air dried veggie snacks will completely satisfy. Not only will it satisfy the crunchy snack you crave it won’t leave you feeling guilty about your snack time choice because Dirt Kitchen is made with only real veggies and nuts.

You get a small protein snack with no artificial additives or added sugars. The snacks are vegan, gluten free and non GMO. You can choose from veggie + nut packs or veggie crisps. They are a great size for tossing into a lunch bag or keeping in your purse for a quick snack while on the go.

Not only are these seasoned to eat out of the bag but they make great additions to salads and other dishes. Dirt Kitchen also works with Farmers to reduce waste by taking the ‘unsellable’ veggies due to color/shape mishaps, etc. They taste so fresh even dried out fo the bag. Visit Dirt Kitchen to find the varieties you want to try.

Food, Healthy Living, Natural Foods

GO Buddha Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Vegan Friendly Prepped Meals

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GO Buddha Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Vegan Friendly Prepped Meals

As we head into 2021 it appears more people want to focus on health and cleaner eating. Many brands have come a bit further in understanding the need for healthier ingredients. Yet, if you find it hard to read a nutrition label or ingredient list it is so easy to be fooled into a healthy food item when it is anything but healthy! If you love pre-packaged meals and sides that are ONLY made with REAL ingredients, GO Buddah Vegan Friendly Prepped Meals is for you!

Go Buddha is a pre-packaged meal service that will ship fresh made-to-order buddha bowls, as well as seasonal side dishes, functional desserts, and healthy beverage options or you can pick up in the Rocky River, Ohio area.

I wondered if perhaps they add less healthy preservatives or ingredients to make it shipping-worthy, but there is no nonsense in their foods! I can go directly to the GO Buddha product pages to get the ingredients and I wasn’t kidding when I mentioned you don’t have to know anything about reading ingredient labels to know you are getting only real plant-based meals and sides.

I tried a few of their dishes and my tween devoured them also. We decided to choose our two favorites and we loved:

BBQ Jackfruit Buddha Mac (Ingredients: Red Lentil Penne | Cashew Nacho Cheez Sauce | Young Unripe BBQ Jackfruit | Cashew Parmesan Crumble | Green Onions)

Walnut Taco Bowl (Ingredients: Walnut Taco Meat- Power Greens- Cilantro Brown Rice- Grape Tomatoes- Bell Pepper Corn Relish- Spicy Black Beans- Shredded Red Cabbage- Chipotle Cheez Sauce)

My son devoured these two – we made both and put it together on one plate for dinner. My husband travels (more outside of COVID times) and when he is out of town I tend to do easier meals so these are great for a healthy alternative to quick prep meals especially now that I know my 12 year old will actually eat a healthy bowl (I was a bit surprised he liked these as they are a far cry form the quick meals he tends to grab)!

The jackfruit made the mac a bit sweet – it had texture so similar to a shredded beef and the jackfruit in a BBQ mac creates a sweet BBQ flavor. The taco salad was so full of flavor and despite shipping even the greens were crisp and fresh!

All GO Buddha dishes are vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. Some meals may contain walnuts and peanuts. Some meals are also soy-based. The ingredients are something they can be proud of as a plant-based meal delivered that arrives fresh and cold. Visit GO Buddha to order some bowls, sides or desserts today. Once they arrive they can stay refrigerated 3-5 days.