Peanut butter and jelly? How about peanut butter and coconuts? Organic, extra-virgin coconut oil lends a creamy quality to these new no-stir spreads made with ground roasted peanuts. Available in creamy and crunchy varieties, each is sweetened with agave syrup and has 6 grams of protein per 2-tablespoon serving. Booth #3462
Toffee made from coconut, butter and sea salt adds a nutty crunch to this certified organic, fair-trade chocolate bar. Booth #3114
Don’t miss Alter Eco’s Organic Royal Rainbow Quinoa. This 14-ounce pouch blends red, white and black quinoa varieties, is certified fair trade, organic and carboNZero (a New Zealand standard). Booth #3114
Gluten-free and high in fiber, coconut flour is a wheat alternative perfect for making breads or pancakes or for even breading chicken. Because it’s made by simply drying and processing coconut meat, this coconut flour also delivers protein—3 grams per 2 tablespoons. Booth #2865
Getting a daily dose of probiotics becomes a treat with Lifeway’s frozen kefir pints, which offer 10 active cultures in Chocolate, Dulce de Leche and Pumpkin flavors. Also new from the company is a Greek Style Fro-Yo with 6 grams of protein in 110-calorie servings. It’s available in Chocolate Swirl, Blood Orange Swirl and Honey Swirl. Booth #3656
Kids can get in on the probiotics fun with Lifeway’s Probugs Frozen Kefir pops, available in three kid-friendly flavors: Goo-Berry Pie, Orange Creamy Crawler and Strawnana Split. Booth #3656
Udi’s latest healthy breakfast options may appeal to more than just gluten-sensitive eaters. Hearty Blueberry Oat Muffin Tops deliver 5 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein in 140 calories. The Chocolate Chia flavor offers 6 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein in 150 calories. In addition to providing 8 essential vitamins and minerals, both are dairy-, soy- and nut-free. Booth #4149
Ancient grains add nutty flavor—not actual nuts—to certified-organic fruit and vegetable blends in these stage-2 baby foods. Packaged in BPA-free pouches designed for self-feeding, Zucchini Banana & Amaranth, Apple Raisin & Quinoa, Sweet Potato Mango & Millet, and Plum Berry & Barley options are also free of added sugars and artificial colors. Booth #3004
This new line of organic yogurt and veggie blends delivers 20 percent of the daily recommended values of calcium and vitamin D. Available in Apple Spinach, Berry Banana Beet and Purple Roots & Fruits. Booth #3004
This dairy-free dessert maker expands beyond coconut milk and soymilk to now offer a complete line of almond-milk frozen treats. Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich Minis, Mocha Almond Fudge Mini Bars, Vanilla Mini Bars and Vanilla pints are all soy-free and sweetened with organic tapioca syrup. Booth #2260
Slow-roasted using a specialized low-temperature process to maintain nutrients, these nut and seed butters are blended with organic flaxseed meal or sunflower seeds to deliver omega-3s and/or vitamin E. Stock up on three new flavor options: Almond Nut Butter, Pumpkin Seed Butter and Sunflower Seed Butter. Booth #1376
These gluten- and GMO-free tortilla chips deliver nutrient-dense sprouted chia and quinoa in every bite. And each serving also has more than 190 mg of brain-supporting omega-3 fatty acids. Now available in six flavors: Simply Sweeet Potato, Sunny Multi-Grain, Beyond Black Bean, Unbeatable Blues, So Sweet Chili and No Salt Blues. Booth #5573
It sounds delicious, but it is probably not good for you. Why? Because peanuts are legumes, not nuts, and are likely GMO even if "natural", causing indigestion, etc. Why not go organic, or try making a walnut or almond coconut spread?
Peanuts can be organic and so not GMO. And it's soybeans that are more likely to be GMO than peanuts. AND you have to check ingredients anyway to see if GMO or not.
So we have to be careful before making blanket statements.
There's a great website that provides a FREE downloadable shopping guide to Non-GMO foods and how to avoid buying them. www.nonGMOShoppingGuide.com
Also available as a FREE iphone app: ShopNoGMO