Grocery Store Finds: February 2019
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Check out a few new product alerts featured in this month’s Grocery Store Finds.

Grocery Store Finds with Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #dietitian #healthy #grocerystore #groceryshopping #nutrition

This month I was gifted a few items to try myself, that I am excited to share with you. I personally enjoy trying all these new items. Why? Because it helps me understand the grocery shopping experience from the consumer side and I can first hand try these items and tell you a little about them before you add them to your grocery cart.

Stonyfield Organic Kids’ Whole Milk Pouches

Grocery Store Finds: Stonyfield whole milk pouches via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #dietitian #personalshopper #healthy #rdapproved

Stonyfield Organic is committed to providing parents with better for you organic snack options made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, artificial preservatives, antibiotics or GMOs. While I am not a parent myself (unless you count my fur-child), my friends and clients who have kids ask me about snacks for them on a regular basis.

All five tasty flavors – including Strawberry Beet Berry and Pear Spinach Mango – are offered in convenient 3.5oz single-serve pouches that make it easy for kids to get snacks made with real fruit and veggies any time of day. Especially for kids, a healthy grab and go snack option is key. Each pouch is also a good source of vitamin D, an excellent source of calcium, and 5 grams of protein to support healthy bones and muscles. 

Full disclosure: I tried them myself and they were subtly sweet. I asked my tiny human friends to give them a try too. They were sucked down in less than a minute. I’d say these are kid-approved!

88 Acres Maple Sunflower Seed Butter Pouches

Grocery Store Finds: 88 Acres sunflower seed butter via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #dietitian #personalshopper #healthy #rdapproved

Not only did 88 Acres get a makeover with their packaging, but they came out with a new product line seed butter pouches. They sent me a few to try. I already love their seed butters but now with their travel size pouches, it makes it easier to travel with. I like to always have one in my bag with a piece of fruit to prevent any hangry situations.

88 Acres seed butters are a great option for those with nut allergies. Use as you would use with any nut butter. My favorite combo so far is the maple sunflower seed butter on a banana. Along with a rich spectrum of minerals, each little sunflower seed is brimming with a duo of healthy fats and antioxidant vitamin E. Both work together to keep our body’s cells (from our hair, to our skin, to our lungs) supple and strong.

One Degree Organic Sprouted Steel Cut Oats

Grocery Store Finds: One Degree Oats via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #dietitian #personalshopper #healthy #rdapproved

February is Heart Health Month and oats have a stellar reputation for their heart health benefit. I recently wrote a whole article about the difference between steel cut, rolled, and quick oats.

One Degree oats are sprouted. Studies show sprouted oats are higher in heart-healthy fiber, make nutrients more bioavailable, and are easier to digest than their non-sprouted counterparts. They cook up just like regular oats!

I love the concept of their brand: One Degree of separation. Their transparency technology shows you how they bring food straight from the farm to your table by simply scanning or entering the code. Leading in food transparency is at the heart of everything they do.

Banza Rice

Grocery Store Finds: Chickpea Rice via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #dietitian #personalshopper #healthy #rdapproved

Banza, one of the most popular chickpea pasta, just came out with a new product line – chickpea rice! Banza Chickpea Rice has 3x the protein, 2x the fiber, and nearly 30% fewer net carbs than white rice.

Use this chickpea rice wherever you would use rice in a recipe. I am excited to play around with recipe ideas using this new chickpea rice. I’m thinking of burrito bowls, chicken and rice soup, risotto! The possibilities are endless.

Tell me what new products you are enjoying lately!

Grocery Store Finds via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #dietitian #personalshopper #healthy #rdapproved