Grocery Store Finds: October 2018

How is October already over? These months keep going by faster and faster.

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

The fall season is officially here. This is my favorite time of the year. I love the cool crisp air, wearing scarves and boots, the start of the holiday season, and obviously the food! I would consider this my favorite food season as well. All the fall produce and the fall-flavored items (I’m talking to you pumpkin spice) hitting the grocery store shelves.

Of course, I couldn’t NOT post at least a couple of pumpkin-flavored items for the month of October. If you are looking for a Grocery Store Finds exclusive to just pumpkin items, check out last years Grocery Store Finds post by pumpkin guru, Maggie Michalczyk.

Purely Elizabeth. Pumpkin Spice Grain-Free Superfood Granola


hand holding Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Spice Granola

Not only has Purely Elizabeth gotten new packaging, but they also added a few new flavors, like this pumpkin spice granola. This superfood granola is a blend of nuts and seeds combined with pumpkin spice, creating grain-free clusters. This granola packs a punch of pumpkin spice and I’ve been enjoying it on my yogurt for my afternoon snack.



hand holding Flackers Crackers

In search of a crunchy and seedy cracker? Find Flackers, made from flaxseed. They soak their organic flaxseeds in water to begin the germination process, boosting their nutritional value and making the seeds easier to chew, digest, and absorb. Then dehydrate the seeds at controlled low temperatures to lock-in vital nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants that benefit overall health. My favorite flavor is “savory” Flacker, which adds garlic, onion, basil, & red chili pepper.

Siete Cashew Queso


hand holding Siete Cashew Queso

This month I was at FNCE (Food Nutrition Conference & Expo) and Siete had a booth sampling their new queso. When I tell you this is good, it’s like eating the whole jar kind of good. Of course, you should pair them with Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips. The base of this queso is cashews mixed making it dairy-free queso.

Delighted By Pumpkin Spice Hummus


hand holding Delighted By Pumpkin Pie Hummus

I’ve told you about Delighted By Dessert Hummus before, but the last time I was at the grocery store I turned the corner and saw a new flavor taking up space – Pumpkin Pie! Of course, I just HAD to try it. I dunked both graham crackers and apple slices in the pumpkin pie hummus. Best. Snack. Ever.

Eden Organic Canned Beans


hand holding Eden Organic Canned Beans

You might be thinking .. “Uh, okay Julie .. I think we’ve all seen canned beans at the grocery store before. This is not anything new” Well, I have news for you. You probably have seen Eden Organic canned beans on the shelves and maybe have purchased them before too, but did you notice they have an extra ingredient in their can? Kombu Seaweed. These beans are cooked with a bit of kombu sea vegetable. You don’t taste the kombu, but its natural glutamic acid softens and enhances the flavor of beans and helps with digestions, not leaving you feeling bloated or gassy after consuming beans.