Product Reviews


Here are a few products that I have used or currently use.  Let me know your thoughts on the below- I would love to hear how the following  products appeal to your taste buds!

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Products

NuStevia More Fiber Baking Blend- Perfect for your baking needs.  I love using this when I bake my dairy/gluten free chocolate chip cookies!

NuStevia White Stevia Packets- These portable and easy to use packets are perfect for your coffee or tea.

Sweet Leaf Stevia-This stevia brand is wonderful in hot tea.  I do not enjoy the added fiber variety, however, the standard Sweet Leaf Stevia powder is what I use  in my hot tea, coffee and hot coco.

NOW Foods Stevia: Original-This stevia has an odd taste and I am not too fond of the flavoring.

NOW Foods Stevia: French Vanilla- Delicious. Enough said; this French Vanilla flavor is incredible sprinkled on top of a dessert, however, I do not use this flavoring in my beverages.

Eden Organic Low Sodium Beans- All varieties are amazing.  I love the Eden Organic brand and their low sodium beans never disappoint.

Eden Organic Low Sodium Diced Tomatoes-A  great addition for my tacos, pasta, fajitas and chili.

Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings-A family owned company, these seasonings are amazing and salt free! I love using them atop my fish, meats and eggs!  These seasonings are also dairy, gluten and sugar free!

Almond Breeze Unsweetened Soy Milk-I enjoy this soy milk with my oatmeal, cereal, granola, smoothies, hot tea, and I use frequently when baking.

Fage Greek Yogurt-Love it! Enough said….being lactose intolerant I am addicted to all Greek Yogurts and Fage is by far the best consistency, yet always pricey.

Oikinos Greek Yogurt- Decent taste, moderately priced, however, the container is quite small and I feel as though I don’t get enough yogurt in one container.

Skyrus Yogurt- Interesting flavors, moderate-highly priced; enjoy using the cute little spoon that comes on the top of the yogurt.  Not my favorite taste, yet interesting.

Chiobiani Greek Yogurt- Not as thick as the other Greek yogurts, good taste, great price, sometimes can be too “runny” and “watery”

Tribe Hummus- My favorite brand of hummus with wonderful flavors each with a perfect consistency.  I enjoy all the flavors, especially their new “All Natural” line.

Yogo’s Hummus- Good taste, soft consistency; I enjoy this hummus when my Tribe brand is not available.

Sabra Hummus- Wow! What flavor!  This brand of hummus delivers a wide variety of delicious flavors as well as a smooth texture.  Sabra is sold is almost every food store so be sure to keep your eyes out for this tasty brand!  Sabra also has a tasty tahini dressing and a variety of fresh dips, all of which are palate pleasing for a snack or meal anytime of the day.

Abraham’s Hummus (No Salt Added)- I can only find this brand of hummus at Whole Foods, but it is amazing and delicious and it’s the only no-salt added hummus that I have ever found.

Stahlbush Island Farms Fruits and Vegetables- I am quite addicted to these incredible fresh, wholesome Stahlbush products. I love their frozen vegetables for stir-fries and to toss into salads and omelets as well as their frozen fruits for smoothies, desserts and soups.  They even carry an incredble frozen brown rice & black bean product that is perfect to toss into morning oatmeal or evening stir-fries.  These are by far the most incredible frozen fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes that I have ever tasted; exceptional taste, always fresh and always delicious whether tossed into a soup, a salad or a smoothie.

Eden Organic Nori Sheets-I enjoy toasting these and using them with dips such as (black bean dip, Toffutti cream cheese, salsa, SoyaKaas melted cheese)

Tofutti Cream Cheese-Perfect for toast, bagels, dipping, anything you choose.  It has a wonderful taste that I prefer over regular cream cheese.

Tofutti Sour Cream- So delicious. I love topping my sweet potato with this delicious soy sour cream. It can also be used as a great dip when easily combined with your favorite ingredients.

SoyaKaas Dairy Free/Gluten Free Cheese- The greatest cheese to happen to a lactose-intolerant gal like me.  I use this cheese in all of my meals; it melts perfectly in omelets, wraps, sandwiches and pairs wonderfully on top of chicken and eggplant Parmesan!  I love the Cheddar, Jalapeno and Mozzarella flavors, although the Cheddar is my favorite!

Mix My Granola- Great website where you can create and customize your very own granola!

All-One Vitamin and Mineral Powders- Take a look at my review for these delicious vitamin and mineral powders from All-One.  They are perfect to add into smoothies, yogurts, baked goods and juices.  A fabulous way to get your daily needs in powder form!

Carrington Farms Organic Milled Flax Paks-These little, individual serving sized packages of ground flax seeds are perfect on top of oatmeal, salad, pasta, ice cream, added into baked goods…pretty much anything you can think of! Each package is a great dose of Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9. SDG Lignans, Iron and Calcium!  These packets are easy to store and portable–you can bring along in your pocket to sprinkle on your afternoon lunch or snack.

Eden Organic Green Teas- Mild, subtle tastes.  I enjoy the Mint Green tea as well as the Rose Green Tea varieties.

Celestial Seasoning Teas- I enjoy Celestial Seasonings Green Tea line, as well as their amazing line of “caffeine free” herbal “Zingers”..they are a wonderful way to finish off a meal.

Yogi Teas- I drink Yogi Green Tea every morning.  I have not met a Yogi Green tea that I did not enjoy, however, their caffeine free variety can have quite strong flavors which incorporate many herbs and can be a real shock to your taste buds!  I prefer their green teas.

Traditional Medicinals Teas-I love the Organic Ginger Aid and the Organic Roasted Dandelion Root.  They have such a strong, spicy taste and I enjoy a cup each afternoon and evening after my meals as a digestive aid.

Stash Teas- These teas are amazing.  I just discovered their green tea line through one of my girlfriends and they are fabulous! The green tea flavors are incredibly unique and each one packs a nice flavor punch whether its for my flavored green tea in the morning or my decaff green in the evening.  Stash tea is sure to create an exceptional tea time experience.

Amazing Grass: Green SuperFood Drink Powder- This powder packs in a full spectrum of alkalizing green superfoods, antioxidant rich fruits, herbs, and Acai and Maca to provide a powerful dose of whole food nutrition.  One scoop gives you the antioxidant equivalent of 7 servings of veggies and fruits! Now that is Amazing Grass!  Moreover, this powder contains complete “Live Food’ with beneficial enzymes that help fight free-radical damage, aging and tumors.  The best part about this delicious powder is that it includes a combination of prebiotics and probiotics help to promote healthy intestinal bacteria and regular elimination.  Both the Green Powder and the Chocolate Powder below have the same benefits, not to mention they are lactose and gluten free!!! (Now you can see why they are my favorite)

Amazing Grass:  Green SuperFood Chocolate Drink Powder- This chocolate flavor is unbelievable; I mix it with soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk, Greek yogurt, applesauce, oatmeal, smoothies…the options are endless.  Many of my clients who have young children are huge fans of this chocolate flavor and their kids love to add the delicious powder to their drinks and foods.  Just like the Green SuperFood Drink Powder, this chocolate powder packs in a full spectrum of alkalizing green superfoods, antioxidant rich fruits, and support herbs herbs unite with Acai and Maca to provide a powerful dose of whole food nutrition.

Amazing Grass: Organic Wheat Grass Drink Powder- This Vegan and Gluten free certified organic wheat grass powder is an excellent source of beta carotene, folic acid and vitamin C.  I use this powder in my morning smoothies as well as mixed with soy milk, rice milk and hemp milk.  This powder detoxifies and cleanses your body as well as increases and sustains energy-I have definately noticed a difference in my energy level since starting this powder!

Amazing Grass: Chocolate Gluten Free/Dairy Free Organic Green Super Food Energy Bar- I loved these raw and vegan bars; the chocolate coating was absolutely amazing and was not too sweet. I warmed these bars in the microwave for 10 seconds and they were the perfect dessert to my end of the day meal! I would eat these as a mid-day snack as well as they have incredibly staying power! I love how these bars promote improved digestion, circulation and regular elimination. (See below for review of the Original Organic Green Super Food Energy Bar.

Amazing Grass: Gluten Free/Dairy Free Original Organic Green Super Food Energy Bar- These delicious raw and vegan bars are just as delicious as their chocolate  variety.  I loved the chewy taste and choose to warm the bar in the microwave for 10 seconds before indulging.

Twin Labs Nutritional Yeast Plus- I use this nutritional yeast on my dinner every night…just a sprinkle here and there is all you need to add the essential amino acids.

Garden of Life:  Superfood Greens Powder- I use this powder with my dinner every night, as well…a dash of the green powder is all you need to get all of your super foods in one bite.

Eden Organic GoMasio Sesame Seed Topping Shaker (all flavors)- Perfect for seasonings all meals.  This condiment is made of sesame seeds; there are numerous flavors and varieties and I enjoy all of them…they pair wonderfully on fish, veggies, and meats.

Navitas Naturals- Delicious Superfoods, Power Foods, Certified Organic, Raw, Vegan, Kosher and Fair Trade products.  I love their Organic Nori, Wheatgrass, Wakame, Chia, Flax, Hemp, Maca, Stevia and Twister Power.  These products are all incredible and I use them everyday in my meals from oatmeal to stir-fries.

Miso Master-I use miso in many of my meals, especially my soups and chilli’s.  I have tried the following flavors and enjoy each of them: Country Barley Miso, Red Miso, and White Sweet Miso (My new favorite flavor).

Mediterranean Cuisine Oasis Classic Cuisine Lentil Dip- A fabulous topping or dip that is fat- free and low in sodium.  Pairs nicely as a dip for snacks such as pretzels, or as a spread for sandwiches and pitas.

Low Sodium Wheat Free Tamari Sauce- I use this tamari sauce in place for soy sauce (soy sauce contains wheat)

Luna Bars- Delicious, but like candy bars to me.  My favorite flavors: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Chocolate Brownie, S’Mores.

Lara Bars- I enjoy these bars and like their “small” ingredient list of fruits and nuts. A bit too chewy for me.

Cliff Bars- Yum. Delicious, yet again a candy bar to me.  I enjoy the chocolate chip and the chocolate peanut butter.

KIND Bars- Too hard to bite and I did not enjoy the consistency.

YOU Bars- A wonderful invention.  This is a great website where you can build your own bars, trail mix and shakes.  Create your very own recipe from a vast array of items such as dried fruits, nuts, protein powders, nut butters, sweeteners, grains, cereals…the options are endless.

Enter the code ‘thehealthyapple’ to create your very own bar and receive my

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Andrew Weil Bars- I like the “small” list of ingredients, however, not a huge fan of these bars.

Raw Indulgence Bars-I love these bars because of their zero sodium content. They are a chewy and satisfying afternoon or morning snack.

Sencha Green Tea Bars- These bars were not my clients’ favorite;  although I love the ingredients list and the fact that these bars are all natural, the green tea flavoring left an awful after taste in our mouths.

PROBARS- A delicious, raw bar that my clients love to eat for their afternoon snacks.  Each bar has an amazing taste and the flavors are very unique.  Be sure to check out my PROBAR post here.

Jamfrankas Bars (Lara Bars for Kids)- Too small, even for a snack and too sugary for my liking.

Z Bars (Cliff Bars for Kids)-Quite small, but a sweet, sugary treat.  I loved the Spooky S’mores, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter flavors.

Sequel Naturals Bars- Yummy! Take a look at my post to see what my clients had to say about these snacks.

Honest Bars-My clients loved these bars. Not only were they filling, but incredibly tasty as well.

Pamela’s Products- Great gluten-free baking mixes.  My favorite is the Cornbread & Muffin Mix and the Baking & Pancake Mix. Both are delicious and you would never know they’re gluten-free…as for Pamela’s products, I have tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies, which are delicious and quite tasty. They’re not hard as a rock, but quite crumbly and a have a nice consistency. The Spicy Ginger with Crystallized Ginger cookies are very unique and unlike any cookie I’ve ever tasted before. We’ve all had the ‘typical’ ginger snap cookies, but Pamela’s special ginger cookies are 10 times better than a ginger snap. The best part is the crystallized ginger pieces that add a nice hint of sweetness.  Pamela has created a vast array of gluten-free desserts for those of us who cannot consume gluten…so, if you’re looking for a tasty gluten-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth, give Pamela’s a try.  Start with the baking mixes and create your very own gluten-free dessert.

Musselman’s Healthy Picks Apple Sauce-This is my favorite brand of apple sauce.  Be sure to take a look at my reviews of their delicious flavors such as: Key Lime Cupuacu, Blue Pomegranate and Raspberry Acai Apple Sauce.

Amy’s Organic Black Bean and Corn Salsa -My favorite salsa of all time. Hearty, delicious salsa made with organic, vine-ripened tomatoes, black beans, and corn.  Enough said…Try it and you’ll love it…so chunky and delish!

Amy’s Organic Family Marinara Sauce- A simple sauce for family cooking and kids enjoy this tasty sauce, as well; perfect for pasta or pizzas.

Amy’s Organic Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce-Again, a perfect addition to any pasta dish, cal-zone, or pizza.  It’s a garlic lover’s delight!

Amy’s Organic Medium Chili (Low Sodium)-Made from organic red beans and tofu in a flavorful Mexican sauce.  This chili satisfies your taste buds craving for the taste of chili, without the heat.  This unique taste of this chili comes close to my father’s home made chili (and that’s pretty darn good)!

Amy’s Organic Southwestern Black Bean Chili- Made with organic black beans and tomatoes, and prepared with a unique blend of spices and chili peppers, the smoky and tangy flavor satisfies my palate and we all know I love black beans, which pack a great punch to this chili and satisfies your taste buds.

Amy’s Organic Traditional Re-fried Beans (Low Sodium)-Amy’s blend of pinto beans prepared in the traditional Mexican way.  I use these in a variety of dishes; I incorporate them in my breakfast, lunch and dinner.  For breakfast: (egg, tofu, re-fried beans, salsa scramble wrapped in a tortilla), for lunch: (spread re-fried beans on bread or tortilla with hummus then add your toppings), and for dinner (simmer on the stove top with brown rice or quinoa, add cilantro and sour cream, then serve warm as a side dish).

Amy’s Organic Curried Lentil Soup-A great way to warm up on a cold day. Amy’s lentil beans are incredibly tasty when mixed with the mild blend of herbs and spices.

Amy’s Organic Vegetable Barley Soup-Amy’s blend of garden veggies and nutritious barley mixed with a tasty broth satisfies any palate.

Amy’s Organic Thai Coconut Soup-This sweet, smooth coconut milk is blended with gently warming Thai spices, organic tofu, lemongrass, shitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes and other organic veggies…A wonderful, delicate taste.

Amy’s Organic Split Pea Soup (Low Sodium)-This  organic split pea and vegetable soup has a surprisingly light flavor and is always an American favorite.

Zukay Live Salsa- (Product Review coming soon)

Zukay Live Relish- (Product Review coming soon)

Zukay Live Dressings- (Product Review coming soon)

Organicville Medium and Mild Salsas-(Product Review coming soon)

Food Should Taste Good-These all natural, gluten and lactose free chips are out of this world. Take a look at my post for my clients reviews.

Kaia Foods Granola- This brand of granola is delicious.  Be sure to check out my post and reviews of their 3 tasty granola flavors from my clients here.  Our favorite flavor is the Raisin & Cinnamon.

French Meadow Bakery- This company offers a wide variety of delicious baked goods from breads to bagels to pizza dough and desserts…Ever tried a Hemp Bagel? Be sure to give them a try…they’re my clients’ favorite!

Shirataki Tofu Noodles-Amazing and love pairing these soy noodles with Amy’s Organic Marinara Sauce, garlic, olive oil…a great side dish for any meal. I enjoy all three varieties of noodles: Fettuccine, Angel hair, and Spaghetti.

Geisha Frozen Sea Food- Be sure to take a look at my review of the yummy Geisha frozen scallops, shrimp and tilapia.  These products pack a nice dose of healthy protein; they are tasty, quick and easy to prepare!

Wildwood Food- Be sure to take a look at my review of the deliciously tasty Wildwood Hummus, Probiotic Soy Yogurt, Soy Pasta and Probiotic Soy Milk.

Enjoy Life Foods-This wonderful brand sells products free of: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Egg, Soy, Fish or Shellfish.  Moreover, all Enjoy Life products are made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites!

Nasoya Firm Tofu- My favorite tofu by far.  I can incorporate this into each and every meal and snack and be very satisfied.  This tofu has a unique taste especially when grilled, toasted, pan fried or cooked in the oven.

Nasoya Silken Tofu-Great for smoothies and desserts.  Light, smooth consistency that is easily blended and takes on any flavor that you wish.

Nasoya Mayonnaise- Not my favorite mayonnaise alternative; I found this to be a bit too thin for my liking…I prefer a “hearty mayo” and I was not satisfied with this brand.

Veganaise- I love this mayonnaise alternative.  The best part about this is the rich flavor because they do not cut back on fat, which keeps the amazing taste and flavor when added to any meal. A perfect consistency and spreads evenly onto any bread/wrap.

Galaxy Vegan Parmesan Cheese- An amazing dairy free, gluten free ‘Parmesan Cheese’ that I put on top of EVERY meal; it truly is delicious and has the perfect texture and flavor for any dish from pasta to baked sweet potatoes.

Chicken of the Sea Canned Salmon-Nice salmon taste and is delicious when paired with veganaise and scallions.

Bumble Bee Canned Salmon-This is my favorite canned salmon. I enjoy this canned salmon as well and again pairs nicely with veganaise and scallions.

Trader Joe’s Canned Salmon-This salmon is delicious and I love the easy to open lid…it makes it so much easier than having to use a can opener!!! Aside from the taste, the best part is that the price is hard to beat!!!

Bear & Wolf Canned Salmon-Amazing! The only problem is that you have to purchase this brand at Costco.  It’s worth the trip and the membership to Costco!  What I love about this particular brand of canned salmon is that it is heartier and chunkier than any of the other brands.  It is not flaky, and it’s taste is much more mild and tender than other brands.

Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna (Low Sodium- 50% Less Sodium)- A bit watery, but nice chunks of tasty tuna.

Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna (Low Sodium)- My favorite canned tuna.  Great flavor and whole chunks satisfy my palate.

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Please note the below disclaimer regarding any content regarding products as I strive to post my reviews as unbiased as possible.

I do not accept payment to write positive reviews about a product.

I have not and would never write a positive review about a product because it was sent free to my business for client sampling.  I contact each company to let them know that after my clients and I review their products, I will post our honest comments whether positive or negative.

I do my best to work with and review products that align with my ‘Healthy Apple’ philosophy of clean eating.

Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding The Healthy Apple’s  Product Reviews.  The products posted on this blog may have been sent to my attention as free samples for myself and my clients.

Thank you!

10 Responses

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  2. Great list! I love many of these products, especially Sweet Leaf Stevia and Tofutti Cream Cheese (the non-hydrogenated one.) I don’t eat dairy, so I have never tried any of those yogurts, but I really like the new So Delicious Coconut Milk Kefir, a lot!

    • Thanks Holly; I’m so glad you enjoyed this list…let me know if you try any of these products..I’d love to hear your thoughts.
      Have a great day.

      Best,

      Amie

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