Working at Whole Foods Market, I’m often asked by friends and family to single out my top picks for olive oil, cereal or snack foods. This happens to all of us here. The funny thing is, we don’t mind. We ask one another for recommendations too. After all, with all this good stuff throughout the store, a little guidance helps.
Here are a few of the goodies we’re eating, drinking and recommending this month.
Like all the products we sell, they have passed the testing and tasting and met our strict Quality Standards, meaning they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.
1. Brown Cow Non-GMO 0% Greek Yogurt
Created exclusively for Whole Foods Market, Brown Cow has introduced a Non-GMO Project verified version of their creamy delectable Greek-style yogurt. An authentic straining process makes it extra thick and rich. Choose from Plain, Blueberry, Strawberry, Black Cherry, Pineapple, Lemon, Vanilla or Salted Caramel. (Yes, salted caramel!)
2. Lotus Foods Rice Ramen
This quick-cooking ramen is great for making soups, stir-fries and noodle bowls. A twist on traditional Chinese-style noodles, Rice Ramen is made from specialty rice varieties instead of wheat. Simply add your favorite veggies and proteins for a complete meal. Choose Jade Pearl, Millet & Brown Rice, Forbidden Rice or Black Rice varieties.
3. Traditional Medicinals Organic Dandelion Teas
Take a sip and gain a new appreciation for dandelions, which offer a pleasantly mild flavor. Leaf & Root supports kidney function and healthy digestion, while EveryDay Detox supports liver and kidney function. They’re caffeine free and Non-GMO Project verified!
4. Suju Elements Juice Blends
These raw fruit and vegetable juices are cold pressed, processed under pressure and available in three new blends — Jasmine Tea, Blue Dream and King of Greens. Notable, Suja Elements Cause Collective — a group of non-profits focused on health and nutrition, sustainability, conservation and human rights — receives a donation for each bottle sold. With a goal to raise $1 million per year, each flavor supports a different nonprofit organization. So drink up your fruits and veggies for a good cause!
5. Celestial Seasonings Organic Fair Trade Estate Grown Teas
Sip consciousness. These new lines of Whole Trade® Guaranteed black, green and blended teas are made from Fair Trade tea leaves grown on the finest estates around the world. Choose robust, full-bodied English Breakfast; floral, malty Earl Grey; complex, balanced Pure Green; or subtly sweet and floral Jasmine Green. Or explore the rich, bold Perfect Trifecta a blend of Fair Trade black, green and white teas. Rukeri, a fermented black tea, gives it a robust, malty and floral flavor while the green leaves impart subtle sweetness while white tea adds delicate floral notes.
Which products from our stores are you recommending? Share in the comments below.