Now that we’re past the first few weeks of the New Year and our Old Year habits may be sneaking up on us, it’s a good time to look at some great plant-based choices that can help keep our healthy living goals on track.
Plant-based foods can also help reduce our environmental footprint, with reduced emissions and water use compared to other forms of protein production.
Below are a few product highlights. Check out londondrugs.com/veganuary/ for the full list of vegan products and savings! (Note, some of these featured brands also nave non-vegan options, so be sure to check your labels!)
Cereals and Day-Starters
Begin Your Morning Right! Choose whole grains, organic production and the reduced carbon footprint of local manufacturing. Yum!
Holy Crap! Cereal Did you know there is a connection between your gut and your mind? This line of high-fiber, plant-based superseed cereals helps you maintain good gut health with three chief ingredients – chia, buckwheat and hulled hemp seeds – that are ancient seeds with superfood status! Plus it’s made right here in BC and is Certified Canada Organic.
New World Granola This no-nonsense granola is another Certified Canada Organic product made here in BC. It comes in three flavours: Tropical Fruit & Nut, Almond Cashew and Pumpkin Flax.
Nature’s Path Qi-a Cereals Nature’s Path is a BC-based family company that has grown to become North America’s largest organic cereal maker. They have an amazing selection of gluten-free Qi’a cereals, all of which help support their vision of helping organic land and farmers prosper.
The Chai Company Organic Authentic Chai Enjoy the smooth balanced flavor of Authentic Chai lovingly prepared using their unique slow-brewed method.
Go For Some Greener Ingredients
Make your own great meals even better with organic choices from top-quality companies.
Everland Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Expeller pressed and naturally refined, with a neutral taste which makes it perfect for cooking or blending.
Konjac Organic Thai Style Noodles Konjac is a low calorie, high fibre root vegetable that has been eaten in Japan for centuries. These noodles are made without wheat or soy using organic konjac, which is naturally free of gluten, carbs, fat, sodium and sugar.
Indianlife Coconut Cashew Sauce From the Southern Region, this mellow, all natural sauce has the sweetness of coconut with a creamy cashew crunch.
Liviva Pasta Shake up your routine with this amazing variety of pastas made from black bean, shiritake, edamame and soybean, some with added oat fibre.
Hellman;s Vegan Dressing & Sandwich Spread A vegan take on the classic.
OK, even a New Year is not always going to be 100% nutritional perfection. So if you’re going to snack, here are some greener ways to go about it.
Solar Raw Kale Chips Raw, gluten-free, vegan and made in Canada. It can’t get much better than that.
Que Pasa Organic Tortilla Chips Perfect for nachos, dipping or just a food group all to themselves.
Earth’s Own Oat Milk Choose Fair-Trade chocolate, Vanilla or Barista varieties – all made with Canadian non-GMO oats, using 7X less water in production than regular milk.
Everland Organic Coconut Chocolate Bark A vegan snack made with organic ingredients, 70% dark chocolate and coconut.