Healthy Shopper Fall Picks

Autumn is my very favorite time of year, the colors are vibrant and breathtaking, the days are shorter, the weather is cooler and the holiday season is fast approaching. I love the whole ambience of this bountiful and harvest rich season. I also love to do more baking and part of this cozy and creative fun is finding new products and recipes to try out.

The Healthy Shopper is all about providing Canadians with information on natural and organic food choices so we can aspire to and maintain resounding and dynamic health. They also provide us with a multitude of savings with their e-coupons and/or their book of coupons. The Healthy Shopper Fall Picks 2013 offers some great products we can use to jump-start our holiday season and make some delicious meals, snacks, and desserts. They’ve loaded their shopping cart with some old favourites as well as some new kids on the Eco block.

One company new to me is Pamela’s Products. They provide us with a succulent lineup of baking mixes, cookies, and snack bars that are natural and gluten-free. It was so easy and lots of fun to use Pamela’s Products to whip up some tasty treats. We used the Artisan Flour Blend to make some yummy Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. They have a soft and creamy texture and the flavor was unforgettable. Soooo good!! Pamela’s Products not only supply us with a plethora of scrumptious recipes, but they also have how to video’s so you always have success creating your meals with their products.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe:
1/2 cup butter (1 stick melted)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup natural peanut butter, creamy or chunky

1 egg, large
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Yields 24 cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes.

I also used Pamela’s Chocolate Cake mix to make some cupcakes. My family prefers to take their cake on the run so I opt to make portion size snacks. This mix has a deep deep chocolately flavor that will definitely satisfy your darkest cravings!

We really loved their Pancake mix too. It’s wonderful to wake your family’s senses up to the aroma of freshly made pancakes permeating through the whole house. I love the simplicity of using a cake or cookie mix when your tight on time and need something spectacular and delicious to serve. Pamela’s Products have got your back; they provide the ease of a mix with a wholesome quality homemade taste. Pamela is my new best friend!

Simply Natural carries products that I’ve used for quite a while. Kids and adults alike love condiments and Simply Natural provides our families with organic condiments as well as other products that l feel confident serving. We use their ketchup and mustard pretty much on a daily basis. Ketchup is used for more than dousing your food. I put it in several of my sauce recipes. I have a homemade barbecue sauce that included this flavorful condiment and it’s a bit hit with my family and friends. I also have a carrot cookie recipe where 1/2 cup of ketchup is used and the cookies are sublime.

Simply Naturals Stone Ground Mustard is another family favorite. I use it in several of my recipes including some salad dressing, glazes, sauces and spreads. Have you thought about adding some Stone Ground Mustard to a casserole? The flavor is incredible and the mustard adds the right amount of zing needed to tingle your taste buds or boost a dish. Don’t be afraid to get your culinary spirit in creative mode!

Another Healthy Shopper fall choice is Kiju 100% organic juices. I keep them in my home because I have oodles of little kids that visit me on a daily basis and they love their juice. I don’t give them juices made with tons of sugar. I only give them organic juices that are made from 100% fruit juice and Kiju hits the mark perfectly. They are the perfect size for a snack or a pick me up we might need mid-afternoon. You can quickly toss one in your purse, backpack, or even your pocket.

Love yogurt? You will love Olympic Krema organic yogurt. It made from 100% natural ingredients and has a rich and dreamy creamy texture along with an indulgent flavor. We love the Krema organic vanilla flavored yogurt and use it as a dessert. We also top pie and ice cream with this thick yogurt; the combinations are oh so yummy!

Fall and Winter seasons usually mean the sniffles, coughs, sore throats and sneezing. Having Hylands Cold’n Cough 4 Kids on hand will help when a child needs a little relief from the symptoms. It provides multi-symptom relief without sleepy or stimulant side effects. It’s made from all natural ingredients and it’s sugar-free and dye free with no artificial flavors making it a perfect product to use on children ages 2 – 12.

It’s so heartwarming and gratifying when my family hangs around the table because they want a second helping… and maybe even a third helping of a delicious dish I’ve created with nutritious ingredients. Some of those ingredients are those I’ve described above. What better way to feed your family and usher in your fall season than with some high-quality organic products deemed awesome by Healthy Shopper!

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.