I love trying new products because 1) it’s fun and 2) it helps me to make specific product recommendations to clients struggling with different kinds of food allergies and/or intolerances.
While there are many other great products now available, these are my current favorites*:
1. Ripple Nutritious Pea Milk, Unsweetened Vanilla
I absolutely love this product! My husband was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis— an allergy-related inflammation of the esophagus (talk about tough news to swallow!). Luckily, he was able to quickly identify that nuts were the main cause of his esophagus pain and inflammation. Thus, he has been working to eliminate nuts, nut butters and nut milks, which were previously a very large part of his diet. Luckily, peanuts are still fine (not a tree nut), but coconut is a no-go (technically a tree nut).
Enter Ripple brand milk made from peas! It’s creamier than nut milk, but imparts a similar flavor (no, it does not taste like peas!). It’s rich in protein (from peas), and fortified with calcium and vitamin D, just like other dairy-free milk-like beverages.
2. Siete Tortilla Chips, Sea Salt
For whatever reason, corn doesn’t always agree with me, which is really annoying when a big vat of guacamole and corn chips is sitting in front of me (which is frequent).
Enter Siete tortilla chips made from cassava root, coconut flour, chia seeds and avocado oil. While these ingredients may seem odd for a tortilla chip, they taste delicious and pair perfectly with a variety of dips! The only thing about these is that they are little brittle, so they might not work for more hearty dips and spreads.
However, for those with a corn allergy or intolerance who thought they could never dip an actual chip in guacamole again, these are a total game-changer!
These chips would also be a great option for those following a gluten-and/or grain-free diet!
3. Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos
It seems like more and more clients are telling me that soy does not agree with them, which can be a tricky intolerance/allergy because soy is found in so many different food products.
But what about soy sauce? Does one have to eat dry sushi for the rest of his or her life? Not a chance! These Coconut Aminos by Coconut Secret are the perfect substitute for soy sauce in terms of taste, and they contain ~70% less sodium than regular soy sauce!
4. SoDelicious Cashewmilk Ice Cream, Vanilla or Sinckerdoodle
When it comes to ice cream, I usually go for the "real-deal" (i.e., full fat, dairy-based, real ingredients, etc.), so I am very skeptical when it comes to dairy-free ice cream products. However, I have recently discovered that dairy doesn't always agree with me either... ugh. Thank goodness for this cashewmilk ice cream by SoDelicious— it contains simple ingredients, tastes like birthday cake and, yep, it's 100% dairy-free!
Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know what you think!
*This is not a sponsored post; all statements are my own.