• Olivia Borer

My Favorite Brands: Convenience Foods & Where to Find Them


I am asked very often what my favorite brands are when it comes to real, whole foods items, and with stores like Whole Foods lined with a variety of items all claiming to be the healthiest, no wonder everyone is confused!


Today, I'm going to walk you through my favorite brands in several different categories of food, as well as list where to find them in store. Most all of the items can be found on Amazon.


You'll find affiliate links to the products on Amazon. Using these links will support my work on the blog and my podcast The Nourish with Olivia Podcast. Thank you for your support!


GROCERY STORE CODES:

H=HyVee

FT=Fresh Thyme

WF=Whole Foods

NG= Natural Grocers

CC=Costco

TJ=Trader Joe's

R=Russ's Market

OH=Open Harvest

T=Target

*Note - these products are likely in stores I haven't visited yet or your store might not carry these brands at your location. I am shopping from Lincoln, NE.


Convenience Foods/Brands: Proteins

1. Applegate Farms - deli meat, precooked chicken sausages, hot dogs

I love Applegate Farm's use of clean proteins and accessibility in stores!

H WF NG FT OH T TJ




2. Wild Planet Canned Seafood

Sustainably sourced, wild caught, and easy to throw in a bag!

H FT WF NG OH R




3. Epic Provisions - jerky, jerky bars, jerky sticks, bone broth

Easy on the go proteins from clean sources!

H WF NG FT OH T R








4. Precooked Hard Boiled Eggs

Save yourself some time in the kitchen, but watch for added ingredients.

WF FT NG CC


Convenience Foods/Brands: Healthy Fats


1. Primal Kitchen Mayo & Salad Dressings

These products are simply amazing. Made with quality oils and no added sugar, the entire collection is a win!

H FT WF NG R T OH






2. Justin's Nut Butter & Nut Butter Packets

I prefer the original flavors of the peanut butter, cashew butter, and almond butter. They're on-the-go packets are a game changer for traveling! The palm oil included is not a vegetable oil and is acceptable.

H WF FT NG R OH T





3. Individual Packets of Raw Nuts (watch for added oils!)

Although I dislike counting calories, these items often come in 100 calorie packs that are convenient I'll admit. Grab one to throw in your bag quickly and easily!

H FT WF NG T


4. Coconut Butter

If you have a nut or peanut allergy, this is for you!

WF FT NG OH H



Convenience Foods/Brands: Carbohydrates


1. Fresh Veggies & Fruit

This one is obvious - whatever veggies and fruit you can get precut or whole that can be eaten raw are great options!

Vegetables: broccoli, baby carrots, cauliflower, radishes, jicama, celery, snap peas, etc

Fruit: orange, banana, apple, pear, kiwi, grapes, berries, etc

ALL GROCERY STORES - yay!


2. Larabars

These bars are a mixture of dates and nuts and make a great quick snack.

H FT WF NG OH T R TJ


3. RXBars

These bars are similar to Larabars with the addition of egg whites for a bit of extra protein.

H FT WF NG OH TJ CC (even Super Saver has them!)


4. Simple Mills Crackers, Cookies, Baking Mixes, & Frosting

These products are AMAZING and full of clean ingredients. Is there sugar? Yep, but organic coconut sugar is a much better option than some of the others.

H FT WH NG OH R CC (crackers only CC)





I hope you enjoy trying these products as much as I do! Anything to make eating healthier easier and simpler!


xoxo Olivia




oborer@hotmail.com

Lincoln, NE

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