Valentine’s Day is coming. And you know what that means: Stores flooded with cards, embarrassing (and eco-unfriendly!) mylar balloons, and every type of chocolate imaginable. Of course, the temptation to indulge is stronger than ever with promises of sweet chocolate bliss around every corner. But instead of resorting to the almost irresistible deal on truffles stuffed with sugar, we’ve done … [Read more...]
Are you looking to learn more about the healthy packaged foods you can buy? You’ve come to the right place!
In this section, we individually review our favorite products and tell you what makes them heads above their competitors. From spices and sauces… to meats and mushrooms, you’ll find it here.
For a complete listing of Healing Gourmet approved foods by category, please see our Healthy Packaged Foods Directory featuring hundreds of healthy and delicious products.
Healing Gourmet is an independent, unbiased reviewer with no advertising affiliation with any of the brands listed.
If you ask people what they miss the most when adopting a gluten-free lifestyle, bread and pasta might top the list. But the “irreplaceable” wrap would certainly be a contender. However you chose to use it, from breakfast burritos to chicken salad or the classic quesadilla, when you’re a wrap lover, going gluten-free can make you feel like you're missing out. And opting for corn-based or … [Read more...]
Get ready to expand your cooking oil reserve, because a (not so) new alternative is enjoying a modern resurgence in popularity. We’re talking about ghee, butter’s rich and flavorful relative. Ghee has been revered for thousands of years in India as a key component for good health and delicious cuisine. And for good reason… Not only is ghee nutrient dense and full of flavor, it is also one of … [Read more...]
Sun-dried tomatoes add bold, smoky flavor to a wide variety of foods - from pizzas and pastas... to salads, soups, sauces and dressings. And while this flavor-packed ingredient may seem a bit pricey (up to $20/lb), it doesn't take many to give your favorite dishes more depth and gourmet flavor. But as is the case with most foods... all sun-dried tomatoes are not created equal. Sun-Dried … [Read more...]
If you've gone dairy-free or adopted a Paleo style of eating, you may have added coconut milk to your list of culinary staples. And that's a good thing. Not only does this creamy delight taste great on its own, it can be used in a wide array of recipes. Coconut milk is low in carbohydrates and provides a bevy of health benefits. It is a rich source of metabolism-boosting fats called medium … [Read more...]
If you're looking for the best tasting and healthiest grass fed beef, pastured poultry and pork and wild, sustainable seafood, look no farther than US Wellness Meats. Loved by Chefs, Doctors and Olympic Medalists Alike John Wood, the founder of U.S. Wellness Meats, has always been a farmer. In fact, he comes from a long line of farmers. And for the last few decades, they farmed the "standard" … [Read more...]
If you're drinking conventional wine I've got some bad news: you're exposing your body to high levels of dangerous chemicals. That's because grapes are one of the crops most heavily sprayed with pesticides - and often at the top of the Dirty Dozen. And because wine is the concentrated juice from many grapes (600-800 grapes per bottle, in fact), the end product is a condensed source of these … [Read more...]
Teriyaki chicken... beef satay... and a wok brimming with colorful, crisp-tender veggies. These delicious dishes just wouldn't be the same without the unmistakable flavor of soy sauce. Or would they? The flavor we associate with these delicious dishes is called umami. Known by the Japanese as "the fifth taste," umami deepens flavors and creates a "roundness" to foods that is vastly different … [Read more...]
Do you love the clean grassy flavor of extra virgin olive oil? Then you'll love avocado oil. This delicious monounsaturated-rich avocado oil is made by a great New Zealand company called Olivado. Not only does this cold-pressed extra virgin oil make delicious dressings, but thanks to a flash point of 500° F - it is an excellent oil to use for cooking at high temperatures (Learn about the … [Read more...]
Looking to learn about healthy packaged foods? You've come to the right place. If you’re already eating a whole foods diet – in Mother Nature’s Perfect Packaging – then you’re doing a lot to protect your health. But the truth is, most of us are fueling our bodies with a long list of additives and ingredients that either do not appear in nature… or they have been processed and refined to the … [Read more...]