June finds – products, posts and podcasts

My June round up of good things I have found across the internet has a foodie focus. There are so many great new food related products out there!

Product finds

Pana Mint Chocolate Chip Dairy Free Ice Cream – I have tried most of the Pana ice cream flavours and the Mint Choc Chip is my favourite, followed by a very close second to the salted caramel. Pana ice creams are now available at Coles and Woolworth supermarkets as well as your local whole food stores.

All Pana ice creams are gluten free, dairy free, soy free and refined sugar free, but they still taste amazing- magic!

Macro Falafel Mix – I am still not eating meat but they family are. I have found this mix super tasty and quick and easy to make as a substitute for meat when the family is having a meat and veg meal.

The ingredient list is simple – Kibbled Chickpeas, Chickpea Flour, Kibbled Onion, Rice Flour, Ground Spices (Cumin, Coriander, Pepper), Parsley, Garlic, Salt, Raising Agent (Sodium Carbonate). While I do still like to make my own, I am happy to eat these when I want to save some time.

Vital Organic Greens – I have some greens powder in my morning smoothie. This isn’t the sort of greens powder you can have with some water on its own – well you probably could, but I find the taste really not great on its own. In a smoothie with a vanilla protein powder, banana, spinach and nuts you can’t taste it, but you get all the goodness from greens that would be usually lacking in your diet (spirulina wheat grass, barley grass, chlorella etc).

Matcha Maiden Matcha Green Tea Powder – green tea is pretty amazing for you and Matcha is powdered green tea. One cup of matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content! You can use this powder to make matcha lattes too!

The next few items are not new finds to me, but with Plastic Free July in full force, I thought I would share my favourite plastic free food related items at the moment!

U Konserve containers – formerly known as Kids Konserve, these containers are fantastic. We have been using them for almost a decade now. I recently bought some more round tins and a square tin because as with all lunch box items, they do missing from time to time. We have had to occasionally replace lids because they have broken, but given how long we had them for and how much they were used, I was happy to replace the lids.

I can highly recommend these containers. I know some people baulk at the price, but I really think they are great value for money. They don’t stain, they don’t make the food taste like the have been sitting in plastic all day and they are super durable.

Produce bags – These Chico Bags are fantastic. I love them because I can stuff all three of them into the little bag and I can have them in my everyday bag all the time without taking up too much room. This way I always have them on me and don’t have to resort to plastic bags or cardboard boxes if I drop into the shops without planning for it.

Beeswax wraps – We have had our beeswax wraps for almost two years now and there are couple that are looking a little tired and I am going to try the tips in this post to revive them.

With the older two boys having work shifts across meal times, they are most frequently used to cover their meals until they get home to eat them. They are super handy and versatile.

Recommended posts

probiotics

The low-down on probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics – Dr Libby does a great job explaining what each of these are and she explains how you can get them from real food.

dairy free cucumber dip

Healthy dairy free cucumber tzatziki dip the kids will love – Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy has so many wonderful and healthy recipes on her blog. As a mum to kids with food intolerances, you will find recipes that cater well for those who don’t tolerate gluten and dairy. I am going to make this dip very soon, it sounds delicious!

Recommended podcasts

The Most Proven Supplements For Performance & Recovery, Cold Water Immersion vs. Cryotherapy, The New Science of Athletic Performance & Much More! – Ben Greenfield loves a sensational title, but this is a really good podcast on what works and what doesn’t in the world of athletic performance supplements and recovery protocols.

Nutrition for tendon and ligament injury – this episode of Run to the Top Extra Kick Podcast takes a very different look at food – how it can help with recovering from running injuries.

What have you tasted recently and loved – I would love to hear!

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