Ontario Made Products to Start the New Year Right

January 7, 2021

Ontario Made Products to Start the New Year Right

Support Ontario Made manufacturers this new year by purchasing locally produced products that may help you stick to your 2021 goals, no matter what they are. Please note: this is a small selection of Ontario-made products to choose from.

Click here to view all registered Ontario-made goods.

A Healthy Start to the Day

fru-V Smoothie Kit

Berry-Veggie Blender-Ready Smoothie Kit

Fru-V

Nutritious smoothies made simple. Fru-V’s blender-ready smoothie kit (with superfoods) is a delicious way to eat more fruits and veggies. And kids love them too! From freezer to blender, all you have to do is add water for an amazing flavour – no shopping or chopping required. These kits also have lots of fibre, 3g of protein per serving, and are vegan. Added bonus: no refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours or colours.

Look for these smoothie kits in the freezer section. Available at Longo’s, Sobeys, Ambrosia, and Coppa’s.

Visit fruvsmoothie.com for more info.  

Rich Chocolate All-In-One Shake

Hol Food

While working towards his Neuroscience degree at the University of Toronto, Hol Food began as a passion project and later thesis project of founder James Jura. The idea was that if the body could be provided with all the nutrients it needs, it would perform better mentally and physically on a daily basis. Hol Food is an all-in-one nutritional shake that contains 35 g of protein, fibre, omegas 3 and 6, and all essential vitamins and minerals. Giving you 100% of your daily nutritional requirements, it can be used to replace any or all of your meals throughout the day and takes less than a minute to prepare.  

Available online at holfood.com.  

Energize 2-Pack

Buda Juice

Need a little extra boost to get you through a long day? This 2-pack is the perfect pair for an on the go energy boost. The No. 01 Green juice provides you with your daily dose of veggies and vitamins while Buda’s No. 02 Red juice is packed with nitrate rich beets to help boost stamina. All of Buda juice’s and shots are made with 100% certified organic fruits and vegetables, and contain absolutely no additives, preservatives or added sugar.  

Available at Whole Foods, Longo’s, and Fortinos in the GTA. Home delivery is also available via budajuice.ca.

All Things Protein

Ready, Set... Protein: Peanut Buttercup Collagen Protein Bars

Zentein Nutrition

Founded by Ivey Business student, Zentein Nutrition began when William Wang was accepted into Western’s Summer Accelerator program. 25 grams of protein are packed in these delicious, nutritious, and convenient protein bars made with just 5 ingredients: collagen, peanut butter, 100% Canadian honey, dark chocolate, and rolled oats. Not only do these bars have no artificial sweeteners or fillers, they include collagen protein, which has been shown in studies to increase fat free mass, bone density, reduce joint pain, and improve skin elasticity.  

Available online at zentein.ca. Also available at vending machines across Western University’s residences.  

Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix

Flourish Pancakes

Flourish never imagined they would reimagine breakfast, but then their protein pancake mix was born. A nutritious alternative to a favourite indulgent morning breakfast, Flourish’s Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix is an elevated version on a timeless classic. Fortified with Flax Seed and Whey Protein Isolate, this flavour tastes as good as it is for you - and it's pretty good for you! Like all of their products, Buttermilk is made with absolutely no added sugar - making for a great base for both sweet and savoury dishes.

Available at Sobeys, Costco, Whole Foods, Longo's, Pusateri's, GoodnessMe, Summerhill Market, and Nature's Emporium.

Visit flourishpancakes.com to purchase online and to learn more.

No Yolking Egg White Protein Powder

Muskoka Mornings

No Yolking is a 100% egg white protein powder that can be added to foods or drinks to meet the body’s daily protein requirements. With 16 grams of protein per 1 tablespoon, No Yolking is made in Ontario with eggs sourced from Canadian run farms. The fermentation process prolongs the shelf life, and also ensures that the 100% pure egg white powder is free of salmonella or other harmful bacteria. Great in salad dressings, desserts, shakes, and smoothies, the protein powder is suitable for low carb and paleo diets, and a suitable alternative to whey.  

Available at several major retails including: Amazon, Beauty Comes Naturally Corp., Muskoka Natural Food Market, and Goodness Me Natural Food Market.

Visit muskokamornings.ca to purchase online.  

Vitamins & Supplements

7X Joint & Muscle Anti-Inflammatory Relief

Kalaya Health & Wellness


Kalaya is a medically directed health and wellness brand from Cambridge, Ontario, that uses problem-solution based formulations for a wide range of skin and body care issues. Designed by medical professionals to help relieve inflammation, minor pain and swelling, Kalaya Joint & Muscle Supplements promote joint mobility and support overall joint health by maintaining healthy bones, immune function and good health. The product is formulated with 7X Health Canada approved natural active anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving ingredients including; Boswellia, Turmeric Collagen, MSM, Bromelain, Lipase and Vitamin C.

Available at Rexall or online by visiting kalaya.ca.  

Vitamin D3 Drops

Omega Alpha

Sometimes referred to as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, Vitamin D has several important functions that help in the normal development and maintenance of bones and teeth, as well as a factor in the maintenance of good health. These concentrated drops for adults have been cited as helpful for use in: regulating the absorption of calcium/phosphorus; assisting in the management of diabetes and cardiovascular health; supporting the cerebral and the nervous system; helping with seasonal affective disorder; and being a necessary co-factor in calcium absorption and utilization.  

Available at various retailers including A Pathway to Wellness, Ambrosia, and Nature’s Emporium.

Visit omegaalpha.ca for more info.  

Appley Ever After

SUKU Vitamins

Finally, a delicious way to take apple cider vinegar without all the unpleasantness. Just two sugar-free gummies equals one shot of raw, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar with the mother. Each gummy also comes infused with Vitamin B12 to help with energy metabolism in the body as well as methylated folate. These gummies are not only sugar free but are vegan, non GMO, and allergen friendly.  

Available at many retailers across Ontario including Rexall, Whole Foods, Fortinos, Healthy Planet, and Loblaws.

Also available for purchase via sukuvitamins.ca.  

Healthy Snacks

Almond & Sea Salt Date Bites

Bisou

Join Bisou in snacking nature’s way. Founded in 2018, the three co-founders wanted to create healthy snacks that they could feel good about serving to anyone and everyone. Many of their friends and family had specifically mentioned their love of Medjool dates and the super benefits that come them. Made with 4 simple ingredients: Medjol dates, organic almonds, sea salt, and 70% dark chocolate, these bites are filled with wholesome goodness and provide you with a well-deserved energy boost.

Visit bisoudates.com to purchase online.

Chipotle Chips

Healthy Prickly Chips

A fun and tasty alternative that aligns with any dietary choice. Healthy Prickly Concepts Inc. was created with the intention of developing a line of food products to alleviate the increasing food intolerance’s and health issues that a lot of the founder’s friends and clients were having. Healthy Prickly chipotle chips are crunchy, low carb, and a great treat; amongst their universal attributes such as vegan, gluten-free. grain-free, diabetic-friendly, and keto-friendly.

Visit healthypricklyconceptsinc.com to purchase online.

Banana Bread and Cereal NANABOWL

Nanashake

Treat yourself without the guilt. Nanashake is a family-run business on a relentless mission to turn ice cream into a healthy, inclusive and nutritious treat that can be enjoyed by everyone throughout the year. Introducing the first ever grab-and-go plant-based ice cream bowl. This concept brings in elements of classic breakfast dishes into a fresh and new healthy dessert idea that can be taken on the road or enjoyed at home or in the office. The Banana Bread and Crunchy Cereal Nanabowl starts with Nanashake’s signature banana bread soft serve that’s handmade with organic bananas as a base, and then topped with gluten-free crunchy cereal, and drizzled with all-natural peanut butter.  

Available at select Sobeys, Noah’s Natural Foods, Ambrosia Natural Foods, and Mcewan Foods.

For more info, visit nanashake.com.  

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