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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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