6 Brand-New Natural Food & Drink Finds: Meatless Pizza Pockets & More

Mar 21 2016
Every year, we visit Natural Products Expo West, a fun behind-the-scenes look at all the amazing food and beverage products that are headed our way. Here are six standouts that grabbed our attention (and taste buds) for 2016!

Suncoast Gold Unsweetened Macadamia Milk

250ml (about 1 cup): 56 calories, 5.3g total fat (0.9g sat fat), 173mg sodium, 1.3g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 0.7g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

If you thought almond milk and cashew milk were creamy, just wait until you get a taste of macadamia nut milk! This stuff is rich and flavorful without being overly nutty... Perfect for recipes, coffee drinks, cereal bowls, and more. Click here to see if it's sold near you, or just order via the friendly folks at Amazon. And coming soon, keep an eye out for the lineup by Royal Hawaiian Orchards -- there's an unsweetened vanilla version on the way with only 35 calories per cup!

Peas of Mind Veggie Wedges

2 oz: 70 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 50 - 80mg sodium, 15 - 16g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 1 - 2g sugars, 1 - 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

The name of the line doesn't do the products justice: These are freezer-aisle French fries made from fruit and veggies! Baked not fried, they couldn't be more up our alley if they tried. They come in Broccoli, Carrot, Cauliflower, and Apple, and the stats can't be beat. Click to locate. Can't find 'em? Whip up some HG fruit 'n veggie fries!

Gardein Meatless Pizza Pockets

1 piece: 210 calories, 7g total fat (2g sat fat), 480mg sodium, 28g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars, 9g protein -- SmartPoints® value 7*

We're thrilled to have a truly delicious swap to satisfy our cravings for old-school Hot Pockets... Gardein does not disappoint! This vegan-friendly pocket sandwich is crammed with meatless pepperoni, dairy-free mozzarella, and yummy tomato sauce. Find it in the freezer aisle at Shoprite, Meijer, Stop & Shop, and other supermarkets across the country… It'll be available nationwide at Walmart by the end of next month. P.S. We also sampled the coming-soon breakfast version... YUM!

Jicachips

1 bag (about 25 chips): 100 - 110 calories, 1.5 - 2.5g total fat (0 - 1g sat fat), 70 - 200mg sodium, 19 - 21g carbs, 5g fiber, 6 - 7g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

We love snacking on fresh jicama -- it's perfectly crisp with a slightly sweet taste -- but we're no stranger to needing crunchy CHIPS on occasion. Jicachips to the rescue! In fun flavors like Smoked BBQ and Cinnamon Sugar, the nutritional stats are much better than many of the veggie chips on the market, and they have five times as much fiber as potato chips. They're currently only available in select NYC stores, but you can order online!

Brami Snacking Lupini Beans

15 beans: 35 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 195mg sodium, 4g carbs, 4g fiber, 1g sugars, 4g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

These beans aren't dried and crunchy like some other snacks out there; they're fresh and tender! Lupini beans have a soft shell that can be eaten (like sugar snap peas) or easily discarded (a la edamame). And just look at how much fiber and protein you get for only 35 calories. These treats come in yummy flavors, too: Garlic & Herb, Chili Lime, and more. They’re currently only sold in New York, but anyone can order online.

10th Avenue Tea Instant Tea Powder

We actually stumbled upon this powder pre-Expo, and we're glad we did. If steeping bags isn't your style and iced tea is too much of a hassle to DIY, this is your solution. Here we have a whole line of all-natural tea blends that will have you sipping hot or cold tea in seconds. We're particularly nuts about the fruity Tropical Blend. And they're all unsweetened: no sugar, carbs, or calories. Plus, each 2-oz. bottle of powder makes about 60 cups of tea! It can be tricky to find in stores, but it's a breeze to order online... and SO worth it. (FYI: The powder is virtually free of calories, sodium, etc., which is why there are no nutritional stats listed.)

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