|Peeled boiled eggs are a protein loaded 'thing' now! Sauder's versions are amped with beet goodness-in 2 and 6 packs.|
|Another trend-hidden veggies-don't get much tastier than these dessert worthy Garden Lites in chocolate. In the freezer section at stores fyi...but stash them in kid's lunch boxes-and by the time they eat them-most chewy and ready! Delicious -we kept a box in the fridge. Six flavors available-options all tasty-include dairy, soy, peanut, tree nut+gluten free. Around 100-120 calories per...with real deal iron, potassium and calcium too. The chocolate- what we tried...has zucchini + carrots as the first two ingredients. IMPRESSIVE. Microwave them for few seconds...for even more of a moist chewy texture.|
|Plant protein is more mainstream these days-out of the niche vegan category and part of a lot of everyday meals+snacks. Good Planet Dairy-Free cheeses gets the texture right, tastes good too. Available in smoked, feta, cheddar, mozzarella and American -slices, blocks and shredded. Melt similarly-helpful for pizza lovers, Lactose, GMO, gluten, dairy, soy and animal FREE. Certified vegan.|
|The sustainable minded AHIMI (Ocean Huggers Foods) booth was off the path at the most recent Fancy Food Show---but got major buzz anyway. It is a tomato based alternative to AHI tuna-invented-inspired by over fished -unsustainable fishing conditions-seen first hand in Tokyo Texture wise, Ahimi it is spot on and the taste is similar-and when eaten - prepared in sushi...is a pretty good sub. Plus vegan and vegetarian friendly-obvs. Whole Foods carries this now.|
In development-a salmon and eel replacement-made from carrots and eggplant, respectively, VERY COOL.