We had a busy weekend scouting new partners at Expo West (one of the largest natural product and food expos on the West Coast). We love going each year, walking the exhibit floor, catching up with current sponsors and building relationships with new brands to introduce to the autism community.
Here are five of our favorite finds from Expo West this year:
By far the tastiest pick at Expo! We all love pizza, but hate the guilt. Since so many of our kiddos are carb and sugar sensitive, this cauliflower crust is a perfect substitute! The consistency is fantastic and the taste satisfies all the same! They have yet to roll-out ready-made dairy-free pizzas, but you can order the GF/CF cauli-crust by itself and top with your favorite allergen-friendly toppings for a fun pizza making day!
Macadamia nuts are a yummy fix to our sweet-tooth cravings while packing in some healthy fats. Now, Milkadamia has launched a Macadamia nut milk! Step aside almonds, this one is in it for the win! It also makes a delicious latte for a super-fueled morning for our warriors! It’s also organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free! But not delicious-free 😉
These tasty salmon bites make getting your kids to take their omega-3s a breeze! They are filled with healthy omegas and hidden veggies (don’t worry — we won’t tell the kids). It’s a bite-sized snack the whole family is sure to love (minus the fishy breath). They’re kid-approved, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, have no added sugar and pack in a nice 12 grams of protein.
What kid doesn’t love chips? Well, now Protes has given us a healthy alternative made with pea protein. They’re non-GMO, vegan, and baked not fried. A perfect addition to your child’s lunch, an after dinner snack, or bribe to get them to take their vitamins!
Okay, this one is a pick for all our warriors. Ripple Milk is 100% dairy-free, vegan, nut-, lactose- and gluten-free and now they made it even better with a Half & Half! Coffee just wasn’t the same without it. It’s made from brown pea protein, which makes it extra creamy. It’s equal to classic half and half, so it can be used for coffee, cooking, and baking. The dairy-free gods have granted us this golden kitchen staple! Keep an eye out, the Half & Half will be launching soon.
What new products are filling up your kitchen pantry? Tweet us @GenRescue and stay tuned for more yummy products.
Curated by our rockstar Family Support Coordinator, Shannon Fillion.