Editor's Picks: 2014 Nutritional Products to Fuel Your Goals
Vega Sport1 of 10
Vega sport offers an array of nutritional products to meet your training needs, including protein bars and shakes, energy gels and hydration supplements. Our favorite product is the chocolate coconut sport bar. Munch on this after a hard workout to feed your muscles the nutrients they need to recover quickly. It's not too sweet and the coconut is not very overpowering. Plus it's a plant-based protein bar, gluten free and non-GMO.
Lifefactory Storage2 of 10
Fashion and function come together as a storage container. Pack a healthy lunch or store family leftovers in the brightly colored and functional Lifefactory Storage containers. A great perk about the glass container is that you can use it as a serving dish at a dinner party and then pop the top back on to store in the refrigerator. Another bonus: It's dishwasher safe and is BPA/BPS-free.?Mix and match colors and sizes to complete your set.
KIND Bars3 of 10
Whether you want something salty or sweet, KIND offers products filled with ingredients you can see and pronounce. We love the oats and honey clusters with toasted coconut on our morning yogurt or bananas and almond butter snacks because of the light flavor and crunch. The dark chocolate chunk granola bar, which is gluten free and non-GMO, is a good afternoon snack to munch on. The dark chocolate chunks are a nice little sweet treat too. If you're looking for a bold flavor with protein, munch on the SRONG and KIND bars. It's made with 10 grams of seeds and pea protein and nine amino acids. We couldn't decide which was a favorite flavor; we enjoyed the boldness of the honey smoked BBQ, honey mustard, and Thai sweet chili.
Cavegirl Confections4 of 10
It's new and full of flavor. Cavegirl Confections launched in 2013 is rapidly hitting store shelves. All products are gluten and grain free as well paleo approved. Try the cherry vanilla almond butter, which is tasty on whole-wheat toast, in a smoothie, or on top of lightly pan fried bananas for dessert. It's smooth, creamy and full of natural flavors. If you're looking for something to snack on, try the maple bacon granola. The first bite your taste buds will be intrigued; by the second bite, you'll be hooked.
Osmo Active Hydration for Women5 of 10
Stay hydrated when out on a long ride, run or intense workout with OSMO Active Hydration. It doesn't have that chalk-like taste. It's smooth and refreshing. Created by Stacy Sims, Active Hydration offers the essential vitamins and minerals that keep a woman's body hydrated and replenished to continue to train hard.
Paleta6 of 10
Paleta is a farm-to-table delivery service that offers organic meals, snacks, juices and cleanses. Take the work out of preparing healthy snacks, meals and juices with Paleta's service. Sip on cold-press juices that are creative concoctions and filled with delicious, fresh flavors. A couple favorites: kale kooler and magic milkshake: chocolate hazelnut.
IPS (Intelligent Protein Snacks)7 of 10
Sometimes your taste buds crave something crunchy and when they do, reach for the all-natural egg-white chips: IPS. These pressured-puffed, not fried, chips are made with egg whites, gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients. The flavors we enjoyed the most: sea salt and black pepper and aged white cheddar cheese. Both were light, slightly salty and not greasy (like some potato chips).
21-Day Fix8 of 10
This is portion control made easy. To lose weight you need to watch what you eat and control your portion sizes. The 21-Day Fix takes the guesswork out of how many carbs, proteins, veggies and fruits, and fats you need daily. With this user-friendly system, you can eat your favorite, healthy meals, without counting calories or missing out on flavor. Keep in mind, the best approach to weight loss is to incorporate a daily fitness routine along with your healthy eating habits, which is also included in the kit.
Organic India Organic Tulsi Moringa Tea9 of 10
Organic India's Tulsi moringa tea is a caffeine-free blend with more vitamin A than carrots, more potassium than bananas, more calcium and protein than milk, more fiber than oats and more iron than spinach—creating a tea that provides a natural energy boost, lowers stress levels, uplifts mood and supports a healthy immune system. The tea also features a powerful antioxidant known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and resveratrol, one of the most popular anti-aging antioxidant supplements on the market.