It's Canada's National Organic Week (September 19 to 27), the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and organic products across the country. I prefer to buy organic whenever availability and finances permit. My son went through a period during which he thought "organic" was a dirty word, something along the lines of "spinach" or "kale."
Now that he is older he knows that organic is all about producing our food without the use of chemical pesticides, GMOs and other things that can be harmful to ourselves and our earth. He now knows that organic is not just about fruits and vegetables, but also snacks that are produced with more natural ingredients - snacks that are free of artificial flavours and synthetic sweeteners.
Like one of our family faves, above, Envirokidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs Cereal. Although they are meant for kids, I like to munch on small bowls of Panda Puffs with or without non-dairy milk. They are certified organic and gluten free.
In celebration of Canada's National Organic Week I received a box of organic goodies. There were several products that I purchase regularly, as well as a few that are new to me. This PRANA Kilimanjaro Organic Deluxe Chocolate Trail Mix has vegan chocolate chunks as the first ingredient, plus a satisfying mix of walnuts, salted almonds, cashews, sultana raisins and naturally sweetened cranberries.
Canada's National Organic Week reminds us that what we choose to eat has an effect on our world and our future choices. Every time you choose an organic product you send the message that you care how your food is grown. Wholesome, organic ingredients are healthier for you and our environment.
Learn more about Canada’s Organic Week at www.organicweek.ca.
Enter to Win A Nature’s Path & Friends #OrganicWeek Gift Box ($100 value)!
These great companies are sharing the organic love by giving one Canadian Woman in Real Life winner a prize package that includes these yummy vegan-friendly products:
- Nature's Path delicious granolas, including Pumpkin Flax Granola & Coconut Chia Granola, as well as Flax Plus Flakes Cereal.
- EnviroKidz children's cereal - Peanut Butter Panda Puffs.
- Que Pasa Mexican Foods premium organic salsa.
- Amy's Kitchen Lentil Vegetable Soup - Full of vegetables, including green beans, tomatoes, and spinach in a lentil base.
- Camino Simply Dark Hot Chocolate - Created for the dairy conscious, it's made with fair trade dark chocolate as an ingredient for an extra indulgent taste.
- Crofter’s Organic Jam - Crofter's blueberries are wild harvested in Quebec. These intensely coloured lowbush berries are petite and flavor-packed.
- Earthbound Farm Organic – Free product voucher good for any Earthbound Farm product.
- Ethical Bean Coffee - Fairtrade-certified organic coffee.
- Happy Planet Fresh Soups – Free product voucher redeemable for any Happy Planet fresh soup, made in small kettle batches in BC and Ontario. Try the new Portuguese Kale & White Bean Soup (vegan)!
- Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts - Packed with 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per 30 gram serving, use them in salads, cereal and baking. Paleo-friendly, vegan and non-GMO.
- PRANA Kilimanjaro Organic Deluxe Chocolate Trail Mix - Delicious vegan chocolate chunks, crunchy nuts and dried fruits.
- Pacific Foods Organic Mushroom Broth - Mushrooms, garlic and sea salt combine to make a fragrant, rich broth.
- Silver Hills Bakery - Free product voucher good for any Silver Hills product including new Big Red's Bread - big in taste and packed with 21 ancient grains and seeds. Grains are non-GMO and can be traced back to the farms they came from.
Contest is open to residents of Canada only. Winner must provide shipping address and phone number (PO Box not accepted). Prize may not be exactly as shown. Enter using the rafflecopter widget below until October 13th.
Do you have a favourite organic product? Which of these products would you most like to try?
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