Monday, December 3, 2012

The Healthy Shopper Fall Picks

I don't know if you remember or not when I reviewed the Spring picks from The Healthy Shopper but I was blown away then just as I am this time.  The Healthy Shopper has a coupon book filled with coupons for some healthy, natural and organic products.  As a couponer I can tell you just how hard it is to find coupons for anything that isn't processed and prepackaged.  There are some coupons for somewhat healthy things but never really any coupons for organic, natural and healthy real foods.

Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky have selected products to encourage Canadians to make healthier choices.  For fall, they have chosen products from the salad dressings and sauces category because these products often contain high amounts of sodium and preservatives.  They have again highlighted the only 100% organic feminine hygiene brand because they really want women know about this safe, organic alternative for their bodies.  And, their last choice is a selection of natural cleaning products because, as we know, the majority of cleaning products available in supermarkets often contain high levels of toxins that are just plain bad for the environment and our health. As the ladies say, “healthy products are no longer hard to find, we just have to read the labels.”  

Some of the great products that I was sent for review are from these 4 lines.  These are the winning lines.  Natracare, San-J, Ecover, and Simply Natural.

Regular with Wings

The Natracare is an all natural line of feminine hygeine products.  I have starting collecting pads for when they are needed in the next few years as I don't use them myself.  For the sake of a good review though I did try them out and they were nice.  Soft and comfortable and best of all there are no chemicals down there, which I would think is one of the last places we would want chemicals!

San-J has a great line of asia cooking sauces that are wheat free.  My Mom is off of wheat and its really hard to find sauces for stir frys and such that dont' contain wheat!  Soya Sauce, don't even get me started on soya sauce.  Who knew how hard it would be to find soya sauce without wheat in it.  Well thank goodness for San-J!  Check out some of the great recipies on The Healthy Shopper!

Dish Washing liquidLaundry Powder ZERO

Ecover was another great thing that The Healthy Shopper picked as a top pick!  They are cleaners, dish soaps and laundry soaps.  I got the pomagante dishwashing soap, its awsome.  I use my dishwasher for 98% of my dishes but I need dish soap for the odd thing as well as hand washing and cleaning out the sink :)  Its great, no chemicals all over your dishes and hands and its smelled great, best of all, something I find hard to find in a natural dish soap, bubbled up great and really could cut the grease.  There was also some zero laundry soap.  It worked great although the only thing I would change is I would make it in a tab instead of a powder, I am not a fan of a powder, its just messy :)

The last set of things that we tried was some Simply Natural salad dressings.  They have a huge selection of them and they are all organic which I love. 

Vinaigrette with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Italian with Roasted Peppers Dressing
Creamy Caesar Dressing
Honey Mustard Dressing
Sesame Ginger Dressing
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Goddess Dressing
Ranch Dressing
Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

I am not into trying crazy sounding things I am more of a simple basic kind of girl and so our favorite so far is the Ranch dressing :)  I love though that they are affordable and healthy, much better for you than the chemical filled variety!  Make sure you check out The Healthy Shopper and order a coupon book, you can't go wrong with that!


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