Probiotic Chocolate + 4 More Things We’re Loving This Month

March 2016 Veggie Picks

Once a month, we round-up some of our favorite vegetarian foods and kitchen tools and share them with you here on the Marketplace. Here are this month’s picks! (Note that we received samples for review on products marked with an asterisk.)

March 2016 Veggie Picks

1. Collection les Jardins Secrets des Chefs Mustards*

This lovely little trio of mustards makes the perfect gift for the gourmand in your life. Dijon mustard gets a makeover with the addition of herbs, vegetables, olives and honey, and the results are irresistible. We used the Mustard with Carrot and a Hint of Shallot to add some flavor to our family’s traditional batch of Easter deviled eggs, while the Mustard with Olives and Herbes de Provence was great for stirring into a bowl of potato salad. The third variety, Mustard with Beet and a Hint of Honey, has been my husband’s go-to pairing with pretzels.

Learn more: maille.com

2. Zevia Ginger Root Beer

I don’t really understand why I love this stuff so much because I don’t like stevia and I don’t like diet sodas. But I love Zevia! I like every flavor I’ve tried, but I always go back to the Ginger Root Beer. It doesn’t taste like root beer made with sugar, but it doesn’t taste objectionable like so many diet sodas do. It’s 0 calories and unlike so many other root beers, it doesn’t contain caramel color, which is a bonus for those of us who avoid it.

Learn more: zevia.com

3. Bakeology Vegan Cookies*

As someone who is not vegan and who eats all the wheat I want, it takes a lot for vegan, gluten-free baked goods to impress me. Because if they don’t impress me, I can just go back to my non-vegan, gluten-y baked goods. But Bakeology cookies are super tasty! They come in 3 varieties—Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip, and Vanilla Chai Shortbread—and it’s hard to choose a favorite because they’re all so good. If you crispy cookies are your jam, you will love these too, whether or not you’re vegan or gluten-intolerant.

Learn more: bakeology.co

4. Attune Probiotic Chocolate*

Why bother with probiotics in pill form when you can eat them in a chocolate bar? YES! The future is now! You’d think that a chocolate bar with added probiotics might not be that great, but these are legit delicious. You’ve probably seen Attune Probiotic Chocolate in the refrigerated section at your local natural grocery store, but now Attune sells non-refrigerated bars in Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Crisp, and Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut—the Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut is my personal favorite.

Learn more: attunefoods.com

5. Organic Valley Grassmilk Whole Milk Yogurt*

One of my daughter’s favorite foods is yogurt and it surprised me to see how much junk is added to most of them. Yogurt is supposed to be healthy, right? So why is it often loaded with sugar and food coloring? And on top of that, babies are supposed to eat whole milk yogurt, so pickings are slim, since it seems most yogurt is made with lower fat milk. Organic Valley’s Grassmilk Plain Whole Milk Yogurt is a yogurt I feel good about giving my baby—it’s organic, it’s cultured in small batches, and it tastes good. (It’s also fantastic for baking and cooking!)

Learn more: organicvalley.coop