CLIF® Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar

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CLIF® Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar brings together two great energy foods—a delicious, creamy nut butter inside an organic energy bar—to deliver sustained energy. About CLIF® Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar
  • Made with delicious, creamy peanut, hazelnut or almond butters.
  • Certified USDA organic, non-GMO.
  • 7 grams (9% DV) of plant-based protein from nut butter, brown rice protein and pea protein.
  • Low glycemic.*
  • Does not contain partially hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.
*low glycemic-index foods digest slowly for prolonged levels of energy
 
Video description: CLIF Bar meets nut butter.
 

Clearly Crafted

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Clearly CraftedClearly CraftedTM is Happy Family’s new line of transparent pouches with premium organic recipes for babies, featuring two Stage 1 flavors and ten Stage 2 flavors. Happy Family partnered with high-quality organic farms and suppliers that share their passion for making purposeful, nutritious foods. Each yummy recipe is made with wholesome and organic ingredients to help create vibrant flavors. With Clearly CraftedTM, Happy Family shares the information that all moms want to know most—what’s inside. Happy Family understands the importance of being mindful when shopping for and nourishing your little ones. That’s why you’ll find the recipe on every pouch full of fruits and veggies that can be traced back to high-quality farms and suppliers. Parents can feel confident shopping for their little ones with products set out to support happy and healthy babies. To learn more, visit HappyFarms.com.  

Organic Food Benefits

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At Sprouts, we’re dedicated to helping our customers achieve their goals by meeting them right where they are in their healthy-living journey. Visit our stores and you’ll find a wide variety of organic products that extend far beyond our farm-fresh produce. In fact, we offer thousands of organic items at Sprouts! From our meat and seafood counter, to our aisles stocked with everyday groceries, Sprouts is a destination for customers who lead a fully organic lifestyle. We also carry a wide array of natural products for customers who are looking to make small steps, day by day, towards their healthy-lifestyle goals. The good news is that your choices can help impact a positive change and every organic item you purchase is a vote for a better food system for all. Organic food benefits: Bunch of Carrots

What Does Organic Mean?

Organic foods and products are a healthier choice compared to their conventional counterparts because they follow a strict set of agricultural standards. This includes avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, antibiotics, and genetically modified ingredients, as well as being produced in a way that helps preserve the environment and natural resources through sustainable practices. In order to carry the USDA Certified Organic seal, farmers, ranchers and food processors must first go through a thorough verification process by a USDA-accredited certification agency.

Top 4 Reasons to Consider Organic:

  • Organic fruits and vegetables have a higher nutritional value*
  • Organics can reduce your exposure to synthetic pesticides, antibiotics and GMOs
  • Organic farms help preserve water and soil resources
  • Organic products must meet strict federal standards and requirements

Getting To Know the Organic Labels:

When searching for organic foods and products, be on the look-out for these labels and know what they mean:
  • 100% Organic: Products and foods labeled “100% organic” must contain only organic ingredients.
  • Organic: Products and foods labeled “organic” must contain at least 95% organic ingredients.
  • Made with Organic Ingredients: Products and foods labeled “made with organic ingredients” must contain at least 70% organic ingredients.

Source *British Journal of Nutrition (2014) (http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FBJN%2FBJN112_05%2FS0007114514001366a.pdf&code=9652ca9d7b17315f388169c5ae3c5095)  

Castor & Pollux Pet Food

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Castor & Pollux Pet FoodA leader in organic and natural pet food, Castor & Pollux brings safe, high-quality pet food to the market because they believe that good nutrition leads to healthy, happy pets. Choose from a variety of pet food and treats (also available grain-free). The ORGANIX® line is the most complete line of USDA certified organic food for pets. Additionally, Natural Ultramix uses real pieces of fruits and vegetables for dogs, and proprietary Carnivore Health Boost™ for cats. And to reward your favorite pet companion, find a selection of Good Buddy treats. By carefully crafting each bite using some of the finest ingredients, such as chicken or turkey as the #1 ingredient in all their foods, your cat or dog receives complete and balanced nutrition at mealtime. Not only is Castor & Pollux helping to feed your pet good nutrition, they have also helped feed more than four million meals to pets living in shelters and foster homes, as well as partnering with non-profit pet organizations around the country.  

5 Simply Delicious Ways with Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

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The leaves are starting to change and there’s a crispness in the air. That can only mean one thing … fall is here! It also means that it’s time to dust off those cozy, family cookbooks and make sure you’re fully-stocked with all of your favorite holiday spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg and, of course, vanilla. With its sweet, velvety flavor, it is no wonder vanilla is the flavor most synonymous with the season. Organic Vanilla Extract and muffin Whether you’re looking for vanilla beans or extract, Simply Organic® Vanilla is vegan-friendly, naturally gluten-free and comes from small farming villages in Madagascar—one of the world’s best vanilla-growing regions. Simply Organic Vanilla can add a rich, creamy, sweetness-enhancing flavor to all of your holiday recipes. Check out these mouth-watering, seasonal recipes to get you in the holiday mood:

Holiday Treats:

Use Simply Organic Vanilla Extract to highlight the rich flavors of your baked goods. From cocoa to clove and ginger, vanilla is the perfect flavor to bring out the best in your desserts.
  • Ginger Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting­ – Moist cupcakes made with clove, ginger and cinnamon, paired with a rich and creamy vanilla frosting make for the perfect holiday dessert.
  • Cinnamon Clove Pumpkin Pie – Turn your classic pumpkin pie into the talk of the town using sweet vanilla extract, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and nutmeg. With a flaky, buttery crust and decadent filling, this pie is anything but ordinary.

Savory Bites:

Be adventurous! Don’t limit vanilla to sweet recipes—it can also be used to intensify many savory dishes as well.

Same Sweetness, No Alcohol:

Simply Organic’s organic, non-alcoholic vanilla flavoring can be used as a one-for-one equivalent to vanilla extract.
  • Vanilla Banana Pudding – Fresh bananas combined with the rich flavor of vanilla and sweet cinnamon make a refreshing after-dinner dessert. Top with crushed gingersnaps for the perfect amount of spice.

RUNA

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Can of RunaRUNA is an energy drink brewed from guayusa (GWHY-YOU-SA), an Amazonian tea leaf with the power to revitalize both you and the rainforest. For thousands of years, guayusa has been a vital part of Amazonian culture. They describe the energizing effects or drinking it as making them feel “Runa”, which translates to “fully alive.” It’s naturally caffeinated and contains polyphenol antioxidants that together provide a clean, sustained energy. The best part is that the cultivation of guayusa helps protect and reforest the rainforest. Guayusa is shade-grown which means we have to both preserve existing rainforest and plant more as we grow. We are the proud winners of the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Impact Award for the Most Innovative Solution for Tropical Forest Conservation. To date, we’ve planted over a million trees and are the largest reforestation effort in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It’s simply letting nature be nature. In the environment it’s called symbiosis. For RUNA it’s called a unique way of doing business that’s inspired by the natural world. The result is a refreshing, energizing beverage that is organic, Fair Trade and beneficial both to the rainforest and to the people who live in it.  

Only the Best for Baby

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Healthy beginnings can lead to bright futures. That’s why you’ll find baby food that nourishes and meets quality standards from your trusted Sprouts. From sweet potato to tropical mango, it’s easy to give your little ones balanced nutrition with tastiness to boot. You can find eight varieties as you stroll through the aisle—all organic and with everyday low prices. Our buyers go to great lengths to ensure the most wholesome products for all of our shoppers—including our tiniest ones. Sprouts baby food is packed in Central California, in the midst of fresh fruit and vegetable growers. Find comfort knowing that every spoonful is packed with wholesome ingredients and nutrients to support a happy, healthy baby. Building a promising future for your little ones is important. By taking eco-friendly steps to make our packaging 100 percent recyclable, we do our part in creating a healthy place to live and grow.

Choose from these eight organic flavors:

  • Spinach & Sweet Potato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tropical Mango
  • Pear
  • Carrots
  • Applesauce
  • Apple Mango
  • Apple Banana
 

Raw Foods—Where to Start

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At Sprouts, we’re making the raw food diet easy. Why? The raw food diet is a great way to eat more nutritious foods, and because raw foods have higher nutrient values than foods that have been cooked.

What is a Raw Food Diet?

A raw foodist is someone who consumes nutritionally dense, unprocessed foods that have not been exposed to temperatures higher than 118°F. Typically the raw food diet includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains—”living” foods. Organic Kale Chips

Why Eat Raw Foods?

Partaking in the raw food diet can help boost your body’s natural chemical reactions. By keeping your meals at a temperature less than 118°F, you avoid destroying essential enzymes, vitamins and nutrients found in “living” foods. These enzymes, vitamins and nutrients are key to digestion, cell repair, and other functions that are essential for overall health and wellness.

What Would I Eat?

The raw food diet includes fresh vegetables, fresh and dehydrated fruits, nuts and seeds, healthy fats from coconuts, avocados, hemp and flax seeds, as well as nutritious milks from almonds and cashews. Most raw foodist eat a vegan diet—the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any other animal, in addition to beeswax, honey, cheese, eggs and milk. But there are some that consume unprocessed raw animal foods such as fish, muscle-meats/organ-meats/eggs, and raw dairy. To help you eat raw while on the go, Sprouts carries a variety of quick and easy raw snacks to fit your dietary needs. Our Organic Kale Chips make for a tasty raw food treat.

Try these recipes:

Cider Cleanse Supergreen Smoothie Raw-some Brownies

Do I Have to Stop Eating Cooked Foods?

You don’t have to eat raw foods 100 percent of the time to reap its health benefits. Consider a diet that contains 50 percent or more of living foods; it’s a great way to boost your immune and digestive health. By maintaining a balanced diet that includes lots of organic, fresh, raw foods and nutrient-packed cooked plant-based foods, you can keep your body strong and healthy.

Are There Any Potential Drawbacks?

Consuming enough calories and eating a well-rounded diet will help avoid nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin B-12, D, and the essential amino acids—methionine and lysine—are the most common deficiencies. Research shows that plant-sourced B-12 is not readily bio-available to humans. Very few foods naturally contain Vitamin D. Fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna and mackerel) are among the best sources. Beef liver, cheese, egg yolks and mushrooms provide vitamin D as well. Plant and grain-based proteins are considered incomplete proteins because they don’t contain all of the essential amino acids. A well-rounded diet will go a long way toward providing the proper nutrients needed to maintain overall health and well-being.