My Favorite Ingredients and Brands

My Favorite Brands

Here is a list of my favorite brands of the foods I cook with most often:

Proteins:

Egglands Best Cage-Free Organic Brown Eggs

Dymatize Elite Whey Protein (rich chocolate, mixed berry, gourmet vanilla)

Casein Protein:

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein (blueberries and cream, chocolate peanut butter, raspberries and cream, creamy vanilla)

Sweeteners:

Splenda (on occassion, although be aware this product could result in harmful effects in certain people)

Natural Stevia Sweetener

Truvia

Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia Sweetener (Original, English Toffee, Chocolate Raspberry, Vanilla, Berry, Valencia Orange)

Gluten-Free Flour:

Bob’s Red Mill Oat Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal

Bob’s Red Mill Teff Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Oat Bran

Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal

**Really anything from this company is a great product although watch for high sugar in their pre-made cookie and cake mixes)

Flavor Additions:

Natural Drink Powders (without aspartame**)

Log Cabin Sugar-Free Maple Syrup

Raw Organic Agave Syrup

Other Favorites:

Libby’s 100% Canned Pumpkin

Clabber Girl Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder

Crofter’s Organic Fruit Spreads

Mott’s Natural No Sugar Added Applesauce

Skippy’s Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread with Honey

Justin’s Nut Butters

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter (in regular or chocolate flavors)

Better N’ Peanut Butter – partially de-fatted peanut butter

Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Lite Canned Coconut Milk

Note: The reason a lot of these fall under my favorite brand items is because they are low in sugar, sodium, and have reasonable amounts of fat, carbohydrates, and calories for the recipes I make. It is also because most are natural products and don’t have many preservatives or additives. They are also lactose-free items, and mostly gluten-free, too!

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