At Expo East — a natural products expo hosted by Delicious Living’s parent company, New Hope Network — editors and staff members noticed food companies focusing on grain-free and paleo foods and beverages.
From granola to cookies, myriad brands swapped traditional wheat and grains for nuts like almonds, cashews and coconut, spices and dried fruits. The result? Tasty, nutrient-dense alternatives that are suitable for those who eschew grains or adhere to the paleo diet. Here are nine products we found particularly impressive.
Like a healthier version of those minty, chocolate-y Girl Scout cookies, we adore these bright treats, made with paleo-friendly and grain-free ingredients. And yes, we'll keep them in the freezer just like we keep their conventional counterparts.
Thrive Tribe Cookies Chocolate Mint
A beautiful blend of paleo-friendly ingredients including almonds, cashews, dehydrated apples, coconut palm sugar and warming chai flavors, including garam masala, vanilla and maple syrup.
Kitchun No-Grain-Ola You’re the Apple of My Chai
Like your favorite peanut butter cookie, these coconut-based macaroons are made with organic coconut oil, almond flour, agave and more. Pair with the brand's Raspberry Cookie flavor, and you've essentially got a classic PB&J combo.
Emmy’s Organics Organic Coconut Cookies Peanut Butter
Shelled hemp seeds, organic coconut and maple sugar, organic hemp protein and organic cinnamon make up this delightful sprinkle for yogurt, oatmeal, granola and smoothies—also available in savory flavors perfect for boosting salads, stews and veggies with omega-3 goodness.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart Toppers Maple & Cinnamon
With the launch of their new muesli line, the grain masters at Bob's Red Mill cater to the paleo crowd with this cold cereal, made with coconut chips, nuts and spices.
Bob’s Red Mill Paleo-Style Muesli Grain-Free Cold Cereal
It's hard to fathom that this delicious, almond flour-based citrus cookie is grain-free. But with a strong history of making grain-free pasta, Capello's doesn't disappoint.
Cappello’s Lemon Zest Cookie Dough
Just in time for the cooler season, Jackson's Honest launches this sweet potato chip, fried in coconut oil and dusted with cinnamon, cane sugar (so it's not paleo, FYI) and maple syrup. The result is a crunchy, good-fat chip that helps you toast fall with abandon.
Jackson’s Honest Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips
Sticking to its commitment to use as much of an animal as possible, EPIC launches new pork rinds that evoke the classic gas station snack (fried pork skins), but with a wildly improved sourcing and transparency story. These BBQ-flavored snacks contain just fried pork rinds and spices.
Epic Pork Rinds BBQ Seasoning
Out of GrandyOat's 100 percent solar-powered facility comes this crunchy, super-delicious "Coconola," a USDA Organic, coconut-based granola you'll want to enjoy directly out of the bag. It's that good.
GrandyOats I’m Grain-Free Coconola Coconut Granola
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