My Top 10 Picks from Expo West 2014

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My Top 10 Picks from Expo West 2014

This year’s Expo West was exhilarating! I tried hundreds of new products–food, supplements, skin care, you name it.

Here are my Top 10 picks in no particular order from what I sampled and learned about this year (there were at least a hundred booths I didn’t get to, so tell me if I missed something awesome!):

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Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil

www.carringtonfarms.com

This non-GMO coconut oil is always liquid, making it super easy to cook with. It has 5 times more MCTs than regular coconut oil and can be used in both baking and sautéing up to 350°F.

Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil

 

Nooodle Tomato Infused Angel Hair Nooodle

www.noodle.com

Looking for a healthy pasta option? Here it is! This NO-Calorie noodle (yes, you heard that right!) has been reformulated to get rid of that “fishy” taste and is now available in meal starters and soups in addition to the original NoOodle.

NoOdle

 

 

neat Mexican Mix

www.eatneat.com

This soy-free, fiber- and protein-rich meat substitute is shelf stable, super easy to make, and tastes delicious.

neat

 

 

Essential Formulas Chia Omega Supplements

www.essentialformulas.com

Pass on the fish oil! This Chia Seed Oil is combined with CoQ10, Vitamin D3, Lipase, or DHA/EPA Algal Oil to make an excellent vegan Omega 3 supplement that provides more than 1000mg of Omega 3′s per serving of 2 soft gels.

Chia Omega3

 

 

Rawjuvenate Organic Vegan Protein

www.rawgreenorganics.com

Available in both vanilla (which I tried) and chocolate, this vegan protein powder has 21 grams of protein per 2 Tablespoons and is an impressive combination of Organic Pea, Sacha Inchi, and Hemp Seed proteins with 544mg of Omega 3s from both hemp and flax seed.

Rawjuvenate

 

 

FlapJacked Protein Pancake Mix

www.flapjacked.com

High-fiber, low-fat pancakes…with protein? Yes please! When I heard about this company I put little stars by their name on my exhibitor list and they did not disappoint!

FlapJacked Pancake MIx

 

 

TempehSure

www.tempehsure.com

I have wanted to make my own tempeh for years and the YouTube videos just don’t cut it. I need this! It can be used not only with the typical soybean, but with any legume. Take your pick!

TempehSure

 

 

Earthpaste

www.earthpaste.com

Made from Redmond clay, Xylitol, essential oils, and Real Salt, this toothpaste is free from fluoride, glycerin, and foaming agents such as SLS (sodium laurel sulfate). Great for people with chemical sensitivities. Great for everyone, really.

Earthpaste

 

 

Brush with Bamboo

www.brushwithbamboo.com

Besides the fact that I love bamboo and have a kitchen and bathroom full of the beautiful plant, this brush has a biodegradable handle, BPA-free bristles, and compostable packaging. It’s also a really good toothbrush.

Brush with Bamboo

 

 

Dagoba Organic Lavender Blueberry Dark Chocolate

www.dagobachocolate.com

With 45 Calories per square and a super satisfying flavor, this is a great way to end your meal. Call it your daily dose of lavender (paired with wild blueberries and robed in chocolate).

Dagoba

 

…and the Alkaway Ultrastream!

www.ultrastream.us

I am so giddy that I won this! I will have to tell you more about it after I get to try it out. For now, know that this incredible system is a water filter, antioxidant producer, alkalizer, and Hydrogen infusing system. That’s a wow!

Alkaway Ultrastream

 

Congrats to my personal faves! I hope you all get a chance to try and enjoy these incredible products. Let me know if you do :)

 

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  1. Danielle Omar - Food Confidence RD
    Danielle Omar - Food Confidence RD03-18-2014

    These are great pics, thanks for the update! I’ve gone to Expo East but I think Expo West is the better one to go to.

  2. John Silva
    John Silva03-18-2014

    Great topline Michaela. So glad you found us at the show and hearing your top picks helps me have eyes beyond what I had time to go check out for myself! Thanks!

  3. McKenzie Hall
    McKenzie Hall03-22-2014

    Such a great recap, Michaela! Thanks for sharing your top picks!

  4. Emily Tan
    Emily Tan05-28-2014

    My first visit here Michaela.Thanks for sharing your list.
    I like FlapJacked. Tasty, low fat, high in fiber and protein. :)

    • Michaela Ballmann, MS RD
      Michaela Ballmann, MS RD05-29-2014

      Thanks for visiting Emily! Yes, I’m very impressed with Flapjacked and enjoy all their flavors. Glad you like them too :)

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