via Food Trends by Arielle Feger

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Forty percent of adults aren’t sure how to have both a healthy diet and an environmentally sustainable one, according to research from International Food Information Council. But with these mission-driven brands, consumers don’t have to choose. Here are some new products from brands that are doing their part to help consumers, suppliers, and the earth.

Alter Eco Grass Fed Milk Organic Chocolate. Alter Eco’s Grass Fed Milk Organic Chocolate collection comes in three flavors: Grass Fed Milk, Grass Fed Milk with Salted Almonds, and Grass Fed Milk with Rice Crunch. The bars are made with 46 percent Peruvian cocoa sourced from fair trade farms that practice restorative farming methods, and milk from open-pastured, grass-fed cows from the alpine valleys of Switzerland. Alter Eco’s mission is to pioneer a full circle approach to eating, farming, and doing business, and to inspire others to do the same.

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour. This product is a nutritious alternative to wheat and other grain flours. Created from the highest quality desiccated coconut, it can be used to make pancakes, cookies, muffins, and more. Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour is now Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA. Since 2016, Bob’s Red Mill has contributed $200,000 to coconut farming communities that support more than 7,000 fair trade farmers and community development programs.

Endangered Species Chocolate Oat Milk Chocolate Bars. Oat milk replaces dairy milk in this new line featuring Oat Milk and Dark Chocolate, Oat Milk, Sea Salt & Almonds, and Oat Milk, Rice Crisp & Dark Chocolate flavors. All three bars contain 55 percent cocoa. Endangered Species Chocolate is a non-GMO, fair trade company that uses ingredients that meet strict standards for quality, ethical trade, and environmental sustainability. In addition, 10 percent of the company’s net profits are donated annually to its GiveBack Partners, who can use the funds on projects they deem most important.

Happy Family Organics Happy Baby Regenerative & Organic Baby Food. These pouches, which come in Apples, Kale & Oats, Apples & Carrots, and Pears, Squash & Oats varieties, are made with ingredients that are grown using regenerative and organic practices. In addition, Happy Family Organics has partnered with TerraCycle to create a take-back program for the pouches to help keep plastics out of landfills and oceans. Happy Family Organics is on a mission to provide nutritious solutions for the whole family and create positive change on a global scale. (Not pictured.)

The Jackfruit Co. Complete Jackfruit Meal. These single-serving meals are ready to enjoy in minutes and come in four, globally inspired flavors: Red Kidney Beans, Tomato, and Rustic Herbs; Chickpeas, Spinach, and Garam Masala; Black Beans, Corn, and Tex Mex Spice; and Coconut, Vegetables, and Thai Green Chile. All offerings are vegan and gluten-free. Through its partnership with Climate Collaborative, The Jackfruit Co. is committed to maximizing the benefits of responsible farming while reducing the detrimental impacts of food waste, packaging, and pollutants.

Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk. Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk is a dairy-free, plant-based milk alternative made from nutrient-rich chia seeds. Perfect for adding to smoothies, cereal, coffee, or enjoying straight from the bottle, Chiamilk is a nutritional powerhouse with essential Omega-3, MCT, more calcium than a glass of traditional milk, and zero grams of sugar. It is available in Unsweetened Original and Unsweetened Vanilla flavors. Mamma Chia is a certified B Corp, a certified Women-Owned Business, and a 1 Percent For the Plant member.

Numi Organic Tea Sweet Slumber Tea. Sweet Slumber tea features herbal ingredients for a calming bedtime experience, including Numi’s Fair Trade Certified chamomile flower sourced from tea farms in Faiyum, Egypt; valerian root, which is shown in several studies to improve the ability to achieve high-quality sleep without grogginess; hop flowers; lavender flower; and lemon balm leaf. In addition, the tea features Numi’s new plant-based tea wrappers, which guarantees no eco-toxicity when they break down. (Not pictured.)

Patagonia Provisions Organic Chile Mango Solar Dried Fruit. This dried fruit snack is made from the Rosa, a palm-size Nicaraguan mango that is peeled, sliced, and dried in solar-powered dehydrators. A drizzle of organic lime juice is added to balance the sweetness and a dusting of organic chile—a ground Argentinian red pepper called aji molido—adds a subtle, mellow heat. The mangoes are Regenerative Organic certified, meaning they are grown in ways that benefit the health of the soil, the workers, and any animals involved in production.

Renewal Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour. This flour can be used as a substitute in baked foods from cookies and cakes to biscuits and scones. Renewal Mill uses okara, a superfood harvested from the pulp of organic soybeans created during soymilk production, to create the nutritious, versatile flour. Renewal Mill’s vision is to create a circular economy of food that closes the loop in today’s current supply chain, keeps valuable nutrition from going to waste, and reduces our impact on the environment.

The Soulfull Project Apple Cinnamon Multigrain Hot Cereal. This hot cereal is made with a gluten-free blend of whole grain oats, red quinoa, black chia, delicious apples, cinnamon spice, and a touch of brown sugar. It’s vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Whole Grain Stamp approved. For every serving purchased, The Soulfull Project will donate a serving to a regional food bank. The Soulfull Project is a certified B Corp with the mission to deliver nourishing and wholesome food and to increase awareness and individual engagement to build healthier communities amongst the underserved in the U.S. (Not pictured.)

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Arielle Feger is content associate for Specialty Food.

Photos: Mark Ferri; Food Styling: Leslie Orlandini; Props Styling: Francine Matalon–Degni