The Healthy Shopper Picks for Spring 2013: Healthy Choices for Your Family!

Healthy Shopper Picks

I am excited to introduce you to The Healthy Shopper Top Pick Products for Spring 2013. Once again, Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky from The Healthy Shopper have selected some amazing, natural, organic and green products to encourage Canadians to make healthy choices when shopping.

All of their selections can be found in the food aisles of your local grocery store, no need to separate your shopping! I received a basket with samples of the products and I have to say that I love all of the healthy choices they picked.

Their first choice for Spring 2013 is certified-organic and 100% natural yogurt from Canadian owned and operated by Olympic Dairy.  With delicious flavours like organic coconut, mango and lemon these natural and organic certified yogurts are super tasty and they don’t have any synthetic preservatives, gelatins, chemicals or fillers. My son’s favourite is their blueberry flavour, he LOVES it!

Their second pick is Earth Balance Organic Coconut Spread. This product makes a great healthy alternative for butter and margarine.  It is lactose, soy, dairy, casein and gluten free and it tastes great.  I have some with my morning toast every other day.

Their third selection is Simply Natural Organic Salsas, made using organic ingredients. We tried a few jars of these and they were all delicious. This organic salsas contain fresh diced tomatoes and no chemical additives, preservatives or GMO. Simply Natural Organic Salsas are great for Mexican night and very tasty with tortilla chips.

Natracare products are also part of their selection this time around, they were also featured last year and we had a chance to try some of their products again. I love their Intimate Wipes and their Organic Cotton Baby Wipes, free from parabens, SLS, alcohol and synthetic preservatives. Their baby wipes are lightly scented and contain organic apricot oil, chamomile and linden, great for messy diaper changes.

Natracare’s new line of Mother Natural Maternity Pads for new moms was also included in the basket. Natracare’s maternity pads are extra-long, thick and absorbent. They are soft, made with certified organic cotton, they are chlorine-free and synthetic-free, and they are also biodegradable and  compostable. These natural maternity pads are ideal for new mothers and their sensitive healing skin.

Their next pick is Zax’s Original Bruise Cream. I featured this cream on the blog in the past and we are big fans, I carry their small tube of cream in my purse at all times. This cream is perfect to help bruises heal and to sooth and cool bruised areas. I love that it contains natural ingredients like Arnica, Witch Hazel and Menthol and that it is Paraben and Glycol free.

Their last pick for Spring 2013 is Hyland’s Homeopathic traditional Leg Cramps formula. This formula helps relieve pain and cramps in the lower back, legs and feet. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but I am happy to have it at home for when we need to use it.  The natural tablets offer great relief without the added side effects of prescription drugs.  I am all for trying drug-free solutions when dealing with pain.

Once again we love the products we got to try and we recommend you look for them next time you are out grocery shopping. Making healthy choices for you and your family has never been easier thanks to Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky from The Healthy Shopper!

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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9 responses to “The Healthy Shopper Picks for Spring 2013: Healthy Choices for Your Family!”

  1. mamaonthego — March 24, 2013 @ 9:38 pm (#)

    Lots of brands I didn’t know about. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Stacey Graham — March 24, 2013 @ 10:27 pm (#)

    We use the Simply Organic salsas and they are great. Fresh tasting and full of flavor.

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  3. Michelle Chow — March 25, 2013 @ 5:34 pm (#)

    Hello, OSM. Great post. Nice to hear about the top picks for Spring 2013. I did not know that there were homeopathic pain relief meds available such as Hyland’s Homeopathic traditional leg cramp formula. Out of the products you reviewed the yogurt and salsa appeal to me the most. Thank you for sharing information about healthy products, One Smiley Monkey.

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  4. Bekah Kuczenski — March 26, 2013 @ 6:52 am (#)

    I am always trying to make healthier choices for my family. I wasn’t aware of some of these products so I will be sure to look for them next time I’m shopping 🙂

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  5. Anne Taylor — March 26, 2013 @ 7:39 am (#)

    We love Olympic products in our house! Thanks for this post, it is really informative!

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  6. Stephanie LaPlante — April 2, 2013 @ 11:48 am (#)

    Awesome brands. I would love to try the Simply Natural Organic Salsas.

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  7. Jeannie — August 1, 2013 @ 8:31 am (#)

    I love their selection! My kids love the organic olympic yogurt. Might have to give the salsa a try!

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  8. kathy+downey — November 24, 2014 @ 3:30 am (#)

    Would like to try these products

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  9. kathy downey — June 14, 2015 @ 12:08 pm (#)

    We love to try these Olympic products have never seen them in store here

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