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“We wanted to fuel people on their next frontier—whether
that’s carpooling kids, pulling an all-nighter or climbing a
mountain—with good, clean food,” says Matt Oscamou, CEO
of Frontier Bites. “Out of the competition came our Almond
Blueberry Lemon Frontier Bites. They were a hit—and, admittedly,
my brother’s concept.”
Just as they were building the company’s foundation, Nate
Oscamou died in a rafting accident. “Guided by Nate’s passion
for good food, life and adventure, I decided to charge on and
bring our Frontier Bites to life,” Matt Oscamou says.
WHAT’S IN IT: A combination of fats, carbohydrates and complex
sugars in a convenient bite-sized format. Frontier Bites are made
with only single-phase processed ingredients (puffed millet,
roasted nuts, whole berries).
WHAT’S NOT: Gluten, soy, dairy and refined sugars.
WHERE TO GET THEM: Whole Foods, Sprouts, Publix, Winn-Dixie and Amazon. The cost: $4.99 per bag.
Popcorn is supposed to be a simple American snack, but
when Boulder, Colorado-based Quinn Snacks founder Kristy
Lewis became pregnant and popcorn cravings consumed her,
she discovered that the seemingly healthy whole-grain snack
was a chemical-laden dietary landmine.
“It’s a billion-dollar category, but it’s full of junk, chemicals,
and artificial and natural flavorings,” says Lewis. “I walked grocery
store aisles expecting some sort of innovation, a healthier option,
A year later, Lewis launched the first and only microwave
popcorn with a Pure Pop bag free of all chemical coatings.
Quinn launched with fun flavors and real ingredients.
“I realized that if we could clean up microwave popcorn, then
we could clean up virtually any classic snack in the industry,” says
Lewis, who just launched the first whole-grain, non-GMO, gluten-free pretzel.
WHAT’S IN IT: Quinn Popcorn contains ingredients such as Vermont
maple sugar and California extra virgin olive oil. “All our ingredients
are completely transparent,” says Lewis.
WHAT’S NOT: Artificial ingredients, preservatives, genetically
modified ingredients and toxic chemicals.
WHERE TO GET THEM: Whole Foods, Target, HEB, Meijer,
Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts and Amazon. Suggested retail price
for popped is $3.99 per bag; microwave boxes are $4.99.
suPerseedz CabbaGe slaw
¼ cup honey
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. sesame oil
2 T. peanut butter
1 T. fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 head green cabbage, chopped
3 carrots, grated
6 scallions, chopped
8 oz. SuperSeedz Super Spicy
Method: Put honey, olive oil, vinegar,
soy sauce, sesame oil, peanut butter,
ginger, garlic and salt and pepper in
food processor; blend until smooth.
In bowl, toss cabbage, carrot and
scallions with dressing. Sprinkle
SuperSeedz over top.
oa T my GoodNess
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
¹⁄³ cup cashew milk
½ banana, smashed
¼ cup Vintage Granola (or any flavor)
Handful blueberries or raspberries
Method: Mix yogurt, cashew milk and
banana in mason jar until smooth
and combined. Gently mix in granola
and blueberries or raspberries. Cover;
place in fridge. Next day, top oats
with dash of cinnamon, fresh fruit of
choice and more granola.
3 oz. SuperSeedz Somewhat Spicy
1 lb. ground lamb
4 fresh garlic cloves, chopped
2 T. garlic powder
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper, to taste
Method: Place SuperSeedz in food
processer; grind on medium. Put in
shallow dish; set aside. Gently mix
lamb, garlic, garlic powder, parsley,
scallions, Parmesan, breadcrumbs and
salt and pepper. Form patties; coat with
SuperSeedz mixture. Place on grill; cook
to medium-well. Serve on slider rolls;
add fresh tomato slices, if desired.
oa T my GoodNess suNrise
roas Ted Carro Ts
1 T. olive oil
6-7 carrots, cleaned, peeled
Pinch of salt
1 t. cumin
½ T. brown sugar
1 T. salted yogurt (e.g. Sohha) or
plain Greek yogurt
1 T. milk
Salt, to taste
1-2 T. Sunrise granola
1) Heat oven to 350ºF.
2) In heatproof dish covered with
parchment paper, drizzle olive oil over
carrots. Sprinkle with salt, cumin
and brown sugar. Rub mixture to
coat carrots. Bake about 1 hour, until
tender and browning in spots, tossing
every so often.
3) In separate dish, mix yogurt until
consistency of heavy cream.
4) Remove carrots from oven. Plate,
drizzle with yogurt, sprinkle with granola.
maKiNG meals ou T oF sNaCKs
Rather than limit their products to between-meal noshing, savvy snack
manufacturers such as Oat My Goodness, Rockville, Maryland, and
SuperSeedz, North Haven, Connecticut, offer snack-lovers recipe options to
take them from breakfast to dinner and dessert.