Eating healthy is not easy considering that most food you can buy at the grocery store is quite the opposite of healthy. Making it yourself is not always an option, so to help you pick healthy foods, I started a new series called “Favorite food brands”.
Chosen Foods Mayonnaise
We discovered Chosen Foods when I grew sick of making paleo mayonnaise myself, and we were looking for healthy alternatives. You would think that finding a mayo that doesn’t contain any sugar, artificial ingredients but is made with healthy oils is easy. It turned out that there are only a handful of brands that fit that bill. We discovered Chosen Food’s mayonnaise, which is made with avocado oil, at Costco at a reasonable price and it has become a staple in our house. Isabella likes to add mayonnaise to virtually any meal and why wouldn’t she?
Mayonnaise consists mostly of egg yolk, one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet (and no, dietary cholesterol still doesn’t raise blood cholesterol) and avocado oil. It doesn’t get much healthier than that, once you have looked past the myth that fat makes you fat.
Chosen Foods uses 100% non-gmo ingredients, a touch of organic honey instead of refined sugar and rosemary extract as a natural antioxidant to preserve freshness. Our delicious mayonnaise tastes just like your childhood favorite, but is clean label and paleo diets approve. Health nuts, rejoice!
Avocado Oil, Cage-Free Egg Yolks, Filtered Water, Organic-Cage-Free Whole Eggs, Organic Distilled White Vinegar, Organic Honey, Organic Mustard (Organic Mustard Seed, Distilled Organic Vinegar, Organic Spices), Salt, Organic Rosemary Extract.
Chosen Foods Avocado Oil
We also discovered their Avocado Oil Spray that I love to use for BBQ. A few days ago, I sent an email to Chosen Foods and asked if they would like to sponsor a blog article. Within minutes, they replied and offered to send me a sample package of their products to test and to write about. A few days later, a package arrived containing the following items:
- Avocado Oil
- Avocado Oil Spray
- Olive Oil Spray
- Avocado Oil Mayo
- Organic Chia Seeds
- Spicy Sesame Oil
- Royal White Quinoa
I was excited to see that most of the products Chosen Foods sent me are compatible with our paleo diet. Isabella is going to love the mayo and Kathy, and I use a lot of avocado and olive oils for cooking. Chia seeds we use on top of fruits or in shakes.
Sesame oil, technically, is not Paleo but we are OK using it sparingly. The bag of Quinoa we’ll give to friends.
Chosen Foods offers a wide selection of healthy (and Paleo-friendly) products, and I can highly recommend their mayonnaise and avocado oil. I am also looking forward to tasting my way through some of the other products they sent me. I encourage you to check out their online store or find their products at Whole Foods, Wal-Mart or Amazon.