6 Smart Swaps from The Healthy Shopper with Giveaway Canada

The Healthy Shopper is revealing its top natural and organic Picks, this time for fall 2014. For six seasons now, the health  conscious duo of Andrea Donsky, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and Healthy Shopper co-founder Randy Boyer, have helped Canadians weave natural and organic into their lives. For fall, the focus isn’t on fat and calories, rather healthy ingredients, and they show us how to make simple switches from conventional products to organic and natural ones.


Their first choice is Olympic Dairy’s new Chia yogurt, the first yogurt on the market with chia seeds. The addition of chia seeds makes Olympic yogurt even healthier and completely surpasses other yogurts that contain artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Chia is also considered a super food and is a source of protein and fiber. It’s the richest plant-source of healthy Omega 3 oil,important for heart and cholesterol health, and is now recognized as a weight-loss helper too. Olympic yogurt also contains pre- and probiotics for an extra immunity boost. Flavours include strawberry, vanilla, plain and pandan.

The second pick on this season’s shopping list, Made Good Organic Granola Bars and Granola Minis. They’re nut-free, making them a school safe lunchbox essential and each bar or package of minis is made with whole grains and a vegetable powder equivalent to the nutrients found in one serving of vegetables.  This yummy snack meets a minimum of 20% of an adult’s required daily intake of vitamins A, B1, B6 C, D and E coming from the vegetable sources. Made Good Organic Granola Bars and Minis are non-GMO, wheat-free, vegan and Kosher.  Flavours include chocolate banana, chocolate chip, strawberry, apple cinnamon, and mixed berry.


These granola bars and balls are very soft and chewy. They taste great and are great when traveling. I like to keep a pouch in my purse when shopping. Love that they are nut free and I can send them to school for lunches too! 

Next up is Pamela’s Products and its wheat and gluten-free Sugar Cookie Baking Mix and All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend. Pamela’s Sugar Cookie Baking Mix because these cookies are a great tasting treat for the entire family. You can roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to create fun shapes and decorate with your favourite frostings and decor The All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend can serve as a one-for-one replacement in any of your recipes and no one will know the difference.

We had a bunch of bananas go ripe. I was out of flour and used the All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend. Equal pars in substitution for flour and my family loved them. They did not even notice anything different. But I knew 🙂


The Healthy Shopper has also revisited Simply Natural and this time chosen the top four best-selling organic Pasta sauces because they’re low in sodium, gluten-free, non-GMO and such great value. At $3.99 these jars are affordable, especially for organic. The top four include Tomato and Basil, Tomato and Roasted Garlic, Fra Diavolo and Vodka Cream Pasta Sauce.


I made up a meat sauce with two of these jars for dinner. I used two because I have a big family. They were full of chunks of veggies and big on flavour! My son noticed the sauce was “extra red” and loved the taste. I did not have to add any additional seasoning either! 

If you’re looking for a way to prevent and treat colds and influenza, bacterial, fungal and viral infections, The Healthy Shopper selected and recommends Allimax, a high-quality herbal supplement designed to help maintain a healthy natural defense system. Allicin found in garlic, is the ‘mother’ substance and responsible in total or in part for many of the properties attributable to garlic. The sophisticated refinement process of Allimax allows allicin to be captured and delivered to where your body needs it. Allimax has all the benefits of garlic locked in an odour-free, 100% vegetarian capsule.

The Healthy Shopper has also chosen Hyland’s  Homeopathic Baby Tiny Cold Tablets and Baby Cough Syrup.  Its Baby Tiny Cold Tablets instantly dissolve in your baby’s mouth. Ideal for cold sniffles, runny noses and congestion, and of course parents can be assured that they’re natural.  Hyland’s Baby Cough Syrup is naturally sweetened and a safe way to soothe babies six months and up, by relieving the harsh symptoms of coughing.

The Healthy Shopper encourages Canadians to put healthy and organic options in our shopping baskets.  Today, parents want less and less artificial ingredients and more natural when it comes to feeding their families, with 58% of them purchasing natural and organic.  So, The Healthy Shopper Picks have become a much anticipated and trusted resource for educating consumers on finding healthier organic alternatives to some of our favourite products. 

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  1. Judy Cowan says

    I read that The Healthy Shopper coupon book started in 1999.and that it is the #1 coupon book for natural and organic products in Canada

  2. I enjoying the Recipe section – found a good one for a smoothie: Apple Cinnamon Chia Smoothie.

  3. Their 2014-15 coupon book is coming soon!

  4. Vesper1931 says

    I have read about their recipes – of particular interest is their vegan recipes

  5. I like the product reviews so I can find out about new items that I might want to buy.

  6. their 'A Primer on Organics' article is a good read

  7. wendy Hutton says

    they founded The Healthy Shopper™ coupon book in 1999.

  8. Erika Belanger says

    I read that Loblaws is banishing artificial colours and flavours from its signature President’s Choice line of products. That is awesome news!

  9. There is a whole section of e-coupons on products that I love. Score!

  10. recipe section is amazing

  11. Florence Cochrane says

    I found some recipes The Coconut, Oat Bran and Raisin muffins looks good.

  12. The 2014-15 coupon book should be available soon.

  13. I learned that they offer nutrition coaching but that section of the website says Coming Soon


  14. I found the article 'Colon Hydrotherapy & Weight Loss' to be very informative.

  15. The article on 'What are Fermented Foods?' was interesting, didn't know that some were 'fermented' foods!

  16. Tooth Fairy says

    I read through several healthy style recipes on their list.

  17. Robert Wise says

    I looked through the recipe section; found a corn and sweet potato casserole that I want to try.

  18. Victoria Ess says

    I read about the Unjunk Your Junk Food book!

  19. There will be a 2014/2015 coupon book

  20. Carol M (Lushka S) says

    They have e-coupons you can print

  21. I read about Safe Cleaning Products in the Green News section.

  22. They have a great recipe section

  23. They have recipes on their site.

  24. Thankful for the product reviews! Even though everyone has different experiences and tastes I appreciate what others are saying!

  25. Sunshine G says

    I didn't know that it started in 1999 – 15 years goes by fast!

  26. Juliee Fitze says

    I liked looking at their recipes and found a few I want to try.

  27. erin mcsweeney says

    The Healthy Shopper™ was established in 1999

  28. kathy downey says

    I like the vegan recipes best

  29. I thought the BluApple product was an interesting non chemical way of getting produce to last longer and given the cost of produce that would be great.

  30. Jeannie Lam says

    I learned that they have a recipe section!

  31. I read an article about the flu and alernative strategies to the flu shot.

  32. I read that the coupon book started in 1999

  33. nicoleroannef says

    They sell a "Bluapple" device which keeps fruits and vegetables fresher for longer

  34. I read their recipe section – I did not know they had one.

  35. I read and bookmarked the link for the Apple & Quinoa Salad recipe because I'm looking out for sides ideas when Thanksgiving rolls around.

  36. kristineewald says

    Love that the coupon booklet started 1999

  37. I seen the comments about the recipes here and checked them out. I would love to try most of them.

  38. I liked their Unjunk Your Junk Food book- would be a good tool I'm sure!

  39. Susan Stirling says

    The benefits of probiotics .. my daughter has just got me using and the change in my general health is astounding!

  40. Karla Sceviour says

    I read a lot of yummy looking recipes.

  41. yay the coupon book is coming yippee!

  42. product review section is great!

  43. I love the primer on organics and consider it my new Bible

  44. I love that they have a 2014-2015 coupon book!


  46. they have a great recipe section to read

  47. You can print e coupons

  48. I learned about the BluApple to help keep my fruits & veggies fresh longer.

  49. jeannine glen says

    recipe section is fantastic

  50. Michelle Mercier says

    I love the healthy shopper book.

  51. They founded a coupon book in 1999

  52. Brenda Penton says

    I learned they have a services directory to find various services like dentists, nutritionists, etc.

  53. I enjoyed the article: the Energy Super 7, particularly point 2, about deep breathing.

  54. I read about the ecoupons and the coupon book

  55. truckerofbc says

    I like the Product reviews

  56. George Meek says

    There will be a 2014/2015 coupon book

  57. I learned that Chia is the richest plant source of Omega 3 oil.

  58. I read the A Primer on Organics and it was very informative !

  59. More and more doctors a re recommending juice plus as an addition to healthful living

  60. Lori Bazan says

    I really enjoyed browsing through their recipe section, fantastic and inspiring!

  61. Shelagh Macdonald says

    We have been thinking about trying to eat more Organic. I will have to check out Healthy Shopper.

  62. I read that at least 70% of human immune cells are located along the intestinal tract. I'm totally interested in the BioK+ Strawberry Probiotic.

  63. I love that they have a "Healthy Shopper in the News" section where they round up main and important headlines or guides! Easy and accessible place for FAQs!

  64. I am excited for there 2014-15 coupon book coming soon

  65. Barbara Hutcheson says

    *******The Healthy Shopper coupon book was developed in 1999(the year my son was born:)!!*******

  66. One of the Healthy Shoppers fall 2014 picks (http://www.thehealthyshopper.ca/home/fall-2014-picks) is About Made Good – Made Good™ which is a family business that got its inspiration from the family’s long relationship with healthy foods.

  67. All I needed to hear was natural and organic.My daughter is bugging me to go all organic so my chemo will well better.

  68. I learned that they have a recipe section. the Five Bean Soup recipe sounds delicious. We cook soup all winter long.

  69. Monique L.S. says

    I liked the Healthy Living section, especially the Vitamins & Supplements section.

  70. I read some product reviews like one for the BluApple device

  71. karinespace says

    I learned they do nutrition coaching

  72. holly ogorman says

    They have lots of Vegan recipes on their site

  73. Audrey Skinner says

    I read the article about the Tower Garden and I think it is what I will put on my balcony next year.

  74. SweetPanda says

    I love that it has a section of recipes which includes Vegan! That's amazing! Love that it has product reviews section too!

  75. they have a coupon book that is just great. thanks

  76. The Healthy Shopper™ coupon book is the #1 coupon book for natural and organic products in Canada.

  77. aarone mawdsley says

    I read that they have a lot of vegan recipes on their website!

  78. I learned about the e coupon club:
    Join our Canadian e-coupon club to access exclusive coupons (good only in Canada) for natural and organic products found only in The Healthy Shopper coupon book & on our website!

    Just one quick step, tell us a little bit about yourself and your healthy living habits by registering on our site and filling out our short survey.

  79. I read that you can order a free coupon book

  80. Tammy Dalley says

    I love the recipes

  81. hmrcarlson says

    I love that the site offers a number of coupons for their recommended products.

  82. SueSueper Sue says

    The Healthy Shopper™ coupon book has been around since 1999. Never knew it, only heard of it a few years ago.

  83. butterflyamyc says

    I read about some amazing recipes.

  84. E-coupon books are available and their is a recipe section which is always great.

  85. billiondollarprincesss says

    I like the product reviews.

  86. Karry Knisley says

    I found an e-coupon section… cool

  87. I read that they founded The Healthy Shopper™ coupon book in 1999.

  88. I read a few of the reviews, like the Arbonne products and the AllerMates

  89. Chris Stockford says

    their 'A Primer on Organics' article is a good read

  90. nicolthepickle says

    They have a coupon booklet for lots of wonderful natural products.

  91. wow look at all them e-coupons they have! plus a great recipe section

  92. I like their product review section

  93. The Healthy Shopper™ coupon book was founded in 1999

  94. cottagebunny says

    I read that the Healthy Shopper Coupon book for organic & natural food started in 1999.
    I also love the amazing recipe section with recipes like Apple Cinnamon Chia Seeds Shakes!!
    What a super great giveaway!!

  95. cottagebunny says

    I read that the Healthy Shopper Coupon book for organic & natural food started in 1999.I also love their recipe section.There are great recipes such as Apple,Cinnamon,Chia seeds shakes.Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

  96. I want to try the granola bars

  97. katy emanuel says

    What a fantastic recipe section. some really great sounding recipes I will have to try.

  98. S. Jackson says

    I read the Personal Care & Beauty that shows a selection of products for skin, hair, etc

  99. Ronald Gagnon says

    I think almost everyone wants to eat healthier, and most see the benefits of organically grown food..but few know it's true value or where to get the real food.

  100. I really like the recipe section – I've got a whole list of them to try out!



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