Fermentaholics Kombucha Live Starter Culture

From Amazon

Organic Brewing Kit

Grow your own, you hipster! This kit contains a strong liquid starter tea and a pellicle (the mushroom bit). Brewed correctly, it’ll keep supplying you with probiotic-rich tea for a long time.

– Chris Shugart

G. Hughes Sugar-Free Sweet Chili Sauce

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Gluten-Free, Preservative Free, 3-Pack

Kick up the flavor of your chicken, rice, and more with this sweet and spicy sauce… for only 5 calories per serving.

– Chris Shugart

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Bar Sampler

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Low Carb, 4-Pack

Instead of adding sugar to make their dark chocolate less bitter, Lily’s uses stevia. We like the salted almond, but this sampler will let you try three other varieties too.

– Chris Shugart

Cauliflower Tortilla Chips, Real Food From the Ground Up

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Grain Free, 6-Pack

Made with cassava, cauliflower, and other veggies, these chips are a healthier alternative to that crap you shame-purchased at the convenience store.

– Chris Shugart

Taza Dark Chocolate, Guajillo Chili

From Amazon

All Natural, Stone Ground, Organic

Boost your nitric oxide (NO) levels, expand your blood vessels, and get some healthy flavonoids… all while having a snack. These spicy unrefined discs of goodness will light up you up.

– TC Luoma

Siete Almond Flour Tortillas

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Soy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo

Siete Foods has an interesting backstory. When one member of the Garza family was diagnosed with severe autoimmune issues, all seven (siete) family members adopted a low inflammation, grain-free diet to support her. But this was a Mexican-American family from Texas; they weren’t about to give up their tradition-rich meals. So they came up with their first grain-free recipe: these tortillas. I don’t have autoimmune issues, but I do like to avoid wheat, so flour tortillas are off the table. This almond flour version fits the bill, and honestly, they taste better than flour tortillas.

– Chris Shugart

Epic Bison Bacon Protein Bites

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Hormone Free, No Nitrates or Nitrites

Unlike most beef jerky out there, this brand doesn’t use added sugar. Instead, Epic adds a smidge of golden raisins for sweetness, along with a dash of organic chia seeds for texture. But let’s talk about what’s really important: it’s bison AND bacon! It’s like a rugged ol’ cowboy married a cute hippy gal and they came up with this recipe after getting hammered on peyote.

– Chris Shugart

Strength Genesis Australian Macadamia Nut Oil

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True Cold Pressed, High Heat Stable

“Mac nut” oil has been called the new olive oil. It has all the health benefits of olive oil with a practical bonus: you can cook the hell out of it without damaging the healthy fats. It’s heat stable up to 515 degrees Fahrenheit. The flavor? Kinda buttery. Use it for baking in place of butter if you’re avoiding dairy. Make a heart-healthy salad dressing with it. Or just use it to fry up your morning eggs. Versatile stuff!

– Chris Shugart

Watusee Chickpea Breadcrumbs

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Organic, Grain Free, Paleo

You know what’s missing from a lot of healthy diets? Crunch. Unless you’re talking raw vegetables, most crunchy foods are made from some variation of fried flour… and that’s probably not on your regular menu. That’s why I like this stuff. Think of it as panko without the bread. It’s made from a single ingredient: chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Try this: Brush your chicken breasts with an egg white. Coat both sides with chickpea “bread” crumbs, and your favorite herbs and spices, then toss them in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. It’s pretty darn close to fried chicken… or at least close enough for people who don’t want to be fat.

– Chris Shugart

Urban Accents Kodiak Salmon Rub

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Small Batch Crafted, Gluten Free

I like this seasoning so much I tried making it myself by blending my own cumin, oregano, chili pepper, white pepper, salt, and garlic. But it just wasn’t the same. Maybe it’s because Urban Accents uses chunky dehyderated garlic. Or maybe it’s because they tried a thousands different ratios of herbs and spices until they perfected it. Regardless, now I just leave it to the experts. Slather this calorie-free combo all over your fish or chicken. It’ll knock your pants off, so don’t skip leg day.

– Chris Shugart