Whole Foods Market offers some of the highest quality food products — including a wide array of veggies and pre-made meals — along with a broad range of hard-to-find nutritional supplements and food products.
Yet, did you know that Whole Foods is also one of the best places to find 100 percent vegan-friendly foods? In fact, this supermarket now stocks a wide variety of store brand Whole Foods 365 items!
This line of products does not only offer vegan-friendly options, but they are also reasonably priced, certified organic, non-GMO project verified, and “align with its list of ‘unacceptable ingredients'” including “artificial flavorings, colorings, sweeteners, preservatives, and hydrogenated fats.” Plus, most of their packaging is recyclable!
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One of the hardest quality items to find on the grocery store shelf is vegan cheese. The best kind is not only non-GMO but also low in sugar and with the smallest amount of ingredients. This 365 Everyday Value Plant-Based Cheddar Cheese Alternative meets all the high-quality demands you could want! This product is non-GMO project verified, sugar-conscious with zero grams of natural or added, and with 10 ingredients including water, coconut oil, potato starch, and olive extract. An 8-ounce bag costs $3.99.
Yet another staple that is an essential part of a vegan kitchen — plant-based milk! While you can pretty much find any type of plant-based milk in the 365 Everyday value brand — including almond and soy — this Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk is a sweet treat without all that added sugar, only one gram per serving. Plus, this alternative milk is vegan, kosher, certified USDA organic, and is also low-sodium conscious. A half-gallon carton at Whole Foods Market costs $2.99.
3. 365 Everyday Value Plant-based Hickory-Smoked Deli Slices
If you’ve got the vegan cheese and a good loaf of wheat or gluten-free bread, then all you need are some delightful vegan deli slices to make that perfect mid-day pick-me-up sandwich. These 365 Everyday Value Plant-based Hickory-Smoked Deli Slices are nutritionally consciously created using wheat gluten, soy protein, navy bean flour, tofu powder, and soybean oil. Vegan-friendly, these slices are also sugar-conscious with less than one gram per serving! Plus, right now a 5.5-ounce packet of deli slices is on sale for $1.79.
4. 365 Everyday Value Breaded Chickenless Patties
Alright, maybe deli slices simply aren’t your cup of tea? How about a good fried chicken sandwich? How about a super easy vegan dinner with a breaded chicken burger and a side salad? These 365 Everyday Value Breaded Chickenless Patties are 100 percent plant-based, vegan, kosher and contain zero cholesterol or saturated fat. The patty — created with a nutrient-rich combination of wheat protein, vital wheat gluten, oil, pea fiber and protein, onion and garlic powder, and sea salt — is breaded with unbleached enriched wheat flour bread crumbs. A package of four 2.5-ounce patties costs $3.99.
5. 365 Everyday Value Chocolate Sprinkles
I admit, sprinkles aren’t a necessity in a vegan kitchen, but it really doesn’t hurt to have these fun little sweet nibbles around! On top of that, finding vegan-friendly and sodium-conscious sprinkles is a feat making these a huge steal. These 365 Everyday Value Chocolate Sprinkles contain only three grams of sugar per serving sourced from cane sugar. Plus, 365 Everyday uses cocoa powder for that chocolatey flavor and carnauba wax — a vegan wax sourced from “the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifer.” A 2.75-ounce bottle of sprinkles costs $1.99.
6. 365 Everyday Value Plant-Based Breakfast Patties
Sometimes that chia pudding or oats or breakfast smoothie just doesn’t quite hit the spot. What is a staunch vegan or plant-based eater supposed to do? These 365 Everyday Value Plant-Based Breakfast Patties will definitely do the trick! They’re vegan-friendly, kosher, and low in fat with only two grams per patty. So, what exactly are you eating? These patties are created with nutrient-rich and high-quality ingredients in mind combining soy proteins, vital wheat gluten, malted barley, yeast extract, and a slew of spices. A package of six 1.34-ounce patties costs $3.99.
A vegan kitchen is always filled with raw, real, plant-based foods like fruit. Yet, keeping fresh fruit always in stock is not only difficult — picture two to three trips to the store every week — but also expensive. This is especially true when you’re organically conscious. Instead, how about keeping a couple bags of certified USDA organic fruit in the freezer for those smoothies, slushies, or protein drinks? These 365 Everyday Value Organic Wild Blueberries come with a slew of those wonderful high-quality stamps: vegan-friendly, low fat, low sodium, certified USDA organic, kosher, and whole foods diet approved. A 10-ounce bag costs $3.99.
8. 365 Everyday Value Plant-Based Burgers
These 365 Everyday Value Plant-Based Burgers are the perfect vegan-friendly, health-conscious quick dinner to have on hand in the freezer at all times. These burgers are not only vegan, but they’re also kosher, contain zero cholesterol, and happen to be an excellent place of iron and protein! A package of four 2.5-ounce patties costs $3.99.
9. 365 Everyday Value Non-Dairy Cheese Slices
Need a few cheese slices for that vegan deli slice sandwich or that plant-based burger? How about a few slices as a simple snack to hold you over? These 365 Everyday Value Non-Dairy Cheese Slices are the perfect on-hand cheese slices for a vegan or plant-based kitchen. As is important with a cheese alternative, these slices are also sugar-conscious containing zero grams per serving. Plus, this recipe opts for healthy fat-filled coconut oil for that creamy and filling finish. An 8-ounce package of 10 slices costs $3.99.
10. 365 Everyday Value Vanilla Almondmilk Coffee Creamer
We’ve talked about some decadent breakfast patties for those lazy Saturday mornings, but what about a delightfully rich and thick creamer for that coffee or tea? This 365 Everday Value Vanilla Almondmilk Coffee Creamer once again hits all of those wonderful 365 Everyday Value standards: certified USDA organic, vegan, kosher, and is even low sodium with only 15 mg per serving. A 16-fluid ounce bottle costs $2.79.
11. 365 Everyday Value Veggie Straws
There are lots of meal ideas on this list, but what about those times when you really just want a good salty snack? These 365 Everyday Value Veggie Straws hit that salty craving, while also offering up a dose of nutrients! The veggie straws are made with potato flour, tomato puree, spinach powder, turmeric, and a bit of salt. With only one gram of sugar per serving, these little veggie straws offer seven grams of fat and a gram of protein. A 6-ounce bag costs $2.29.
More often than not, it’s not a salt craving, but that never-dying sugar craving! And, you know what, it’s alright to indulge every once in a while, especially if you’re able to stick to your plant-based rule of thumb. These 365 Everyday Value Chocolate Sandwich Cremes are an indulgence without sacrifice. These cookies are made with cane sugar and cane sugar syrup, unbleached enriched wheat flour, cocoa powder, a bit of salt and baking soda, and some natural flavors. A 20-ounce box costs $2.99.
13. 365 Everyday Value Chocolate Almondmilk Pudding
Ever wonder if you can stick to your plant-based lifestyle even with your kid’s lunch? These 365 Everyday Value Chocolate Almondmilk Pudding packs are the perfect vegan treat to stow away in your child’s lunch box. Plus, these pudding cups are kosher, gluten-free, low in fat, and contain only a few ingredients including almond milk, cane sugar, cocoa powder, tapioca starch, and natural flavors. A 4-pack of 3.75-ounce cups costs $2.99.
14. 365 Everyday Value Strawberry Fruit Bars
Looking for that perfect, light, vegan dessert that you can always have on hand? These 365 Everyday Value Strawberry Fruit Bars hit the mark! They are vegan-friendly, kosher, low in fat (0 grams per bar) and low in sodium (5 mg per serving). With that said, take note that they do have 26 grams of sugar per serving sourced from real strawberries and cane sugar. A 4-bar box costs $2.49.
15. 365 Everyday Value Vegan Gummy Bears
Last, but definitely not least, every vegan food list should have at least one gummy item! Not just because they are a delightful snack, but because most people believe a gummy item can’t actually be vegan. These 365 Everyday Value Vegan Gummy Bears are made with all the vegan desserts goods including tapioca syrup, cane sugar, natural flavors (grape, watermelon, and cherry), sunflower seed oil, carnauba wax (from the leaf of a plant!), distilled white vinegar, and all-natural vegetable-based color extract, such as red cabbage and radish. A 12-ounce package costs $4.99.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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