Being vegan doesn’t mean spending copious amounts of money for specialty brands. In fact, in recent years there has been an influx of new and old brands creating vegan products at very affordable rates. For instance, Target, a beloved staple for most of us bargain shoppers, is now offering a slew of vegan-friendly products certified to meet your eco-friendly and animal-safe demands. Looking to find some of the new vegan products? Here are a few items to get you excited to go shopping at Target this year!
1. Campbell’s Vegetable Condensed Cooking Sweet Potato Soup
Sometimes you want something fast and delicious, but you don’t want something frozen. Enter Campbell’s Vegetable Condensed Cooking Sweet Potato Soup to the rescue!
This sweet potato soup is excellent to enjoy just as is or used as a base for more elaborate vegan soup recipes. It’s loaded with a variety of plant-based ingredients including sweet potatoes, carrot puree, tomato paste, cornstarch, extra virgin olive oil, roasted garlic, carrot fiber, parsnips, leek juice, mushrooms, celery, onion, and spices. Plus, Campbell’s guarantees this product to be free of added sugar, artificial flavors, MSG, GMO’s, and is vegan-friendly.
Stock your pantry with a few 10.5-ounce cans for only $1.49 a pop at Target.
2. Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut and Avocado Cooking Oil
Looking for a plant-based, untraditional cooking oil that packs a punch of nutrients and flavor? This Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut and Avocado Cooking Oil is truly a unique twist on cooking oil with a mixture of both heat-safe and healthy fat-filled avocado and coconut oils. A single serving — one tablespoon — of this oil offers up a healthy dose of fat including 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, and 10 grams of saturated fat for a total of 14 grams of fat. Healthy fats help to energize the body, protect the brain, and keep you satiated. Plus, this product is gluten-free along with being vegan-friendly.
Grab a 16-ounce bottle at Target for $8.89.
3. Original Field Roast Vegan Chao Slices Tomato Cayenne
There are lots to think about when switching up to a vegan diet — making sure to get enough protein and all of those vitamins and minerals — yet one of the most forgotten nutrients are healthy fats. Plant-based sources of healthy fats are generally naturally packed with many other nutrients as well, meaning you’ll get a one-two-and maybe even three punch by consuming on healthy fat products!
That’s what makes this 88 Acres Pumpkin Seed Butter Pouch so wonderful for those practicing a vegan lifestyle. Healthy fats and clean protein satiate the tummy and provide energy, especially for your brain. Throw this pumpkin seed butter pouch in your bag for a satiating mid-day snack at work or an energizing pre or post-workout boost. This pumpkin seed butter is created for vegan pleasure taste buds, “roasted and ground to smooth perfection,” with a “touch of sweetness.” 88 Acres promises this product to be 100 percent vegan, USDA Certified Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and free of common allergens such as sesame, peanut, nuts, and soy!
A single 1.16-ounce pouch costs $1.79 at Target.
5. Califia Farms Holiday Nog AlmondMilk
Alright, so it’s not quite the holidays yet, but it’s truly never too early to start getting into the spirit and, in my opinion, enjoy the delightful treats that are traditional to the coming of cold weather.
Califia offers an array of plant-based milk products that are either sugar-free or low in sugar and clean — meaning you actually understand all those ingredients on the label! This year Califia has gone the extra mile to make a vegan-friendly Califia Farms Nog AlmondMilk mixture! How do they replicate this traditionally egg-based drink? It’s simple! Create creamy almond milk and add a dash of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Plus, this product, as is similar to most of Califia Farms products, is free of soy, dairy, gluten, carrageenan, and BPA, as well as being kosher!
Grab a 48-fluid ounce bottle for only $4.99 at Target!
6. Good Karma Dairy-Free Sour Cream
Giving up sour cream is a difficult feat! That creamy whip atop nachos, mixed into bean dip, or melting across enchiladas is a favorite for many. Luckily, Good Karma, a popular vegan-food brand, has come to our aid with this Good Karma Dairy-Free Sour Cream!
This versatile 100 percent plant-based sour cream offers more than a simple treat. Using a base of coconut, tapioca flour, and pea protein (one of the most powerful vegan sources of protein), this sour cream is also packed full of live and active cultures, which are excellent for boosting the health of your gut bacteria. Plus, you’ll get a dose of vitamin A, vitamin D2, and Vitamin B12. Good Karma promises this product to be allergen-friendly — free of nuts, soy, and dairy — as well as gluten-free, kosher, and non-GMO.
Pick up a 16-ounce tub for only $3.99 at Target.
Sometimes, you just don’t have the energy to whip up a healthy, satiating, nutrient-dense vegan meal after a long day of work. Kashi has us all in mind — as well as our hectic schedules — with a wide range of healthy and vegan-friendly frozen meals such as this Kashi Frozen Mayan Harvest Bake Bowl. Oftentimes, frozen meals are somewhat frowned upon, yet it’s all about finding a company that cares about quality and process. Kashi took this to the next step by packing 10-ounces of whole grains, ancient grains, and vegetables into these microwavable meals that provide 10 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber per serving. The Kashi Frozen Mayan Harvest Bake Bowl includes plantains, amaranth polenta, black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, kale, and an ancho chili sauce.
This Kashi bowl is 100 percent vegan, natural plant-based, and non-GMO project verified! Grab a few to stash in your freezer for those emergency meals for just $3.99 a pop at Target!
Not a fan of Kashi? You’re in luck! Healthy Choice is now offering a line of Simply Steamer vegan frozen dinners such as this Healthy Choice Simply Steamers Frozen Garden Vegetables Riced Butternut Squash. This vegan-friendly frozen dinner is made with riced butternut squash, beets, carrots, broccoli, onions, dried cranberries and is “topped with an apple cider herb vinaigrette.” Fresh, flavor-rich, and satiating, Healthy Choice also guarantees that this frozen meal is free of artificial ingredients is 100 percent vegan!
If this one slakes your hunger, pick up a few more at Target at $3.19 a box!
You’ve hit that mid-day lull, your energy is low, and you need a snack … what is a vegan to do? Grab one of these plant-based protein-powered Health Warrior Caramel Sea Salt Chia Bars!
Why are these the perfect satiating snack? Per bar, they have 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, and 15 grams of carbs, as well as an incredibly low dose of 3 grams of sugar. They accomplish this balance of nutrient-density and macronutrients with a combination of plant-based ingredients including white chia seeds, cashew butter, chicory root fiber, rolled oats, white grain sorghum, almonds, and Himalayan pink salt, to name just a few! Health Warrior is also proud of its non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly certifications.
One box of 5 bars cost $4.99 at Target.
Toss a pack of these Good & Gather Toasted Coconut Chips into your bag before work, for a road trip, or keep in you pantry for those munchie moments at home.
These coconut chips are non-GMO project verified, 100 percent vegan-friendly, and contain zero artificial flavors. Alright, so how are they made so tasty? Three simple ingredients: coconut, cane sugar, and sea salt. That’s it! Yet the pack a powerful punch of satiating delight with 14 grams of healthy fat, 2 grams of dietary fiber, and 1 gram of protein. Branch out with these snacks and test their versatility as a topping for desserts, granola, oatmeal, yogurt and even salads or mix them into your favorite smoothie or protein shake for an extra kick of healthy fat and texture.
A 3-ounce bag costs $2.99 at Target.
Just because you go vegan, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your favorite foods. They just happen to be better for the environment, animals, and your body!
These Lightlife Smart Bacon Meatless Veggie Bacon Strips are an excellent treat to keep your freezer for those lazy weekend mornings when you’re craving a crispy stip o’ bacon. Along with the crispy bacon-like texture, these vegan-friendly strips are also infused with a smoky flavor. Plus, they’re a great source of plant-based protein using soy protein isolate offering 2 grams of protein per serving. These bacon strips are non-GMO certified and 100 percent vegan-friendly.
Grab a 5-ounce box for $3.99 at Target.
Looking for the best of the best vegan-friendly cream cheese? Try out this Miyoko’s Vegan Plainly Classic Cream Cheese. It’s not only vegan, but also USDA certified organic, certified non-GMO, and certified gluten-free!
Miyoko uses a super simple, artificial ingredient free mixture of organic cashews, filtered water, organic coconut cream, sea salt, and cultures to create one of the best dairy-free replicas of cream cheese. Plus, through a traditional creamery method of fermentation and culturing, you’ll also get a healthy boost for your gut bacteria. Miyoko is also proud of its cream cheese versatility, which can be used for “vegan cheesecakes, cream cheese frosting, creamy dips, sauces, and more.”
Pick up an 8-ounce container for only $5.99 at Target.
Let’s talk about how difficult it is to find a 100 percent vegan-friendly cream-based sauce at the grocery store. Oftentimes, these sauces are dairy-based or use some sort of gelatin, which is what we vegans are trying to avoid.
Enter 100 percent vegan-friendly Dave’s Gourmet Creamy Roasted Jalapeno Hot Sauce!
How do they do it? This delightfully creamy hot sauce uses a variety of plant-based ingredients including green bell peppers, tomatillos, roasted jalapenos, and green onions, along with aromatics and flavorings such as garlic, cilantro, distilled white vinegar, cumin, and citric acid. What about that creaminess? It’s not dairy, but naturally derived guar gum! Plus, this hot sauce is gluten-free, non-GMO, and third-party certified vegan. Dave’s Gourmet also offers its creamy-spicy sauce in a ginger citrus flavor!
An 8-ounce bottle costs $5.79 at Target.
What’s the deal with acai? Why is it EVERYWHERE you look?
Well, simply put, acai is not only delicious but also super healthy for your body. Plus, since it’s plant-based, depending on the preparation, acai is 100 percent vegan-friendly.
This Ripple Plant-Based Milk + Superfoods Acai + Protein beverage is an all-in-one stop for vegans seeking a friendly superfood. Ripple creates this delightful concoction with pea protein (ripptein), acai juice powder, a variety of added vitamins — such as vitamin A, vitamin D2, and vitamin B12 — blueberry juice, monk fruit extract, and a bit of sea salt. Plus, this beverage is dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and 100 percent vegan-friendly.
Pick up a couple of 32-fluid ounce bottles to stow in your fridge at Target for only $4.99 apiece!
Throwing a dinner party? Possibly watching the newest episode the hottest HBO show with a few friends? These Sea Salt flavored Popcorners are an excellent never-would-guess vegan-friendly snack to offer up.
Slightly salted, light, and crispy! Sounds all good to me. Plus, there’s only three simple ingredients that go into the making of these delightful morsels: yellow corn, sunflower oil, and sea salt. Another perk to boot, these snacks are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan-friendly and come in other flavors including sweet and satisfying kettle corn!
Pick up a 7-ounce bag for $3.29 at your local Target.
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