Safer Brands to Buy: Food

Organic Dairy/Yogurt
*Stonyfield Farms – Organic yogurt, milk and cream, and frozen treats
*Horizon Organics –  Organic dairy
*Organic Valley – Organic dairy
Wallaby Organic – Organic yogurt, Greek yogurt, and sour cream
Maple Hill Creamery – 100% Grass-Fed and Organic yogurt, Greek yogurt, drinkable yogurt, and Kefir

Organic Candy
Yummy Earth (or buy on Amazon) – Naturally flavored (from fruits and vegetables) candy; Certified organic, 100% Vegan; GMO-free; allergen-free; gluten-free. Also wheat, casein, and dairy-free. These candies are delicious!
Theo Chocolates – Organic / Non-GMO Project certified chocolate and candies family-owned
Surf Sweet Candies – Organic dummies and jelly beans free of artificial dyes; non-GMO Project Verified; allergy-friendly
Wholesome! – Organic DelishFish (organic, gluten-free, no artificial colors or flavors, non-GMO, Vegan)
Gnosis Chocolate – Organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free non-GMO and ethically sourced chocolate (raw cacao)

Thrive Tribe Paleo Cookies – Whether you follow a Paleo diet or not, these cookies taste great and use whole-food ingredients
Back to Nature – Non-GMO Project Verified Cookies

Organic Snacks & Cereals
*Driscoll’s Berries – Organic (and conventionally-grown) berries
NOW Foods – Health foods and snacks
*EnviroKidz – Cereals and snack bars; USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO Project Verified, vegetarian, and certified gluten-free (can find discounted at Costco, Walmart, BJ’s, Sam’s Clubs, Big Lots, and other club or warehouse stores)
Nature’s Path Foods – Certified organic cereals, granola, toaster pastries, baking mixes, hot cereals, and snack bars
Cascadian Farms – Organic, non-GMO cereals, granola bars, fruit spreads, and more
*Cedar’s Foods – Hummus, salsa, dips, pita
chips, salads, and more. Their all-natural hummus is Non-GMO Project Verified.
*Enjoy Life Foods – Snacks and baking mixes that are free from the top 8 allergens, including
gluten, peanuts, and soy. Also does not contain GMO ingredients.
Newman’s Own Organics – Organic products including pretzel snacks, cookies, dried fruit, coffee, tea, oils, vinegars and salad dressings, and pet food. Ingredients used in all of their products are grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more.
Simple Mills – Gluten-free, soy-free, gum-free, paleo-friendly, non-GMO
Elemental Superfood – Crumbles and Seedbars that are free of gluten and dairy and are full of good fats and high-quality protein.
*Mary’s Gone Crackers – Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO crackers, cookies, and snacks.
Nature’s Path Organic – Snacks, cereal, bars, and toaster pastries that are organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.
Arrowhead Mills – Organic baking mixes, cereals, flours, and nut butters; many products Non-GMO Project Verified (many more of their products are enrolled); gluten-free options
Thrive Tribe – Paleo-friendly and gluten-, dairy-, and grain-free, Non-GMO Bars, Bites, and Coconut Chips

Grains & Breads
*Bob’s Red Mill – Grains, beans, seeds, mixes, granola, flours and meals, and gluten-free items. Most (not all) are organic and non-GMO – be sure to check the label
Lundberg Family Farms– White rice (lowest level of arsenic), grains, snacks, baking products
Rudi’s Organic Bakery – 100% organic GMO-free bread, rolls and other baked goods
Eden Foods – Whole grains, cereals, condiments, oil & vinegar, pasta, snack foods. BPA-free packaging; BPA-free cans for low-acid foods; glass jars for tomato products; caps with protective sealants
Back to the Roots – Organic Cereals

Simple Mills – All of their baking mixes are Non-GMO Project Verified
Wholesome! – Organic and natural sugars (cane, powdered, brown, sucanat, coconut, turbinado)
Wholesome! Organic Frosting – Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-free, no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors
Arrowhead Mills – Organic baking mixes, cereals, flours, and nut butters; many products Non-GMO Project Verified (many more of their products are enrolled); gluten-free options
Rumford Baking Powder – Non-GMO Project Verified and Aluminum-free baking soda (Verification of Non-GMO Project Verified status for Rumford & Clabber Girl can be found here)
Clabber Girl Baking Powder – Non-GMO Project Verified and Aluminum-free baking soda
Rumford Corn Starch – Non-GMO corn starch

Baby & Toddler
Sprout Organic Foods – Certified USDA Organic purees, fruit & veggie blends, and yogurt blends, from baby to toddler on up

Organic Soups/Broths/Stocks
Imagine Natural Creations – Soups, stocks, and gravies that are free from harmful pesticides, preservatives, and GMO ingredients
*Pacific Foods – Organic broths, stocks, soups, and sauces
*Amy’s –  A large variety of foods that are organic and GMO-free. Canned soups are BPA-free.
**Be sure to buy foods that don’t need to be microwaved as much as possible, but if you can’t, remove it from the plastic and put in a microwave-safe dish first.
(Can find more BPA-free canned foods here)

Nut Butters
KALOT Superfoods – Almond, cashew, and sunflower butters, using only real fruit, nuts or seeds & spice for different flavors

Organic Coconut Oil
*Nutiva – Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified coconut, hemp, and chia products. Some are also certified gluten-free.

Organic Juices
Apple & Eve – Certified organic juices; juices not in their organic line come from produce grown without pesticides
Leaf and Love Organics – Zero-sugar juice box, non-GMO Project Verified, no artificial ingredients

Better Choice for Lunch Meat, Hot Dogs, Bacon, etc.
Applegate Farms

Dips – Hummus & Guacamole
Lilly’s – Non-GMO Certified hummus
Hope Foods Hummus (Organic, non-GMO Certified)
Pita Pal – Organic hummus
Roots – Non-GMO Certified hummus
Cedar’s Foods – Non-GMO Certified hummus
Wholly Guacamole – Pre-made guacamole with few ingredients

Organic Baby/Toddler/Kids Foods
Happy Family Organics

Safe Catch Tuna (also available on Amazon) – lowest mercury of any brand; non-GMO, BPA-free

Frontera (Non-GMO Project Verified)
Luke’s Organic (Organic, gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan)
Kettle Brand Kettle Chips (Most flavors are Non-GMO Project Verified, check bags for info)
Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips (Non-GMO Project Verified)
Food Should Taste Good Sea Salt Brown Rice Crackers (Non-GMO Project Verified)
Garden of Eatin’ brand – All-natural chips, many of which are organic and/or Non-GMO Project Verified
Back to Nature brand – Cereal, cookies, and crackers with many organic and/or Non-GMO Project Verified
Jackson’s Honest – Organic & Non-GMO tortilla chips and potato chips

Natural Sweeteners
Nature’s Candy All-Natural Stevia Powder
Nature’s Candy All-Natural Stevia Powder
Sweet Leaf Stevia Sweetener
NOW Foods Organic Stevia Sweetener
Pure Stevia Liquid Sweetener
Lundberg Organic Sweet Dreams Brown Rice Syrup
Nature Botanicals 100% Pure Yacon Syrup

Ready to Eat
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop
Sage Valley Organic Popcorn
Trader Joe’s Organic Popcorn
O Organics Organic Popcorn

Arrowhead Mills Organic Popcorn Kernels
Eden Foods Organic Popcorn Kernels
Great Northern Organic Popcorn Kernels
NOW Foods Organic Popcorn Kernels
Trader Joe’s Organic Popcorn Kernels

Healthy Popcorn Topping Ideas:
Grass-fed butter (Such as Kerrygold)
Spices (Ground cumin, cayenne pepper chili powder, Paprika)
Seasonings (Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute or Everyday Seasoning; Bragg’s Organic Sprinkle)
Dried or fresh herbs (Rosemary, thyme, parsley, or oregano)

Organic Ice Cream
Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss (Organic, dairy-free, gluten-free,soy-free, and Non-GMO Project Verified)
Three Twins Ice Cream – Organic with natural ingredients

Organic Wines
Ecovine Wines – Organic, sulfite-free, vegan and biodynamic wines (membership club; can be cancelled anytime with no penalty)
Dry Farms Wine – Organic wines, low sulfite, low sugar, mycotoxin and mold-free; Paleo, Low/Slow Carb, Sugar Free, Carb Free and Ketogenic-friendly (membership club; can be cancelled anytime with no penalty)

Healthier Tamari Soy Sauces

*San-J – Non-GMO Project Verified Tamari Soy Sauces

*These brands have coupons listed on the “Coupons” resource page.


This is not a comprehensive list – there are many new products added all the time, so be sure to check this page frequently.

The Non-GMO Shopping Guide is another great resource for finding organic, non-GMO foods. And don’t forget to check out manufacturer websites for coupons!

Many of these brands are also available at Thrive Market for a deep discount of sometimes up to 50% off. They may also be available at VitaCost.

©2017 Tonya Harris,MSHN |