About Awesome Foods!
At last, you can get all natural, raw, gluten free, vegan, meals and snacks without any high sugar and high starch ingredients, artificial sweeteners, flavorings or sugar alcohols. Enjoy the delicious taste of real, natural, whole foods. Your body and soul will recognize the needed nutritional benefits of AWESOME FOODS!
We make the best tasting kale chips
. We don't use any sweeteners or nutritional yeast in our kale chips. We marinate the kale to make it more tender. Then we put the coating on and dehydrate them. Welcome to the first raw, vegetable chips made available commercially! We offer zucchini, carrot, beet, yam, and poppadom chips. Why pay more for these gourmet snacks? Well, 50% or more of most vegetables are water. For example, zucchini is 90% water. So, it takes two thirds of a pound of zucchini to make one ounce of dehydrated zucchini chips! When you take out all the water, the flavor is concentrated, so you get an incredibly flavorful chip. That is why these chips taste so good and they are good for you. They are dehydrated at a low temperature (below 118F) that keeps all their nutrients intact. There are no artificial flavor enhancers or sweeteners, since they taste so good just the way they are. We make a variety of gluten free snacks
CRACKERS, STICKS & COOKIES:
What is special about our crackers? We combine complex vegetables with soaked nuts and golden flax seed meal to create well-balanced, great tasting crackers. We offer flax, kale, quinoa, butternut squash and root veggie crackers. We also have sweet potato delights and apple delights. The crackers are thick and hearty, which make them great for dipping, to put a spread on, or just by themselves as an awesome snack! They have a great ratio of protein, essential fatty acids, fiber and healthy carbs.We only use raw, organic coconut nectar to sweeten our cookies. Coconut nectar is low on the glycemic index, which means it does not cause a high insulin response. We make a great assortment of raw snacks
RAW PREPARED MEALS:
We offer a variety of raw, mostly organic meals, like pizza, lasagna & mediterranean wraps.The pizza crust is made with flax meal and vegetables and dehydrated to make it crunchy. All of our offerings in this category are gluten free prepared meals
We make dips with soaked nuts, sprouted beans, peas & lentils. We use sprouted lentils since they have less carbs than other beans. We sprout the beans and soak the nuts to reduce the enzyme inhibitors and enhance the nutrients.
NORI ROLLS & BITES:
Enjoy the great taste and health benefits of Nori seaweed along with tasty nutritious nuts and vegetables. The bites are great for traveling, since they are dehydrated and will last a long time unrefrigerated.
A traditional middle eastern delight, only we use sprouted mung beans instead of chick peas in order to reduce the carbs.
We offer a variety of raw, organic soups during the year depending on the season such as gazpacho, creamy spinach, creamy cauliflower, carrot ginger, red pepper, creamy tomato, butternut squash and cucumber dill.
Our dressings are made with organic extra virgin cold pressed olive oil, hemp seed oil and flax seed oil to give you the essential fatty acids your body needs. We do not use any soy or canola oil, which are commonly used in most other dressings.
SALADS & WRAPS:
We offer a variety of raw, organic salads & wraps.
We make our coconut fudges with truly raw shredded coconut that is dehydrated at 100F or less. Most shredded coconut is heated to 180F or more. We use raw, organic fair trade cacao nibs for our chocolate fudges. Cacao is well known for its incredible health giving properties. We use coconut nectar in two of our fudges. Coconut nectar is low in fructose. We make a variety of gluten free desserts
Raw Food: Why you should consider eating more raw food:
Cooking food at high temperatures destroys many of its vital nutrients. We make great tasting, organic, raw, whole foods. The snacks, crackers, chips, nuts and sticks are dehydrated at less then 118 degrees Fahrenheit slowly over at least 24 hours. This preserves the vital life force energy of the plants, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, proteins and carbohydrates. The nuts and seeds in our food are also germinated! It is believed that soaking and germinating raw seeds and nuts dramatically increases their protein, mineral, enzyme and vitamin content. More importantly, germination decreases the anti-nutritional factors, such as tannins, and increases the availability and digestibility of nutrients.
Gluten Free Foods:
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and other grains. Some people have gluten allergies or sensitivities or celiac disease.
A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications. All of our products are gluten free foods
We use organic ingredients as much as possible, which means they are free from pesticides, preservatives and artificial additives.
Why are complex carb foods good for you?
Foods that are made with refined flour and/or sugar are low in nutrients and can cause your body to overproduce insulin. Over time, eating too many foods like white bread, pasta, candy, chips, soda, etc. that are made with refined, simple carbohydrates can cause health problems like chronic fatigue. Complex carbohydrates like raw vegetables, soaked raw nuts & seeds, some fruits (those that are lower in sugar and/or higher in fiber like apples, pears, grapefruits, plums, berries and cherries), sprouted beans & soaked whole grains are healthy for you when they are eaten in the proper proportion with healthy fats and protein. Complex carbohydrates break down slowly and therefore do not cause an insulin surge. We make a variety of high quality foods that can help you achieve the right balance for you. Everyone is an individual and different people may do better with different ratios of protein, carbs and fats. We make delicious, organic, raw, gluten- free, vegan snacks, chips, crackers, meals, dips, nori rolls, falafel, soups, dressings, salads and wraps!
We use only Himalayan salt in our products, since it is free of pollutants often found in sea salt and table salt. Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals essential to life, since it was formed over 250 million years and remains in its original pristine state. It is mined by hand from a protected area of the Himalayan Mountains. This natural unprocessed salt contains a highly crystalline structure, which allows nutrients to be absorbed at the cellular level, purifying the body physically and bio-energetically.
We sterilize our utensils in a high temperature commercial dishwasher instead of using bleach. We have a water filter on our produce sink to filter out chlorine, heavy metals & microorganisms. To keep the air pure, we have an electronic air filter, which is one of the most efficient types you can buy. We use only natural cleaning products in our facility. We sprout the beans and soak the nuts and seeds with filtered water. We compost the unusable produce. We use full spectrum energy efficient fluorescent lighting to provide a healthy environment for our employees and to save energy. We recycle our paper, cardboard, glass & plastic. We use stainless steel and polycarbonate dehydrators versus regular plastic.
What are the Benefits of some of Awesome Foods Ingredients?
Almonds are the only alkaline nut. 100 grams of almonds have 10 grams of omega 6 fatty acids and 21 grams of protein.
A 4-1/2 ounce serving of apples provides 12% of the RDA for fiber. The glycemic load of apples is 3.
Glycemic index(GI) of 31 versus dates, which have a GI of 103.
Blueberries have a glycemic load of 6. Compared to most other fruits, blueberries have a higher level of antioxidants.
Buckwheat is a gluten-free seed. There are 230 milligrams of rutin in a kilogram of buckwheat. Rutin is an anti-oxidant.
This cruciferous vegetable has antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties.
Rich in antioxidant flavonols.
It is an alkaline, legume fruit with a cacao-like taste. Carob is virtually fat free & a 3 ounce serving of carob provides 12% of the RDA of fiber. It does not contain theobrmomine, caffeine, oxalic acid or phenylethylamine. These substances are contained in cacao. Carob has a glycemic load of 27.
1/2 cup of this vegetable provides 210% of an adults daily value for vitamin A.
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.
Cherries contain anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants. Cherries have an estimated glycemic load of 7.
3 ounces of coconut gives you 30% of the RDA of fiber. Coconut has a glycemic load of 1.
Coconut nectar comes from the sap of the coconut palm tree blossom and it has a glycemic index of 35. It is 74% sucrose and 10% fructose. Sucrose takes longer to break down in the body than fructose, so it does not cause a large insulin spike like cane sugar, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, etc.
Dried Plums have a glycemic index of 29 compared to dates, which have a glycemic index of 103. A 6 oz serving of dried plums has 12 grams of dietary fiber, which is 49% of the daily requirement & 27% of the daily requirement of vitamin A.
Figs have a glycemic index(GI) of 35 versus a GI of 103 for dates.
Flaxseeds provide one of the highest dietary fiber contents found in any seed or grain (28%). Flaxseed's fiber contains a good balance between soluble (7 - 10%) and insoluble (16 -19%) dietary fibers. Insoluble fiber slows digestion, reducing the rate of glucose absorption, which helps control blood glucose and insulin levels. 2 tablespoons of flax meal contain 133% of the daily vaue of Omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seeds are the number one source of Lignans. Lignans are fiber like compunds that provide anti oxidant protection. Flax meal is easily digestable.
Flaxseeds provide one of the highest dietary fiber contents found in any seed or grain (28%). Flaxseed's fiber contains a good balance between soluble (7 - 10%) and insoluble (16 -19%) dietary fibers. Insoluble fiber slows digestion, reducing the rate of glucose absorption, which helps control blood glucose and insulin levels. 2 tablespoons of flax seeds provide 133% of the daily value of Omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seeds are the number one source of Lignans. Lignans are fiber like compounds that provide anti oxidant protection.
Compared to other fruits, goji berries have higher amounts of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals.
It is a complete protein. It contains all the essential amino acids and is easily digested, absorbed and utilised. Hemp Seeds also, have all of the essential fatty acids, Omega-3's, Omega-6's and Omega-9's in the proper ratio.
Kale is a green leafy cruciferous vegetable. Kale has the most nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food. A 2 ounce serving of Kale has 170% of the recommended daily value(RDA) of vitamin A, 110% of the RDA of vitamin C, 8% of the RDA for Calcium & 6% of the RDA for Iron.
It comes from a desert mesquite pod, it has a low glycemic index of 25.
Nori sheets are 38.9 percent protein by weight.(4 times that of liver and twice that of soy beans)It has almost 8 times the calcium by weight then milk. One sheet of nori provides 13% of the RDA of vitamin A and 6% of the RDA of vitamin C.
Quinoa is gluten free and it is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains.
Sunflower seeds are high in minerals, for example, according to Nutritiondata one (1) ounce of sunflower seeds has 91 mg of Magnesium, 185 mg of Phosphorus & 188 mg of Potassium.
4-1/2 ounces of tomato provides 25% of the RDA of vitamin A & 32% of the RDA of vitamin C.
Yams have a glycemic index of 37 compared to 61 for sweet potatoes & 72 for white potatoes. You get 28% of your daily requirement of vitamin C from 1 ounce of dehydrated yams.