My Favorite Dairy-Free Finds at Whole Foods

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Dairy Free Finds At Whole Foods

They finally opened a Whole Foods closer to my home, and I was pretty excited to visit. Although I’m a Wegmans girl at heart, I really enjoyed the set-up of this new store, and found lots of dairy-free goodies. Here are some of my favorites:

Whole Foods Dairy Free Hostess Cupcakes

These were definitely my favorite find. I found them in a freezer near the bakery, and they’re free of top 7 allergens: dairy, gluten, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, and peanuts. I was not expecting these to be as good as they are, and they actually do taste similar to a Hostess cupcake. I like that they are mini-sized to keep my portion control in check. According to the website, these are now called Mini Mo’s, and the recipe has changed. You can find more info here.

Ingredients on my package of cupcakes are: Water, flour mix (white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, guar gum, salt), organic light brown sugar, organic cane sugar, canola oil, cocoa, natural vanilla flavor, egg replacer (potato starch, tapioca flour, leavening [calcium lactate {non-dairy source}, calcium carbonate, cream of tartar], cellulose gum, modified cellulose), baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, potato starch, potassium bicarbonate), espresso, baking soda, salt, chocolate (evaporated cane juice, natural chocolate liquor, non-dairy cocoa butter), PGPR (non-GMO emulsifier), organic coconut cream (coconut milk [coconut, water], guar gum, vanilla bean paste [sugar, water, pure vanilla bean extract, vanilla beans]), organic powdered sugar, organic sustainably sourced palm oil

 

Whole Foods Dairy Free Ravioli

Made with handmade dough filled with whipped almond ricotta, fresh garlic and sauteed spinach, these dairy-free ravioli from Kite Hill were a pleasant find. These are also available with mushroom instead of spinach, and they cook in boiling water for 4 – 6 minutes.

Spinach and Ricotta ingredients: Filling (non-dairy ricotta cheese [almond milk {water, almonds}, salt, enzymes, cultures], spinach, breadcrumbs [wheat flour, non-bone char sugar, yeast, salt], roasted garlic base [roasted garlic, salt, maltodextrin from corn], natural vegan flavors, corn starch, canola oil, sesame oil), garlic, salt, black pepper, pasta (durum flour, water, beta-carotene)

 

Whole Foods Dairy Free Frosting

I’ve had products made by Wholesome before, but hadn’t seen this strawberry frosting yet. As with their other products I’ve tried, Wholesome hit it out of the park with this frosting. It’s Non-GMO Project Verified, Fair Trade Certified, Gluten Free, Kosher and Vegan. It’s also made with organic powdered sugar, and NO high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors! It was delicious on a simple homemade vanilla cake (and maybe a scoop or two straight out of jar).

INGREDIENTS: Organic Powdered Sugar (Organic Sugar, Organic Tapioca Starch), Organic Palm Oil, Organic Invert Sugar, Water, Organic Corn Starch, Less than 2% of the following: Natural Flavor, Organic Strawberry Flavor, Unbleached Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Mixed Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Organic Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Organic Gum Acacia, Xanthan Gum

 

Whole Foods Dairy Free Dressing

Made right in my home state of Massachusetts, this dressing by Cindy’s Kitchen is a new find for me.  Although this isn’t a dairy-free company, they do offer a few options that dairy-free or vegan.

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Sweet White Miso (Organic Soybeans, Organic Rice Koji, Sea Salt, Water, Koji Spores), Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Organic White Vinegar, Mustard Flour, Garlic. *GLUTEN FREE. CONTAINS: SOY .

 

Whole Foods Dairy Free Cheesecake

 

Daiya has made it’s way to lots of stores across the country, but this cheesecake is worth talking about again. The perfect summer time treat, I love Daiya Cheezecake and keep one in the freezer for a last minute lifesaver. Kids love the strawberry flavor, and no one will guess that this is dairy-free.

Key Lime Cheezecake ingredients: Cheezecake filling (Filtered water, creamed coconut, cane sugar, coconut oil, tapioca starch, non-GMO expeller pressed: canola and/or safflower oil, potato starch, pea protein, key lime juice concentrate, vegan natural flavours, sea salt, vegetable glycerin, sodium alginate, xanthan gum, lactic acid (vegan), tricalcium phosphate, cultured sugar, agave syrup, vegan enzyme)Gluten-free crust (tapioca starch, cane sugar, coconut oil, brown rice flour, white whole grain sorghum flour, filtered water, potato starch, non-GMO expeller pressed: canola and/or safflower oil, blackstrap molasses, vanilla extract, milled flax seed, psyllium, baking powder, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum)Contains: Coconut

 

Whole Foods Dairy Free Cookies

Nothing groundbreaking here, but these vanilla sandwich creme cookies are dairy-free and kid approved so you can’t go wrong. Think vanilla Oreo’s with slightly better ingredients. They’re made by Whole Foods store brand, 365, and were reasonably priced at $2.99.

Ingredients: CANE SUGAR, UNBLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), EXPELLER PRESSED CANOLA OIL, WHEAT STARCH, INVERT SUGAR SYRUP, SALT, BAKING SODA (SODIUM BICARBONATE), NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER).

 

Whole Foods Dairy Free Marshmallows

Another item that you’ve probably seen at other stores, Dandies natural marshmallows are worth finding if you haven’t already. They’re made without high fructose corn syrup and gelatin, and are vegan and non-gmo project verified. No one will be able to tell the difference between these and your average store bought marshmallow, but you can feel better about the ingredients. They also make pumpkin and peppermint flavored, which is fun for a seasonal treat.

Ingredients: Tapioca Syrup, Cane Sugar, Filtered Water, Tapioca Starch, Carrageenan, Soy Protein, Natural Vanilla Flavor. Contains: Soy. Gluten Free.

 

 

I found these Heavenly Creme Cakes in the frozen section, and they’re similar to Twinkies! They’re free from gluten, dairy, nuts, and soy, and made in a facility certified to be free from those ingredients.  I found the creme filling to be a bit sweeter than in a Twinkie, but overall it’s a good substitute. There is also a chocolate version available. Since they’re frozen you need to thaw it for two hours before eating, or microwave it for ten seconds.

Ingredients: EGGS, SUGAR, GLUTEN FREE FLOUR (BROWN RICE FLOUR, WHITE RICE FLOUR, CORN STARCH, POTATO STARCH, TAPIOCA STARCH, POTATO FLOUR), WATER, PALM OIL, CANOLA OIL, PURE VANILLA EXTRACT, BAKING POWDER (SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CORN STARCH, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), XANTHAN GUM, SALT.

 

 

Whole Foods CocoWhip

Last but certainly not least is CocoWhip by So Delicious. I love this brand and all of their products, and although they can be found almost anywhere now, CocoWhip is worth mentioning again. This is an easy dairy-free Cool Whip replacement, made without high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, gluten, soy, or gmo ingredients.

Ingredients: WATER, ORGANIC COCONUT OIL, ORGANIC TAPIOCA SYRUP, ORGANIC DRIED CANE SYRUP, PEA PROTEIN, GUAR GUM, ORGANIC SUNFLOWER LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVORS, XANTHAN GUM. CONTAINS: COCONUT

 

There were also vegan and dairy-free items in the bakery and prepared foods section of the store, which can be pretty hard to find. The juice bar is a must-try, although a bit on the pricey side. I’m excited to add Whole foods in to my grocery store rotation and to try more of their dairy-free items. What are your favorite dairy-free finds at Whole Foods?

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  1. I’m feeling the need to get to Whole Foods! Great post.

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