15 Awesome Food Products by Culinary Nutrition Experts

There are a variety of career opportunities available to graduates of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program and as you might imagine, many of our graduates choose to build businesses that focus on developing recipes and sharing the goodies with others. Creating a food product line to sell in stores, at farmers’ markets, or online isn’t easy! Aside from multiple rounds of recipe testing to create a winning combination that is flavourful and health-supportive, products created by Culinary Nutrition Experts must meet quality control and food safety guidelines based on the laws in their area. Thankfully, many of our alumni have persevered in order to craft incredible gluten-free, dairy-free, and nutritious foods that are wonderful for our health!

Here are some of the amazing food products created by our Culinary Nutrition Expert graduates.

15 Food Products by Culinary Nutrition Experts

Core + Rind Cashew Cheesy Sauces

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Created By: Candi Haas + Rita Childers

Location: St. Louis, MO

What Is It?

This line of creamy and dairy-free sauces is blended purely with whole ingredients and fits with vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, and Ketogenic diets, so it really is a sauce for everyone! It took Candi and Rita a year to develop the shelf-stable recipe without additives or preservatives using organic and non-GMO ingredients, making it the only one of its kind on the market. And did we mention it’s absolutely delicious? Core + Rind is available across the midwestern United States, including at Whole Foods Market locations, and just branched out into Canada.

Learn More: www.coreandrind.com

Paleo Nut

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Created By: Christine Bullajian

Location: Fairview, TX

What Is It?

Paleo Nut is a line of baking mixes that is Paleo, gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. All you need to do is mix in a handful of extra ingredients like eggs, oil, water, and your favourite add-ins (hello, chocolate chips) and you’re ready to put your delicious baked goods in the oven. Christine’s current product line includes a pancake and waffle mix (which also doubles as doughnut batter) and a muffin mix, but there is more goodness to come – including cake!

Learn More: www.paleonut.com

Mayernik Kitchen

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Created By: Shannon Mulligan-Mayernik

Location: New Jersey

What Is It?

Shannon is a beekeeper, herbalist, and gardener who, alongside her husband, creates homemade herbal products from plants they grow or harvest locally. Mayernik Kitchen offers organic tea blends, honey, tinctures, and beauty care products that celebrate the beauties of the land and are great for our health!

Learn More: www.mayernikkitchen.com/market

The Kind Curator

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Created By: Miya Didrichsons

Location: Toronto, ON

What Is It?

A thoughtfully curated gift box with nutritious goodies, beauty care, and lifestyle products that are designed to support wellness is always appreciated. The Kind Curator boxes are made with love in Canada featuring locally sourced, eco-conscious, wellness-centric products. And with every purchase, they plant a tree!

Learn More: www.www.thekindcurator.ca

Katinka’s Nourishing Kitchen

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Created By: Katinka Bencs

Location: Orlando, FL

What Is It?

Katinka’s online baking flour company is all organic, grain-free, and allergen-free and designed with optimal nutrition in mind! All her blends are super simple to make, delicious, and nutrient-dense. You can bake grain-free pretzels, bagels, chickpea bread, loaves, and waffles! If you’d like to bake at home without wasting precious ingredients, you have to check these out. Each organic flour blend comes with a recipe attached so you’ll know exactly how to use them for optimal results. ⁠Be sure to visit Katinka’s Instagram for free online baking demos, where you can see Katinka and her precious daughter using the blends together. ⁠

Learn More: www.katinka.org

Soul Purpose Bars

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Created By: Renée Mackey Burson

Location: Woodstock, ON

What Is It?

Soul Purpose Bars makes thoughtful, therapeutic snacks filled with nutritious, whole-food ingredients. Renée’s original, signature bar was a mocha-flavoured energy bar, followed by an Empower-Mint bar to support brain health, and then an anti-inflammatory Golden Glory bar. Less than a year after starting Soul Purpose Bars, Renée outgrew her commercial kitchen and moved to a new, larger one. You can find Soul Purpose Bars in grocery stores across Ontario, plus you can purchase them online.

Learn More: www.soulpurposebars.ca

Smüth Butters

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Created By: Sydney Zetune

Location: Los Angeles, CA

What Is It?

Smüth Butters is a line of flavoured almond butters using all organic ingredients and superfoods. Sydney’s flavour combos are truly unique, including honey amaranth, maca vanilla, maqui and acai, and superseeds. They make a great addition to your breakfasts, smoothies, or snacks!

Learn More: www.smuthbutters.com

Simply Swell Kitchen Inc.

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Created By: Melissa Torio

Location: Mississauga, ON

What Is It?

These reusable food wraps are a zero-waste alternative to plastic wrap and are made with just three ingredients: 100% cotton, beeswax, and coconut oil. They’re easy to use and so pretty, too!

Learn More: www.simplyswellkitchen.com

Lana’s Specialty Foods: Smart Cakes

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Created By: Lana Ogus

Location: Toronto, ON

What Is It?

The stars of Lana’s vegan frozen dessert business are ‘cheesecakes’ called Smart Cakes. They are vegan, gluten-free, 100% natural, soy-free, and lower in sugar, and they are loaded with plant-based protein. With amazing flavours like salted chocolate caramel, lemony lemon, strawberry vanilla, raspberry ganache, mandarin orange, and maple crunch, you will have plenty to choose from!

Learn More: www.lanassmartcakes.com

Sun and Swell Foods

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Created By: Kate Flynn

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

What Is It?

Sun and Swell Foods sells an entire collection of organic pantry staples in compostable packaging, so it’s easy to have a nutritious, plastic-free pantry. Their product line includes dried fruits, nuts, seeds, gluten-free grains and legumes, along with cookies, energy bites, and holiday gift collections. Kate sources directly from farms when possible to provide super fresh food by shortening the length of time from farm to pantry.

Learn More: www.sunandswellfoods.com

Eco Eating Coconut Kefir

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Created By: Jodie Cureatz

Location: Oshawa, ON

What Is It?

We adore fermented foods and coconut milk, so the combining the two to make dairy-free coconut kefir is an absolute dream! Eco Eating ferments small-batch, organic and vegan coconut kefir and the final product has a thick, creamy texture and is loaded with probiotics for digestive health.

Learn More: www.ecoeating.ca

Conscious Crunch Crackers

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Created By: Chanci Dawn

Location: Courtenay, BC

What Is It?

Conscious Crackers are gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan, and made with a collection of nuts, seeds, and spices. Perfect for dunking in your favourite dips and spreads! You can find four different flavours at farmers’ markets in the Comox Valley, and we hope to see these in wider distribution across the country so you can all get your hands on them.

Learn More: www.facebook.com/consciouscrackers

Nourish by Rebecca

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Created By: Rebecca Price

Location: Scottish Borders, UK

What Is It?

Feeling snacky? Rebecca sells a range of gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free goodies including granolas, raw bites, oat and seed bars, and a selection of raw cakes. You can find her products at farmers’ markets and online as well as at special events.

Learn More: www.nourishbyrebecca.com

Keisha Luke Juice Cleanses

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Created By: Keisha Luke

Location: Toronto, ON

What Is It?

There’s nothing like a refreshing glass of juice to nourish you and quench your thirst, but sometimes juicing can be a lot of work. Keisha’s juices make it easy for you to incorporate the health benefits of juice into your day – plus her juice cleanses are made with high-fibre juices, which help to balance blood sugar levels.

Learn More: www.keishaluke.com/juice-it-up

Where The Good Grows

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Created By: Erin Antosh

Location: Washington, DC

What Is It?

Erin, a clinical herbalist, sources her ingredients from small organic farmers using a regenerative approach. Her line includes herbal teas, latte blends, infused salts and spices, bone broth kits, and botanical chocolate kits. You’ll want to buy basically everything on her website!

Learn More: www.wherethegoodgrows.com

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Food Products Created by Culinary Nutrition Experts