September Newsletter

"Fall into Routine with Ease" 

Learn what's featured in the September Zestbox...  

Quick Healthy Meals

Simply Organic Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix is perfect for a really quick meal. Add it to ground beef or turkey, jackfruit or vegan meatless products and you’ve got dinner in minutes. Add it to many recipes like when you make meatloaf. Serve with roasted smashed potatoes and garlicky broccoli!

Canturbury Artisan Soups are delicious and so simple to create a large variety of recipes. They offer a large variety of soups, salad mixes and meal kits. The Chicken Chili Soup is great for a crisp fall night, packed with beans and veggies (keep it vegan and don’t add the chicken) eliminating the meal prep and measuring. A great company based in Washington State. 

Primal Kitchen is founded by Mark Sisson who set out to create the world’s best-tasting, real-food pantry staples, starting with a mayonnaise made with avocado oil. Today, Primal Kitchen delivers on its promise of uncompromisingly delicious condiments, dressings/marinades, avocado oils, protein bars, collagen protein powder and bars, and whey protein that focus on fats we love, clean ingredients, and uncompromisingly delicious flavor. Featured this month is their delicious Ranch Dressing and Marinade. Made with cage-free organic egg yolks and avocado oil and without dairy, sugar, canola, soy, or artificial ingredients. Add to salad, buffalo chicken wings or use it as a marinade and grill chicken or roast salmon. Make Mark’s GO TO salad: Fill a bowl with your choice of lettuce. Throw in some veggies. Top with leftover chicken, steak or fish. Then saddle in a few chunks of avocado. Drizzle on your favorite Primal Kitchen dressing. Sprinkle with pepitas, blue cheese, nuts or bacon. Enjoy! Use code ZEST20 for 20% off online purchases plus the $1 coupon attached to the bottle for in-store purchases.

All Clean Food was founded by Laura Meemken, a mom who could not find a single organic, clean-ingredient meal to keep in her pantry, especially one that would work for her kids' allergies. All of her meals are free from the top 14 allergens! The Creamy Garlic Pasta is packed with superfood Garlic - known for boosting the immune system, improving brain function, and decreasing inflammation! Combined with herbs and spices, and a hint of lemon, this dish creates a decadent flavor profile for any night’s warm pasta dinner. 

True Primal’s Beef and Vegetable Soup is made from the highest quality of ingredients, made from organic veggies and grass-fed beef. Each pouch is packed with 24 grams of protein and can be enjoyed right out of the pouch as a convenient bowl at the desk! Many common canned soups are primarily made up of wheat, corn, rice, or other grains. Many soup brands are also thickened with added grain flours or extracts, sweetened with added sugar, or filled with unusual chemicals or hydrogenated oils. Those ingredients might cheaply fill a can, but they are taking up space that could be used for the nutrition available in meats, vegetables, and broths. Created from Austin, Texas, with the primal diet in mind, grab a variety pack and stock up this fall. Use code ZEST20 for 20% off through the end of October.

Helpful Snacks

We love 88 Acres and all of their bars, seed butters, seed’nola and dressings! Our fall favorite is their Vanilla Spiced Sunflower Seed Butter, paired perfectly with a freshly picked apple! 

Kerry Carlson founded Coconut Cloud, out of her frustration in finding premium, clean label, dairy free on the go options for her coffee creamer, nighttime soothing Golden Milk, or for her comforting cup of rich, chocolaty cocoa during the chilly Colorado winters. Featured this month are the Original and Vanilla flavors (and by the way the Salted Caramel is so delicious too as is the Chai Latte Tea!)The Coconut Milk powder is made from freshly pressed coconut milk that is dried and finely milled into a powder. It can be reconstituted with hot water to make liquid coconut milk for all your coconut milk recipes. Use code ZEST15 for 15% off.

Chive and Garlic snack thins are created by Every Body Eat and it’s two founders from Chicago, Trish Thomas and Nichole Wilson, whose families were faced with their own dietary restrictions and food sensitivities. To ensure a “clean” facility free from food allergens, they built their own kitchen and got to work. In addition to their snack thins, they have crispbreads to build a delicious sandwich that every BODY can enjoy. Use code ZESTBOX15 for 15% off (minimum order of $50 expires 11/30/21). 

Karma Cashews are a good source of 6 essential vitamins and minerals and incredibly tasty, especially the Toasted Coconut flavor! In 2016, they were recognized as the “Best New Snack” at the world’s largest Natural Products show, Expo West. Founded by Ganesh Nair, who married his Masters in Health Science & Technology from MIT and 10+ years of diabetes care work with his family's deep legacy in the cashew business. Check out their recipes too. Use code ZEST20 for 20% off through the end of September. 

Top Seedz 6 Seed Crackers have quickly become one of their top-selling crackers. Made with a 6-blend of seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Flax, Chia, Hemp and Sesame) and arrowroot, this cracker has a texture that is crisp, light and keeps you coming back for more. We sampled every flavor and each one was delicious and addicting! Rebecca Brady, transplanted Kiwi from New Zealand, busy mom of three and owner of Top Seedz, creates these snacks from Upstate New York. Look for them at local Tops Markets! Use code ZEST15 for 15% off. Free shipping when you buy 6 boxes. 

Looking for a smart snack for school? That's It Fruit Bars are a great choice. Made from 100% fruit and no added sugar, That’s It! Free from the top 12 food allergens, so not only do these bars taste great, but they are safe for schools and your kids. Use ZEST15 for 15% off.

Many times we come across a great product, but since they are perishable we can’t include them but want to share them with you. We included a coupon for a free Koia drink so you can try one of their protein drinks, keto drinks, cold brew coffees or smoothies. All Koia products are 100% plant-based, low sugar, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO Project verified. Check their store locater

Who will win the FREE bottle of One Hope wine this month?  Did you know that EVERY MONTH we give away a bottle of wine to one lucky subscriber?

Wishing you good health this month and always.

Xo, Chef Danielle

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Ty Louis Campbell Foundation 

The gift included in this month's box to highlight September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a beautiful gold charm to support the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation. The PRET*TY jewelry line raises money for childhood cancer research and we hope to encourage you to shop their line.

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