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Pumpkin Seed Protein Soup

 

Servings – 4 Servings

 

Ingredients     

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium yello onion, chopped (approx 1 cup)

3 medium garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons chopped saga (approx 10 sage leaves)

4 cups vegetable broth

2 tablespoon of VegeWay Pumpkin Seed Protien Powder

1 15oz can of pumpkin puree

1 15.5oz can of cannellini beans

1 teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

 In a 4 quart pot, heat olive oil over mediu mheat.

Add onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until translucent.

Add garlic and sage and cook for another minute, or until fragrant.

Add broth, Vegeway Pumpkin Protein Powder, pumpkin, beans turmeric, nutmeg and salt and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer.

Transfer to a high-speed blender or use an immersion blender to puree the soup. If using a high-speed blender, transfer soup back to the pot. Let cook for 5-10 more minutes on medium-low heat.

Add pepper to taste.

Optional: Garnish soup pumpkin seeds.

 

Vegan Protein Christmas Cookies

Ingredients

 1 cup of oat flour

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp coconut sugar

1/4 cup Vegeway Raw Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder

1/2  tsp baking powder

1/2  tsp salt

3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

5 tbsp peanut butter

1 and 1/2  tbsp almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 cup chocolate chips

Optional: 1/4  cup chopped roasted peanut.

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350oF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, coconut sugar, Vegeway Raw Pumpkin Protein Powder, baking powder, and salt. Add the melted coconut oil, peanut butter, almond milk, vanilla extract, and chopped peanutes if using. Mix until well combined using a wooden spoon.

Transfer half of the dough to another mixing bowl. Add the cocoa powder and 1 tbsp of almond milk. Mix until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. If the dough seems too dry, add one more teaspoon of almond milk until you get the texture of a cookie dough.

Take about one and a half tablespoon of the chocolate cookie dough. Roll into a ball. Take one and a half tabelspoons of the peanut butter cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Combine the two balls together to form one larger ball. Place it on the baking sheet and flatten with the palm of your hand, smooth the edges. You want to shape it into a cookie shape since it won’t spread or flatten during baking. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the edges appear golden brown. Remove from the oven adn let cool completely on the baking sheet. Cookies will be soft at first but will firm up as they cool. You can press a few more chocolate chips on top while the cookies are still warm.

To store: Place them in an airtight container, or wrap each cookie individually in a plastic wrap. Cookies will keep for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.

 

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Vegeway Raw Protein Powder is a range of plant-based protein powders with a vast array of uses that solve a lot of problems. It’s dairy and lactose free, VEGAN, and if you get the right kind, it gives you all the amino acids you need to build muscle and stay lean. Just about anybody can benefit from vegan protein powder, regardless of whether or not you are a vegan.

If you find yourself thinking, “I am not a vegan so how could I benefit from using vegan protein powders?” Here are four reasons why…

 

1. You Will Reduce Digestive Stress

You will hear it a lot from people just starting out with traditional protein shakes (who don’t normally have digestive problems) that those shakes are killing their insides.

A lot of dairy-based proteins, like whey and casein, can come with some rather unexpected side effects. One can still be sensitive to lactose without being completely intolerant, and if users are feeling gassy, bloated, or stuffed up, it could be due to the amount of dairy their ingesting.

Because many active athletes take one-to-four shakes a day, digestive distress is a common symptom. Whey will always have lactose, regardless of how high-quality of an isolate it is – if it has concentrates, it’ll have lactose.

If shakes are going to be an integral part of the weight loss regimen, it is important to have one that is easy to digest and allergen free.

Vegeway 100% Raw Protein Powders are also alkaline forming, as opposed to the acid forming problems that can arise with whey or casein. This makes them good for consumers who have a problem with acid reflux.

 

2. You Will Increase Your Diet Diversity

Because of how proteins are regularly ingested, it makes sense for the supplements you take to be vegan.

Diversifying your diet means getting proteins from more than one source, and often times, much of the protein we get comes from animals—meat and dairy being the most obvious ones.

This can mean a lot of antibiotics and chemicals get in everyday diets unless the user is committed to a grass-fed, well-sourced (and expensive) meat diet.

If you’re forming a diet that involves eliminating intake of harmful chemicals, then dairy-based proteins aren’t generally a good protein to take.

Diversity can also mean ingesting more beneficial vitamins and minerals that might be lacking in common protein sources. Many vegan proteins have fibre and a wide range of probiotics and fatty acids.

 

3. You Will Be More Likely to Successfully Lose Weight

Making Vegeway 100% Raw Protein Powder part of your diet can help you lose weight more effectively. Although it may not be intuitive, given how much protein powders are attached to massive muscle gain, protein can be an essential part of weight loss since it helps boost metabolism and reduce cravings.

Increasing your protein intake can be a great way to optimize your macronutrient balance. More protein means less fat and carbohydrates. Of course, fat and carbohydrates are not “bad” components of food, but protein has been shown to offer greater satisfaction per calorie than the other two macros. The amino acid profiles of vegan protein powders are similar to whey protein and other animal proteins. Many of these plant-based proteins are also organic, non-GMO, soy-free, and gluten-free.

Proteins are also important for weight loss because digesting them actually speeds up your metabolism. It takes many more calories to metabolize protein than carbohydrates or fats, making protein an integral part of weight loss.  This is of course with the right combination of exercise and diet plan which should be consulted with a professional.

 

4. You Might Experience Some Unexpected Benefits

Vegeway 100% Raw Vegan Protein Powder has several benefits, including reducing soreness.

There are also some benefits that one might not expect from a common protein supplement. A vegan diet can help fight inflammation, and pain.

Plant-based proteins are also more ethical and sustainable. It doesn’t take as much fuel, water, or land to produce plants as it does animal proteins.  Vegeway 100% Raw Plant Protein Powders are organic, non-GMO and contain no chemical plant options. Whey and casein, if they aren’t reduced and isolated enough, might contain growth hormones, antibiotics, or other chemicals that were added to the animal feed.

Application

Vegeway 100% Raw Protein Powders are best for smoothies, baked goods like pancakes, puddings, desserts, or mixed with almond milk/water for a drink. They are water-loving, and have great solubility which is great for smoothies.

 

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Introducing the future – Leader Zircca products are a new nutritious and sustainable source of protein made of crickets. Did you know that the crickets are the closest thing to a perfect protein source on the planet? Compared to cows, chickens and pigs, crickets require massively less water, feed and land resources for the same amount of protein. Compared to cows, cricket’s produce 100 times less greenhouse gas for the same amount of protein.

WHY CRICKETS?

The use of insects as a food has many environmental, health and social benefits. From the western perspective, edible insects may sound weird, even though the insect-based ingredients are a rising trend, they have not been a traditional part of western cuisine. However, when the knowledge of superior characteristics of crickets has risen as well as the ecological reality of our food resources, many Westerns have turned their heads towards edible insects.

The environmental food print could be cut in half by choosing more sustainable foods – like crickets. With a growing world population, our planet needs more sustainable diets as well as alternative protein sources for humans and livestock to reduce land and energy usage. The United Nations predict a steady population increase, leading to 9 billion people by 2050, resulting in an even greater pressure on the environment and agricultural methods – with current resources available, we cannot feed the future generations on our planet.

Leader Foods has been involved in insect-related research and development for years, but it was only at the beginning of November 2017 when Finland changed its interpretation of EU`s novel food legislation. This change made commercial breeding and sales of insect-based nutrition products possible in Finland. When the law changed, we were already ready to act.

LESS WATER, FEED, LAND AND EMISSIONS

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has been promoting the benefits of the edible insects for years. According to them, the worldwide livestock industry accounts for over 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. By comparison, cricket production is 20 times more efficient as a protein source than cattle, and it produces 80 times less methane.

Compared to cows, chickens and pigs, crickets require massively less water for the same amount of protein. This is because insects become fully hydrated just from the food that they eat. Also, insects have a high feed conversion efficiency rate.  As insects are cold-blooded, they require less energy to stay warm. This helps explain why they are more efficient at converting feed into protein. Consider that crickets need four times less feed than sheep, 12 times less than cattle and half as much as broiler chickens and pigs to produce the same amount of protein. Crickets require also less land than other animal proteins. Where cows require 200 m2 of land for one protein kg, crickets only require 15 m2.

 

 

NUTRITIONAL FACT ABOUT THE CRICKETS

FAO report claim that insects are just as – if not more – nutritious than commonly consumed meats, such as beef. For example, crickets are rich in protein, healthy fats, iron, and calcium, and low in carbohydrates. 100 grams of cricket powder contain around 457 calories, 68g of protein, 5.7g of fat, and 5.5g of carbohydrates. While 100g of beef contains protein around 29g, and it is higher in fat, and calories. The low-fat content of insects has led some researchers – such as those involved in the FAO – to suggest that edible insects could be also an effective way to combat obesity and its related diseases. Crickets are also a great source of good unsaturated fats – they have a perfect Omega 3:6 balance.

One of the greatest health benefits of the cricket is the high content of clean, and complete, animal protein that includes all the 9 essential amino acids. In addition, crickets are also a great resource for many hard to obtain vitamins and minerals. The body can absorb these vitamins and minerals at a rate that is higher than beef or wheat. Crickets are high in vitamin B12, in fact, crickets offer almost ten times the amount of B12 when compared to salmon.

When it comes to minerals, crickets pack almost five times as much magnesium as beef and three times as much iron and supply more calcium than milk.

 

 

SUSTAINABLE DIETS WITH THE CRICKETS

Sustainable diets consider how the food system influences health and environmental outcomes; it promotes a healthy diet for the planet and the individual. Food stuff in a  sustainable diet offers people all the necessary nutrients and food components that they require for healthy growth, development, and day-to-day functioning.

We, at Leader Foods, have joined into the frontier of sustainable diet promoting health, wellness, and sustainability – and great taste – as we believe that sustainable diets should also be tasty. So tasty, that people could shift into it from their regular diets without hesitation.

We wish to offer more sustainable and tasty diet options, so people can make their own choices about their nutrition and planet – without sacrificing the great taste! With the cricket it is easy to personalize diets towards sustainability and make food choices “better for me and my body as well as for the planet”. With a clear conscious and respect towards our planet, we raise our thumbs to the crickets!

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The great Outdoors. What a wonderful, romantic, and honestly difficult place to find yourself in. Whether you are Bear Grylls, an army soldier, a seasonal hunter, a avid hiker\thrill seeker, or just someone who wants to spend some time in the woods. We have all found ourselves at one point or another wishing we had brought with us some food that is light, easy to pack, nutritious, easy to cook, and tastes good. Look no further, as we have created the one of a kind OUTDOOR GOURMET MEALS just for you, whatever your background or experience.

An adventure in the nature and outdoors consumes a lot of calories.  That means that you would normally need to pack more than enough food to make sure you don’t lose strength half way through your adventure. These food products also often cause you pack to increase tremendously in weight. That is why our Outdoor Gourmet meals are a balanced, high-calorie and tasty meal. They contain approximately 15-20% more protein and energy, and are approximately 500-700 kcal per meal. This versatile and inovative product series also offers a variety of vegetable and vegan options and gluten and lactose free meals.

Preparing meals is simple – JUST. ADD. WATER. That is it, we promise. No long waits to dig into your food, as the meal will take from 5-15 minutes depending on the product. Clear instructions can be found at the back of the bag and the preparation is easy with the measurement scale inside the bag. It is a perfect meal for anyone looking to go on a hike, camping trip, boat trip, or even take it to work. I actually ate it for lunch today.

Choose your favorite Outdoor Gourmet meal from 19 delicious flavours and enjoy.

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A Finnish Coeliac Society publishes annually a gluten-free products catalogue of Finnish products and manufacturers.

The selected gluten-free Barebar bars:

 

  • BareBar Orange & Raw Cocoa 40 g
  • BareBar Spicy Lemon 40 g
  • BareBar Date & Cashew 40 g
  • BareBar Red Berries 40 g
  • BareBar Apple & Cinnamon 40 g

 

Publication information: http://www.keliakialiitto.fi/liitto/gluteeniton_elama/gluteenittomia_tuotteita_2017/

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Our production plants in Vantaa and Toholampi have both been granted the Food Safety System Certification 22000 by Bureau Veritas. These certificates demonstrate our achievement and continued commitment to conduct our business in a thoroughly professional and consistent manner.

We have also been UTZ certified. UTZ certificate is a coffee, cocoa and tea certification system. We are authorized to process cocoa and sell products containing UTZ certified cocoa. UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. With the certificate we are committed to support the well-being of the producers and the environment.

Certificates: 100864FH/ DNKFRC100198FH

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When we were children we had the craziest dreams. Some dreamed of being an astronaut, other dreamed of being a movie star, and still some dreamed they could be a lion or a tiger. Whatever your dream was, sometimes it was achieved and sometimes it remained just a dream. Here at Leader, we have dreamed for a long time of a Protein Bar, that was more than a protein bar. We wanted all the benefits of a protein bar, but with the texture and taste of a candy bar. This is because for so long, so many other protein bars feel more like eating a brick then they do like eating something good.

Well, we are proud to present our DREAM come true! We promise you that when you bite into our Dream Protein Bars, your taste buds will think you are eating a candy bar. But, your body will know you are eating something good for you. Don’t worry, you aren’t asleep right now, we promise you that you are awake and this is DREAM IS REAL!

Whether you are about to work out, just finished working out, are on a hike or a run, getting ready to take the kids to school, or sitting at the office before it is lunch time. Whatever, you are doing, take a DREAM bar with you, and let us be a part of your pursuit to make YOUR dreams come true.

Four delicious flavours:
Protein Dream Crispy Milk Chocolate 45 g
Protein Dream Salted Nuts & Caramel 45 g
Protein Dream Chocolate & Cookies 45 g
Protein Dream Crispy Caramel 45 g