Food Trends

Wish List: No Excuses

Stick to your healthy-eating resolutions this year with a little help from these gadgets and snacks.

Photographs by Toan Trinh; courtesy photo (Vitamix).

Clockwise from top left:

MONTEBENTO
Bento Box

Give your on-the-go lunch an upgrade with this French-made microwavable food container. Available in a rainbow of colors, it boasts two separate storage levels and seals up air-tight. Bonus: You can throw it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.

$33, Topdrawer.

VITAMIX
A3500 Ascent Series Blender

This new model from the Ferrari of blenders has even more high-test features than the standard version, including a timer that will shut the machine off automatically when your green smoothie is ready.

Starting at $550, vitamix.com.

BOSTON SMOKED FISH CO.
Salmon Bacon

It fries up like regular bacon and, thanks to a curing-and-hot-smoking process, tastes a lot like it, too. But with loads of good-for-you omega-3s, these salmon-belly strips are heart-healthier than the real stuff. Try them alongside eggs or stuffed into a BLT.

$8.50, Boston Public Market.

FIVE WAY FOODS
Bone Broth

Sip on a steaming cup of this comforting, collagen-rich broth, or use it in soups, risottos, and other recipes as a wholesome alternative to mass-produced products. Available in four flavors, it’s made at Dorchester’s CommonWealth Kitchen.

$7, Whole Foods.

MOTHER JUICE
Amazeballs

In need of a post-gym pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat? Pop one of these confections, made with almonds, dates, and coconut. With flavors ranging from carrot cake to coconut-mocha and mint-matcha-chip, you won’t miss the refined sugar.

$5 for two, Mother Juice.


Jenna Pelletier Jenna Pelletier, Food Editor at Boston Magazine jpelletier@bostonmagazine.com