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As a reminder to start, please note that we cannot provide individualized medical or nutritional advice. Thus for questions specific to your health and dietary concerns, please consult with a licensed healthcare professional who is educated in lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition. For those with strong allergic reactions, please note that we cannot guarantee zero cross-contamination of ingredients used in our kitchens. We also recommend that LeafSiders with known allergies review the ingredients of their favorite meals regularly, since we may update our recipes at any time without notice.
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One meal includes an organic whole wheat product: the Tex Mex savory-bowl contains organic bulgur. The rest of our meals are nominally gluten-free, meaning they have no specific ingredients with gluten, but it’s possible that trace amounts are present. The organic oats that we use are not certified gluten-free. Please note that we are not a gluten-free kitchen; and as a small business, we have no plans at this time to get the various certifications due to the costs involved in meeting the requirements. You can find the nutrition summary for all of our meals here. Please Note: If you have been clinically diagnosed with celiac disease or severe gluten allergy by a licensed medical professional — in particular, a gastroenterologist using genetic tests, blood tests, and an upper endoscopy with biopsies of the small intestine (please refer to the book Fiber Fueled pages 106-108) — then for your safety, we advise not using our meals. For more extensive information see our FAQ entry on this topic: https://www.goleafside.com/faq/single-faq/are-leafside-meals-gluten-free The follow meals are nominally gluten-free: (please read our full explanation above)
At this time, all of our meals, except the Creamy Potato Leek soup, Goji Peach Paradise sweet bowl, Lentil Tomato Pasta, Madras Curry, Thai Veggie Noodle, and Tropical Bliss include nuts because we follow Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen guidelines. He recommends 1/4 cup of nuts (or seeds) or 2 tablespoons of nut (or seed) butter per day. As noted by Dr. Greger’s unmatched reviews of the nutrition science literature, the scientific evidence for the health benefits of nuts and seeds is very strong, and the vast majority of lifestyle medicine professionals agree. Please click here to learn more about why we include nuts: https://www.goleafside.com/faq/single-faq/what-why-fat-in-leafside-meals Additionally, this recent article by Dr. Joel Fuhrman is helpful to learn more about the benefits of eating nuts and seeds: https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/eat-to-live-blog/168/the-attack-against-nuts-and-seeds-getting-nuttier-all-the-time That said, we plan to offer nut-free recipes in the future as we continue to grow and expand our offerings. You can find the nutrition summary for all of our meals here. The following meals are nut-free: (please read our full explanation above)
Do you have an allergy to soybean products? Please note that we cannot guarantee zero cross-contamination, since we do use soy ingredients in our kitchen. Currently, our Broccoli Cashew Alfredo and Thai Veggie Noodle savory bowls have soy curls, a minimally processed form of whole soy beans. Additionally, all of our soups and savory bowls contain miso powder (a form of fermented soy beans) to offset the negative effects of sodium in salt; alternatively, you may request for your meals to be SOS-free, if you would like to entirely omit the miso and sea salt (the options are to either have both, or neither). Note that if you are not currently an experienced SOS-free consumer, whose taste buds are well-accustomed to very low sodium meals, we recommend the standard form of our savory meals with salt & miso. You can learn more about why we add miso to our dishes with salt, and how to request SOS-free meals at the following link: https://www.goleafside.com/faq/single-faq/do-your-products-conform-to-the-no-sos-guidelines-no-added-salt-oil-or-sugar/ You can find the nutrition summary for all of our meals here.
All of our 23 meals are free of added sugar and oil, and our sweet bowls and smoothies do not have any added salt. Our savory bowls and soups are low in sodium, but we can omit the sea salt and miso powder in those meals upon request (the choice is to have either both of those ingredients, or neither). The sodium content in the meals without added salt & miso (which we add to help negate the effects of salt) is as follows:
- Soups – Black Bean & Chunky Tomato: 50.50 mg; Creamy Potato Leek: 178.15 mg; Smoky Pea: 104.32 mg; Golden Garlic Bean: 107.66 mg; Sweet Potato Dal: 122. mg
- Savory bowls – Broccoli Cashew Alfredo: 60 mg; Creamy Forest Mushroom: 30.94 mg; Lentil Tomato Pasta: 54.07 mg; Madras Curry: 69.21 mg; Pesto & Peppers Pasta: 20 mg; Tex Mex: 44.25 mg; Thai Veggie Noodle: 76.28 mg
Once you get to the payment page, you will see a place for customer notes which is where you can indicate that you’d like SOS-free savory items. Please note that if you choose to pay with PayPal, they will not provide you with a notes section. You will need to reach out to us directly, so we can add this note to your order/subscription on your behalf. You can find the nutrition summary for all of our meals here.
We add healthy sources of whole plant fats — like whole food coconut, nuts, and seeds — to many of our meals for the wonderful flavor and creaminess it adds to our recipes. For more information about fats, please click here: https://www.goleafside.com/faq/single-faq/what-why-fat-in-leafside-meals You can find the nutrition summary for all of our meals here.
All 23 of our meals are free of refined and processed carbohydrates, and only contain complex carbohydrates from whole food plant-based sources such as fiber-rich legumes, whole grains, and nuts/seeds. Not only do these foods contain energy-packed complex carbohydrates, but they also deliver a wealth of phytonutrients and micronutrients that your body needs to thrive. You may find this article about low-carb diets and health interesting: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/low-carb-diets-and-coronary-blood-flow/ You can also find the nutrition summary for all of our meals here.
Find the nutrition summary for all of our meals here or you can download the full nutrition & ingredient information summary PDF from the link above.
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