The 2019 Healthy Food Guide Awards
The 2019 Healthy Food Guide Awards
Every year the team of dietitians at the Healthy Food Guide scour the supermarket shelves to find the best products across 12 categories. From flavoured yoghurts and breakfast cereals to ready-made meals and allergy-friendly snacks, they have sorted the best from the rest, including their new 2019 Supermarket Innovation Award.

I help judge these awards, along with my colleagues Catherine Saxelby and from the Healthy Food Guide dietitians Brooke Delfino and Melissa Meier. 

Check out the winners and the finalists for all 12 categories below, including those voted by readers.

 


1. Best yoghurt

WINNER
: Siggi’s Icelandic Style Skyr 0.5% Plain
 
READERS’ CHOICE Farmers Union High Protein 0.5% Fat Natural Yoghurt
 
Finalists
Tamar Valley Dairy Natural 99.8% Fat Free Yoghurt
Farmers Union Pouch Greek Style Yoghurt (Strawberry)
Five:am Simply Whole Milk Yoghurt No Added Sugar (Passionfruit)
Dairy Dream No Added Sugar Greek Style Yoghurt (Multi-Pack)
 
2. Best packaged sweet snack
 


WINNER
Freedom Foods Barley + Bars (Seven Seed)
 
READERS’ CHOICE Goulburn Valley Peaches In Juice
 
Finalists
Macro Cacao & Mint Latte
Shelby's Snack Bar (Almond, Matcha, Cranberry & Dark Choc)
Tasti Made Simple Wholefood Balls (Peanut Butter & Caramel)
YoPRO Yoghurt Drink (Coffee)
 
3. Best sandwich base

WINNER
Bakers Delight Cape Seed Roll
 
READERS’ CHOICE Bakers Delight Cape Seed Roll
 
Finalists
Freedom Foods Barley+ Whole Grain Barley Wraps
Macro Linseed & Sunflower Seeded Bread 85% Lower Carb
Herman Brot Lower Carb Bread
Tip Top 9 Grain (Wholemeal)
Abbott's Village Bakery Sandwich Thins (Mixed Seeds & Grains)
 
4. Best pantry staple
 
WINNER Barilla Chickpea Casarecce
 
READERS’ CHOICE Cobram Estate Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Garlic Infused)
 
Finalists
SunRice Brown Rice & Quinoa Infusion Infused with Lemongrass, Chilli & Garlic
Edgell Red Kidney Beans No Drain Ready to Eat Pouch
Jamie Oliver Pasta Sauce (Tomato & Chilli)
Heinz Baked Beans The One for One (Salt Reduced)
 
5. Best kids’ packaged lunch box snack
 

WINNER
Five:am Simply Whole Milk Yoghurt No Added Sugar (Strawberry)
 
READERS’ CHOICE Chris’ Dips Hommus 3-pack
 
Finalists
Chia Pod Smooth (Banana)
Freedom Foods Messy Monkeys Popcorn (Lightly Salted)
Freedom Foods Messy Monkeys Snack Bars (Strawberry & Apple)
The Happy Snack Company Kids Roasted Fav-va Beans (Salt & Vinegar)
 
6. Best breakfast cereal

 

WINNER Carman's 5 Grain & Seed Granola Almond, Vanilla & Cinnamon
 
READERS’ CHOICE Carman's 5 Grain & Seed Granola Almond, Vanilla & Cinnamon
 
Finalists
Food for Health Simply Fibre Muesli with Australian Oats & Almonds
Freedom Foods Barley+ Muesli (Cranberry, Almond & Cinnamon Muesli)
Freedom Foods Active Balance (Buckwheat & Quinoa)
Uncle Tobys Weeties
Red Tractor Foods Natural Instant Protein Oats
 
7. Best ready-made meal
 
WINNER WW Healthy Kitchen Peri Peri Chicken with Creamy Sweet Potato Mash, Black Bean Salsa and Broccoli
 
READERS’ CHOICE Rokeby Farms Whole Protein Breakfast Smoothie (Banana, Honey & Cinnamon)
 
Finalists
Woolworths Balanced Nutrition Burrito Bowl
Woolworths Balanced Nutrition Lentil and Mushroom Bolognese
Coles Classics Lentil Cottage Pie
 
8. Best packaged savoury snack
 

WINNER
Lucky Smart Snax (Protein)
 
READERS’ CHOICE Ryvita Multigrain Rye Crispbread
 
Finalists
Macro Italian Herbs Grain Bites
Mayver’s Goodness To Go Peanut Butter
Freedom Foods Crafted Blends Whole Grain Popcorn (Himalayan Pink Salt)
The Happy Snack Company Roasted Fav-va Beans (Red Pepper & Chilli)
 
9. Best vegetarian food

 

WINNER Macro Falafel Mix
 
READERS’ CHOICE Vegie Delights Meatless Meatballs
 
Finalists
Macro Textured Vegetable Protein
Soyco Tofu (Japanese)
Wildly Good Beetroot Black Bean Burgers with Caramelised Onions
Nutrisoy Tempeh
 
10. Best allergy-friendly snack

 

WINNER Macro Spicy Seaweed Grain Bites
 
READERS’ CHOICE Carman's Roasted Nut Bars (Dark Choc Espresso)
 
Finalists
The Happy Snack Company Roasted Chic Peas (Dark Choc & Raspberry)
Kez's Kitchen Free & Naked Lamington Bars
Carman’s Super Seed & Grain Crackers (Ancient Grain & Cracked Pepper)
Think Foods Mini Munch (Sunflower Strawberry)
 
11. Best spread / dip
 
WINNER Mayver’s Dark Roasted Unsalted Peanut Butter (Smunchy)
 
READERS’ CHOICE Mayver’s Dark Roasted Unsalted Peanut Butter (Smunchy)
 
Finalists
Coles Roasted Pumpkin & Dukkah Hummus
Black Swan Skinny Tzatziki
Chris’ Dips Hommus
Woolworths Creamed Cottage Cheese
Macro Certified Organic Unhulled Tahini
 
12. Best milk / milk alternative
 
WINNER The Complete Dairy Light Milk
 
READERS’ CHOICE The Complete Dairy Light Milk
 
Finalists
Dairy Farmers HeartActive 99% fat free milk
Australia’s Own Like Milk (Unsweetened)
Vitasoy Soy Milk CalciPlus
Paul’s Zymil Easy to Digest Low Fat Milk
Rokeby Farms Probiotic Swedish Style Filmjolk (Natural)
 


2019 SUPERMARKET INNOVATION AWARD
 

“This award recognises the supermarket that has worked hard this year to encourage shoppers to make healthy decisions in store,” says HFG editor and dietitian, Brooke Delfino.

 
WINNER Woolworths Discovery Garden



ABOUT AUSTRALIAN HEALTHY FOOD GUIDE MAGAZINE

Healthy Food Guide magazine (nextmedia PTY Limited) is your complete guide to healthy eating. Each monthly issue contains expert tips, dietitian-approved recipes and advice you can trust to help Australians make better food choices at the shops and in the kitchen.
It’s the only local magazine where every recipe and article is dietitian approved, with nutritionally accurate health information and food recommendations. We give unbiased opinions and are not affiliated with any food manufacturers. All branded food is approved by our dietitians.

 
ABOUT THE HEALTHY FOOD GUIDE AWARDS

The Healthy Food Guide Awards is an annual endeavour, free to enter, independent and impartially conducted by Healthy Food Guide magazine, with a view to identifying and communicating the most nutritious and tasty packaged foods found on supermarket shelves.
The Awards winners list is a reliable and trusted reference for consumers, making it easy to shop, buy and eat good food. To assist shoppers, winners and finalists can display the distinctive green Healthy Food Guide Award logo on their product.

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