Activate, powered by Solgar vitamins, introduced three new flavors to its line of vitamin-enhanced beverages. Added to the Balance varieties are Cucumber Lemonade, Peach Mango and Strawberry Watermelon. Vitamins are stored in the unique twist cap and are dispersed through the beverage once opened. The company says its research shows that vitamins lose potency when sitting in water. The products are sugar free, have zero calories and include vitamins C, A, B5 and B12.

Cherry Licorice Drops are the newest addition to the Lovely Candy Co. line of gluten-free and organic candies. Lovely candies are kosher certified and contain no artificial ingredients or corn syrup. Other varieties include Superfruit Chews, Fruit Chews, Chocolate Swirl Caramels and Chewy Original Caramels. Cherry Licorice drops come in 3.25 oz bags.

Blue Monkey Coconut Collection has introduced 100% natural coconut chips. These fiber-rich baked chips come in three flavors: original, wasabi and ginger. They contain no sugar and are lightly sweetened with coconut nectar. Other Blue Monkey products include coconut water, coconut + guava juice and instant coconut water mix.

Made from organic bananas, Barnana Original Chewy Banana Bites are a raw vegan snack. Banana Bites are certified organic and contain high amounts of fiber and potassium, as well as over 20 vitamins and minerals. Barnana also makes Chewy Chocolate Banana Bites, covered in organic dark chocolate. Barnana snacks are non-GMO and Kosher.

The Veri Soda Company has a new line of USDA organic, non-GMO sodas. Sweetened with organic cane sugar and stevia, Veri soft drinks are made with fruit juices and sparkling water, and contain 60 calories per can. Veri sodas come in Cola, Orange, Lemon Lime and Ginger Ale. SRP for a four-pack: $4.99.

New Sprout Rise Morning Multigrain Crunch Bites are part of Sprout Foods’ new Sprout Rise collection of healthy breakfast foods for the family. The bite-sized, organic cereal is made with whole grains, is high in protein and fiber and is filled with real fruit and vegetables. Flavors include Red Berry & Beet, Orange Fruit & Carrot and Purple Berry & Carrot.

Late July Organic Snacks has launched Restaurant Style Organic Tortilla Chips, available in Sea Salt and Chia & Quinoa. The chips are certified USDA organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.

For kid-friendly recipes categorized into dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free, look to Allergy-free Cooking for Kids ($14.95, 184 pp) by Pamela Clark. The recipes are accompanied by colorful images and nutritional information. Recipes include: Coconut Rice Pudding, Banana Bread, Mini Meat Pies and Polenta-Coated Chicken.

A comprehensive guide to biodynamic farming, Citizen Farmers ($24.95, 224 pp) by Daron “Farmer D” Joffe and Susan Puckett explains how to “grow healthy food, build thriving communities, and give back to the earth.” The book is filled with colorful pictures and guides on composting, tilling, sowing, reaping and more.