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The wait is finally over as we reveal the winning products in the 2016 Healthy Food Guide Awards!

Now in it’s fourth year, the Healthy Food Guide Food & Drink Awards celebrate products that are good tasting and good for you. ‘It’s been a stellar year for healthy product launches,” says Melanie Leyshon, Editor of Healthy Food Guide. “Not only are the supermarket aisles crowded with newcomers, from breakfast goodies to post-workout snacks and almost-as-good-as-homemade suppers, but leading brands have also been busy reformulating recipes, lowering sugars or adding protein to cereals and yogurts.’

‘It’s been great to see quality products from small start-ups coming on to the shelf, too. Not a day goes by when we’re not taking delivery of healthy cereal bars, soups, grains and pulses. Even the nut butters sector has expanded, with almond and hazelnut as well as swanky new peanut varieties. Bread is also enjoying a fibre and flavour renaissance. For the consumer, this is great news – but it can also make your weekly shop that little bit harder.’

To help you buy and eat more healthily, we’ve tasted every product in every category. Our nutritional experts have then made sure this year’s winners are good all-rounders from a nutrition point of view.

Food and Drink Awards 2016 – Winners:

CerealSown & Grown Four Grain Muesli
PorridgeFlahavan’s Irish Organic Jumbo Oats
GranolaEat Natural Gluten Free Super Granola with Buckwheat, Seeds & Honey
YogurtAldi Brooklea Natural Fat Free Yogurt
MilkArla Best Of Both Fat-Free Milk
BreadM&S Sunflower & Pumpkin Loaf
ConvenienceHeck Chicken Italia Sausages
Ready MealAsda Good & Balanced Lemon Chicken & Wild Rice
SoupM&S Super Green Soup
SaladAldi Specially Selected Jewelled Giant Couscous
Gym FixAsda Grower’s Selection Tuna & Egg Protein Pot
SpeedyAsda Cauliflower Pilau Rice
BakingSweetpea Pantry Super Oat Flapjack Mix
CondimentStreamline Less Sugar Strawberry Jam
DrinkTwinings Lemon & Ginger Tea
DressingThe Coconut Company Organic Coconut Vinegar
Sweet TreatUrban Fruit Smashing Strawberry
FrozenM&S Count On Us Madagascan Vanilla Iced Dessert
FrozenOppo Salted Caramel Ice Cream
OilOlivado Extra Virgin Avocado Oil

For details on all the winners and the highly recommended products, plus stockists and nutritional values, see the July issue of Healthy Food Guide.