When my son was first diagnosed with serious digestive issues and

Autism Spectrum Disorder more than 10 years ago, my dear friend

Lotus immediately asked how she could help. Back then, finding

affordable, high quality gluten and dairy free products delicious

enough for my picky eater son to accept, but also low in sugar and

high in protein was a near impossible challenge. Lotus wasn’t fazed,

and quickly starting developing products for me in her kitchen. This

initial labour of love quickly caught on, and inspired her to create

Lotus Fine Foods.  Her values and commitment to create the highest

quality products for a reasonable price remains unchanged and is

cornerstone of her well deserved success.  After all these years, my favourite breakfast is

still Lotus’s Cherry Coconut granola.



Lisa Burchartz -Lotus’s very first customer Toronto Ontario

Lotus Fine Foods headed to the CHFA West show this weekend!

Trade Show: May 14 & 15, 2016

Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Lotus Fine Foods will be headed west to the CHFA West show in Vancouver this weekend – Saturday May 14 & Sunday May 15 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. What a great opportunity to meet distributors, brokers, manufactures and creators of some of Canada’s top organic and natural health products.

If you’re attending this show, you can find Lotus Fine Foods listed under the Ed Core Marketing Ltd. exhibit floor plan, and specifically at booth #442.

Hope to see you there!

The National Women’s Show

Ladies, will you be attending the National Women’s Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend? It’s the ultimate girls outing! We will be there with our delicious Quinoa Granola starting tomorrow until Sunday.

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Make sure to come to our booth (1740) for samples and great deals.

Friday, November 7, 2014, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Booth #

We hope to see you there!

Breakfast at its finest

Don’t you agree that one tricky part about the mornings is eating a healthy breakfast? The morning rush can sometimes deter us from making healthy choices, but breakfast really doesn’t have to be a huge production; you simply just need a bowl and spoon.

We have three easy breakfast ideas that will take you from your bed to the classroom (or office).  All you need is your appetite!

Breakfast in a jar


Mason jars are pretty great for everything, including breakfast. If you don’t have time to eat at home, bring it with you to enjoy in the car, on the bus or while you’re walking. Simply mix some of your favourite yogurt, Lotus Fine Foods Quinoa Granola and your fruit of choice into a mason jar, screw on the lid and remember your spoon!

Three-way powerhouse breakfast


For this one, you’ll need Lotus Fine Foods Quinoa Granola, a banana and some OJ. Which ever way you choose to have it, this breakfast will provide you will the protein to keep you held over until snack or lunch, the vitamin C to keep you feeling energized and fibre to regulate and aid digestion.

If you want to have a plain-Jane breakfast, simply snack on the Quinoa Granola straight from the bag, pour yourself a glass of orange juice and peel back your banana.

For breakfast in a glass, blend the banana and orange juice in a blender and sprinkle with some Quinoa Granola for a little crunch.

For a little creative spin, opt to dip your banana in the Quinoa Granola and eat it that way. Finish it off with a glass of OJ and you’re ready for a full day of learning!

Simple at it’s best

DSC03740Bowl. Spoon. Milk. Quinoa Granola…we think you get the picture!



The Delicious Food Show

The Delicious Food Show is only a couple of weekends away! Have you purchased your tickets?

Delicious Food Show

If you haven’t, check out how delicious this event will be! It’s a three day event for foodies, designed to bring together the best in cooking, food and entertaining. There will be hundreds of exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, workshops, book signings and appearances by Food Network and international celebrity chefs (including Chef Chuck Hughes).

We are very excited to be featuring our Quinoa Granola there again this year and joining in on the foodie love.

Friday, October 17th, 2014: 10AM – 9PM
Saturday, October 18th, 2014: 10AM – 8PM
Sunday, October 19th, 2014: 10AM – 6PM

Direct Energy Centre, Hall A
100 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K3C3

Lotus Fine Foods Booth #: 208

We hope to see you there!

Smart from the Start at Longo’s

We hope you are all enjoying back-to-school and work this September! For the month of September, Longo’s Markets are sampling our Quinoa Granola with their Smart from the Start tasting program.

We teamed up with USA Pears to share our delicious granola with you at Longo’s. Pears, our Quinoa Granola, Natura Milk and a drizzle of Bonne Maman Caramel Spread makes a delicious sweet treat or dessert.


To sample this yummy treat, check out one of the many Longo’s locations that are featuring Smart from the Start! If you get the chance to try it, we would love to hear from you! Simply send us a tweet @LotusFineFoods or message us on Facebook.com/LotusFineFoodsGranola!

Sep 12 Oakville 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 12 Leaside 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 12 Winston 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 13 Leaside 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sep 13 Oakville 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sep 13 Winston 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 17 Ponytrail 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 17 Glen Erin 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 17 Weston (formerly Woodbridge) 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 18 Ponytrail 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 18 Glen Erin 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 18 Weston (formerly Woodbridge) 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 19 Walkers 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 19 Aurora 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 19 Richmond Hill 2 – 6 p.m.

Sep 20 Walkers 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sep 20 Aurora 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sep 20 Richmond Hill 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Healthy Summer Snacking

Summer snacking doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless, especially when you’re snacking on Lotus Fine Foods Quinoa Granola! This week Lotus shared her favourite summer snack ideas, including a recipe for Energy Balls made with Lotus Fine Foods Quinoa Granola, on CTV Atlantic and Global Halifax. She had a wonderful time and was very happy to be able to share her healthy snacks with everyone watching.

Lotus on Global Halifax

Energy Balls are an easy, no-bake, go-to summer snack that are fantastic to bring to the beach, dock, a picnic or a sporting event. They are also free from refined sugars, low in sodium, gluten free and full of fibre.

Lotus Fine Foods Energy Balls 

1/2 cup natural nut/seed butter
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 1/4 cups gluten free oats
Single serve package of Lotus Fine Foods Quinoa Granola (1/3 cup)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or nuts/seeds/dried fruit)

Combine the ingredients and roll into bite-size balls. Refrigerate until firm (about one hour).

They are that easy! 
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Other healthy snack ideas to accompany the Energy Balls include:

– Greek Yogurt
– Veggies and dip
– Homemade trail mix (dried fruit, almonds, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips)
– Yogurt tubes (if you freeze them, they act as an edible freezer pack for the snack bag)
– Sliced fruit with melted chocolate
Neal Brother’s Tortillas with salsa
Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps
Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers 

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Learn more snack ideas and watch Lotus on Global Halifax.

What are your favourite healthy summer snacks?

It’s All in the Sunflower

The National Sunflower Association’s July issue is all about sunflower oil! The report features top food trends, a Q&A regarding sunflower oil and profiles our Quinoa Granola.

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The sunflower seeds added to our granolas not only create texture but pack a nutritional punch of vitamin E and magnesium. Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant and has a significant anti-inflammatory effect, and magnesium is necessary for healthy bones and energy production. Sunflower seeds are also a great source of protein, they make the perfect snack!

We use non-GMO sunflower oil to give our granolas a longer shelf life, than other oils would allow. The great thing about sunflower oil is that it has a neutral taste so it allows the flavours of the other ingredients (like the quinoa and seeds) to come through.

Check out the National Sunflower Association‘s website and make sure to eat your seeds!

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A Safe Summer Read

Sitting outside in the warm sun with a cold drink in one hand is the perfect setting for a good read. We all have our favourite magazines, but when it comes to food allergies, finding a magazine that includes safe recipes is not always easy. Fortunately there is Allergic Living, a magazine for people with food allergies, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or environmental allergies.


We love Allergic Living because it caters to those who are gluten free, includes recipes, tips, expert Q&A’s and much more. Excitingly enough our new single serve Quinoa Granola is featured in their recent issue (Summery 2014) in the Tasty Trends section.


Tasty Trends in Allergic LivingThe best thing about our Quinoa Granola is that it’s not only gluten free, but also nut-free, vegan, refined sugar free, egg-free and organic. It’s great for those with a variety of allergies!

Head to your nearest Indigo/Chapter’s to get your copy of Allergic Living, it’s a resource you will love.