Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Vitacost Review
I have been slowly making changes with what I feed my boys and trying to have them take vitamins as supplements. Last year I started doing a lot more cooking from scratch and really wish we lived closer to a Whole Foods so we could have more natural and organic foods to choose from.

That’s not a viable option, but came along at just the right time. My boys are getting out of school and will be needing some snacks. I think because we’re trying to eat healthier, they aren’t liking the junk filled stuff as much as they used to. It’s literally going bad in our pantry!
Something I’ve always wanted to change out was their “fruit snacks”. I remember eating those long ones that seemed to be made out of real fruit and then came along the “other kind” that’s full of sugar. What I found at was Pure Organic Fruit & Veggie Strip. I got the strawberry/apple flavored ones to sample and I loved it. They’re thick and hit the sweet spot I need. My boys on the other hand weren’t convinced. It’s a process, remember. They’re used to the sugary stuff that we’ve always had. It’ll take time, but we’ll be experimenting with their flavors.
Veggie Fruit Strip Duo
I’ve been eating mine in the middle of the day when I get the munchies. They’re also exactly what I want as a snack for when we go to the beach! I also decided to step out of my food box and try their Himalania Dark Chocolate Goji Berries. Yea, not a big dark chocolate fan and I had NO clue what a Goji berry was. I figured, what the heck, I didn’t have anything to lose.
Himalania Goji berries
Goji Berries
I tell you what, they became my work day snack. I would have a handful or two (not big handfuls) and I would be satisfied until lunch. First I didn’t have that bitter dark chocolate taste and the Goji berry was really good. I actually ate the chocolate off of one so I could see what it looked like. It was this long reddish colored dried piece of fruit. I’m interested as to what this thing looks like before it’s dried. They quickly became my favorite snack and they hit the spot! I forgot to mention, I didn’t offer these to the boys. lol I just didn’t want to waste one of them in case the boys weren’t thrilled. =)
Multi-vitamin gummies
And now, here’s the kicker! I haven’t had gummy vitamins for the boys for a while now…and I know they definitely need supplements. The issue I had was Buddy. Sigh…he never likes eating these things. Eh-ver. I kid you not, this kid has complained every time I’ve tried a new gummy vitamin. Doodle, he loves taking them and does so every day. So, you can imagine my surprise on the second day having the Vitacost Multi-Vitamin Gummies in the house and hearing Buddy say, “mom can I have one this morning?” My response was, “Excuse me?” I was literally in shock. I thought he was messing with me. He has since, on his own, had one every single day…probably two. They’re supposed to have two a day. I leave them on the kitchen counter and they get them on their own.

So, I was actually going to get myself some more Goji berries, but I think I’ll have to place an entire order to replace everything we’ve already finished (aside from the vitamins). They’ve got a fantastic selection of healthy products, too much to really list here, but they have so many options for personal use and consumption, pets, and for the home. I also like their micro sites that give you some great tips and information!
What’s one of your favorite “healthy” things to snack on?
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Unknown said...

I would like to try Vitacost's Vitamin D3

Maryann D. said...

I would like to try from Vitacost; Barney Butter Almond Butter Smooth -- 10 oz
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latanya t said...

Jason Body Wash Pure Natural Purifying Tea Tree -- 30 fl oz

Jackie said...

I'd like to try the South of France Bar Soap - Acai Pomegranate.
Thank you!

BethElderton said...

I'd might like to try the YS Eco Bee Farms Raw Honey
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Elena Vo said...

The Gluten-free all-purpose mix from Bloomfield Farms looks interesting, I'd like to try that.

Jordan said...

I'd love to try some of the flavors of About Time Protein powder.

Paol Trenny said...

Derma E Evenly Radiant® BB Creme Medium Tint Fragrance Free

Janice said...

I would like to try the Probiotics vitamins

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Vitacost CoQ10 capsules.

sdavis said...

i would like to try the CSI 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil - Natural Rejuvenating Oil

Unknown said...

I would love to try their PB2 Peanut Butter.

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Ashley T. said...

Vitacost Coconut oil

Unknown said...

Alive Once Daily Vitamins :)

Amy Orvin said...

I'd love for my cats to try the Halo Purely For Pets Liv-a-Littles® Protein Treats 100% Chicken Breast -- 2.2 oz

Jessica said...

I love Vitacost! I would love to order my favorite Almonds from them: Blue Diamond Wasabit and Soy Sauce. I also need more almond flour and sugar substitutes. They carry it all! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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LauraJJ said...

I would love to try the Gluten Defense Enzymes!

Unknown said...

The vega vanilla almondilla sounds awesome

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