Vitacost Haul: Everyday Essentials

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 3 minutes

The bare necessities of life – we all have them. To make a home feel like home, you just gotta have a few essentials on hand at all times.  In our house, the must-haves include eco-friendly napkins and trash bags (with drawstrings!), plus a few nutritious foods that really every pantry should have – spaghetti dinner, anyone?

Home Goods

Seventh Generation 100% Recycled 1-Ply Napkins Napkins may not be the most exciting purchase, but at least I can feel better knowing these are better for the environment.

Seventh Generation Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bags Make sure you get the box with the drawstring – it’s a crucial component!

Beauty Must-Haves

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter The aroma is like summer in a bottle. This will be used every…single…day, for sure.

Pacifica Gardenia Roller Ball If you watched my Friday Favorites video, you’ll recognize this one. I wanted this smaller size, so it can fit nicely in my purse for traveling.

Reviva Labs 10% Glycolic Acid Cream Supposedly glycolic acid is great for the pesky bumps on the back of my legs. Fingers crossed!

Food Favorites

Jovial Gluten-Free Traditional Egg Pasta This pasta is 100% organic and super tasty.

Van’s Gluten-Free Say Cheese Crispy Whole Grain Baked Crackers I’ve had their waffles before, but never their snacks. I’m excited to give these a try.

Van’s Gluten-Free Roasted Veggie Crispy Whole Grain Baked Crackers This flavor sounds like it’ll be good with cheese or hummus.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bars Andrew’s absolute favorites – he’s already gone through the box.

Guru Lite Natural Energy Drink I get the “lite” version, because it’s sweetened with stevia. These are the best alternative to those other name brand energy drinks.

Pamela’s Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix We use the Pamela’s Gluten-Free Pancake Mix all the time, so I know this mix will be one of our favorites for a while.

Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk This satisfies my sweet tooth with only 120 calories and lots of protein, vitamins and minerals. The one-serving bottles are great for portion control.

Pukka Harmonise Organic Rose, Hibiscus & Sweet Vanilla Tea I couldn’t resist! Tea is always stocked in my pantry – and currently overflowing. This one is specific for women’s health, though, which is what lured me in.

Simply Organic Chili Powder Spices are too expensive in the store, so stocking up at is a huge money-saver!

Hi-Ball Sparkling Energy Water in Peach Because this is sparkling water, I feel like I’m hydrating myself but with an extra kick of energy from guarana and ginseng.

Jovial Gluten-Free Brown Rice Spaghetti Spaghetti should be in everyone’s kitchen pantry. It’s the easiest meal to throw together.

Ian’s Gluten-Free Panko Breadcrumbs No wheat, milk, gluten or nuts – these will be great for chicken dinners.

Pamela’s Pecan Shortbread Gluten-Free Cookies These taste like a buttery, crispy toffee cookie. They’re so good that I was hesitant to buy them again, because it won’t take long to go through the box.

Fitmiss Delight Women’s Premium Healthy Nutrition Shake in Chocolate After lifting weights, I add a scoop to almond milk for muscle replenishment. It’s my favorite whey protein that I’ve tried.

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