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Stocking Healthy…Internet Style

Our kitchen is filled with healthy foods so that everyone has a variety of good choices. Aside from fresh fruits, veggies and meats, I purchase most of our staples through Vitacost….I LOVE them ❤  Being able to browse so many healthy options can be a bit overwhelming…there’s so much to choose from! I believe there is a natural alternative for pretty much everything…and Vitacost has all and more, even their own name brand which is of fantastic quality. If your order is over $49 they’ll ship it for free in the U.S…insured by the very best packaging I’ve ever seen…really…they are exceedingly thorough =} That neatly packed box takes just 4-5 days to arrive with all my goodies and each time, it feels like the best holiday as I unpack each item that was so carefully wrapped just for me ❤ 

So what’s in this box…..Let’s open and see!!


 

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 This order contained mostly pantry restocking, but I can’t help trying something new each time I place an order. New to the box this round was the Vitacost Raw Honey (non-GMO)…also their brand of organic peanut butter…and a bag of organic dried black bean flakes by Frontier. Each of my organic herbs and spices come in one pound bulk bags to be divvied up and shared among my family and like minded friends….so much cheaper this way…I am a self-confessed chronic over-seasoner =) In this order was the best smelling basil EVER…garlic granules…ground tumeric (I’m experimenting with this one..) spinach and kelp powders ( I use in baking biscuits and tortillas…also salad sprinkle…)
 
Here’s a few other items that are purchased regularly….packed with love of course =)

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Vitacost Hemp Seeds are not only the best priced, they taste soooo good!! These little superfood powerhouses really pack a nutritional punch in a small convenient package that blends well with everything you can think of sprinkling them over. This time, they were on sale, buy one, get the second half off………really.

Almond milk is our staple white beverage, it makes everyone happy and tastes delicious…..and it’s so good for nutritiously alkalizing our bodies….win-win.

Vitamin C vitacost style is a sweet berry flavored chewable that will provide the whole family with  immune boosting tissue regeneration and energy sparks in every cell! A serious contender in the intentional quest for excellent health.
For years, I shopped at our local healthy foods stores…don’t misunderstand, I’m all about buying local…but my primary goal is to keep my family healthy by purchasing real, organic, non-GMO whole foods. The money I’ve saved in the last 3 years with Vitacost is a definite plus, but there are other advantages such as free shipping right to my door and shopping from the comfort of my own laptop making decisions so much easier than in the store aisle! Plus…if you refer friends and family, they give you a generous $10 off their first order and $10 for yourself!!
I really hope you try them out…browse the site…use the search and find favorite items…fill your cart and bring healthy goodies right to your door.
Here’s my link to receive $10 off your first $30 order…VITACOST.
Happy shopping and cheers to your best health…..*K

 

 

 

 

 

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* The Vegan Cheese *

I am not a Vegan….but I like the way they eat =}

Some of my favorite foods are vegan by default…BUT

I bet they miss cheese…..at least a little bit.

A few years back, I was forced to stop eating all dairy, including cheese,

(((as my daughter was lactose intolerant and I was nursing)))

Giving up cheese was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done dietary wise!

It’s literally addictive!

My Vegan Cheese sauce was all that I had to satisfy the cheesy cravings…

made with the sometimes underappreciated

Nutritional Yeast,

along with

                               Onion and Garlic Powder

                 Veggie Stock

                               Coconut Creamer

                              Coconut Oil

                                     a little flour

                                          S and P

Start with melting the oil (about 2 T)…

wisk in the flour(1-2 T) making a roux

…cook for a minute,

 loosen the roux with about 1/2 c. stock…

add Nutritional Yeast (1/2-3/4 c.)

G and O powder and S/P

Lastly…add creamer (2-3 T)

My measurements are approximate as I am not a measurer

 =}

 

Try changing it up by adding different herbs and spices…

Basil

Thyme

Red Pepper

Chives

Curry

 

This sauce is so delish and so adaptable to many different dishes!

Pasta

Steamed Veggies

Baked Potatoes

Quinoa or Rice

Crepes

Alfredo

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Try it.

Eat it.

Love it!

 

*K