If you live in Northern, New Jersey, you will most likely be aware of the fact that Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are nowhere to be seen. The local Shoprite and Stop & Shop has gotten better with their selection or vegan/organic/non-gmo products. But there is not really many stores that exclusively sell these products. Thankfully, Healthy Thymes has many products available. From vitamins, right down to mock meats. I thought I would show you as a very relaxed post as to what I have bought that are of my personal enjoyments and dietary needs.
I was suggested to try Zevia. But I can’t say I’m terribly fond of the taste. I’ve decided to give up alcohol, coffee and sugary beverages like coke, ginger ale or anything else that I’ve seen on the market. Even though I dont plan on drinking all of these on a regular basis, I thought it would be interesting to experiment and be familiar with what I could have that has a similar sort of flavour. I also chose these products with the idea that I didn’t want something with heaps of sugar. The kombucha was more so for digestion and gut health. There was certain tea’s the dietician on staff suggested for probiotic drinks. But I’m not someone who enjoy’s warm beverages or foods all that much. So I took what was suggested in the refrigerated section.
I don’t know what it is with this brand, but a lot of their best products are difficult to get a hold of. Both offline and online.I actually don’t really like chocolate that much. I can have it if it’s not the main thing I’m tasting. If I taste more nuts and fruits or coconut than I do the chocolate, that’s when I actually like it. I really wish I could understand why Vitacost/Luckyvitamin doesn’t have these clusters or even the coconut almond bites. Its a bit annoying.
This is all personal when it comes to food. But as a whole, I don’t’ like meat and dairy bother my husband’s stomach as well as mine. I think the idea of meat is nauseating now. I watched one too many horror movies. Plus I’m someone where texture either makes the experience more pleasurable with food or eliminates it. Meat mostly kills it. Out of the three of these, I’m excited about Luna and Larry’s ice cream sandwich.
My husband pointed these out to me a month or so ago on the internet. My husband is not a “clean living” person. He’s also not pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, organic, or anything. But he seems to have this concern about the build up of waste. He’s started using bars of soap instead of traditional body washes. We started using mason jars for food prepping rather than plastic storage containers. So on and so forth. So you can imagine that when he heard about these sandwich wraps, he wanted to get some to stop us from using cling film. I told him I wanted to hold off to see if I can find one without beeswax. But he was insistent that I buy this when we were at Healthy Thymes.
This kind of goes back to the whole gut-health thing. My grandmother had issues in regards to her intestinal health. And it was a contributor as to the reason why she died. So you can imagine, it’s left me paranoid about things involving that area. So I’ve been looking into different products. I grabbed this one out of several products available.
There is a ton of other products I bought recently (aside from what I bought above) that I want to focus on individually in different posts. I’m starting a blog series that you will see tonight that is going to be pretty honest about transitioning from a shit diet to becoming more educated about the effects of those shit foods and learning to enjoy what’s healthy and finding a balance.