Vegan Products We're LOVING Right Now!
Food Should Taste Good's Harvest Pumpkin Chips
It's fall and we know you've been inundated with pumpkin flavored things, but here us out on this one! These seasonal Harvest Pumpkin Tortilla Chips from Food Should Taste Good are DELICIOUS! They're lightly seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg, but they're not overly sweet. We served them up at a recent taco party with a bunch of vegan blogger friends and they were a hit! People were dipping them into white bean hummus, guacamole, and eating them all on their own. We kept a bag for ourselves and made a sweet cashew dip sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg and sweetened with maple syrup - so yeah, that was fucking delicious. I loved these chips and will start looking for them every year at this time...and you should too! They're the perfect holiday chip, and they taste good with seemingly everything. You can order some for your holiday parties at FoodShouldTasteGood.com!
Lucy's Holiday Sugar + Chocolate Merry Mint Cookies
We've been fans of Lucy's Cookies for years, ever since we moved to Maine and they were some of the only vegan cookies we could find in markets. We were so appreciative to find a cookie we didn't have to make and that actually tasted good! If you like a crispy cookie, these are for you. There are SO freaking yummy. They come in a multitude of flavors, but we're really excited about these seasonal Holiday Sugars and Chocolate Merry Mint cookies! They're really good and the perfect thing when you just can't bake another dish this holiday season. Put out a plate of these cookies out with some almond milk and you will have one very happy Santa this Christmas! You can get more info and order some for your Holiday parties at DrLucys.com.
Essential Living Foods Superfood Smoothie Mix - Acaî + Goji Boost
I'm always looking for new ways to toss a little extra protein into my meals, and this superfood powder from Essential Living Foods with acai and goji is the perfect way! Its got a great fruity flavor and packs 8 grams of protein into every 2 tablespoon serving. As with all ELF's products, this mix is non-GMO, gluten-free, organic, and raw - so there are only pure, unadulterated superfoods in an easy to eat form! We like in smoothies, on our oatmeal, and even mixed into water for a quick pick-up with fruity flavor. You can check it out and order your own at EssentialLivingFoods.com!
I love tea. We really steer away from caffeine at our house, and we're big herbal tea drinkers. When monthly tea subscription box Teabook reached out and offered to let us try their box a few months back, I was thrilled. I love trying different types of tea - iced or hot - and was excited to see what they were all about. They sent us a typical monthly box, which contained not only 3 different types of premium tea, but a lovely glass tumbler for brewing and drinking the tea in. Being a green tea fan I immediately opted to try the loose leaf green tea. I placed the loose leaves in my glass bottle, filled it with hot water, and let it steep for several minutes before placing the strainer cap + lid to it. Then I ran out the door! I loved how simple it was to prepare while I was getting ready to go, and I also loved having a steaming hot glass of really good green tea on the commute. Teabook sends different fresh loose leaf teas monthly for you to explore at a reasonable price, and the double-walled glass tumbler is high quality and the perfect size for a cup of tea. You can get Teabook delivered directly to your door by visiting them at Teabook.co!
Lola Menstrual Cups
When we lived in Maine two years ago, I became super interested in finding alternatives to traditional tampons. Some studies have shown that typical tampons contain carcinogens and often tons of perfume. I don't (any my lady parts DEFINITELY don't) want any part of that. The vagina is a pretty great and super sensitive piece of equipment, and I like to keep it as harm-free as possible during my monthly menstruation. I had tried a product called the Moon Cup, which is similar but slightly different. I could never seem to get comfortable with it and ditched it after a few uses to go back to organic tampons instead. Recently I've again become interested in finding an alternative to expensive and wasteful organic tampons, and started looking around for a better option. I stumbled upon the Lola Cup after some searching and loved that it looked more flexible and a little smaller than the moon cup I had tried before, and also came in 2 packs! Lola Cups are a great alternative to tampons or liners on light or heavy days. They are hypoallergenic for us sensitive babes, BPA-free, and made from medical grade silicon. I went with size 1, the smaller of 2 sizes since I have yet to give childbirth. I won't go into the whole insertion and removal process here, but Lola Cup does come with instructions and is super easy to use. I loved it and loved that there were two so a backup was always available, and it was way more comfortable than I ever imagined. Plus, no mess! I'm a big fan, and even Alex loves the idea of never running to the grocery store on a late-night tampon run again. You can get more info from them at their website, LolaCup.com.
Urthbox Snackbox Review
I'm a big snacker. I tend to eat in small portions quite often throughout the day as opposed to sitting down for big meals, so anything snack-sized or that I can take in the gar or on-the-go is a huge win for me. I especially love when those snacks are randomly selected and sent to your door, because having to think about buying snacks sort of makes me feel like a jerk, Like I know I should be buying kale salad fixings but instead I'm getting saltines and a $12 hunk of vegan cheese. And maybe some chocolate on the way out because what the hell? Snacking is possibly my greatest personal struggle. Thats why when the folks at Urthbox sent me a box of theirs to try, I was pretty stoked. I was so excited when I got the box - because I love snacks - that I cut through a bag of popcorn getting into the box. Oh well, I just ate that first. And it was delicious!
All of the snacks Urthbox ships to you are guaranteed Organic + Non-GMO, plus they come in 4 different boxes, depending on your dietary restrictions: vegan, gluten-free, diet, and classic. They come in 1 to 6 month order subscriptions for you or friends, so all you have to do is wait for delivery day and get a box full of thoughtfully selected goodies that are good for you. If you love what you got you can even go onto the Urthbox Online Store and order up the specific snacks you liked best AND you get a member discount! If you purchase often and refer friends you can even earn loyalty points, which get you bigger discounts on the goodies they sell.
Urthbox send all kinds of different snacks each month like bars, chips, dried fruit, drinks, crackers, cookies, granolas, nuts + seeds, and trail mixes. In our monthly box (the whole box contents featured in the last picture of this post), we also got chocolate covered rice cakes, banana chips, fruit leather and a few coupons. Our favorite snacks in the box are pictured above (also we ate that delicious curry popcorn right up!) and are as follows: the Leaf + Love Organic Lemonade Juicebox, the dried Coconut Medley covered in seeds, nuts, and coconut sugar, the spicy Sheffa snack mix (reminiscent of a spicy chex mix), and the sweet + savory snack bars from Paleo Life (Chocolate Coconut) and Sheffa (Everything with rye, sesame, etc.). While the snacks that were our favorites were all new to us, as most of the products in this box were, I did see a couple things I'd seen in other boxes before (like VeganCuts), but I was really overall impressed with the sweet and savory variety of snacks they offered. They had something in there for everyone, and the lemonade was a nice treat.
There are also 4 snack box SIZES to order from, and they start at $12.99/ month, with free shipping in the US. You can order your own Urthbox Subscription by clicking the coupon code below and getting $10 off your first box! And be sure to check out Urthbox on FB + Twitter.
*NOTE: I was given this box free to review but all opinions are my own. This post does contain affiliate links.*