I'm a firm believer in the idea that money cannot buy you happiness. I'll stick with that. But let me also say: Buying something cheap that greatly improves my day-to-day life is something sort of special and magical. So, actually, it is almost like buying happiness. Usually this happens at Ikea when I find some multicolored bath mat for $10 that makes me smile every single morning as I step out of the shower. Or, a toothbrush holder to replace the one I got at Target and that I love so much I show it to everyone who comes over. Lately though, I'm getting this special and magical feeling from Amazon—and it's all with things I keep in my pantry.
Everyone seems to have a totally different take on grocery shopping, though. Some people despise it and stick to their Fresh Direct deliveries; others sort of happen to live off that Hello Fresh or Plated subscription they keep forgetting to cancel; some just shop at Key Foods and their local bodegas; there are those people in the middle of America who will throw down their lives for Publix and Wegmans. And those who make a lot more than the rest of us just buy everything at Whole Foods. Personally, I like Trader Joe's—but the reality is you cannot get everything at one place yet. Except Amazon! So here's everything in my virtual grocery cart right now:
: Because I want in on that lifestyle but am not here for all the acid and sugar you get with drinking an actual green juice. Then I'll add because I'm going through a phase where I'll try anything that claims to moderate stress and stabilizing blood-sugar.
The Smoothie Add-Ins
, every time, because it tastes like caramel and the internet says it's good for you. And , because heart health, and because the whole ones are too painful and sharp!
Use Them Together
, , and . Saving me the price of getting this at the cafe near our office.
If you are in NYC, I highly suggest going to and getting not only a slice, but their caesar salad, which is doused in nutritional yeast. Because if the idea of it sounds weird to you, it won't after trying this. Then . And, if you've never tried , which can be hard to find, just know that it is necessary. Same goes for to ditch that soy sauce sodium-induced sushi face. And then because they taste just as good as chocolate chips but are meltier and healthier for you?! Clear win-win.
—crunchy. Because both peanut butter and almond butter deserve a refresh and this is it.
A salad for your skin! Here it is.