Working with CVS Pharmacy over the past couple of years has been a blast. I love learning all about their new items and reporting back to you! Speaking of new products at CVS, their fall limited edition products are on point this year. It makes me especially happy seeing how excited you get for the giveaways and how interested you all are when it comes to learning all about what CVS has to offer! I had many readers send me pictures of their shower tablet purchases from last month’s post, and it made my day! But seriously, how amazing are those?
Today’s post is going to be a fun one! I’m sharing some healthy snacks from popular brands that CVS has available in their stores. If you need healthier snacks for lunch, while you’re out and about, or for road trips, CVS has your back. When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, I’m all about balance! So in addition to sharing some of those healthier snacks, I’ll also be sharing a quick idea for a last-minute party tray that you can bring to any occasion. No one will have any idea that it was courtesy of CVS.
I’ll also be kicking off the fall season with a fun CVS giveaway. It’ll include some of the healthy snacks featured in this post!
I don’t know about you, but I’m always out and about during the months of Fall. After a hot summer, all I want to do is spend my time outdoors. I love shopping at farmer’s markets, little shops downtown, or taking my dogs to new trails. Many people hibernate in the winter, but down here, we hibernate in the summer. Once fall hits, I’m so excited to be on the go!
Nine years ago, I turned my unhealthy habits around and created a healthy lifestyle that I could always follow. I learned to love fitness and started to pay attention to the types of foods I was eating. In 2014, CVS created a healthy lifestyle for themselves by removing all tobacco products for their shelves. It didn’t just stop there, they have continued to make leading a balanced and healthier lifestyle for their customers more convenient and accessible. It’s a lot easier to stay on track and reach for better choices when they are available. I know that I’ll be able to achieve that every time I walk into a CVS Pharmacy.
CVS has expanded their healthier food options. You can find a healthier snack from your favorite national and niche brands to fit your savory cravings, sweet cravings, or both! Brands like Lenny & Larry’s, Halo Top, Enjoy Life, Hippeas, Annie’s, Amy’s Kitchen, and more have been taking over the CVS shelves. They have a lot of kid-friendly snacks for all the mom’s out there!
I’m also pretty pumped that CVS carries one of my favorite sparkling water brands, Bubly! The grapefruit flavor is my favorite. I love sparkling water because it’s bubbly like soda and quenches your thirst while hydrating you, and way healthier than sugary soda drinks. I’ve never enjoyed drinking water, and I know that is terrible, so sparkling water helps me stay hydrated.
When I was a kid, I always wanted to pick out something from the candy section at the checkout when we went to stores. I’m sure most kids do this. It’s hard to ignore all the candy when it’s at a kid’s eye level. At CVS 25% of the front checkout, space is dedicated to “better-for-you” options. This makes it easier for a parent to compromise by letting their child pick out a healthier choice from brands like Larabar, KIND bar, RXBAR, or exclusive store brand Gold Emblem Abound snack bars. To be honest, this isn’t just for kids! I find myself grabbing something healthy from the CVS checkout line almost every time I’m in there (which is multiple times a week.)
Who doesn’t love a protein bar with an afternoon pick-me-up latte? ❤️
CVS Pharmacy has expanded their refrigerated and non-perishable healthy food and beverage selection by adding more than 250-fresh products to their shelves across the country. I always learn about new products when I visit CVS, and I always trust their brand selections.
(This cute mug was in their fall aisle. If you need any last-minute gifts, you’ll be able to find all kinds of cute little household items!)
CVS Pharmacy carefully curated a selection of national and niche better-for-you brands to feature in different Trend Zone displays around the store. These zones help showcase healthy brands that make healthier eating on-the-go convenient and more affordable. If you haven’t tried the Gold Emblem Abound dried banana chips yet…you’re in for a real treat. I have been dipping them in peanut butter lately.
One of the products I love right now that can be found at CVS is the Hippeas organic vegan white cheddar chickpea puffs. I can’t believe these are a real thing. I added a handful to my chili last night, and now I want to run to the store right now and pick up ten more bags of these. If you are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, or have food allergies, you’ll be able to find something to fit your lifestyle at CVS. They have healthier choices to fit almost any lifestyle.
Some favorite items you can look out for are:
- Hippeas Organic Vegan White Cheddar Chickpea Puffs
- RXBAR – Chocolate Sea Salt
- Go Macro MacroBar – Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips
- Nourish Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites
- Biena Chickpea Snacks – Rockin’ Ranch
- Quest Bar – Cookie Dough
- Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- Enjoy Life Caramel Blondie Bars
- Bubly Lime Sparkling Water
- LOVE CORN
I have to share a quick note: The Enjoy Life Caramel Blondie Bars are out of this world!!!!! Someone, please hide the bars from me. I’ve always been a fan of Enjoy Life products and it makes me happy to see them available in the CVS stores. They are allergy-friendly for those who have a hard time finding products to fit your needs.
All of the items in the photo above will be in included the giveaway! 💜
Remember when I said that living a healthy lifestyle is about balance? You can eat a slice of cake and have a salad too. I live by that motto, and I think it helps me continue to live a healthier lifestyle with no trouble. So let’s talk cookies!
Have you ever been invited to a party last-minute and felt obligated to bring something, or forgot that you were responsible for bringing food to a morning meeting? Well, CVS Pharmacy can come to the rescue in literally five minutes, and this easy idea is budget friendly.
All you need is four boxes of Gold Emblem Abound cookies made with real ingredients, a brown shopping bag, and a tray! For some reason, I think the crinkled up brown paper shopping bag adds more character to the tray. It’s the small things! Just spread the cookies out in rows, and you’re done! No baking, no mess to clean up, and you didn’t have to break the bank or run around in a grocery store for hours. You can bring this tray to work, a soccer game, a football party, a morning meeting, or set them on the table when friends stop by.
This is just one of the many ways that CVS can help make your lifestyle so much more convenient when it comes to just about anything!
Giveaway: Visit the CVS Website and leave a comment telling me which healthy product you’d like to try featured in today’s blog post! (Ends 11/5/18)
Questions for you!
- What is one tip that helps you live a healthier lifestyle?
- What brings you into the CVS stores the most?
- What healthy product from today’s post would you like to try the most?
Winner! BRI (Briannafirstname.lastname@example.org) LOOK OUT FOR AN EMAIL!!