Health and Wellness Must-Haves

Happy New Year! Browse the list of health and wellness finds with most under $10. They will jumpstart the year and get your budget on the right track and make the entire family health conscious. Enjoy!


BodyArmor SuperWater

Proper hydration is important for overall health and wellness. This SuperWater contains electrolytes for high-performance. It tastes pure and smooth. It also rejuvenates the body without the added sodium. Drink up!

Size: 1 liter

Suggested retail price: $1.99

Available:,, and grocery stores nationwide

Lucky Iron Fish

Iron deficiency is a global problem and one company is on a mission to help solve this health concern with its Lucky Iron Fish cooking tool. Simply add the iron fish to one liter of boiling water with 2-3 drops of lemon or lime juice for about 10 minutes and remove before consuming or completing the rest of our meal prep such as pasta.  Reusable up to five years with daily use.
Retail price: $25, one is donated to a family with each purchase

PhoneSoap Shine

Clean cell phones to keep germs at bay, especially for all of the daily food shots you like to take. This 2-in-1 spray bottle with a microfiber cloth works safely on mobile phones and screens. Spray, wipe, and then store the pocket-sized product in a purse or suitcase. It removes fingerprints and smudges while making the screen look new.
Size: 0.34 fluid oz. (approx. 1.5 x 3.5)

Suggested retail price: $7.95



Healthy Choice Power Bowls Cuban-Inspired Pork Bowl

Get excited about eating healthy again. This Cuban-inspired pork bowl contains the perfect combination of braised, all-natural pork loin seasoned lightly, sweet plantains, red bell peppers, black beans, grains and leafy greens. The sofrito sauce gives the bowl a robust flavor – a delicious finish to the fiber and protein-enriched ingredients. This filling meal awakens the palate. Yes, it’s that good.

Size: 9.5 oz.
Suggested retail price: $3.99-$5.99
Available: Grocery stores nationwide


Earth Therapeutics Recover-E Cucumber Eye Pads

Personal care and rest are essential for living a healthy life. Use these pre-moistened eye pads to cool and soothe puffiness around the eyes. They come infused with real cucumber extract, vitamin E and other nutrients to make the skin look and smell fresh. Take them on-the-go for long flights or train rides – a fun and inexpensive way to care for oneself.

Size: 2-inch round (5 pairs)
Suggested retail price: $7.99
Available: and other online retailers


Dharma Bar Endurance Chocolate Almond Date

Need a vegan snack to get through a workout? This chocolaty goodness fuels the body with its crunchy almonds and sweet dates. The vanilla calms and re-energizes the soul to complete the task at hand. The gluten-free bar gives consumers a healthy treat to praise.

Size: 1.48 oz.
Suggested retail price: $2.99
Available: and select stores listed on its website


Waterloo Sparkling Water

A healthy alternative to soda – this refreshing water comes in an assortment of flavors without the calories, sugar and sodium. They satisfy the need to consume carbonated drinks. Both the Black Cherry and Watermelon offer a light aroma and a hint of fruit essence without leaving an aftertaste. Cheers!

Size: 12 oz. cans (12-pack)
Suggested retail price: $5.99
Available: Whole Foods Market

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Rekaya, aka The Food Temptress, is a freelance journalist, author and co-host of the sports podcast “Black Girls Talk Sports.” She has written content for Amtrak, Writer’s Digest Books and various lifestyle magazines. She also has penned seven books in multiple genres. In her spare time, she enjoys developing recipes and exploring Virginia’s 200+ wineries.