The Healthy Girl’s Guide To Target
We’ve all been there—we hit Target for a few household items and cleaning supplies, and before we know it, our cart is filled to the brim with unanticipated treasures and our paycheck is blown. It’s understandable given the variety and value on offer. While we may expect to find a cute top from a designer collab or a desk lamp we didn’t know we needed, Target is also a home for something else—wellness. In fact it’s a one-stop health-and-fitness shop. Here, 12 things all healthy girls buy at Target.
The One-Stop Shop For Budget-Friendly Wellness
Tracy Anderson Clear Bars
We obvi dream about being Gwyneth Paltrow. And while we've come to terms with the fact that it's not in the cards, we can still have access to her trainer. Tracy Anderson's Clear Bars come in two varieties: Protein Bars and Protein & Energy Bars. The dance cardio expert packs in protein and fiber while keeping sugars down and out. Our favorite is the Vanilla Toffee Crunch.
Aloha Protein Powder
An essential for your morning smoothie, this plant-based protein powder contains 200mg of omega-3s to keep your brain on point. Free of artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives, the chocolate and vanilla flavors pack a punch with no weird aftertaste.
Body Foam Roller
We already know foam rollers can help with cellulite, but they're also a great alternative to massage. Unfortunately we can't get to the spa every day or even weekly. This is a great way to help heal your muscles after an intense workout.
Now that smart watches are all the rage, we stalk this one every time we go to Target. It tracks your heart rate, sleep duration, sleep quality and calories burned in addition to your daily steps. The fact that it's water-resistant and has a built-in GPS and battery charge life of up to 20 hours gives us all the wellness feels.
Simply Balanced Freeze-Dried Fruit
We love all our protein-packed snacks, but sometimes we need a little sweetness—natural sweetness that is. We love this snack because that's literally all it is. Natural sugar only. We keep a bag in our car and our workout bag to munch on whenever we're hungry. You can also put them on top of your breakfast chia pudding for a sweet crunch. Our go-tos are strawberries and peaches, but something tells us the mango is delish too.
Gaiam Toeless Yoga Socks
While we like to think we have our yoga poses down pat, sometimes we slip up, literally. These socks are super helpful, especially for hot yoga. They allow you to focus on the precision of the pose instead of worrying you might slide out of it. We might even say they help us find our center during our practice.
Xhilaration Sports Bra
Aside from being adorable, this bra gives you the physical support you need during your workout. It comes in blue, black, white or gray.
Velvet Rose Ruched Mesh Leggings
Cute workout clothes are one of the best ways to ensure you get to the gym. These chic, color-blocked leggings check all the boxes for activewear we want to wear all the time. The rest of the Velvet Rose collection is spot-on too.
Simply Balanced Roasted Chickpeas
Protein bars are great and all, but sometimes we crave something salty and crunchy. When we're trying to be healthy, we forgo the potato chips and grab these. With 5 grams of protein per serving and varieties like Sea Salt, Salt & Vinegar and Salt & Pepper, this snack hits the bull's-eye (pun intended).
Simply Balanced Garlic & Olive Oil Quinoa
It's a nice fantasy to think we'll come home from a day at work and an evening workout and whip up a healthy and delicious meal for dinner. It happens a lot less than we'd like. Enter this genius staple you can heat in the microwave. The fast protein-packed grain is perfect as a side dish, or add veggies and/or meat for a full meal.
Meditation Books And CDs
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and studies are showing the importance of meditation for wellness. Target has a variety of books and CDs to help maintain your Zen.
It's been ingrained in us to take our vitamins since we were kids, and luckily Olly has brought some of that childlike feeling back to the daily ritual with these gummies that promise everything from Restful Sleep to Flawless Complexion to Endless Energy.
Dr. Teal's Epsom Salts
The benefits of a 15- or 20-minute soak in an Epsom salt bath are numerous. It can help relax and soothe muscles after an intense workout or help rid the body of toxins.