So, I have been getting a lot of questions lately about where I buy our food and what products I choose to be organic vs. not organic, etc. I figured that a blog post was the perfect place to address that! I am not sponsored by anyone here (although, I’m totally not against it if I love the company/ their products!) this is just our routine and what I’ve found works for us.
I buy most of our boxed and canned goods from Thrive Market (this link will give you 25% off your first order). It does have a yearly membership fee, but when I factor in how much I save, it is totally worth it and ends up paying for itself. Thrive has high quality foods at a discounted price, and if you spend over $49, which I always do, the shipping is free and you usually get some sort of free goodie of your choosing. So far this year, I’ve already saved over $150 and it is only April, so I’m into that! Some things we get from Thrive are Banza pasta, canned coconut milk, diced tomatoes, organic chickpeas, and organic black beans. I also buy most of my baking supplies on Thrive, like almond flour, rolled oats, shredded coconut, etc. I also end up buying snacky type stuff for my husband on there, like granola bars, cereal, nuts, etc. The nice part about Thrive is that you can chose your diet and it filters through the different products. For example, I check off gluten free and vegan and those are the only products that they show me. It saves a lot of time and effort since most of the time I end up being in the grocery store for ages just reading labels. I also like Thrive because whatever household stuff I don’t buy from Young Living, I purchase on there. They have a great veggie wash that I use daily and they also carry some Cocokind products at a discount. They have some great, clean products that I can definitely stand by.
When it comes to our produce, I typically buy it from Costco and Sprouts. I buy organic as much as possible, especially when it comes to the “Dirty Dozen” fruits and veggies. We usually get broccoli, salad greens, mushrooms, zucchini, bananas, strawberries, potatoes, and sweet potatoes from Costco since we eat so many of those foods. I seriously loathe going to Costco, so I try to limit our trips there. It does save us a lot of money in the long run since we are buying bulk, but it gives me anxiety like no other so it usually needs to be a group activity. My husband really loves that! Ha! The more seasonal stuff we get at Sprouts. Since my husband is still eating meat, eggs, and yogurt, we also buy that at Sprouts. Sometimes, I can find his yogurt and almond milk for cheaper at Target, so we will get it there instead. I am all about saving a buck, so if I can, I will!
For supplements, I stick to Medical Medium recommendations on his supplements page on his website. I know that he has done the research to understand what exactly are the best products and I trust him in that. There are so many shady supplement companies out there that say they’re selling one thing, but really it is a whole other deal. I hate that they aren’t as regulated as they should be!
I think that’s it! I whole-heartedly believe that food is our medicine. What you put in your body can seriously heal you. And it does not need to cost you an arm and a leg! If you go to the store with your list of foods that you will eat for the week written out, your trips to the grocery store will not cost you hundreds of dollars. Try to stay away from processed foods as much as possible, and eat as clean as you can. It will help you SO much in the long run. I promise.