In a world where drive-thru burger joints and $1 pizza slices significantly outnumber farmers markets and grocery stores, eating healthy can be challenging. Sometimes, I can even appreciate a bucket of greasy fries. Everyone who knows me knows I used to eat, sleep, and breathe potatoes in any form LOL; this is easily my biggest struggle along this journey. Now it’s pretty easy because I’ve learned my body more and know that I don’t really like the sluggish feeling I get from “bad carbs”. The thing is, moderation is key. Know when to stop. So, even when you make up your mind to resist deep-fried temptation and go for the salad, you too often end up in a sticker-shocker at the price!
Trust me. I know how this goes — I’ve been that person in shock at checkout. Wondering, “is this really worth it?” Like, a small bag of jerky shouldn’t cost 7 times the cost of French fries — and luckily, I’ve discovered a new online marketplace that combats this trend. People come to me everyday with concerns about how I manage to afford healthy eating every single day and with every meal.
BJ’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, amongst others, are so convenient when it comes to wholesale foods and household items to meet the needs of you and your family. Well, what happens when someone has dietary restrictions or when you simply have no clue where to buy the products that will actually help you?
I have something to help the people who are interested in making some solid changes while not hitting your pockets too hard. Thrive Market, a recently launched website, sells wholesome, healthy foods that I love at wholesale prices everyone can afford (25-50% below retail). Thrive Market offers the best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices, without having to purchase in bulk. For every paid membership, Thrive donates one membership to a low-income American family.
Low-income families are most likely to eat unhealthy diets and suffer the longterm health consequences of those choices. Thrive Market is on a mission to make access to healthier choices easier — especially for those that have very little discretionary income, and are often forced to buy the cheapest food that isn’t always the most nutritious. I would much rather support a socially conscious company than an enormous corporation. Wouldn’t you?
|Costco meets Whole Foods, online|
The Thrive Market catalog provides exceptional coverage across 80+ key dietary preferences and values. From dairy-free, to paleo and gluten-free, to vegan and raw, to non-GMO and certified organic; Thrive Market has got you covered. Every product in the catalog is tagged with more than 90 filters so that users can easily customize their shopping experience to the preferences and values that mean the most to them with the click of a mouse.
The catalog includes more than 3,000 of the highest quality healthy foods and products from more than 400 of the best-selling brands on the market is available. Categories included are: cooking ingredients, healthy snacks, nutritional supplements, natural home goods, and bath and beauty. Featured brands include: Weleda, Spectrum Garden of Eatin’, Nature’s Path, Earth’s Best, Garden of Life, Jason Naturals and hundreds more brands that exude the values of health, sustainability, and premium quality.
Like Costco or other warehouse clubs, Thrive Market is membership based. Members purchase $59.95 per year, or $5 per month if you break it down. Unlike other big box retailers, Thrive Market offers all of the premier natural food brands that you would find at a health food store, in everyday sizes and at wholesale prices. Simply browse, fill your cart with the products you like, and have your order shipped directly to your home.
If the membership fee seems like a big commitment, never fear; Everyone can try out Thrive Market with a free one month trial before you start paying the annual fee.
Not convinced yet? Just check out the Thrive Market website. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the savings add up — I know I was! Join the Thrive Market community, and you will be back on track to meet your healthy goals in no time!
With continued hustle & inspiration,