Occasionally, a website will come along and forever change your life. For example, Netflix. Or Thrive Market.
Two weeks ago, I placed my first order at Thrive Market. After the shopping experience and receiving my order, it may be an accurate prophesy to state that Thrive Market will have a vastly greater impact (and no doubt a more positive impact) on my life than Netflix.
But first, let me tell you about some of my favorite paleo pantry staples and then I will explain why you need to check out Thrive.
These items are what I consider “paleo convenience foods” and they fit into the Treat Category. I certainly don’t recommend making a regular meal out of paleo-friendly trail mix, avocado oil mayonnaise, and jerky. However, I wish I knew about these products years ago, because they can smooth the transition from a grain-filled to a grain-free diet.
Pantry staples that make Paleo easier
You know I am not a fan of the refined vegetable oils, such as canola oil, found in mayonnaise. Until recently, I thought the only option for a canola-oil free mayonnaise was making it… and I’m not ready to play Martha Stewart when I have a craving for egg salad. That’s why I love this mayonnaise made with avocado oil!
If you want a soy-free alternative to soy sauce, I suggest coconut aminos . It boasts a similar salty-umami flavor and is slightly sweeter.
Potato chips cooked in healthy coconut oil instead of icky vegetable oils. Guys, these are COCONUT OIL POTATO CHIPS.
Basically, this is the superfood cousin of Nutella. Featuring easily-digestible sprouted hazelnuts and coconut sugar, it tastes a million times better and is junk-food free.
These paleo buffalo jerky bites are sweet and salty. Perfect for traveling and also when you need a shelf-stable protein source for a quick meal.
I don’t know where these have been my entire life, but they will certainly be a part of the rest of my life! These raw dehydrated Botija olives are chewy, salty, and extraordinarily flavorful. I eat them straight from the jar or add them to salads.
Paleo granola!!! Perfect for topping fruit, yogurt or smoothies. You can also enjoy it with coconut milk for a paleo-approved cereal option (although that should be considered a treat rather than a daily breakfast). Take note that it is not nut-free, however.
Epic Bars – I love the Bison Cranberry flavor – are like jerky bars made with the highest-quality ingredients. I always have one in my purse and my car.
Organic canned sweet potato puree is one of my pantry staples for grain free baking. You can use it in baking recipes that call for pumpkin puree or applesauce.
Raw Coconut Lime Crisps pack the healthy goodness of raw coconut into a convenient and tasty package. It’s a satisfying combination of crunchy and chewy. High in fiber and healthful fats, and low in sugar, it’s a nourishing and portable snack that fills me up for hours.
Why should you try Thrive?
So, getting back to Thrive Market… here is why I am hooked:
You know you are getting the best of the best. Thrive’s business model is based on selling only the highest quality, healthiest options for each product offered. For example, they don’t carry 12 brands of almond butter, they only carry the one or two that meet the highest standards of ingredient sourcing and manufacturing.
Save a ton of money. Thrive products are 25 – 50% off retail. As a full-time student and blogger, I’ve found more than a few ways to save money while eating whole foods. So I couldn’t believe how much I cut my grocery bill the first week I shopped at Thrive – the average discount on each product is 35% off retail.
Free shipping over $49. Enough said.
Super intuitive shopping experience. I have a low tolerance for clunky and non-intuitive online shopping websites. Thrive meets my extremely high standards!
Access ingredients without hours of driving. Many of my favorite products at Thrive at not available at my nearby grocery store or even my closest natural foods store. If you live where a health foods store is not convenient, shopping at Thrive will save you a ton of driving.
Discover new healthy living products. Would you be interested in trying stevia-sweetened chocolate chips? Or what about cricket flour protein bars (for real!)? Or how about raw pecan butter? Then you’ve got to start browsing Thrive!
Thrive gives back. With every membership, they sponsor a low-income family!
How does Thrive Market work?
First, sign up here to browse Thrive and get 15% off your first order. (By signing up with that link, you’ll also be entered to win a $250 shopping spree to Thrive!) With your first order, you’ll begin your 30-day free trial period.
Then, you can join Thrive for just $59 a year. You’ll likely make back your membership fee in just one order (I did!). Here’s how it works:
At average discounts of 35% to retail, with just $110 worth of purchases on Thrive Market, you will have made back your initial membership fee. That means that if you’re an average American family of four, buying just 25% of your monthly groceries at Thrive Market will pay back your membership fee in under one month.
Once again, here is the link to save 15% and enter to win the shopping spree.
I know you’ll enjoy Thrive as much as I do… have fun shopping!