Crush of the Month – Thrive Market

I am sure you have heard of it, but have you tried it? I learned of Thrive Market over a year ago but never saw the need as I am a savvy shopper sourcing groceries weekly from Costco and Aldi, with a few stops at Whole Foods and our local grocer. But with our recent move to Bexley, OH, where the trip to such stores is more than my past 10-minute walk in Lincoln Park, I have fallen madly in love with Thrive Market. Even more, because of them, I have learned of new great products while previewing their various categories for moms, paleo, gluten-free, etc.

Before I dive in and mention some of the new things I am trying, I’ll give an elevator pitch description of what it is:

Thrive Market has some of the healthiest consumer products (beyond food) that many health-conscious consumers buy. It is an online health store that sells healthy, organic foods and lifestyle products at 25%-50% below retail prices The caveat with this is – it does come with a membership fee, but that is quickly earned back with a few purchases. Indeed, they also have (quick) FREE shipping when you spend a specified amount with each order. If you want to learn more, head to their site and get 20% off your first 3 orders.

At its core, Thrive Market is a membership-based shopping club offering the world’s best healthy, organic foods and lifestyle products always 25%-50% below retail prices. Because of our unique membership model, we’re able to offer premium organic products at prices similar to or better than their conventional counterparts. As an advertiser, you’ll truly be able to stand behind your word that Thrive Market offers healthy food for less!

Onto some of my favorite monthly buys I get from Thrive:

  • Mushroom coffee
  • Natural mascara
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Sunblock for myself and kids
  • Sauerkraut
  • Protein bars and powders
  • Ghee
  • Vinegar and coconut aminos
  • Coconut mana
  • Jerky and pork rinds
  • Tea
  • Nuts and seeds – it’s nice to get these at a discounted price
  • Olive oil
  • Adzuki beans
  • Seasnax

And much more. Every time I get on their site or app, I find something new.

What are you crushing on this month?

Crush of the Month #StevesPaleoGoods

As I aim to set some themes for monthly posts, I have come up with a title which highlights something I have been crushing on lately.

If you are on the journey of seeking out more real food, including some convenience food, you have likely heard of Steve’s PaleoGoods. Not only are the products the highest quality, but they go to a great cause. Fifteen percent of the proceeds of each purchase goes to Steve’s Club National Program. That’s what I call a win-win; eating well and helping others.

So why am I writing about Steve’s Paleo Goods now? Full disclosure, they did contact me about trialing some of their products, but the truth be told. I always thought highly of the company but being a “paleo” RD I made many of these food products on my own. Yet, just 4 months ago, I had my second child and more than ever appreciate things that are high quality and convenient. More so, I don’t have to spend more time reviewing, checking product, etc to know it meets my expectations. Most recently, I have tried some of these, along with my toddler (he loves the dried strawberries and “granola” bars!).

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In the last month I have traveled to NOLA, Cancun, Ohio, Traverse City, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Ohio and back to Chicago. You can easily guess how handy these snacks were, especially the jerky. I paired the protein sources w/ some portable fruit and I was well on my way. The “granola” was awesome on Greek Yogurt, and the Honey Mustard, which is predominately olive oil, made some of my latest salads come alive.

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I have confidently recommended Steve’s PaleoGoods products to my clients as they are delicious and nutritious. Beyond what is captured above, please know they offer a slew of products including bone broth.

Thank you Steve for setting the bar for high quality food, making it easy for consumers to choose sound ingredients by simply placing orders online.

On that note, next month I am going to highlight my latest way to make grocery shopping efficient, while being modern.