In order to succeed with a healthy lifestyle, especially in the beginning, you need a few things. First, motivation. This comes in many forms, but we all have something we are working towards. Second, resources. Which can include a support group, recipes, and an action plan. Lastly, you need good partners. For many in the whole foods lifestyle community (us included) Thrive Market is at the top of that list. Here is How to Rock Your Healthy Lifestyle with Thrive Market.
Photo by: Rachael Gorjestani
First things first, you need a membership to Thrive Market. But don’t fret, friends, this is no major commitment. Especially when you can take advantage of the new member benefits. Before we get there, however, let’s review the company overall and benefits to membership.
What Is Thrive Market?
The company describes themselves as a cross between Costco and Whole Foods, which is both accurate and perfect.
Similar to Costco in that they are a wholesale direct membership based company, where you pay an annual fee and get access to all their goodies. And similar to Whole Foods because they carry the best healthy foods to suit every lifestyle. Covering everything from Paleo, Gluten-free, Vegan, Sugar-free, Cruelty-free, and much more. In other words, their values are off the hook.
Not only do you get access to the best healthy options, but you get that food at a seriously discounted price. Most items are 30-50% off retail! With all those savings Thrive passes to members, you will save $50-80 per order over retail.
Because of their valued relationships with their partners, and because they purchase in bulk and avoid the distribution channels of a typical grocery store, they can extend these discounted prices to their members.
How to Maximize Savings
We now know Thrive offers products at a deep discount. But there are also other ways to maximize your savings.
Take Advantage of Free Shipping
New members get free shipping on their first order (click the banner above!). Thereafter, you will receive free shipping on every order over $49.
We tend to order once or twice per month, and build up a large enough order to get that free shipping every time.
Download the App
The Thrive App is where it’s at. Easy access to the site and all products, you can also create a shopping list and get push notifications for specials.
Pro tip: when you are running low on a product, open the app and save it to your shopping cart. When you are ready to place your next order, you have everything you need ready to go.
Free Gift With Purchase
Several times a week Thrive offers either a free gift with purchase or an extra discount on certain brands. Watch your email, and pay attention to app notifications. The items always vary, but the value is anywhere from $15-30 per order.
Members also receive email promotions with additional specials. These aren’t offered every month necessarily, but we do see them pop up fairly often. You can save anywhere from 10-15% on top of the already discounted prices, and the discount applies to your entire purchase.
To see more helpful ways to save money, read our post all about the Definitive Guide to Eating Paleo On a Budget.
Our Favorite Products
Now on to the truly fun stuff. Our favorite Thrive Market products.
Paleo Pantry Staples
This is how we stock our pantry and the items we purchase every month.
- Full fat coconut milk + coconut cream
- Nuts and seeds including raw cashews, almonds, and chia seeds
- Avocado mayo + dressing
- Coconut aminos
- Fish sauce
- Olive oil + ACV
- Healthy cooking fats, such as ghee, tallow, lard, and duck fat
- Grain-free flours, such as arrowroot, coconut, and tapioca
- Various canned goods, such as diced tomatoes and paste, salmon, and pumpkin
- Allergy friendly chocolate chips
- Low-glycemic sweeteners such as honey, maple sugar, and coconut sugar
- Bulk herbs and spices
- Coffee, tea, and coffee alternatives
Our go-to snacks and sweet treats include:
- EatingEvolved coconut butter cups and chocolate bars
- Jackson’s Honest sweet potato, purple potato, and red potato chips
- Siete grain-free tortilla chips
- EPIC pork rinds and jerky packets or bars
- Simple Mills almond crackers and baking mixes
- Thrive Tribe cookies
- Ona cookies
- Mavuno Harvest dried fruit
Vitamins + Supplements
Many of us need additional nutritional through antioxidants and anti-inflammatory support. Some of our favorites include:
Beauty + Personal Care
What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we eat. Here are some safer beauty and personal care products.
- Kiss My Face sunscreen and toothpaste
- Dr. Bronner’s all in one soaps
- Maxim Hygiene organic cotton products
- Everyday Shea body wash and lotion
Similar to our personal care products, using safer household cleaners is important to keep our family safe. Items that touch our skin or are exposed to our food can easily get into our system.
- Aunt Fannie’s cleaning vinegar
- Eat Cleaner fruit and vegetable wash
- Seventh Generation surface cleaners, dish soap, and detergent
And that is how to rock your healthy lifestyle with Thrive Market. What are your tricks to manage a healthy lifestyle? Let us know in the comments below.
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