There’s a feeling of excitement when I walk into a good health food market for groceries. Maybe like a kid in a candy store? Except that I’m looking for the highest quality, most sustainably sourced products. I’m looking for the minimally processed items, closest to the whole food form, without unnecessary fillers. I’m looking for convenience, price, and even deals.
I can say that Thrive Market delivers on all these points. Other reasons I’m a huge fan of this service – your annual membership allows a family in need gain access to these high quality groceries, shipping is very fast in California [and free after $50], each item is hand picked, each box is signed by a real person, and I don’t have to leave the house!
Follow this link to sign up for Thrive and get 40% off your first order and a free gift! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
However, like any other store you have to practice discernment. There are still products that have refined sugars and other unfavorable ingredients, because if consumers will buy it, companies will keep making it. I believe strongly in voting with my dollar and supporting the companies I believe are doing it right. Often we’re looking for products that are organic, non-GMO, pastured, grass-fed, and unrefined. Many brands are certified B corporations, promote regenerative agriculture, sustainably caught seafood, and more. Below is a list of such companies and items I feel great about buying.
Meals & Snacks
- Wild canned sardines, salmon, skipjack tuna, and roasted chicken breast
- Ancient Nutrition bone broth protein powder, pure
- Cybele’s Free to Eat Superfood GF pastas
- Chomps turkey & beef meat sticks
- Thrive Market 100% grass-fed collagen peptides & gelatin powder
- Bone broth – Kettle & Fire, Bare Bones, & Bonafide
- Thrive Market organic sprouted popcorn
Condiments, Oils, & Spices
- Primal Kitchen unsweetened spicy ketchup, avocado oil, and mayo
- Fourth & Heart grass-fed ghee
- Thrive Market Pink Himalayan salt, coarse
- Philosopher’s Stone Ground almond butters
- One Degree Organic sprouted rolled oats
- Simple Mills pancake & waffle mix, crackers, & baking mixes
- Thrive Market organic alcohol-free vanilla extract
- Thrive Market cinnamon sticks & organic spices
- Otto’s cassava flour
- Thrive Market non-GMO almond flour
- Thrive Market organic paleo dark chocolate
- Hu organic chocolate bars
- Stasher reusable sandwich bags
- Rosey cleaning products & glass bottles
- Four Sigmatic mushroom elixirs
- Trace Minerals ConcenTrace mineral drops
- Thrive Market Organic Ceremonial Matcha tea
- Tea – Yogi Egyptian Licorice, Thrive Market Nettle, Dandelion Root, Organic India Tulsi Sweet Rose
- Lumineux Oral Essentials mouthwash
- ACURE Resurfacing Face Cleanser
- Bee’s Wrap food & sandwich wraps
This is not a comprehensive list of things I buy but a place to get started in making the switch to high quality products. There are so many options out there, I know you will find products you will love.
Gut Healing Gummies
- 1/3 cup Thrive Market grass-fed beef gelatin powder
- 4 cups organic fruit juice [cranberry, pomegranate, blueberry, beet, or pineapple]
Heat 2 cups of fruit juice in a saucepan on medium low heat. In a separate bowl, combine the gelatin powder with the remaining 2 cups of juice, stir well, and wait 3 minutes to “bloom.” Add the gelatin mixture to the saucepan and stir to dissolve. Pour into silicon forms, ice cube trays, or glass baking dish. Refrigerate a few hours before slicing into even squares and enjoy!
- 1/2 cup Thrive Market non-GMO almond flour
- 1/2 cup Otto’s cassava flour
- 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen avocado oil
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 -1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 1 cup water + 2 tablespoons as needed
- Large head of cauliflower, cut into florets.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Whisk together thoroughly the flours, oil, spices and water. Allow the batter to sit for 10 minutes while prepping cauliflower. Make florets roughly equal in size, medium to small. Coat cauliflower in batter, removing excess (the batter should be thin enough to easily remove). Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then broil for 5 minutes. Serve with BBQ mayo dip and/or steak sauce aioli and enjoy!
Did you know I offer locals a service I call “grocery run”? You and I take a trip to a local health food store, read labels together, and select exactly the products right for you based on your functional test results.
Let’s discuss how I can help you in your healing journey!