What, you don’t have one of these in your backyard?
Neither do we, and yet we feed our family Real Food every day and on a budget.
There was a time where pinching every penny meant making choices that may have resulted in negative health ramifications though it has become more important every single day with how little health issues we do see while focusing one eating well.
Some of you may have heard why I developed the Cheap Easy Healthy Eating System a few years ago. The Cliff Notes version is that we were still cutting every corner financially, I had just lost $30,ooo in a fraudulent business mentor and we were left with little to nothing. At the same time we were all eating gluten free (and had to lest we had many a health ordeal with our children) and one gal in my life who was new to the real food movement said this to me: There is no way you can afford to eat healthy on a budget.
And that was it folks, that was all it took for mama bear to come screaming out to prove it could be done. It had been done, we had been doing it for years.
With Lifestyle Education I was working with families on how to eat healthfully to support the alleviation of health concerns and to boost energy and heard over and over how “hard” it is to save money while eating healthy and natural foods.
I couldn’t figure out why people were paying an arm and a leg for food when it wasn’t necessary and began to survey my email list of loyal readers for their input. The result? People just don’t have the time to put in what it takes in terms of finding the resources necessary to save them both money and time.
It took me a year to create the Cheap Easy Healthy Eating System, and one of my favorite testimonials was from a friend, Monika Hoyt, who was shocked to find they saved over $400 in their first month of using the system.
My average savings over the next year will easily be $1,000
With my most recent order I saved $86 to be exact, on non-perishable foods and snacks for our pantry. That results in over $1,000 savings for the year. I did an extensive spreadsheet comparing costs between Costco, Amazon (with Prime), the co-op, a buying club, and Trader Joe’s, and 95% of the time, Thrive Market comes out on top with quite the significant savings. It would be awesome if they sold and shipped frozen items, and maybe that day will come, though if that’s the only thing I have to use Costco and/or the buying club for, then that works for me!
Registration to Thrive for the first month is free, and you’ll save 15% on your first order no matter what. With your first purchase it will begin a complimentary 30 day trial where you’ll see just how much you’d save (and you can cancel at any time). After the trial is over you can purchase your membership for $59.95 and save on healthy foods and natural body products for an entire year.
How Thrive Gives Back
Here’s the cool part. With the purchase of your membership, Thrive Market sponsors a low income family,(meaning they are given a free membership) so they too have access to the huge savings Thrive is.
The annual membership fee is no different than what you’d pay at Costco, and I’m willing to pay $5/month for a company who will do the work for me in finding products I need then giving them to me at 25-50% below the average retail price. Costco doesn’t do that…I have to wind through the entire store to find the products I need there versus having them categorized so I can easily grab what I need (and not even leave my house, which is even more of a win for me).
If you’re looking for more options than what Thrive Market has to offer, such as a bonus meal plan, PDF worksheets, a grocery list, what to buy where, how to buy meat, how to wean your kids off sugar, and more, then the Cheap Easy Healthy Eating System is for you.