Once you decide to clean up your lifestyle in every way, shape, and form, it can feel overwhelming! There are so many different foods, soaps, drinks, moisturizers, etc., to choose from.
Since many of you have asked which brands and companies I trust, websites I use, and skincare products I recommend, I decided to create dynamic, ever-evolving posts of my favorite things. I will update all of the lists frequently, so check back for new links and suggestions!
Online Grocery Platforms I Love:
For Dry Goods
Thrive Market (If you use this link–http://thrv.me/biohackingwithbrooke–when signing up for a membership, we’ll both receive $25 off!)
- Why I like it:
- Thrive Market prides itself on being “a membership community that uses the power of direct buying to deliver the world’s best healthy food and natural products to our members at wholesale prices,” and it sponsors “free memberships for low-income American families.”
- Since Thrive cuts out the middle man, it’s able to provide direct-to-consumer wholesale prices on dry goods, cleaning products, cosmetics, and more! In other words, it’s a modern-day, online Costco. Currently, the annual membership fee is $59.95, but by paying that small price I have saved so much. (I’ve only been a member since November 2017 and I’ve already saved $400+!)
- It’s. So. Convenient!
- Note: Even though Thrive is an incredible platform, you cannot trust that every product on Thrive is healthy (just as you cannot trust every product from stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods). Even though companies like Thrive, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods are marketed as having the healthiest foods and natural products, it’s still important to be an informed consumer. Always read ingredient labels with a fine-tooth comb to avoid eating unhealthy oils and using chemical-filled cleaners, skincare, and cosmetics!
For Grass-fed and Grass-finished Beef, Heritage Breed Pork, and Free-range Organic Chicken
Butcher Box (If you use this link–http://fbuy.me/iyazA–when signing up for a membership, you’ll receive a special promotion on your first order!)
- Why I like it:
- High-quality animal protein (grass-fed and grass-finished beef, heritage breed pork, and free-range organic chicken) can be tough to come by. Farmer’s markets and natural foods stores like Whole Foods are great resources, but, like Thrive Market, services like Butcher Box add that extra “convenience” factor. (And, who doesn’t love convenience?)
- You sign up for a subscription and receive a box of meat (your choice of the type: mixed, beef + chicken, beef + pork, all chicken, or custom) every 30 or 60 days.
In each blog post, I aim to bring you food for thought (pun intended. Note: my day job is teaching English), but don’t take my word for it! Click on and read all of the links above to become your own expert on this topic; knowledge is power. The more you know and understand the “why” behind each biohack, the easier it will be to stick to it and realize you can’t live without it!
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2 thoughts on “My Favorite Online Grocery Platforms”
Thanks for sharing, Brooke. Are you aware of any international partners for Thrive/Butcher Box? (I know, I should use that Google thing). My initial review for European companies similar to Thrive and Butcher Box lead to Carnivore Club (https://eu.carnivoreclub.co/), but it seems more charcuterie-based (who doesn’t love jamon though?). I wonder if the abundance of local markets fills the need that Thrive/Butcher Box do in the US. Still on the lookout for something that combines the quality and convenience that the companies you highlighted have out here
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I am not aware of international food delivery platforms. Sorry! However, I think you’re on to something… The local markets in European cities are clutch! I know Europe has more rules and regulations, re: additives and quality. (This is an interesting article I just found: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-daily-meal/these-american-meat-produ_b_5153275.html) Again, those tighter regulations would make a meat-delivery service like Butcher Box unnecessary in Europe.
As always, thanks for reading and supporting my blog!
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