In my last post, I detailed how meal planning and plotting out 4-5 meals a week, PLUS making one or two soups for the week helps me get by and avoid getting hangry. Because no wants to be hangry.
What also helps? Knowing what foods and ingredients I can use, and where I can get them (for cheap!). There’s varying levels of “thrift” to describe shoppers and I’m somewhere in the middle of the spectrum of thrift and extravagance. But if there’s one thing I LOVE to do, it’s getting a good deal! When you start the autoimmune protocol, it’s quite possible you’ll be spending some dough building up your pantry with some new-to-you ingredients, and I have great news: There’s a thrifty way to do that!
Enter Thrive Market.
If you haven’t heard of it, Thrive Market is described as “Whole Foods meets Costco.” It’s pantry, grocery and some household items at “wholesale prices” and they cater to gluten-free, paleo, etc. You can register for free and begin a free 30-day membership trial, where your first order is 15% off! If you decide to join, it’s an annual fee of $59, which, in my experience, I quickly surpassed in savings!
Here’s what I love to buy from Thrive Market:
- Redmond Real Sea Salt
- Arrowroot flour
- Tapioca flour
- Coconut flour
- Apple cider vinegar
- Coconut aminos (good soy sauce substitute)
- Organic Grade A Maple Syrup
- Great Lakes Gelatin (good for making jello or adding protein to tea or smoothies, etc.)
- Wild Alaskan canned salmon
- Coconut butter
- Sweet potato chips made with coconut oil
- Cultured ghee (super healthy fat and good for even those with dairy allergies)
- Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips (AIP reintro)
- Brown rice pasta noodles – gluten free, NOT aip
- SmartyPants kids gummy vitamins (or their prenatal or adult varieties)
- Organic pumpkin purée
- Inka plantain chips — my most favorite AIP snack!
- BPA-free Coconut Milk
- Organic Chicken Bone Broth
Do you shop at Thrive? If so, what do you love??