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This post is sponsored by Thrive Market, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.

How I’m Eating Healthy on a Budget This Year


Brace yourselves: I’m going to be very honest here. Since I was a young girl, I have vehemently rejected the idea of “eating healthy.” I could not fathom a world where I denied myself whatever sweet craving I desired. It’s a mindset that directly resulted from watching the women in my family count each calorie, politely refuse dessert after every meal, and constantly critique their bodies. When I became a mom, I swore I would break that cycle. However, I also had to find a more balanced approach to eating and learn healthy habits. Encouraging myself and my kids to eat healthy is a main priority this year, and I figured out a way to do just that while still staying on a budget.

Even though I’ve overcome my aversion to healthy foods, my wallet was not aligned with the change of heart. The last time I ventured to our nearest healthy grocery store (which is still a good 30 miles away), I walked out empty-handed. As a family of four with two growing toddlers (and a rather large cat), we run through groceries in the blink of an eye. Groceries haven’t been cheap lately in general, so shopping at higher-priced stores was out of the question.

I knew there had to be an easier, more affordable way to buy higher-quality food items without the outrageous price tags. I learned about the online grocery store Thrive Market through social media a while ago, but finally browsed their product selection and placed an order at the start of the year. And now, I am kicking myself for not ordering from them sooner. Here’s why I love using Thrive Market to get healthy, top-quality food delivered straight to our door without breaking the bank.

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Source: Steph Alleva Cornell

What is Thrive Market?

Thrive Market is an online market that makes the quest for healthy living infinitely easier. They offer access to thousands of top-quality goods at discounted prices that get shipped straight to your door. Not only does Thrive Market curate the highest-quality organic and non-GMO food, but they also offer plant-powered cleaning supplies, cruelty-free beauty, baby and pet essentials, and wellness products. And every single one of them meets their ingredient standards. They’re a one-stop-shop for healthy living, which makes my overall goal of a more balanced lifestyle so much more achievable. Especially when their prices and delivery options allow a level of accessibility no other local store can.

Accessibility and affordability

I saved over $34 in my first order alone and got free shipping on my grocery items. I wouldn’t have found these savings anywhere else without clipping a hundred coupons first. Thrive Market offers up to 30 percent off their groceries, and those discounts are automatically applied at checkout. No extra effort is required. They also have a Price Match Program, offer daily deals, and free full-sized gifts on qualifying orders—savings on top of savings.

And because they really know how to make a mom happy, their carbon-neutral shipping is free and fast. Plus, you can set up Autoship and get your most-used items delivered to your doorstep without lifting a finger. With my never-ending to-do list, I am endlessly grateful that Thrive Market can take the work of grocery shopping off my plate. If I ever need to swap or add a product to my Autoship list (or skip it altogether), I can easily adjust on their website or the Thrive Market app.

A Thrive Market membership costs $12 monthly or $60 annually, which breaks down to just $5 per month. Since they offer so many savings and deals, the membership ends up paying for itself. In my opinion, a subscription to a delivery grocery service with high-quality food is ten times more worthwhile than most of my other subscriptions. When you join right now, you’ll save 30 percent on your Thrive Market purchase and get to pick a free gift!

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Quality food with quality taste

One of my hangups about healthy food was the misconception that it didn’t taste as yummy as junk food. And while it may be hard for other healthier options to compete, Thrive Market’s product selection is not lacking flavor by any means. Every single item I ordered has been devoured and repeatedly requested by my kids, husband, and myself. But it’s really no surprise when Thrive Market carries thousands of high-quality products and carefully vets every single one. Their level of care directly translates to how delicious all their picks are—I can attest to that first-hand.

With over 5,000 product options available, we were able to choose our usual fave brands like Boom Chicka Pop, Annie’s, and Rao’s, along with tons of other new tasty finds. I was able to filter by 90+ eating preferences to find what works best for our family’s diet. Their large selection of quick and easy meals in the pantry and frozen food section was a major plus for me, too. I added a few 10-minute meals to my order and have already used half of them. It’s a relief having these as good-for-you alternatives on the days I don’t have the time or energy to cook from scratch. Shop our top Thrive Market picks and save 30 percent off your order and receive a free gift today.

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Graphics: Aryana Johnson
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This post is sponsored by Thrive Market, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend brands we genuinely love.