Family Grocery Haul with Thrive Market
Getting groceries has been a bit of a challenge these days. Between the low inventory, the mask-wearing requirements, and the awkward social distancing, we've decided to take advantage of curbside pickups and the convenience of grocery delivery services like Thrive Market. This is not a paid post, but rather a post I've been meaning to share for a while now since I'm often asked what I eat and what I feed my kids. I hope that within this post you're able to find healthier alternatives for you and your family.
First, let me explain what Thrive Market is in case you're unfamiliar. Thrive Market is an American e-commerce membership-based retailer offering natural and organic food products that ship directly to your door. One of my favorite features on their site is the option to shop by your personal dietary preferences. You can select vegan, paleo, raw, organic and so on, making it really easy to shop for what will meet your needs.
Although each shipment looks a bit different for us, here is what's in this box...
Thyroid function is incredibly important for your energy, mental focus, metabolism, and so much more. Over the course of a year, I haven't been feeling like myself. I did some blood work back in February and the results were "elevated thyroid levels". I've been diligently taking notes on what's helping me feel better; I'll be sharing those with you in an upcoming post. For now, these are the supplements I'm using to give my thyroid the nutrients it needs to boost its optimization.
The thyroid supporting supplements I use from Thrive Market are:
Trace Minerals Liquid Iodine Drops: Prevents enlarged thyroid gland
Gaia Herbs Thyroid Support: Consists of Ashwagandha, Kelp, Seaweed, Schisandra
Primal Blueprint Primal Probiotics: Promotes gut health
Barlean's Omega-3: This key lime flavor tastes delicious! No fishy flavoring at all!! Even our 12 year old son likes taking it by the spoon. Research also suggests the omega-3's can support thyroid function.
Some snacks and drinks to support thyroid health are...
Seaweed: Great source of Iodine, plus they're super yummy and easy to take on-the-go.
Ashwagandha Tea: Calms anxiety and add antioxidant defense
Brazil Nuts: High in Selenium which is essential to thyroid hormone metabolism.
Macadamia Nuts: Also high in Selenium that protects you from infection and damage resulting in oxidative stress.
Pili Nuts: This extra delicious nut is an excellent source of magnesium which we need to reduce insulin resistance and lower cholesterol
Flackers (Flax seed crackers): These are so yummy!! These touch my soul with their crispy, crunchy texture. I love using these to scoop tuna or egg salad. Yum. Yum. Yummy!!
All kids love snacks and mine are no exception. For this reason I aim to only have healthy options for them to grab.
Birch Benders Keto Pancake Batter
Thrive Market Organic Maple Syrup
This Saves Lives Kids S'more Blast Bars
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thrive Market Organic Veggie Sticks
Thrive Market Organic Avocado Oil Potato Chips BBQ
For The Family
I love baking nutritious treats for the family at least once a week. Below are just a few ingredients that I am constantly restocking.
Califia Unsweetened Better Half Creamer: This is delicious in tea. At night, I really enjoy having an warm, creamy cup of Ashwagandha or Ginger Turmeric Tea. I also like adding this to my children's morning oatmeal.
Swerve The Ultimate Sugar Replacement: I use this in everything from keto treats to cupcakes. It's easy to use and cuts out our sugar consumption.
NuttZo Keto Butter: This is the first time I've ever tried this one and it is so good! If you like chunky nut butters, you'll be in heaven. I like to change it up and try all types of seed and nut butters; I'm keeping this one in my rotation. I like to use this one in my keto treat recipes or for a late night cravings curb. All it takes is one tablespoon to satisfy my sweet tooth.
If you're interested in trying Thrive Market risk-free for 30-days, be sure to click here to receive 25% off your first order. If you choose to become a member like me, Thrive Market helps make healthy living accessible for everyone by matching every paid membership with a free one for a low-income family, student, teacher, veteran, or first responder.