Eating healthy can cost some serious greens…and I’m not talking kale.
After all, I’ve been there myself.
Three years ago, my family hit a rough patch. We were struggling. Healthy eating became a serious financial hurdle— and we relied on WIC checks from the government to help us afford healthy food for our kids. #truestory
With the WIC program, we’d get a $6 a week voucher for fresh produce. We’d spend it on spinach, bananas and mangos. But we wanted even more goodness for our smoothies— like chia seeds, almond butter and coconut oil, which weren’t part of the WIC program.
We’d buy these specialty items online or we’d drive 3 hours to the nearest Trader Joe’s and stock up like crazy to compensate for the gas. #anothertruestory
There’s no doubt about it— we struggled to get healthy foods on a limited budget. But it forced us to get creative, and we did the best we could for that season of our life.
We stopped eating out.
We bought “new” furniture on Craigslist.
I stopped going to Target.
We made crafts out of recyclable trash.
We ate lots of meals with friends.
We rode our bikes to save gas money.
I shopped at garage sales + thrift shops.
Family & friends sent us money.
We embraced the good stuff.
We made it work.
If Thrive Market been around back then, it would have been a game changer.
Thrive Market is on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. Even for mom’s on WIC. Their online marketplace has over 4,000+ popular organic, GMO-free products at around 40% below traditional prices. It’s crazy… in a really good way.
I also love the fact that they’ve done the “healthy research” for you— and only carry non-GMO products that have been ethically sourced. They’ve already done the work for you. No more label reading for 20 minutes in the supermarket. Just shop, buy, and wholesome products will be shipped to your door (for free) in a few days.
A month ago, I sat down for dinner with Thrive’s founder, Gunnar Lovelace. I was dying to learn more about Thrive and what his vision for the company is. He shared it right from his heart and the message lines up so beautifully with SGS, I got the chills. Match made in heaven!
Thrive is more than a supermarket site— it’s a movement. For every member that signs up, Thrive gifts a membership to a low-income family, schoolteacher, veteran or student. Can we get a “kale yeah!”?
Bottom line: Thrive is passionate about helping people create healthier lifestyles without driving themselves crazy with costs or confusing recipes. I couldn’t agree more with that— and it’s exactly what we’re doing with green smoothies!!!
ENTER NOW! $500 Thrive Market Giveaway
For the next week, we’re hosting a giveaway with Thrive. One lucky rawkstar will win a $500 gift card and a 1-year membership to Thrive. (Bonus: by entering the giveaway, you automatically get 2 months free + 25% off your first order to Thrive).
Drop your info into the contest page, and YOU could be hooked up with an annual membership and whole foods galore!
STEP 1: CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway.
STEP 2: Comment below and let us know what you’re most excited about with Thrive. Good luck!