How to Eat Organic without Breaking the Bank

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Even though we sell organic skin care, we’ll be the first to tell you that the first step to glowing, radiant skin is a good diet.

But while we like a protein-packed smoothie and organic granola as much as the next person, we don’t like spending so much time and money to find them.

This is a common reason that people sometimes choose not to eat high quality, organic foods: the price tag.

And it’s understandable. Paying a few dollars more for that organic peanut butter, extra virgin coconut oil, or gluten-free bread mix can really add up over time.

So when we discovered a new resource that makes shopping for healthy groceries much easier and less expensive, we were very, very excited. It's called Thrive Market, an online shopping club offering organic, non-GMO foods, and natural products—things you already buy, like Dr. Bronner’s soap, fair trade chocolate, and Bob's Red Mill flours.

The best part? Everything on Thrive Market sells at wholesale prices, between 25-50% lower than in stores. Imagine if Whole Foods started selling online, at Costco prices, and they delivered. That's Thrive.

One cool way to use it is to send gifts to family and friends, maybe those who live in an area where healthy products aren't so readily available.

We got memberships for our whole team, and since it seemed like something our customers and readers would enjoy, we connected with Thrive to get you a special price on yours. 🙂

Click here to find out how you can get a deal with Thrive Market!

What does eating with Thrive Market look like? Here's a recipe from Lisa, our Affiliate Manager who also happens to be an amazing cook. It includes several ingredients you can find on Thrive, like gluten-free tamari, organic Sauerkraut, and extra virgin olive oil (at a fraction of the cost you'd normally pay).

Lisa’s Super Healthy Breakfast Plate

Lisa's Healthy Breakfast

This breakfast is perfect for a Saturday morning when you want to slowly savor something super yummy and nourishing.


  • 1-2 cups of greens (kale, collards, swiss chard, spinach, etc.), chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp gluten-free tamari
  • 4 pitted kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp raw coconut oil
  • 1-3 eggs
  • Spices to your taste: salt, pepper, cayenne, curry, and rosemary
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 tsp miso
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread
  • ¼ cup Sauerkraut
  • ½ small tomato, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh berries


1. Sauté your greens in a pan with garlic and extra virgin olive oil on low-medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, until greens begin to wilt. Season with tamari and top with sesame seeds and kalamata olives. Remove and put on a plate.
2. In the same pan as you used to cook the greens, add coconut oil and adjust heat to medium. Once coconut oil melts, add your eggs to the pan and cook them in whatever style tickles your fancy. When they’re ready, sprinkle your spices on top. Place eggs next to your greens.
3. Mix avocado and miso together, then spread lightly on toasted bread. Add sliced tomatoes on top. Plate it!
4. Add your Sauerkraut to your plate, with a bowl of berries (or whatever fruit you have on hand) on the side. Enjoy with herbal tea or hot water with lemon.

Ingredients you can get from Thrive: extra virgin olive oil, gluten-free tamari, organic kalamata olives, raw coconut oil, organic Sauerkraut, and organic spices.

What’s awesome about this recipe is that it’s totally customizable. You can keep the non-perishable ingredients on hand and adjust the recipe according to what produce you have at the moment.

How to Save on Organic Goods with Thrive

A membership to Thrive Market only costs $5 a month ($59.95 per year). It gets you access to all of the amazing deals on the non-GMO, organic, high quality products you love. Plus, Thrive Market ships your order directly to your front door, anywhere in the continental United States. (Orders over $49 ship for free!)

Thrive truly wants everyone to be able to afford foods and products that are good for their body. So for every paying member who joins, they donate one free membership to a family in need. This is the kind of mission driven business we feel really good about supporting.

We're on Thrive Market, and we think you'll get a lot out of using it as well. So we put together this special offer for you to get a discount on your groceries. You can use it and decide if it's right for you and your family, and maybe even try some new products you wouldn't have otherwise!

Click here to get a deal with Thrive Market

Here’s hoping you enjoy these great deals as much as we have!

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Reader Interactions


  1. Gillian says

    Many of us turn to you as an alternative to mainstream products because we have medical problems/intolerances/conditions. Maybe these could be taken into consideration as well. For example: soy – Miso sauce… we really need someone to be tolerant to our needs way beyond gluten and dairy intolerances. Or be upfront and add the main ingredients of the additives you use.
    Please do not see this as anything adverse, merely a suggestion.

    • Annmarie Skin Care says

      Hi Gillian,

      Thanks! We have lots of recipes on our blog that don’t have soy 🙂 You could certainly make this recipe without the miso and it would still be yummy.

  2. Britt says

    Hi there! What a great offer! I would like to see what some of the prices are before signing up for a trial to compare with my current shopping. Is that possible?

    • admin says

      Hi Britt! To see their products, you need to sign up for a trial membership. You can 2 months free when you sign up with us!

  3. Roubina says

    I used your link to register but do not see the 2 months free membership $10 off promo mentioned above reflected anywhere in my account. How can this be updated/corrected/reflected in my account?

    • admin says

      Hi Roubina! It sounds like you were able to register without paying the free, which means that you received the promotion. 🙂 Feel free to email michelle @ if you have any more troubles.

      • Roubina says

        Thanks, but what about the $10 off? And I only show 30 days free membership. This is the same as having registered directly with Thrive as opposed to using this promo link…

        • admin says

          Hi Roubina,

          That’s very strange. If you clicked that link and ordered through us, you should receive 2 months free. I’d check with Michelle from Thrive to make sure you get the special. 🙂 Here’s her email again: michelle @

  4. Claudia says

    Sounds great! I have made multiple attempts to get past the opening screen and join, but the system tells me I’m logged on and won’t go any farther. Is this a browser-related issue? Should I communicate directly with Thrive Market’s help folks?

    • admin says

      Hi Claudia. I had this same problem. Try refreshing the screen. You should then be prompted to create a password.

    • Claudia says

      Tried the alternate link in your email and seem to be connected. NO idea why the other was a dead end. Never mind, and thank you.

  5. Amelia says

    I clicked on the website through the email that you sent me, but there is difficulty in registering. It states it has my email, which I hadn’t given it yet, and when I request that I forgot my password, it was a repetitive cycle where it would re-route me to the same page over and over again. When I tried to register it stated that I would get one month free?? Anyway, has anyone else had an issue? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • admin says

      Hi Amelia,

      Can you try refreshing the screen after you’ve entered your email? Or exit the page and then come back to it. I did this and was able to continute creating my account. 🙂

    • Michelle (Thrive Market Member Services) says

      Hi Amelia! I am so sorry for the login difficulties and I have forwarded your message to our tech team so that they can look into this. I reset your password for you and sent instructions to your email so you should be able to log in now. I hope that you enjoy placing your first order and please always feel free to reach out to [email protected] if there’s anything that we can do to assist!

    • Michelle (Thrive Market Member Services) says

      Hi Amanda! We are currently unable to ship to Canada but we would love to offer this option in the future. If you email us at [email protected] with your name and location, we will add you to our list of people to notify when shipping to Canada becomes available. In the meantime, thanks so much for your interest in Thrive Market!

  6. Sandy says

    I am away on a 3 week vacation at this moment but am very interested in this idea. If you are offering 2 months free I would only like to start at the beginning of June. I have 6 kids and all their lives I fed them health foods to the best of my ability. Now they are married with kids I am very saddened to see they can’t afford the foods they deserve to feed their children. I have been thinking for a long time how to help them do this. I have not looked at your website but I will be over the moon if this can help them in any way to eat a better quality food and use natural products.

    • admin says

      Hi Sandy,

      This sounds like the perfect way for you to help your family eat the healthy foods they deserve. Just so you know, this offer will be available for the forseeable future, so if you want to start your 2 months of free membership in June, you can do that! Simply go to to get your discount.

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