Saving $$$ Online

I'm usually the girl to promote shopping and eating locally, supporting local small farmers and reducing our carbon footprint. Unfortunately healthy and affordable options aren't always accessible. There are a number of excellent resources and sites online to find high quality, nutrient dense foods and supplements. This month I wanted to highlight a few that I find myself recommending to clients on an almost daily basis. You'll see a variety of vendors in this list – plant based options, meat and fish suppliers, fat/spices/seasonings markets and discounted vitamins and supplements. I have no affiliations with these companies – I just like them and the way they do business.
Thrive Market – TM is an online shopping club (similar to CostCo) on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable to everyone. Members have access to the best selling healthy foods and wholesome products at 25-50% off of regular prices. The best part – for every paid membership, Thrive Market donates a free membership to a family in need.
SizzleFish – Developed by athletes for athletes, Sizzlefish provides customers with pure, top quality fish delivered right to your door in perfectly portioned sizes. Their mission is to help athletes perform better and supply them with clean, delicious fish. Sizzlefish offers many different buying options- a sample pack, wild-ocean pack, paleo pack etc.
5280Meat – This company provides customers with high quality, clean, local affordable meats. They raise cattle and livestock the way nature intended; roaming free, eating only wild grass and never living in feedlots. 5280 animals are never given growth hormones, antibiotics or steroids.
Fatworks – Promotes and educates customers on the benefits of using real cooking oils like tallow, lard and duck fat while crafting their products in the most natural way possible.
Flavorgod – Chris Wallace, founder and creator of these fantastic healthy spices. His mission is to provide people with unique and delicious seasonings that help them create amazing meals. All Flavorgod products are chemical and filler free, have low sodium levels and keep the distinct flavor and nutritional value of the herbs.
The Feed – Food For Athletes – Started by a group of athletes who believed there wasn't a one size fits all fueling and hydration option for athletes. Their staff collects all the big name and new to market products that are tested and proven to work by athletes from a variety of sports and offers them up at a slight discount. Monthly membership options can reduce costs even more. Each shipment comes with a personalized 'thank you' note and suggestions for others products to try.
Vitacost – Online vitamin, supplement and grocery staple shopping center. They are a certified GREEN business, deliver with super speedy shipping, have great prices and an endless product selection. The site is really well organized and makes finding new items to try a breeze.