Well that was a little dramatic but I stopped grocery shopping for MOST things. I still pick up a few things, here and there but I don’t set time aside each week to grocery shop like I use to. The biggest complaint I hear from people about maintain a healthy lifestyle is the lack of TIME.
They don’t have time to grocery shop, they don’t have time to meal prep or cook healthy food. I get it. Believe me. I am thankful that I get to create my own schedule and have flexibility since I own my own business but that doesn’t mean I have time to grocery shop or cook anymore then you do.
Luckily, we are in a time where convenience is key and we can order everything online! What I do in order to maximize my time is set up auto deliveries of food to my house. Now this isn’t just for the convenience of time. It also guarantees that I get the highest quality food that I can. I will not eat foods that aren’t Organic/non-GMO. I refuse to eat meat that isn’t pasture raised or grass finished from small batch butchers. We have chickens for this same reason. Believe me it matters. Meat that has fear hormones running through it's body from being treated poorly and killed inhumanly, passes those stress hormones to you when you eat it. On top of that they are pumped with hormones and antibiotics that are not good for you. So my top priorities are high quality, convenient foods delivered to my door.
For our family we have prioritized our food budget to be what we spend the most money on. We luckily don’t need to have antacids, cold or flu medications and pain medications on hand. We don’t need them because we support our health with nutrition first.
All that being said I have tried a lot of different companies for food delivery and am limited where I live (being in the country on a peninsula isn’t easy). You may have other companies that deliver, specially if you are in a city. For me these are the best companies I have found.
Our monthly food shipments include:
We purchase our meat and bone marrow from Crowd Cow. I use the meat to crock pot our weekly lunches or makes dinner one or 2 nights a week. Usually I only make one crockpot meal on Monday, put it in Tupperware in portions for the two of us for the week. We also use this meat for our weekend meals if we cook at home. Here is a discount code for your first order!
Bone broth from Osso Good Bone Broth here is a link for a discount off your first order. I wrote a blog about its health benefits and even the benefits in incorporating it into your nightly routine for better sleep. I drink it daily, usually before bed and add it in place of stock or water in recipes.
Our nightly dinners come from Sun Basket, they provide Organic meals and we choose their gluten free/dairy free options for our dietary needs. You can get a 50% discount for family meals with this coupon or $35 off meals with this coupon. We use this for our weekly dinners.
I get monthly shipments form Perfect Keto also. From their site I get MCT powder and collagen peptides. I use them in my shakes or baking to add healthy fat and protein. I put the MCT powder in my coffee each morning, it is so much less messy then MCT oil and great to travel with. It makes my coffee creamy, gives me energy and mental clarity. It is the perfect pre workout!
We keep non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free meal replacement shakes on hand, along with a greens powder, natural pre- workout, natural post workout recovery BCAAs, non-toxic coffee, snack bars and a few other natural supplements from an online health and wellness company. Comment below if you want more information on that company and what they offer. I can get you set up with a wholesale account so you can purchase from their site also. If you use any of the products above I wouldn’t use other brands, I believe in their ingredients and integrity as a company. I spent a lot of time trying to find quality products I personally trusted.
Our eggs come from our back yard (yes, we are lucky to live in the country for that reason). Otherwise, once a month or so I go to Costco to stock up on pantry items, home essentials and bulk veggies for our weekly lunches.
The key to this is minimizing the time I spend shopping but also the time I spend cooking. Cooking dinner only takes us 20-30 minutes to make and crock pot meals are so quick and simple for lunch. Here is a link to my Pinterest to check out the quick crockpot meals or what else I am cooking!
I am a Doula, Childbirth Educator and certifying Nutritionist. Essentially I am a women's health nerd. I have struggled with Autoimmune issues for the last 10 years, and more recently fertility issues. This along with my birth work, has driven me to self research. I have added a blog to my site in hopes of giving resources to clients or those interested in these topics. I would love feedback and comments.
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