Is it really possible to only eat natural, healthy foods? What if you don’t have time to run into town for them? How do you get all natural foods and products without leaving home?
We live on a tiny homestead of 1/5 acre, smack dab in the middle of our sleepy town.
While we do raise our own chicken and turkey, and have as much garden produce as we can, there are just some things I can’t grow. Like our own beef, butter, or rice. I don’t have a dairy animal anymore, so cheese making at home is also out. So, I need to purchase those things if we want to eat them. Living 20 miles from the nearest grocery store means that I go as infrequent as possible, but stock up when I am there. I have also found that they don’t always carry the things that I really want. So, I tried something new.
Some of my favorite places to get all natural, healthy foods are online.
I like the idea of “grocery shopping” when it’s convenient for me, whether that be 6 AM or 3 PM. I don’t have to leave the house, put on shoes, or even get dressed (yes, I have days where I don’t bother getting dressed). I love the convenience of having it delivered to my door within days as well. Here are some of my favorite ways to get natural, healthy foods without leaving home.
The first is ePantry
ePantry has the cleaning products I like to use, like 7th Generation dishsoap and laundry soap. I do make my own of each of these when I have time, but due to heavy school schedules and activities, it’s really nice to be able to have other options. You can get feminine products, toilet paper, body wash and other beauty care products as well. The best part is that they work toward saving the rainforest with each purchase. Each time you make a purchase, you create a “pantry” that you can add auto delivery with, and have those products sent to you on a regular basis. Of course, you are free to change the delivery dates or items delivered at any time and you’ll get an email reminder just before it ships out to help you remember.
Another great place to get all natural, organic foods is with Thrive Market.
Thrive Market has a yearly membership of $59, but I have found the savings on the brown rice pasta and other things I buy worth it. The shipping does take about a week from the time you order, until the time it’s delivered, but if you plan ahead, it’s a great deal. The best part is that the shipping is FREE when you put in a minimum order, and you can order as often or as little as you like.
Need some natural supplements?
Vitacost has some great prices on those as well! They have great sales on virgin coconut oil on a regular basis and their selection of natural foods, organic beauty, and even baby items is outstanding. I like their “buy one, get one 1/2 off” of their brand items as well. I have found them to be of comparable quality. There is no membership fee at all with them. and shipping is free with a $25 minimum order. You can even shop Vitacost via your mobile phone by downloading their app! Shipping is quick with them as I have found items to be delivered in 3-4 days at the most.