We asked wellness experts for their top cheap and healthy Trader Joe’s finds. From acai packets to black bean chips and organic tahini, here’s what you’ll always find in their shopping carts.
This zero-calorie sweetener is 200-400 times sweeter than sugar, so it only takes a pinch to get the same sweetness as a teaspoon of table sugar — without impacting your blood sugar levels. What’s more, if you choose the right brand, this sugar alternative actually comes with some surprising health benefits.
These days, it feels like the number one goal of grocery shopping is getting in and out as quickly as possible. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t speak up and ask for what you need. Whether it’s at the butcher counter or in the produce section, here’s when and how to get the help you need at the grocery store.
You’ve probably heard about the gut microbiome, or the billions of bacteria living in your digestive tract. You’ve probably also head of probiotic supplements, which help inoculate the gut with beneficial bacteria that have shown promise for improving digestion, mood, and even metabolism.
As much as the grocery store has a reputation for being expensive (maybe heard it being referred to as “Whole Paycheck”), I never really felt that was totally the case even when I was on a tight student budget. Whole Foods has always had good sales if you seek them out, which I did on the regular as a student and still do today.
Do you ever find yourself in the grocery store overwhelmed with the deluge of new products? You know there’s some interesting and healthy that will check all the requirements on your list — family friendly, tasty, and nutritious — but with all the options it’s hard to know where to start.
You work hard to eat clean whenever possible—we see you. Harder still: Finding clean, organic wine at your local grocery or liquor store.
One thing we always hear from friends and family is that it’s so expensive to buy healthy food, green cleaning products, etc. Plus, it’s also a hassle trying to find truly great products among the sea of ones that claim to be good for you, but still have questionable ingredients.
Are you passionate about wellness and helping others? This holiday season, give yourself an amazing gift—an exciting new career as a health coach.
Ancient remedies are squarely in vogue, with bone broth, essential oils, cupping and others enjoying plenty of press and celebrity Instagram love. Add honey to this group of cool, must-have, grandma-approved items, which humans have been utilizing for millennia.
New schedules, sports teams, classes—back-to-school time brings with it a ton of coordinating and running around. Add to that the daily grind of packing lunches, and you’ll be ready for spring break before the leaves even begin to change.
Shopping for healthy products should be a calm experience, where you get to peruse a big selection of good-for-you products at your leisure, find everything you need easily and pay a reasonable amount at checkout. But it never is, is it?
Filling our refrigerator and pantry from bed proved to as easy as ordering a movie on Netflix. Here’s why.
Why Jet.com is our new go-to resource for stocking up our picnic baskets, pantries and refrigerators.
Score a Free Jar of Raw Honey from Thrive Market
When it comes to honey, we’re not shy about our preferences: We like it raw. It’s packed with natural enzymes and nutrients that can help heal cuts and scrapes, boost immunity and soothe sore throats, all without spiking blood sugar like crazy. If you want to get your paws on the sticky-sweet stuff but have sticker shock at most prices, then you’re going to want to snag a free jar of Really Raw Honey from Thrive Market. This straight-from-the-hive organic honey is totally unprocessed, so it has a creamy texture, contains bits of honeycomb and pollen and smells deliciously of wildflowers. It tastes like you’ve just collected honey from a hive. Giving away free honey is just one way that Thrive Market can save you money. This enormous online marketplace specializes in selling the nation’s best healthy and organic products. They carry goods to fit every dietary preference, from vegan to gluten-free to Paleo, at prices up to 50 percent below retail and with free delivery to your doorstep. That can add up to thousands of dollars a year in savings. You’ll find your favorite and most trusted brands like Amy’s soups, Cascadian Farm cereals and Bob’s Red Mill grains. And—since they’re always adding new products to the lineup—you’ll have a chance to make fresh discoveries, too, like Alter Eco chocolate truffles and Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayo. The carefully curated and ethically sourced offerings even include non-toxic cleaning supplies and organic health-and-beauty products. Whether you slather the honey on toast or onto your skin, this is an offer too sweet to pass up—so try Thrive Market today!
...and more healthy staples for less from Thrive Market
If your coconut oil lust rivals ours, you’re going to want to grab this chance to snag a free jar of organic virgin coconut oil from Thrive Market.
The Amazon's newest superfood, macambo
Quinoa, maca, cacao, lucuma, camu-camu…and now macambo, the new Amazonian superfood you need to try.
Our picks for better-for-you ketchup
We’re loving the healthier ketchup varieties from True Made Foods and Hatchup.
The new online market that's blown our minds
Try Thrive Market, your one-stop source for the best grocery items…
Want a holiday cocktail mixer that’s free of artificial anything? Try this one…with a surprising ingredient.
The name may be funny but the facts are not
Could chemicals called “obesogens” be making you fat? Find out which healthy foods contain them, and how to steer clear…
And why was it in sports drinks?
A certain chemical was just removed from Gatorade. What is it, and why was it there in the first place? Find out here.
Is there MSG hiding in your food? You might be surprised. Here are some secret ingredients to watch out for.
A staple of the Stone Age, a venerated foodstuff of the Vikings: Nordic Breads’ whole grain rye bread is a hearty find. Get a taste, plus a sandwich recipe.
Swapping out meat for tofu is the healthy way to go. Or is it? You might be surprised to learn which vegetarian foods aren’t actually good for you.
This Austin grocery store is zero-waste and package-free
In an effort to reduce packaging waste generated by food, a new Austin grocery store is shunning recycling in favor of “precycling,” the practice of avoiding recycling by not creating packaging in the first place.