Winners!! Thanks to everyone who entered! The winners have been contacted via email (so if it’s you, check your email!).

#79 Vicky – These sound like great products! I’m all about food storage that we’ll actually want to eat when the time comes. I’d love to try the coconut, mango, pomegranate yogurt bites, strawberries, and peaches. Thanks for sharing great products! Looking forward to learning more about food storage from you.

#59 Kathy G. I would love to try coconut, peaches, mangos, pineapple, and pomegranate yogurt bites. They all sound so good. I need to seriously work on my food storage, especially one that I would actually want to rotate through. Ours consists of a few cans as christmas and wedding gifts… that’s probably not adequate for a family of 6. 🙂 Thanks for the tips!

#183 Wendy – Thrive sounds wonderful, especially the Q. What a neat concept! We’d love to try the Coconut Bites, Pomegranate Yogurt Bites, Vanilla Yogurt Bites, Strawberries, and Beet Fruit Crisps. Thanks, Mel, for the giveaway!

#237 Melissa – Hi Mel!
I love learning about new products – I have never heard of these! I would love to try the beet fruit crisps, spinach crisps, bananas and fuji apples!! Thank you!!


Happy Friday! I wasn’t planning on posting today until I reorganized my pantry at an abominably late hour two nights ago (it was at a Halloween-worthy frightening level). When I stepped back to admire my work (no, I didn’t alphabetize any shelf, I promise), I spied my pretty, colorful cans staring at me from the top shelves and realized I couldn’t live another day without telling you all about them, especially since they worthily take up prime real estate in my small pantry.

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So I decided to do a giveaway (not of the opened cans sitting in my pantry, in case that was your first thought).

Have you heard of ThriveLife food products? I’m a huge fan. Huge, huge fan.

(Sidenote: this post is not sponsored and I’m not getting paid anything to say this, in fact ThriveLife has no idea who I am except that I’ve been a loyal, paying, unaffiliated customer for several years now).

I use Thrive foods all the time. Several times a week at least.

When I look in my fridge and realize that dadgumit, I’m out of celery and I need it to make chicken noodle soup, I don’t panic. No, I don’t. I just reach for my can of freeze-dried celery (their freeze-dried spinach has saved me more times than once, also). I use the yogurt bites, I’ve talked about them before, for my kids’ lunches, the freeze-dried fruit for our morning oatmeal routines (and often muffins and thrown in with granola, too), and on and on and on. It’s not just their freeze-dried products I love either. Don’t even get me started on the #10 cans of brown sugar.

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I love that Thrive products are minimally processed, non-GMO, shelf-stable for many years, and since their fruits and vegetables are freeze-dried, the flavor and nutrition is well-preserved. I have a post coming up in the next few weeks talking about food storage (with tons of tips, a look at how I do it, budget for it, recipes to use it up, and how to get started, etc.) and Thrive is one of the top five contributors to our little stash of food storage.

In fact, a few years ago when we were going through a fairly lean time financially due to some significant job changes, I relied heavily on my food storage and in particular, the products I had stored up on from Thrive.

Of course, I haven’t ordered everything ThriveLife offers (ha! Brian would say I’ve come pretty darn close), but I have a few standard favorites (I’m not going to lie, the meat options kind of scare me).
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A Few of My Faves:

Whole wheat penne pasta, brown sugar, yogurt bites, quinoa, freeze-dried blueberries and strawberries, chopped onions, unbleached all-purpose white flour, honey crystals, cornmeal, pearled barley, and many others.

ThriveLife is a consultant-based business (don’t groan; I get it, I do, but it’s worth it for this stuff). I am not a consultant but I am forever thankful to my sister-in-law, Cassidy, for introducing me to Thrive many years ago. She’s no longer a consultant but my sister, Emily, is (after I raved to her about Thrive for long enough) and she’s the one I order through now – she answers all my questions and gets orders going fast and tells me it’s ok to eat the whole snack bag of coconut bites when my kids aren’t looking. Everyone needs someone like that in their life.

I love the whole Q system at Thrive – basically you set a monthly dollar amount that fits your family’s budget and then highlight all the Thrive products you want to stock up on over time. Every month the system automatically sends you products from your Q without going over budget; it’s a mindless, efficient way to stock up on healthy, delicious products for every day eating or for longer term food storage. I’ve been using the Q for several years now – and love that I don’t have to think too hard about what I need to get on my shelves.

Because I want you to experience the awesomeness that is Thrive, I’m giving away FOUR of Thrive’s cute little snack boxes filled with five snack bags of your choice!

To enter, leave ONE comment on this post telling me which FIVE little snacks you want in your box (to see all the options go here –> select Shop –> Snackies)!

I’ll announce winners on Monday.

In the meantime, if you are interested in trying out other Thrive products, getting more information, or signing up for a Q of your own (just like me), find a consultant near you or use my favorite consultant (she’s cute and funny and will tell you it’s ok to eat the whole bag of coconut bites, too).

Happy Halloween weekend!

Be safe. And don’t forget to dig out all the dark chocolate from the kid’s candy buckets before the sorting, trading and eating commences.