I recently posted about my Thrive Market autoship items, but sharing about my favorites and not mentioning their wine would be a miss. I LOVE their wine. I was getting the point where a glass of wine would give me a headache, sometimes lasting until the next day. Not with Thrive Market’s clean wines.
For a wine to be considered for thier program, it has to abide by a certain set of standards:
Biodynamic, organic, or verified sustainable farming practices
Developed with minimal intervention
Sourced from small and mid-size producers
Minimal to no irrigation whenever possible (this lowers the mold content!)
No added sugar
Low sulfites whenever possible
No flash pasteurization
No oak chips, or flavorings
No use of dimethyl dicarbonate (DMDC)
I started out by trying a “Bundle of the Month,” which is a half case of 6 wines- mine came with 3 reds, 2 whites and a rose. This gave me a good sampling to see what I liked. Now, they offer 4-wine starter packs too, which are great options for trying new ones before having to buy a half-case. These are my personal favorites of each type:
P.S. If you love champagne, you must this stopper. It saves your wine so you don’t have to drink the whole bottle at once. Keeps it perfectly bubbly.
Get 25% off your first order from Thrive Market using this link!
We had these delicious, cheesy rolls at a Brazilian steakhouse years ago and I’ve been trying to perfect a home recipe ever since. Well, I think I did it. My family, especially my super picky preschooler, loves these.
They are naturally gluten-free because they are made with tapioca flour, which gives them a super unique (slightly gummy, but don’t let that scare you!) texture. Since I now have a chicken egg sensitivity, I make these with duck eggs that I get at the farmer’s market. Filled with tons of healthy fat, these are more nutritious than you’d ever dream based on how scrumptious they are. Just try not to eat all 12 yourself.
I’ve been a Thrive Market customer for years… when you buy high-quality products & mostly organic, value is essential. It’s been awhile since I shared some of my favorite products to order from Thrive Market (see previous posts- Thrive Market: My Favorite Deals and Thrive Market: Favorite Toddler Snacks)… And as they have come out with more of their own branded items that are super budget-friendly, there is so much more to share.
Plus, now they have an Autoship feature that automatically applies an additional 10% discount (!!) on items, and you can edit dates at any time + set frequency for individual items. Just before my ship date, I add whatever else I need to the order or delay the things I don’t need to restock.
Today I’m sharing what you’ll find in my Thrive Market Autoship Cart. If you want to try it out, get 25% off your first order from Thrive Market using this link!
We are big fans of gummies over here! I’ve always struggled to take vitamins because they make me nauseous, but these are great. The Calm gummies have made a big difference in my daughter’s sleep too!
It’s Cinco de Mayo! Here’s a dinner idea that is so easy & quick to prepare. I call this a layered bake because I don’t roll the enchiladas to save time. It’s the perfect weeknight meal.
I promise this will never be a blog where you have to scroll forever to get to the recipe. So annoying, right!? But, a quick note on this recipe- it is garlic-free. Since I did food sensitivity testing and realized I was reacting to garlic, I have been avoiding it (and feeling SO much better!!). Try avoiding garlic in anything pre-made… it’s impossible! I found and now love the Fody brand sauces- their taco, enchilada, BBQ, teriyaki sauces & salsas are low-fodmap, which means they are free of onions and garlic.
1 lb organic, free-range chicken breasts or thighs (you could use a rotisserie chicken to make this faster)
12 organic corn tortillas (I love Food For Life brand for their simple, clean ingredients)
Hallelujah! He is Risen! If you are looking for an easy breakfast for the family this Easter weekend, here’s a new idea. I absolutely love carrot cake, but now that I am gluten & egg free, it is harder to enjoy these days. I’m satisfying this seasonal craving during breakfast, getting a serving of vegetables in with a bowl of carrot cake oatmeal that is gluten, dairy, egg and refined-sugar free!
3 cups of coconut or almond milk (can also use water)
1/2 cup water
1 1/4 cups of steel cut oats (regular oats will not work!)
1/2 cup of raisins
1 cup shredded organic carrots (I used 4 medium carrots)
1/2 cup shredded apples (or frozen pineapple as a variation)
1/2 cup pecan or walnut halves
1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey, coconut sugar or brown sugar)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp coconut oil or butter
Optional: 1/4 cup shredded coconut
To prepare the apples and carrots, peel and then use a food processor with shredding disc.
Add all ingredients into a glass pyrex bowl that fits inside your slow cooker and stir well to combine.
Place the glass bowl into the slow cooker and then add water into your slow cooker (around, not in the glass bowl) to fill up to a little over halfway around the bowl.
Turn slow cooker on low for around 8 hours (I do this overnight).
It will be ready to serve immediately. Enjoy!
If you have leftovers to reheat (this makes a lot!), I add a little bit of water before microwaving.
Happy Easter, friends! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and I pray you are all staying healthy (and sane) during this pandemic.