I want to talk about a health-conscious, busy person’s dream come true.
I know I’m one of the few people who actually loves going to the grocery store. I could spend all day looking at different products and reading ingredient labels – but let’s be real, I don’t have that much time and neither does anyone else. On the weekends, I try to make it to the Farmers market on Saturday mornings for local produce and meats, but again if I’m being honest Saturday mornings can get away from me sometimes and I’m sure they do for you too with kid’s games and practices, or just wanting to finally sleep in and relax.
If you’re like me at all, then I want to introduce you to Relay Foods. Imagine having a Farmers Market and your favorite grocery store products all in one. You fill up your cart online, select a pick up location near you, or have them deliver it directly to your door.
A few things I love:
- I can order from my phone. They have a mobile friendly website that makes it easy for me to “shop” from anywhere with the options to browse different isles or dietary preferences.
- Convenient pick up locations & delivery. The one I pick up from is literally right next to my house. It’s so convenient that I don’t have to get it delivered, but it’s worth mentioning that you can have unlimited deliveries to your door for just $19 a month. So, that means you can get home from soccer practice with a bag full of groceries waiting.
- You know where your food is coming from. They have products that are locally sourced and include a description of the producer so you know exactly where it’s coming from. This doesn’t just include meat and veggies either – you can get baked goods, pastas, pickles, and coffee all from local businesses.
- They continue to surprise me every week with new products. I get really excited when I browse under “new products” and find my favorite sweet potato chips, sauerkraut, kombucha brands, and even ketchup (yes… I really do have a favorite ketchup brand).
- Insane specials on meat and organic vegetables. Chicken from Polyface Farms, grass-fed beef, and seafood like shrimp and salmon are my go-tos. They’re a better quality and price when I get them on sale from Relay Foods so I can pass on the conventional meat at the grocery store. They also have a great deal on their Local Bounty Share, which is an assortment of seasonal produce from all the favorite farms around VA, MD, and North Carolina. This is an easy way to get more veggies than you might typically buy at the store and ensures that they are seasonal, which are better for getting the most nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
Another great thing about their website is if you’re ever lacking inspiration for what to cook, they have a ton of recipes and meal planning tools to help you. You can select a recipe and throw whatever items you need to make it in the cart.
My typical grocery haul and a few of my favorite items:
- 4-5 seasonal veggies
- 2-3 seasonal fruits
- apples (always, I’m obsessed)
- baby spinach
- Applegate deli meat
- chicken thighs and breast (usually family size)
- grass-fed cut of steak
- snack items like Honest Jackson’s potato chips, Larabars, Inka plantain chips,
- fermented veggies – Bubbies sauerkraut and pickles are the best!
- organic tomato sauce
- fresh ground almond butter
This is just a super basic list, but definitely some of the staples that get me through the week. For a more detailed list that you can use to stock your pantry and fridge with healthy foods, you can download my Healthy Shopping Guide here.
No more stressing about going to the store and feeling like you’re stuck having to order take out. With Relay Foods, you have an option that makes healthy eating and cooking fresh meals easy.
Ready to try it yourself?
If it’s your first time trying Relay Foods, you can go to www.relayfoods.com/megancrozier to order and save $20 on your first order over $60!