One question I’m often asked at parties is

Where/How do I start purchasing THRIVE foods?

I offer a few recommendations:
Tip #1: Purchase items that are less expensive through THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) than at the grocery store.
This it a great place to start because it doesn’t cost you any extra money!  In fact, it will save you money on your grocery bill!  You can then use the money you are saving to purchase other more expensive items (like meat and cheese).
Tip #2: Purchase items that your family wastes a lot of.
Do you always through out celery? Bell peppers? Carrots? Onions?  Since THRIVE foods have such a long shelf life, purchasing these items from THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) will eliminate that waste and save you money.  This will also help free up some money in your budget to purchase more expensive items.
Tip #3: Purchase items your family uses regularly.  
I use a lot of cheese and milk.  Dairy is my very favorite food group: my kiddos too.  So, I want to be sure I have a good stock of those items.  I don’t ever want to have to do without them.  If I had to do without bell peppers or raspberries for a while, I could, but not milk and cheese.
In addition, purchasing items you know you will use will help you rotate through the items you store which eliminates waste.  For example, I like beans, but my husband won’t touch them.  So, we don’t go through beans very quickly in our home.  Years ago, I bought a bunch of dry beans to store “just in case,” because they were cheap and a good source of protein and calories.  Unfortunately, we haven’t used any of them.  I tried to cook some up a few days ago and it took FOREVER. They were rock hard.  I did eventually get them cooked, but it took a lot of water and heat.  Looking back, I wish I would have just spent a bit more to store real meat as our protein source. We will use it and it won’t go to waste.
Tip #5: Purchase a variety of items.
If you were to have to eat on just the items in your home store for a period of time due to economic or other crisis, you will not want to eat just one food group.  No matter how much I love dairy, I don’t want to eat just dairy.  It wouldn’t be healthy.  So, I recommend making sure you purchase things from each food group on a regular basis.  I may have more dairy than any other food group, but I do have some of everything: grains, fruits and veggies, dairy, meats and proteins, fats, and even desserts.  So, once you’ve stocked the items recommended in tips 1-4, make sure you fill in the gaps with items from each food group.

If you are interested in starting your own home grocery store using the tips above, you may do so directly on my THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Website.
As an independent consultant, THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) has authorized me to sell their products at the lowest available price: lower than through THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) directly or any other retailer!