Today is Day 29 of my Whole 30 journey. To be completely honest, I have kind of enjoyed the past 29 days. I have great energy during the day, I sleep well every night and I have the comfort of knowing that every single morsel of food that I have put into my body during the past 29 days has been good for me. Can you imagine 30 days of guilt-free eating? It’s kind of amazing. It’s not always fun, but the benefits are tremendous.
Unfortunately, one notable downside for me has been the amount of time I spend grocery shopping and in the kitchen. A few weeks ago I shared the effects that purchasing organic foods was having on my budget. I can accept the financial implications of a healthy lifestyle (mostly by telling myself that I can pay for quality groceries now or medical bills later, which really puts things in perspective). The most notable drawback to my new healthy lifestyle is the amount of time I spend WITH food. It seems as though I am perpetually in the kitchen or out grocery shopping. You already know that I despise shopping, hence my great love of Stitch Fix.
Any time I am at the store, I spend the entire trip thinking about all of the other tasks I could be accomplishing (usually on one of the blogs) if I weren’t stuck wandering the aisles of a grocery store. The Whole 30 requires me to consume a lot of the finest quality foods, like organic meats and lots of vegetables. Almost all of the items I purchase spoil within a week’s time. As a result, I feel as though I am perpetually visiting the grocery store. That is until I remembered Door to Door Organics – the online organic grocery delivery service.
If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not! This company is the real deal. Each week I sign in to my Door to Door organics account to select the size of my produce box, check to see what’s included in my box, substitute any items that I don’t want for the week, and schedule a delivery. It’s that easy and it’s ALL organic.
Here’s a peek at my Door to Door organics shipment from a few weeks ago. This was their “bitty” box (the smallest box available to order on the site).
Setting up your Door to Door Organics order is super-simple. The items that have been pre-selected for your box appear on the left side of the screen. If you dislike any of the items, just click the gray “sub” box to trade it for a different item. A pop-up menu will display the produce you can exchange the item for. As you can see, I like to make LOTS of trades. For this particular box, I subbed 5 items.
Produce is great, but Door to Door Organics actually takes the convenience level a step farther and lets you add other groceries to your order. Things like pasture raised meat, cage free eggs, organic dairy products, even boxed items and prepared foods from local vendors. Over the summer I treated myself to a few prepared meals that just needed to be reheated. It was such a treat to get out of the kitchen!
The food arrives carefully packaged in containers that are either reusable or recyclable. Door to Door Organics actually requests that customers to place boxes and packing items from previous deliveries on your doorstep on delivery day. They will drop off your most recent order and pick up your old packing materials! I am at school during delivery days and I don’t mind leaving my produce out when the temperatures rise. They are always carefully packaged with items to keep my food cool and fresh.
Try Door To Door Organics and Save $15
After hearing all about this amazing company, I’m sure you are curious to try it for yourself and I have really great news! Rob and I can send a referral link to you via email. If you use our link, you will receive $15 off your first organic produce box and we get to save $15 too! If you are interested to try the service, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily refer you for the discount!
Check for Availability in Your Area
Door to Door Organics is available in several states across US. Curious if they deliver in your area? Check the map below! The green indicates areas they currently service and the orange states are areas that they are expanding to in 2015. You can check the availability in your area when you visit the Door to Door Organics website.
Only one day remains of my Whole30, but my healthy habits will continue. I still plan to eat only the best quality meats and plenty of vegetables beyond the 30 days. Thankfully, Door to Door Organics will help keep me out of the grocery store so I have more time to do the things I truly love.