A beginner’s guide to short-term food storage and the differences between short-term and long-term food storage.
Check out the December Thrive Life Specials
WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW BEFORE FILLING YOUR DELIVERY CART THIS MONTH
Is it just me or does it feel like the December Thrive Life specials are encroaching on Black Friday? They aren’t, it’s already been a week. But, man holiday time goes quick!
Every month, I’m sharing what I think about each of the monthly Thrive Life delivery specials. These are not in order of opinion, but they are in order of percentage off.
Keep scrolling to see what I love (or don’t) and what you might want to add to your cart.
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Banana Slices - 40% off
These are super flavorful. I don’t love them, but I don’t hate them. It really will depend on how ripe you like your bananas – I prefer a banana with some green still, so these are a teeny bit too ripe for me. My daughter, on the other hand, can’t get enough of these! So it really just depends on your preference.
One more thing to note, these are not chip crunchy. You’ll still get a bit of crisp, but it’s more airy. The classic banana chips that you’re probably thinking of are dehydrated – these are freeze dried!
Mushroom Pieces - 40% off
Who else reaches for the mushrooms and they’re black and slimy? It feels like every time I buy fresh mushrooms, they go bad before I get the chance to use them. Because of this, I use Thrive Life’s freeze dried mushrooms in my cooking instead of fresh mushrooms. Every single time.
They are so awesome to have on hand to just toss in a sauce. You can rehydrate first or if you’re putting them in a meal with liquid in it (like soup), just toss them right in.
Super convenient for every day and an awesome option to give you some variety in your food storage meals.
Blueberries - 35% off
There’s one ingredient in this can: blueberries.
25 year shelf life.
I personally get the blueberries in the pantry can size, because I like them super fresh and crisp. This is one of those fruits that does get soft and chewy after being open for a few weeks, so if you’re not going to go through an entire number 10 can within a few weeks, I recommend ordering these in the pantry can size. It just depends on how quickly you’ll go through them.
Carrot Dices - 25% off
Not my fave.
These are dehydrated so they take a very long time to soften. They’re also chopped so darn small that you can’t even tell you’ve got carrots in your recipe. I’m just not a fan.
Veloute - 25% off
In case you’re like me and don’t know what veloute is…it’s chicken gravy.
Grilled Chicken Dices - 25% off
By now, I think I’ve made it clear that I am not a fan of anything other than freshly cooked chicken. This tastes like microwaved chicken to me when I reconstitute it. It makes sense – it’s not Thrive’s fault. It’s just the nature of cooking meat and then reheating it later. I don’t fault Thrive – just my picky taste buds.
BUT, most people think this tastes totally fine. So unless you’re a chicken snob like me, this would be a good addition to your food storage.
Instant Milk Powder - 50% off
I feel like milk has been on sale a lot this year, so maybe you’ve already stocked up. But, if you haven’t taken advantage yet then now is the time.
Snag some of the BEST milk powder while you can get a discount.
Meal Variety Packs - 30% off
I still haven’t tried any of these. But, they do look very convenient for busy seasons of life – like December.
If you have questions:
PLEASE send me an email! Don’t delay getting started on your food storage just because something is confusing. I am here to help. If something is confusing to you, or even if you have questions about a previous order, PLEASE ASK!
Quick Ordering Reminders:
Answers to some of your most asked questions about long-term food storage, including the difference between dehydrated and freeze dried food.