Access to Natural and Organic Foods For All
If you live somewhere where there is limited access to the vast range of natural and organic food products here in the United States you may want to check into the online option of Thrive Market. If you are following the low FODMAP diet you may be pleasantly surprised at just how many products (18 pages worth!) they carry that could be on your shopping list- and for on average 20% less than you would pay for them at a Whole Foods, Amazon or other supermarket.
But be sure to read the post before downloading. You can also download at the bottom of the post.
How Does It Work?
Thrive Market works as a membership club– similar to Costco. So the more you buy the more your membership fee value increases. We encourage you to download our low FODMAP curated shopping list and review it carefully to realistically determine how many of the products you would buy- and how often. We have also included a very large Health & Dietary Supplements Section to this shopping list.
If you decide to become a member please use one of our links (see below) – we make a small commision as an affiliate and it helps us continue to bring you low FODMAP resources!
The $59.95 membership fee is actually very reasonable for one year. If you sign up now they are giving an additional 20% discount on your first 3 orders. And if you need help with the membership fee they have a program that will assist with that. They also offer a ton of freebies and extra discounts almost daily. The annual membership fee is charged AUTOMATICALLY after 29 days if you do not cancel after your first order. If you do not want to continue the membership you MUST CANCEL it before 30 days. ) They explain it well on their website– excerpted here:
By joining Thrive Market as an annual member, you’ll be joining hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country who are already enjoying wholesome products at wholesale prices. Because of the membership, we don’t have to mark up our products like other retailers and can pass along those savings to our members. As a result, the average member makes back their $59.95 annual membership fee (that’s just $5/month) in savings in just 2 orders. For each paid membership, Thrive Market provides a free membership to a family in need, teacher, veteran, or first responder. Together we can make healthy options affordable and accessible to everyone.
The Free 30 Day Trial
We’re so confident in the value of the annual membership, that we let new shoppers try Thrive Market for free for the first 30 days. We’ve found overwhelmingly that this allows first time Thrivers to shop, discover, save, and quickly see the value of becoming an annual paid member at just $59.95 for the full year.
Thrive Gives is our way of making healthy living affordable and accessible to everyone. We understand that paying our annual membership fee may not be possible for everyone, so for every paid membership we sell, we give a free membership to someone in need. Thrive Market members and Thrive Gives members enjoy the same access to wholesome products at wholesale prices. We distribute these free memberships through our Thrive Gives program and our nonprofit partners. Learn more here.
Take a look at their How It Works section on their site and decide for yourself. And there are a few bloggers who have compared the costs between Amazon, Vitacost and Thrive. And Thrive comes out ahead on most products and certainly when you factor in time, gas and access. Shop smart, make sure you buy enough to get the free shipping (over $50)- and take advantage of their offers where it makes sense. FODMAP Everyday® is an affiliate of Thrive Market. You can read more about this in our Partners and Recommended Services page and our Disclosure.
Thrive has curated a Low FODMAP Starter Kit that you can buy for under $50
Lots of good staples and go-to pantry items to get you on your way. Good gift idea for a low FODMAPping friend! You can check that out here.
UPDATE: 3/27/18– We shared our shopping list with Thrive Market as we found their low FODMAP list to have many high FODMAP items on it. They are in the midst of revising their low FODMAP section to reflect what is on our list! You can now go directly to their Low FODMAP Value’s list and shop from there. We do suggest you download our list and double check any item before purchase.
About This Shopping List
Please read our “Shopping List Series” Intro here first. It contains all of our FODMAP Everyday® Disclosures and explains how we go about building these lists.
This list is not an exhaustive list. Thrive Market continue to add new products and some may be discontinued or out of stock. This list was created by a Monash Low FODMAP Training Certified RDN and reflects best effort at using available information to curate likely low FODMAP product.
Unless a product bears a low FODMAP certification stamp from an official certification body it cannot be guaranteed it is low FODMAP.
Shopping List vs. Safe Eating Amounts List
We are not including information on the amounts of what is considered safe, or not, to eat. For this information please use the Low FODMAP Smartphone Diet App by Monash. This is where you will find the most up to date information detailing serving sizes.
Some additional guidance and information on how we compiled this list:
- Foods with unconfirmed natural flavors were not included.
- Per FDA regulations in the USA, the term “spices” cannot include garlic or onion which will help clear up some confusion if you see these on the label.
- If there are any concerns with a specific food on the list, test a small portion when symptoms are under good control to assess your tolerance.
- Please see our article about FODMAP Stacking when combining several foods with specified portions at the same meal.
- Some wheat products such as wheat based bread and wheat pasta has been tested low FODMAP at small portions, however these foods were not included since Monash recommends avoiding these when on the elimination diet.
Information Pertaining to the Health Section & Dietary Supplements – Read This
Many of these dietary supplements which includes herbs, vitamins, minerals, and superfoods have not been tested by Monash therefore their FODMAP content is unknown. It is not recommended to add a new supplement, vitamin or mineral unless recommended by a health professional. Eliminating non-essential supplements is often recommended during the elimination phase and re-challenge phase.
Some dietary supplements may improve or worsen IBS symptoms which makes it more challenging to identify your FODMAP intolerances. These products were reviewed by a RDN from a FODMAP perspective. Supplements with known high FODMAP ingredients were not included. Digestive aids such as probiotics, fibers and digestive enzymes may provide IBS symptom improvement and cope with certain FODMAP intolerances however this is highly variable.
Work with a Dietitian
We strongly recommend working with a RDN or other health professional before experimenting with digestive aids. FODMAP Everyday is not advocating consumption of these products however we are providing you a low FODMAP alternative if recommended by a health professional. For some additional information on Digestive Aid Supplements please read our article Enzyme Supplementation and the Low FODMAP Diet: Can it Work for YOU?
Download our FODMAP Everyday curated Thrive Market Low FODMAP Shopping List here: