6 Reasons to Switch to Spud
As you all may or may not know, I have recently challenged myself to 30 days of a 'pescotarian' lifestyle. (AKA: I eat like a vegetarian but I also include seafood) Rather than going out to a traditional grocery store that is very limited in fresh produce, I decided to give Spud.ca a go.
A couple weeks ago, I attended the spud.ca open house and found myself falling in love with their values and way of life, so I wanted to share with you; my 6 reasons to make the switch to spud.ca!
1) FRESH. ORGANIC. PASSIONATE for health:
Now... I don't know about you but I LOVE knowing where my food comes from. With my brief studies in nutrition, I've learned to become more aware of what I should or shouldn't be putting in my body. Food is fuel and like a car, it's important to choose the right 'fuel' for the vehicle, and in this case... our body is the vehicle that carries us through life. SPUD's commitment of only offering quality, organic, wholesome products and produce can give you peace of mind and confidence with the food you're choosing. For reference, click here to see their "List of Banned Ingredients".
2) ENJOY A DAY OFF (Save time + $) :
I'm taking my grocery time back and turning that into whatever else I wish to do now (more happy cooking time is one thing on my list to start)! Most of my friends take a solid 3+ hrs to drive, shop, drive, unload, cook each week, but now with SPUD I have it delivered directly to my house with love and care once a week, and its just a wonderful thing. In addition, shopping with SPUD allows me to better budget my spending on groceries. For anyone who is wondering if the price VS value is comparable due to the home delivery option... I found most items were priced on par, if not they are just the tiniest bit more expensive because of their organic/non-gmo (which is typically more expensive in general). When I calculate together the time I save because of this subscription and how it supports my budgeting, it all evens out and I still remain on the happier end of things with the saved time. Being able to shop online also means fewer impulse buys so that I can stay on-track with my health and budgeting goals.
3) MEAL PLAN wins:
Seriously, meal planning can be so much easier now because you get to coordinate the ingredients you purchase to what you want to make. A problem that I have had in the past, is envisioning my meal only to be disappointed with the shopping experience. This usually ends with me having to go back to the drawing board or settling. I'm not stoked for either or... so instead, I get to look at their list of seasonal produce and gain the benefits of "eating seasonally". Did you know in-season produce is fresher, sweeter and has a higher nutritional value and better flavor?
You NEED TO CHECK TRUEBUCH OUT:
I love True Buch SO SO SO MUCH and I am so happy to have met them at the open house! They are a local kombucha brewery in Calgary which offers refillable kombucha around the city when you purchase one of their beautiful glass bottles (available in 33 oz or 64 oz) . For less than $11-20, you can have a week+ worth of kombucha instead of a bottle at a time!
4) SUPPORT small businesses:
They bring in many vendors from local to surrounding cities and I'm a big supporter when it comes to growth of small businesses around me. When I purchase from a local vendor, I feel like I'm supporting a friend and their goals. I met many incredible small businesses owners at the open house and I left feeling connected, happy and purposeful with each dollar I spent. (Win win purchases!)
5) COMMUNITY LOVE:
SPUD is resourceful and supportive of a multitude of different "organizations" in and around the city. During my tour at SPUD's Calgary office, I learned that the delivery bins that contain your orders have a dual purpose! They are also used to collect clothing, toys and other household items to be delivered to neighbourhood charities in need which makes my heart go 'Yay!'.
6) EARTH <3 :
When I used to work in the food industry, it often broke my heart when I witnessed a ridiculous amount of 'food waste' that went on behind the scenes. I mean, in the business aspect in America, I understand why - however being someone who just never 'got used to' the idea of food waste, it really doesn't sit right with me. SPUD realized that and set up a program where local food banks are on the receiving end of items that don't meet their 100% consumer guarantee. Whatever does not make it to your doorstep or to a food bank finds itself in organic compost which is then returned back to local farmers for use!