I love saving. I love using more natural options for my family. And I ESPECIALLY love it when both worlds collide! And that's what's happening with the huge movement called Brandless. It's like Whole Foods met up with Target and Walmart and made a baby and I'm super excited to share this new love with you.
All Brandless products are non-GMO, and a lot of them are organic! I know exactly what it's like to try to shop for natural foods for my family and be sticker shocked down to “nevermind we'll just get the off-brand” bummer. For this reason, I can't even tell you how thrilled I was to find out about Brandless, a company that has taken all the complication of steep prices in natural products down to ONE affordable rate: $3 for everything. EVERYTHING!
They have a gigantic variety of products in that magical price range to make your life so simple. We're showing you a few of our very favorites today that I've especially loved lately as we've had to keep our house spotless for showings while we try to sell it.
Lately with all of our house showings we've been trying to use disposable goods as much as possible, and we absolutely LOVE how pretty and perfectly neutral the Brandless bagasse plates, bowls, napkins and flatware are. They're 100% biodegradable and compostable, made from sugarcane, microwave and freezer safe, and so pretty they look good enough to even serve at a party or for company.
Easy Italian Dinner Bundle: this bundle is so genius! I not only love it for stocking my pantry with essentials to make a QUICK Italian dinner that my kids will gobble up, but I also think it's such a thoughtful gift for newlyweds or for a housewarming gift. Cute story: one of my good friends from college said that someone gave her a little bundle of pasta, sauce, a bowl and a colander as a wedding gift, and on their first night as a married couple in their new home they had ZERO groceries. But then she remembered that gift and they dug it out of the pile of presents and that was their first meal in their home as a married couple! She now gives that gift at every wedding or bridal shower she goes to. Cute huh?! I have stolen that same idea several times as the perfect wedding gift.
I used the Easy Italian Dinner Bundle to make my family dinner a couple of nights ago and EVERYONE inhaled it. It was honestly super yummy and so easy – I had dinner done in less than 10 minutes, start to finish. I love that all the ingredients were organic, and that it only cost me $3 for everything I used!
I've used Brandless olive oil at least 6 times in the past month and have loved it in pasta dishes, on salad dressings, for cooking etc.
We laughed so hard when Ani gave me the thumbs up when I asked her how it tasted! I didn't even ask her to do that. Funny kid.
We also LOVE feel-good brands that give back. Every time you place a Brandless order, a meal is donated to people facing hunger through Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.
Whole wheat spaghetti
Tomato basil pasta sauce
Arrabiata pasta sauce
Tricolor conchiglioni pasta
Lumaconi giganti pasta
Extra virgin oil
Balsamic vinegar of modena
7″ disposable plates
9″ disposable plates
Photos by Arielle Levy
A few other Brandless faves we've tried and loved: organic brandless cookies – the chocolate chip ones are my favorite but we've loved grabbing these out of the pantry for quick trips to the park or the beach. Organic oatmeal: my girls eat oatmeal almost every morning for breakfast, so I love that I can stock up on theirs for $3 a box!
Brandless offers $1 shipping for first time shoppers, and all other orders will be $5 shipping. Not bad at all!!!
I've got a sweet deal for you if you want to try Brandless out for yourself, and receive free shipping! Right now you can sign up for their membership program for 50% off! Normally, what would cost $36/year is now going to be $18. The membership offers free shipping for every order!
If you try out Brandless please come back and let me know what you think! I'm pretty sure you'll be in love just like we are.