Okay, so you've made the resolution again this year to eat healthy, buy
organic/vegan/gluten free/paleo, go to the gym more, find a cure for
post-holiday exhaustion, etc. But now that you have made up your mind, where do
you go? Is there even a health store around that has what you need to fill your
refrigerator with delicious organic, soy-free, low-calorie chicken nuggets??
How do you figure all this out?!?
As Real Estate Agents, we understand how
hard it can be to find a balance between health and the craziness of everyday
life. We are on the go and on call all day and sometimes don’t feel like we can
be bothered by eating well. But our resolution, as with many of you, is to use
our knowledge of the area and take steps to find healthier and more responsible
options for our hectic lifestyle. And thus, we would also like to pass on our
knowledge of the area to you, to share in our health and well-being. So read on
for some fantastic local stores and services that will complement our
resolutions for the upcoming year.
Full Circle – This organic food
delivery service spans a large area, from Tacoma, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and
Renton to Marysville and Everett up north, West Seattle to North Bend, and even
parts of Olympia and Bainbridge Island. The idea is simple – when you setup
your account, they put you on a weekly delivery of organic produce and
groceries, sourced as locally as possible. You can choose to receive one of
four different sized boxes of food and they will select a variety of foods to
be sent to you. However, if you do not like something scheduled to come in your
box, you can customize your order to suit your taste. Full Circle is a great
buy for local, organic, high quality produce.
Bountiful Baskets – This
service is the same idea as Full Circle, but it is shipped to a weekly pick-up
location instead of at your doorstep. It also does not automatically come fully
organic. A more basic service, Bountiful Baskets is inexpensive, volunteer-run,
and gives a large assortment of fruits and veggies. However, you are not able
to choose what produce you will receive, so it is always an adventure! Upgrades
are available here too, such as granola, 20lb boxes of fruit, and whole grain
Eat Local – A brand new gem,
this store has three locations in the Seattle area (Downtown, Capitol Hill, and
Queen Anne) and one in Burien. This store is dedicated to using local, organic
ingredients wherever possible to bring extraordinary frozen dishes that you can
use on the go. They have a large selection of meals that are Dairy Free, Gluten
Free, Vegan, or Vegetarian. The flavors are exquisite and the quality is more
comparable to an upscale restaurant than a grocery store. Sauces and seasonings
are made in house, even homemade ketchup! A delicious and satisfying meal
option that is quick and easy.
Marlene's Market – Many of
you have already heard about Marlene’s Market. A local chain with stores in
Federal Way (near the Commons Mall) and Tacoma (on 38th, a few blocks from the
Tacoma Mall), this popular choice includes a grocery store with tons of
organic/gluten-free/soy-free/dairy-free options, lots of produce and
responsibly fed/farmed meat. You will also find a large selection of natural
supplements, homeopathic medicines, natural toothpastes and cosmetics and so
much more. To make the store even more impressive, they feature a deli with
healthy, natural choices like Spanish Orange and Avocado Salad, Butternut
Squash Soup, and Thai Lettuce Wraps. Visit Marlene’s today and tell us what you
Trader Joe's - A popular choice for
organic, responsibly raised, vegan choices, and on a budget. You can find them
in five Seattle locations, plus Burien, Federal Way, and Tacoma. Many of their
items are made with minimal ingredients for a fresher, more authentic taste.
And with reasonable prices and great buys, it is hard to beat!
Costco - "What?? Costco is a wholesale store, what can they offer me?"
They may have tons of non-gluten free/organic/etc products, but there are a
surprising number of items that would be great for the average joe who just
wants to eat a little better. If you are following a primal/paleo-type diet,
they have tons of bulk veggies and fruits, organic and regular meats, and even
a pre-cooked whole turkey breast that is great to slice onto salads, into eggs,
or wherever you want to add protein. Find Costo from Shoreline, Bothell and
Redmond, to Seattle, Tukwila, Covington, Federal Way, Fife, and Tacoma, and
We hope you
find the information here helpful. These are only a small list of places we
have found in our day-to-day travels that offer healthy meal options, but they
can be a great starter to continuing a New Year's Resolution with us or
providing information to help you eat and live better. If you find your
lifestyle too hectic to adequately plan healthy, easy meals on the go, check
out a few of the food services we have listed. If you are trying to work on
eating local, fresh, organic foods, find the grocery store that offers
everything you need without breaking the bank. Who knows, maybe we will see you
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