I’m going to start by saying…no…this isn’t a $5 dinner. But it’s close!
But it’s as affordable as a completely organic meal gets. This meal is 100% organic – the pasta is organic, the sauce is organic. And I paired it with my favorite inexpensive organic frozen veggies from Costco. $7.50 total, for an organic meal for our family of 6.
Yes, it’s simple. But it was flavorful (thanks to the sauce!) and plates were polished!
That’s what I call a winning meal. Simple, affordable, healthful and plates licked clean!
If you haven’t heard of Brandless yet, here’s what you need to know:
It’s a new online store with a (somewhat limited) selection of products and they are all $3! They have fantastic options for organic, gluten-free, and natural…as they believe:
“We believe you should never have to choose between what’s good for you and what’s good for your wallet.”
That’s a motto I can totally get behind!
I’m super stoked about this new online shopping option and how it can help you save on groceries. Here are the 2 ingredients that I made sure were in my 2nd box…and likely in all future boxes, because this simple pasta-sauce combo will likely be a summer lunch staple in my kitchen!
Yield – 4 to 6 servings
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 15 minutes
- 16 oz. bag organic Lumaconi Giganti Pasta
- 24 oz. jar organic Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
- 16 oz. organic frozen veggies (Costco usually has best prices!)
- Parmesan cheese, optional garnish
- Cook the pasta, as directed. Drain well and toss with pasta sauce.
- Heat veggies and add butter, salt and pepper, or favorite seasoning salt.
- Serve Marinara Pasta with grated Parmesan (optional) and veggies.
What I Love about Brandless
Overall, I’m impressed. Especially for such a new company. You can read the full price comparison and unboxing video here.
I love their mission.
I love their competitive prices.
I love the free Shipping over $39.
I love that they offer Paypal Checkout.
I love that the shipping is fast (not quite Prime fast, but fast enough!)
And I love that they will grow and offer more variety in coming months.
Take a few minutes to explore their options, do your own price analysis and get your first order in! Only 13 items to qualify for free shipping!
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