Thursday, August 15, 2013

{Eat} Thrive paleo health food store

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If you live in Canberra you have probably heard about Thrive. It is a new health food store that provides nutritious paleo based meals in the Canberra Centre. I don't follow a paleo diet, not even close unfortunately, (I am eating a Cadbury topdeck block as I write this) but I do really appreciate having healthy options available for lunch when I am not organised enough to pack something. And something that is actually healthy, so many places make big claims about being healthy but really aren't that great for you when you look into the actual ingredients.

The first time I saw the size of their lunch bowls I thought I would still be starving afterwards but the meals are actually a really good size and I always feel full afterwards - I am guessing because it is a protein based diet it fills you up. The food is packed with flavour, is fresh and comes out super quick - so it is literally healthy fast food! I keep going back to the grilled lemon and herb chicken breast with the sweet potato and cauliflower mash, sooooo good! But I have also had the chicken curry and it is just as delicious and has just as much flavor as a normal curry.

Thrive is a little on the expensive side ($12.50 for a lunchbox and $6.90 for a regular smoothie) but I am willing to pay more knowing that I am eating something fresh and healthy. They have also just yesterday put up the nutritional information for their meals on their website if you are interested.

Where is your favourite place to go for a healthy meal?

*This is not a sponsored post just the start of a few more Canberra based reviews


  1. I don't know that i follow any eating plan 100%. But i try to avoid lactose and gluten as much as i can, i like to think i have an 80-20 approach to food. I'll definitely love to try the grilled chicken; chicken grilled with lemon flavour coming through is a form of edible kryptonite to me

    xo Stephanie

  2. I'm yet to try this place! Since I don't work in the city anymore it's just out of my way but have heard lots of good things about the food so must make an effort to get there soon!

  3. yum! I love this. I don't really have a place to go for a healthy meal besides sushi (that sorta counts right? I can't eat tempura or anything!) I have celiac disease so that limits my food quite a bit. I am thinking of sharing the occasional GF recipe though, I am trying to eat healthier myself and we'll see how that goes!

    yum! this post made me hungry!

  4. That looks so Yummy the healthiest place I go for lunch is Sumo Salad. Says the girl who had a cheese burger meal deal yesterday hehehe.

  5. That looks delicious. I try to take my lunch every day but there's a couple of must drop in to's around te Geelong area!

  6. This looks really good. I love it when there is a healthy place to pick up lunch. Especially when it's actually healthy. SInce I'm doing the Michelle Bridges 12 WBT I'm tying to follow her nutrition plan. I'm not being super strict but I'm being pretty good. x

  7. I know I need to eat better! It's amazing how far a little protein will go.

  8. I love that paleo is so popular right now. It means I can finally eat out without worrying about accidental contamination of gluten or dairy. Now I know I have somewhere safe to eat if I ever come down to Canberra!

    My favourite healthy restaurant up here is called Primal Pantry, it's a paleo restaurant too. Pulled pork, sweet potato hash browns, banana and cinnamon smoothies ... so good.

    x Jasmine

  9. This place just looks fantastic! When I visit won't you take me here?

    Love Tillie.x

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