Frequently Asked Questions

Thrive Life Basics


Why Thrive Life freeze dried?
Because it’s simple! Freeze drying takes away all the busy work and leaves you with delicious, healthy, and easy food. Everything is pre-cleaned, pre-chopped, and ready to go to save you hours of slaving away in the kitchen. Did we mention it stays fresh significantly longer than traditional produce so you can cut the waste and your food budget? To learn more, click here.

Where does Thrive Life’s food come from?
We work hard to find the best tasting food on the planet! We only work with suppliers who meet our high standards of food quality and taste, and we don’t source from countries with controversial farming practices.

Is Thrive Life’s facility USDA and FDA approved?
Our production facility is a site to behold! We are a globally recognized Safe Quality Foods (SQF) facility. Food quality and safety is at the top of our priority list, and we conform to a rigorous safety and auditing standard. We are certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which means our facility and products are frequently monitored by these agencies. Our facility is also certified Gluten Free, Organic, and will soon be certified Kosher.

What is Nutrilock?
Our Nutrilock certified products go through an over 40-step, proprietary process. These steps start at the farm, ensuring no genetically modified seeds or crops are used. Our foods are always allowed to grow until fully ripened, leaving the maximum amount of time needed for flavor and nutrition development. From there, Nutrilock products are flash frozen within hours and freeze dried in our world class freeze drying facility. Products must then pass tests with our R&D, Quality Assurance, and Culinary teams before they’re approved for consumption. To learn more about Nutrilock, click here.

Is Thrive Life’s food organic?
Thrive Life has a few products that are certified organic. Our other products are conventionally grown but follow a strict growing, production and quality standard. Products that are Nutrilock certified meet many of the qualifications of organic like avoiding GMOs, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Our produce is thoroughly washed to remove fertilizers and pesticides and is often higher in nutrient content than organic products due to our Nutrilock growing and freeze dry practices.

Are Thrive Life’s foods gluten free?
Many of our products are gluten free as a result of being a single whole food, like Strawberries, Chopped Chicken, or Onion Slices. All gluten-free products are packaged in separate gluten-free rooms to avoid cross-contamination. We are a certified gluten-free facility, and all products that are certified gluten-free have a gluten-free symbol on the product label and online product page.

Can families with allergies and special dietary needs eat Thrive Life’s food?
Yes, and it’s easy to find products your family will love! On our site, you can search for products by allergy or diet. We also suggest reading all product labels before purchasing. Please note that our allergen-free foods are processed in the same facility as foods that contain gluten, dairy, soy, coconuts, and other food allergens. Our machinery, tools, tables, and work spaces are thoroughly cleaned and sterilized before each new production run. However, in the interest of the safety of those who have serious food sensitivities, Thrive Life cannot guarantee that trace amounts of allergens will not be present.

How long does your freeze dried food last?
With our innovative freeze drying process, we remove almost all water and lock in nutrients, which means Thrive foods will stay fresh for a very long time! Shelf life varies depending on storage conditions. Simple Plate meals last at least 6 months from the time you receive them. Most of our canned products last one year after opening and 25 years before opening—and we do it without adding preservatives! To learn more about shelf life, click here.

What’s the best way to cook your food?
Cooking with Thrive Life is easy! To start, purchase one of our Simple Plate meal for a step-by-step guide to whipping up chef-approved recipes. You can also Thrive-alize your own family favorites by swapping out store-bought items for Thrive Life products. Just follow the refresh instructions found on the product label. Because most of our products are pre-washed, pre-sliced, pre-cooked, they cut down your prep and cook time dramatically, so you might want to be thinking of what to do with the extra time you’ll have.

Delivery Service Basics


How does the delivery service work?
This is an ongoing delivery system where customers can pick their products and receive regular scheduled deliveries. Customers have full control of their deliveries, which means they pick the products they receive, they pick the day their delivery processes, they control the price point, and they can also skip a delivery or cancel at any time.

  • Simple Plate can only be purchased through the Delivery Service.
  • Customers can also order our other grocery products in the Delivery Service such as a can of sliced onions, muffin mixes, and more.

What is Simple Plate?
Simple Plate is a meal kit that uses our freeze dried food to create dinners that are ready when you are. Each meal comes with step-by-step instructions and all the ingredients you need to whip up super yummy meals created by our amazing culinary team while staying on schedule. Most recipes can be made in 20 - 30 minutes. You can choose to open your box right away or wait for a busy night. Your box will stay fresh for 6 to 9 months, depending on ingredients.

Exactly how long does Simple Plate stay fresh?
Depending on the meal, we recommend using within 6-9 months of delivery, no refrigeration required. Meals that contain quinoa, pine nuts, butternut squash, or sweet potatoes should be used within 6 months.

Do you offer vegetarian or gluten free meal option?
Yes! We have a limited number of vegetarian and gluten free options and will soon be adding more to the lineup.

What makes Simple Plate different than other meal delivery companies?
There are three main reasons why Simple Plate stands out from the rest:

  • Simple: Our gourmet recipe names may sound complex, but the food is easy (and delicious)! Since all the ingredients in your box have been cleaned, chopped, and prepped for you, there’s minimal work and maximum yummmm!

  • Long Lasting: Since our boxes are mainly composed of Thrive Life freeze dried ingredients, you get to choose when to make your meal and not feel stressed having to prep it before it goes bad. Although you’ll find Simple Plate is a great solution for any night, you’ll especially love having some on hand for those extra crazy days when meal prep has eluded you. Your ingredients will be ready when you are!

  • Wallet Friendly: Most other meal delivery services empty the wallet with a range of $10-20 per plate. For about the cost of a fast food lunch, Simple Plate gives you a meal worthy of “Wow dear, that was delicious!”

Simply put, Simple Plate gives you a STRESS FREE meal experience every time!

Where can I find nutritional information and ingredient lists for Simple Plate meals?
You can see a list of ingredients and nutritional information when you select your meals for your Simple Plate delivery. This information is also found at www.thrivelife.com/menu.

Can I use Fan Perks to purchase Simple Plate meals?
Yes, you can purchase Simple Plate with Fan Perks. Simply search "Simple Plate" or the name of the meal you'd like to add. Remember, Simple Plate meals will only show when you are using your perks.

Are Simple Plate boxes and pouches recyclable?
Yes! We like earth. It grows our food, and that's pretty cool. So after you're done whipping up your Simple Plate meal, go ahead and recycle the packaging. All of it. 100%. Mother Nature will thank you.

How long does it take to receive my box after the processing date?
Boxes usually ship between 3-5 business days after being processed. Actual shipping time will vary depending on destination.

Can I cancel my delivery service?
Yes! You can cancel or skip deliveries at any time.

How do I manage my Delivery Service?
You can view and manage your deliveries by going to Manage My Deliveries in the drop-down menu under the Delivery Service main tab at the top of thrivelife.com. This is where you'll go to change processing dates, customize your deliveries, and skip deliveries.

How do I know when to customize my order for an upcoming delivery?
You can make changes all the way until midnight before the day it processes. We’ll also send you an email 5 days before your order processes to show you what’s in your delivery.

How many future deliveries can I customize at one time?
You can create as many future deliveries as you like by clicking “Add Delivery” in the date drop down menu at the top of My Deliveries, and you can customize these deliveries any time you like. You can adjust the dates of your deliveries by clicking on "Change Date" on the delivery you'd like to adjust.

Can I order the products from my Simple Plate meal?
Yes! Nearly all the products you find in your Simple Plate meal can be purchased in bulk. You can purchase these through our Delivery Service or the one-time shopping cart.

Can I get free shipping?
Yes! Free shipping is available on all items purchased in the Delivery Service when your delivery is $100 or more. Keep in mind that Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico receive 5% shipping in the Delivery Service. Discounted shipping is not available outside of the Delivery Service.

What is a Preferred Customer?
A Preferred Customer is someone who purchases through a Consultant. Preferred Customers receive wholesale pricing, which is 10-15% cheaper than retail pricing.

Consultant Basics


What is a Thrive Life Consultant?
We like to reward our food fanatics for sharing, but instead of giving them a measly coupon for spreading the word, we give them cold hard cash! These are our Thrive Life Consultants, and they’re filling their wallets by filling dinner plates. To learn more about Thrive Life Consultants or to join the fun, click here.

What is expected of Thrive Life Consultants?
Thrive Life Consultants love two things: food and people, and when they share good food with good people they’ll be rewarded with cash. In order to qualify for a commission paycheck, Thrive Life Consultants are only required to purchase a one-time starter kit and have a personal delivery of at least $50 every month. To learn more about Consulting, click here.

Do Thrive Life Consultants receive any special discounts?
Thrive Life Consultants are eligible for all perks offered to Preferred Customer including free shipping in the Delivery Service and wholesale pricing on all products. Consultants also receive commission on their own purchases and other perks!

Account Basics


How do I manage my Thrive Life account?
All account settings can be found under your Account. The link is found in the drop down menu under your name. Here you can find general account information, order history, delivery settings, newsletter subscriptions, and more.

Referral Program Basics


What is the Referral Program?
The Referral Program is a program that allows customers to share Thrive Life with friends at a discount and receive Thrive Credit in return. A unique link is provided to each customer account that can be shared with friends and family. Those who are new to Thrive can get 20% off retail pricing on their first delivery, and the person who shared the link will get 10% of their order subtotal in Thrive Credit.

I can't find my link. Can anyone access the program?
Only registered attendees of Convention 2018 and their immediate customers can access the Referral Program in its beta phase. The program will be launched to everyone later this year.