5 Ways to Eat Organic Food on a Budget
We all want to choose the organic food route. After all, we are aware of how nourishing, nutritious and wholesome organic food is and that it does not harm the environment. But the current economic climate isn’t making organic choices any easier.
Still, eating cheaper foods that are full of toxic chemicals or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is not the answer. So, how can you eat healthily on a budget?
The Epoch Times recently discussed how to save money and eat organic at the same time, and we are happy to take an organic leaf out of their book. So, let’s see how we can buy organic without breaking the bank:
1. Buy in Bulk
As in every part of the consumer market, packaging is what costs the most. Instead of buying a small box of organic rice or pasta, consider opting for the larger container. This could save you a fortune in the long-run. When it comes to fresh produce, there are certain items you can buy that will last such as onions, apples and carrots.
2. Shop Around
Take the time to check prices at different retailers, and find out where organic goods are the least expensive. Your grocery store may carry the same products at a far lower price than you would pay at a specialty store.
3. Visit Farmer’s Markets or Learn About CSAs
CSAs are Community Supported Agriculture projects where you can purchase a box of produce from a group of local farmers. Farmer’s markets, on the other hand, are already established markets where local farmers can sell directly to customers. Fresh organic fruit and vegetables will cost less with these options than in grocery stores.
4. Be Savvy
Make your own cereals and snacks instead of spending a fortune on pre-packaged ones. The Web is packed with a number of excellent, tasty recipes for muesli or granola using organic ingredients. Trail mixes and snacks are also easy to prepare, and when you make your own, you are in control of all the ingredients.
5. Grow Your Own
Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow a variety of herbs and sprouts on the windowsill. If you do have a small patch of land in your garden, you can plant an organic vegetable garden. There is nothing more delicious than freshly picked foods!
Now that you’re well-equipped to live organic on a budget, it’s time to find out what to do on those days when cooking just doesn’t seem all that appealing. Organicrestaurants.com can help by providing a directory of excellent dining options that cater to the organic lifestyle. To find a restaurant near you, visit the Organic Restaurant Search page.