Eating food that is pure, with no pesticides and preservatives
is the goal of many health conscious shoppers. The problem lies in
being able to afford organic groceries.
Most families are on a strict budget, and purchasing all organic
may not always be cost-effective.
Here are some of Momma Cuisine's tips on how to afford organic
foods while sticking to a budget.
- Buy in bulk - Items like grains, legumes and
canned goods can save you some cash when purchased at larger
- Family Food Trends - Take a look at food
trends in your own home. These ingredients may be worth buying
organic since you and your family eat them often. (I have 3 kids,
10 years old and younger, so I most often buy organic milk and
cereal because these are foods that my kids eat on a daily
- Plan Meals (Make a List)- As annoying as it
may sound, planning (or at least a game plan) of the meals your
intending to prepare for the week will help you to stay clear of
purchasing ingredients you will not use that end up in the
- Stay Fresh - Buying as many fresh items and
staying away from pre-made meals and food sections will help you to
maintain your budget when shopping for organic foods.
- Eat More Vegetables - Eating less meat may not
be easy if you and your family are carnivores. But, eating more
fresh vegetables and fruits will not only help you stay healthy,
your pocket will be healthier too!
- Use Coupons - Couponing is a hot topic these
days, and many may hesitate because of lack of time and energy. But
saving a few dollars here and there will help you save bucks in the
- Buy Generic (Store Brand) - Generic brands
have come a long way. Many health food stores and even big box
grocery stores have high quality, premium organic brands that often
cost a fraction of their brand name counterparts.
Simple cooking for busy families.
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