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Monday, April 1, 2013
While Shopping Organic
  • Don't be afraid to try a "generic" brand. Almost every local grocery store has it's own private label of USDA certified organic foods. Organic is Organic. Even if it's not an "upscale brand" 
  • Stock up on your frozen foods. Frozen foods is one of the best bargains in the grocery store when it comes to organic; stock up on your favorite frozen organic fruits and vegetables (with no added sauces or syrups) for baking, smoothies, soups and side dishes. The added bonus? Frozen fruits are on your schedule, meaning there’s no risk of costly spoilage
  • Skip salad. If you frequently have spoiled produce in the fridge, save money by skipping organic lettuce and buying something heartier instead, such as organic sweet potatoes or frozen broccoli
  • Vegetarian nights! Meat, fish and poultry are some of the costliest calories in your cart. Serving delicious vegetarian meals two nights a week is not only an easy way to improve your health, it also allows you to free up more food dollars to put toward organic options
  • Just because it’s organic doesn't mean it’s healthy! Organic soda, ice cream and potato chips are still high calorie splurges that add a good chunk to your grocery bill. Make sure at least three-quarters of your cart is loaded with minimally processed foods that look as close to their natural forms as possible.
  • Find local organic growers and buy directly to save money. Farmers markets often offer organic items.

These are the six methods I have started in my organic shopping trend. I want to eat pesticide free, but I also don't want to break the bank in order to feed my family quality meals. 

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