Many families desire inexpensive organic food as a
part of their healthy lifestyles. I personally prefer organic, pesticide-free
dairy products, meat, and produce for my family. However, with rising
grocery costs, for it can be hard for the average American family to purchase
healthy foods. Here are a few tips to consider:
1. Prioritize what is most important to buy organic. Most experts will recommend that you purchase hormone-free organic milk for your children. Also, natural, grass-fed beef is another top choice. To save money, consider buying organic only the produce has the highest pesticide levels such as: peaches, berries, bananas, grapes, apples, potatoes, peppers, celery, and green beans.
2. Consider buying local organic produce. Many local farms carry carry pesticide-free produce for a much lower cost than your local grocery store. Besides saving money, you are helping local farmers survive. Look into buying grass-fed, free-roaming beef from a local farmer. For milk, check the dairies to find which ones produce hormone and antibiotic free milk.
3. Use coupons to help get inexpensive
organic food when possible. If there is a particular brand of food you have tried and like, go
to the website of the company and see if they have printable coupons. If they
do not, don’t be afraid to write to the company, tell them how much you love
their product/products, and ask for some coupons. Often they will send you some
complimentary coupons. Below is a website where you can print coupons for
4. Start growing your own food. It’s
not hard to plant a small garden in your backyard. You could involve your whole
family in growing healthy, pesticide free vegetables. If you are really
ambitious, you could “rediscover” the lost art of canning, and put up some
vegetables for the winter.
5. Buy in bulk if possible. If you want to buy cereal or rice, consider buying the larger bag, even if you have to split it with a friend. Of course, be sure to compare prices and make sure you are actually getting a better deal.
Living a healthy lifestyle is important; you and your family will reap the benefits. In today’s economy, it may seem difficult to find inexpensive organic food, but it can be done.
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