Organic Foods on a Budget

We have been telling you over and over again that eating a balanced diet of organic foods is one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle. But, organic and whole foods are often more expensive than their counterparts. This can be problematic, especially to those who are on a budget. Below are tips on how to buy organic while sticking to your budget.

Buy seasonal: Fruits and vegetables are cheaper when purchased in season. Farmers markets are a great place to shop for seasonal vegetables. Make sure the produce is organic before you buy it at the farmers market.

Embrace bulk bins: Buying from bulk bins is an affordable way to add spices, dried fruits, nuts, beans, and more to your meals. This allows you to stop paying for packaging and buy only what you need.

Grow your own: No matter how small your lawn is, you can grow your own fresh herbs, tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, and other vegetables. Even if you have an apartment, you can grow herbs on your windowsill.

Use your freezer: Stock up on and freeze items that are on sale. This works best with organic fish, poultry and meat.

Reduce waste: Freeze leftovers for later or reuse leftover meat for a sandwich or wrap the next day.