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Eating Organic on Budget

Healthy eating is often on the agenda of anyone looking to lose weight or maintain their slender figure, and organic produce is a big part of it. Organic foods tend to come with less harmful pesticides and chemicals than ordinary food, plus they’re seen as being more nutritious, but some people worry about the cost.

One look at the organic section of a supermarket will probably make your eyes water, especially if you have to stick to a budget. Fortunately, there are a few things you could do to eat organic food for less. Here are a few tips we have for you:

Eat at home

You might think your best chance of eating organic produce is to eat at a restaurant, but that’s not the case. Whether you buy organic fruit and vegetables from a market, supermarket or directly from a farm, it’s much cheaper plus you can cook what you like!

Buy local

Getting organic food closer to home is cheaper than you might think. If you buy fruit, vegetables or grains from a local retailer, then it’s likely to be cheaper as it won’t have travelled from a farm hundreds of miles away.

Visit a farmers’ market

Every so often, there are farmers markets held all over the world, some of which might be held closer to you. At those markets, you can buy organic produce for less and get your fill of what you need to make soups, stews, casseroles and even salads.

Eat plenty of eggs

You might think some organic foods are out of your price range, but some items are available for the same price as non-organic produce. Eggs are a great example, and with just a couple, you could make a meal like scrambled egg on toast or an omelette for next to nothing! They’re also easy to cook too, as this video demonstrates:

Buy organic food online

You can find great discounts using online food and drink voucher codes with no fuss. Then, you can visit sites of supermarkets and online grocery retailers and buy whatever you need at a price you can afford. Alternatively, as online groceries are cheaper, you could buy organic produce in bulk, allowing you to buy the same foods if you plan on making the same or similar meals every week.

To make even more savings, you could try buy food with your neighbours or relatives who live close by, as that way you could buy what you need for less without having to drive to the nearest supermarket.

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves to spend extra time laughing & smiling with her three children. Brandy runs multiple blogs & she loves to tweet daily and ramble on Facebook. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Rosey (998 comments)

    We just got organic strawberries at the grocery store last night, and were delighted to come across them!

  2. Kiks (2 comments)

    thanks for the excellent tips..I am starting on an organic diet and these tips are really helpful :)