Five Secrets to Eating Organic on A Budget

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.

Horizon Organic Farm Visit

My sons and my father went along with me to a Vermont farm that is part of a chain of around 100 New England farms who provide Horizon Organic milk. We took a day to learn about how organic milk is made but first off we wanted to learn how the animals are taken care of, what having a farm is all about and simply enjoy some laughter and good times.

The farm is called The Farmstead at Falls Hill in Tunbridge, VT, and is only about an hour or less drive from my home in NH. My father being a farm boy was all about heading to check out this local New England farm to see how it is all done.

I guess out of the whole trip the thing that stuck out to me most is that I learned organic basically means you treat the animals as if they are your children and if you wouldn’t eat it then they won’t be eating it. Another thing that intrigued me is that the cows don’t take antibiotics, one of the best natural remedies for any sickness is garlic. Garlic is used for the cows and guess what? I can relate to using garlic as a way to help me feel better, it is an amazing thing to have as part of your daily diet to ensure you don’t get so sick all of the time. I am happy the cows get this to help them stay healthy & well.

The reason for my visit to this farm was to ensure that I help spread the word and awareness of the brand changing names. Here is a blurb provided to me to give you information on how The Organic Cow is now Horizon Organic:

The Organic Cow (which you may have seen or purchased in
your local grocery store) is now changing to Horizon® organic milk. The Organic Cow has actually been partnered with Horizon, sharing the same milk supply, for more than 10 years. In fact, Horizon works with the same network of 100 family farms in the New England area as The Organic Cow did.

So we had a great time learning about Horizon Organic dairy and the boys even enjoyed a cheese stick from Horizon Organic as well as some Horizon Organic chocolate milk, which they LOVED.

Disclosure: This was a compensated trip, however, all opinions are that of my own!

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