5 Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

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Is eating organic, on a budget, expensive and can you still save money?  I have tips that can help you save money eating this way.  You don’t need any excuses to eat healthy or buy better quality foods.  I believe it is a choice to eat healthy or pay the doctor eventually to “try” to regain your health.  I am not saying all will get sick but when you get sick it’s very costly.  Doctors don’t come cheap.  They are compensated by drug companies to prescribe drugs.  This is why so many drugs are written very freely.  I have eating healthy for decades.   Don’t let the cost of eating organics keep you from eating better on a  budget.  As an expert shopped I know this as truth.

Having a health ministry most requested prayers come for sickness.  I have spoken to many people on prayer lines who will confirm this.  Going back to the basic way of eating is ideal.  This means eating fresh organic foods, without chemicals or pesticides.  Watching out for GMO labels or ask.  If they are GMO grown seeds don’t buy.   To me God’s Way is the “way” to eat to live.

5 Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

By: Carol Giambri

You probably heard the saying “health is wealth.”  It’s true.  Now let’s get on with helping you eat more organics on a budget. I am leaving behind the talk of eggs, milk or any products from an animal. I don’t eat animal products since my husband had his one time seizure more than 36 years ago. He is healed.

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Tip 1:

Grow your own.  Outdoor gardening is fun and you can take in some fresh air too.  A great project to get your family involved in.  Kids learn many lessons by eating this way to about caring for the plant to the time of harvest.  They can even be involved in helping prepare some foods.

Tip 2:

Join a local coop. Some places to find coops may be at your church, online, or in a homeschool community.  If you live in the boonies this may be more of a challenge.  You can save a lot of money and store some foods for “rainy” days.  Plastic tubs are great ways to store excess grains.  Watch for the mice to invite the bags so keep out of their reach.

Tip 3:

Farmers Market. I have been shopping at my local farmers market for years.  One in our community has between 10,000-15,000 on a Saturday attend.   Sometimes I end up with locally grown vs. organics, but I weigh the price and differences. However, I always aim for the organics for more nutrients. At least I believe that is the case.

Tip 4:

Food Warehouses. Costco and Sam’s Club are local to me and a great way to buy some organics too. Since I eat fresh veggies, I prefer to buy them their.  Organic spring greens are a bargain, by Earthbound, for $3.99 for one pound here.  Then there are organics I buy too.  Also frozen fruits I do buy that are out of season for smoothies from these stores.  Costco is where I actually do shop.

Tip 5: CSA.

CSA is where the farmer/grower creates a special price and packages your fresh produce for you.   It’s usually runs for the entire growing season instead of month by month.  You are guaranteed fresh and you get to the know the farm help well.

Bonus Tip:

Volunteer!!

Sometimes farms will let you volunteer and you can get a discount on your produce.  Ask to see if allow this.

Summary: I have only shared 5 ways to eat organics on a budget and gave you a bonus tip too.  These are just a few of many other ideas for you.  I hope you are encouraged to work towards eating more organic foods.  Also educate your friends and family too.  You can feel more energized saving money and “you don’t have to be sick” as often as before.  Or, get over your sickness faster. I am only suggesting here and not offering promises.  We each have our journey to live.

 

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Carol Giambri is a health advocate, copywriter who loves to play with words and be creative in the kitchen enjoying her senior dog.   As a business consultant/owner of a seasonal business she is energized serving customers.  As a writer, she writes blog titles, taglines and product lines.  Additionally photography, eating healthy as vegan, photographer, gardening and dogs are close to her heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacqueline January 31, 2013 at 12:12 am

Hi Carol,

I have to admit that I am one of those evil meat eaters! However, I have really cleaned up my act quite a bit thanks in part to the information that I have learned from your site.

This is a really good post about cost effective ways to eat organic food. I know most people think that it is out of their grocery budget to eat good. These are some great tips to changing that misconception.

I might try to get my brown thumb a bit green myself again this spring!

It’s almost time, yay!
~Jackie

Alexandra McAllister January 31, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Thank you, Carol! I love all your tips to healthy eating! I buy organic now…after reading your posts from way back! You know your stuff and I always learn something new from your posts.

Holly Jean January 31, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Great tips! I strive to eat organic but too often the grocery store makes it unaffordable! I will be trying out your ideas for sure!

Anita February 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Great tips and I will be sharing. Its so important to eat organic!

suzanne jones February 2, 2013 at 8:31 am

‘I believe it is a choice to eat healthy or pay the doctor eventually to “try” to regain your health.’ I agree Carol and I also like the line ‘Doctors don’t come cheap. They are compensated by drug companies to prescribe drugs.’ This is so true. One of those things in life we take for granted. Our health.
I’m glad to see you gave affordable options for those who use the excuse it’s cheaper to buy ‘other’ food.

Vicky February 5, 2013 at 3:40 am

Great tips. I like the idea of growing your own. Thank you.

Carol Giambri February 6, 2013 at 6:02 am

Suzanne,
Thanks for sharing. I always aim to make things affordable and healthy for people to make better or wiser choices.

Carol Giambri February 6, 2013 at 6:02 am

Anita,
I agree. Important to eat organic as much as possible. Doesn’t have to break the bank either. Buy wisely.

Carol Giambri February 6, 2013 at 6:03 am

Holly Jean,
Maybe shopping at more than one store or knowing your sale prices in advance helps to shop more organics. Can be very expensive too, but knowing how to shop better helps me along.

Carol Giambri February 6, 2013 at 6:04 am

Alexandra,
So sweet of you to comment that way. I just love sharing and more than anything else I want to see you, my friend, and others get healthier if not the case. Same thing for our furries. They deserve the best health possible.

Carol Giambri February 6, 2013 at 6:05 am

Jackie,
I was one of your years back. Finally my husband was ready to change when he had a one time seizure. From then to now we continued on this great health journey feeling great. Your brown thumb can turn green with practice.

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