If you are considering having your family eat organically, then you have probably already noticed that it is more expensive than regular food. That being said, there is a reason it cost more, because it is better for you! Organic food is worth paying extra for because the food is safer, more nutritious, and doesn’t have tons of chemicals! If you want to go organic, but are worried about the costs, know that there are ways to eat organic foods and stick to your budget! Here are five tips for organic grocery shopping:
1. Shop around
There are tons of places to buy organic foods, way more than just your local grocery store. If you are buying your organic food from the organic section of your grocery store, you are going to be paying more. Find out what other stores are in your area and see what kinds of organic foods they carry. Trader Joe’s is a great place to shop for organic foods, and I find that they can even be cheaper than my local grocery store!
2. Know where organic counts
Meats, dairy and sweet fruits are the most important products to buy organic. When making your grocery list keep this in mind. You don’t need to buy organic granola bars; the regular ones are just fine, and cheaper! If you are worried about spending a lot on organic food, just buy your meats, dairy and fruit from the organic section.
3. Buy in bulk
Since organic food is so expensive, it is wise to buy in bulk. Many stores carry organic grains and cereal in large packages. Try to find as many non-perishable items as you can and buy them in bulk. In the long run you will end up saving money and trips to the grocery store.
4. Drink organic coffee and tea
Did you know that the coffee you are drinking every morning could have been grown and processed with harsh chemicals? Like other organic crops, organic coffee beans and tea are grown and processed without harsh chemicals or pesticides. Ensure that the next time you stock up on coffee beans, you buy organic ones.
5. Grow your own!
If you really want to make sure that your family is eating organically, grow it yourself! Fruits and veggies are easy to grow and taste the best when they are fresh! Not only will you be saving money by growing your own, but it is a great activity to do as a family. Grow a garden, save money, bond with your family, and go organic!
Written by Holly MacLean from Wee Urban
As a new mom, Holly was driven to start Wee Urban™ to offer the modern family a unique and fresh collection of eco-friendly baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, we offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using our custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, we hope to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!
Beyond our organic cotton and azo-free dyes, Wee Urban uses 100% post-consumer packaging and tags for our Wee Dreams™ Sleep Bags. Our distinctive screen-printing is done with 100% eco-inks and are all phthalate free.
We also recycle our remnants and donate as much as possible to local elementary schools to help with arts and crafts programs.
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