Food costs have skyrocketed and the idea of adding organic to your grocery list can seem daunting but some simple tricks can really make the difference in your bill!
1. Buy what is in season
Buying organic strawberries in January will cost you a premium but choosing citrus fruits can be very economical. Not to mention, citrus lasts a long time in the fridge. A mandarin added to a breakfast can be a game changer in keeping your blood sugar level to start your morning. Once strawberries come in season, load up and freeze them. They are great for breads and jams straight out of the freezer.
2. Buy local
Get to know your local farmers. Finding someone close to your home that grows organic or pesticide free cuts out the middleman of the grocery stores. They are also normally fresher and have a higher nutritional content. That will also ensure you are buying seasonally and you are also helping out your neighbor.
3. Find market sales and pare down variety
Check your small town grocers who may partner with a local farmer for produce. Sometimes specials will be run to turn inventory and you benefit! Also, limit varieties of produce each week to eliminate waste. Maybe pick 2 perishable veggies and 2 perishable fruits each week along with some fresh greens. These items can be used in multiple meals and will be used before they go bad. Greens can always be used to accompany a meal or be added for a little variety to a healthy breakfast. Don’t forget to load them in a wrap as well. This time of year greens are
fresh and crisp and so good for you.
Buying organic doesn’t have to clean out your wallet. These few simple tips can make the difference in a big way and keep your family healthy all in one.
Until next time……
For your health-
Founder of TKF REboot online