Continuing from my ‘Why Eat Organic?’ blog post, eating organic does not have to break the bank. 🏦
While it might seem out of reach for some, with some clever thinking🤔 and planning, it is possible to live chemically free even if you have a tight budget.
Here are my top 10 ways to bring organic foods into your life even though you are on a budget.
1. Grow Your Own Produce
Even the smallest of gardens or even window boxes can grow anything, especially simple herbs.🌿
By growing your own herb, produce, etc, you have complete control over the process and can ensure that no pesticides or harmful chemicals are being used.
You will also have a ready supply of fruits,🍎🍊🍐 vegetables,🥒🥕🍅 and herbs🌿 on demand.
This will reduce your grocery bill tremendously.
I grew my own herbs and it was great to have them on hand when I was cooking.
I had basil, cilantro, parsley, and wheat grass.
If you have a ‘green thumb’ and the space to do so, I say grow your own organic produce and herbs!
2. Cook From Fresh and Frozen❄️ Foods
Fresh organic foods are always the best, but they don’t last very long.
The simple solution is to cook more than is needed for that day and freeze the rest.
You will have a decent supply of organic food that simply needs microwaving.
If you do not feel like cooking, you can always freeze❄️ what you don’t use that week before it goes bad and use it next week.
This is another way to cut down on your grocery bill.
I do this all the time. 😊
You can also meal prep your food for the week and put them in portion sized containers so that you know how much food you have left.
This is also a great way to make sure you have enough protein, greens, carbs, etc in each meal you have.
3. Buy What’s In Season
Instead of buying whatever you fancy, try to focus on buying what’s in season.
Purchasing what’s in season ensures that the produce didn’t have to come from another country.
The less traveling the food has to do, the cheaper it will be.
It will also be quite abundant so you could consider freezing some of it if you do not get to eat all of it before it expires.
Below👇🏾 is a seasonal produce guide to help you pick out the best time to purchase different fruits and vegetables: