It's no secret that organic foods are often more expensive than their traditional counterparts, but it's also no secret that, in many instances, organic foods are better for your health and well-being. Organic foods are grown and produced without the use of pesticides. Many organic farmers and food producers also employ methods that leave less of a footprint on the planet, too.
If going organic is one of your health goals, it's possible to stock your pantry and refrigerator with these good-for-you options without breaking the bank:
No, you probably won't find coupons for organic foods in your Sunday newspaper, but visit the websites of your favorite organic brands. Many websites offer coupons that you can download and print or coupons codes that will reduce the price if you purchase the items directly from their website. If you enjoy social media, follow or like your favorite organic brands because they often offer exclusive money-saving deals to their loyal customers.
Many large supermarkets and health food stores stock their own brand of organic foods such as cereal and spaghetti sauce. These store brands are usually cheaper than name brand organic foods.
The cheapest organic produce is usually what's in season. That means that you won't be able to eat strawberries in the dead of winter, but eating locally grown organic produce can save big bucks. Purchasing locally-grown fruits and vegetables is also an environmental way to support your community.
Eat Frozen Foods
Frozen organic foods are often less expensive than their fresh counterparts. Opt for organic frozen fish rather than fresh and you can save several dollars. The same goes for organic frozen fruits and vegetables.
Buy in Bulk
Because you aren't paying for the packaging, organic foods in bulk are cheaper per ounce or pound. Most health food stores have a bulk section where you can purchase organic oats, grains, granola, nuts and seeds at a much lower price than a package will cost.
Grow Your Own Food
Set aside a small area of your yard to plant tomatoes, peppers, corn or other fruits and vegetables. Purchase organic fruit and vegetable seeds and then tend your garden without the use of pesticides and other chemicals. Growing your own garden is inexpensive to start, and can save hundreds of dollars, depending on what you grow and how much you harvest. Can, freeze or otherwise preserve items you don't eat right away and you'll also have organic options during the winter when you can't have a garden.
For more help with finding these types of deals or how to work with your organic vegetables, contact a company like Southtown Health Foods to learn more.
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