5 Tips For Eating Organic
Eating more organic foods can be challenging at times. Finding the right organic options, at the right price, is the biggest challenge most people face when switching some or all of their diet to organic. It doesn’t have to be hard, though! We’ve got 5 tips to help you on your path to organic eating!
Shop the Perimeter
Your local grocery store might have a dedicated organic section. While your first instinct might be to head right to this section, often times the prices for these particular products are higher than what you might find if you look for a better deal. This is why we recommend shopping the perimeter of your store, where you can typically find what you're looking for and, sometimes, at a lower price. A good grocery store is designed to lead you through a maze of isles, filled with products that you don’t really need. Grab your dairy, produce, meats, and grains and head to the check out!
A lot of organic companies offer coupons or free shipping through their website. Sometimes you’ll find them hidden a few pages down, other times you’ll need to sign up for their email newsletter. We find it’s usually worth the effort. This is a great way to get some money off of your order online or in-store.
Weather permitting, heading to your local farmers market on the weekends is a great way to get fresh organic produce, meat, and dairy. As an added bonus, you can meet the people who are growing the food you are eating! If you are in a cooler climate, check to see if your community has an indoor farmers market during the colder months. Buying directly from your local growers also means less preservation and transport is needed and who doesn’t love fresh fruit?! Speaking of which…
Buying your fruits and veggies during their peak seasons can really stretch your pennies. Eating in season provides you with the freshest, ripest, best tasting produce. Freshly harvested produce will also last longer, and even longer if you buy locally.
Grow Your Own
You can’t get more local than your own home! Starting a garden might seem like a daunting task, but anyone can grow their own fresh fruits and veggies in their backyard without breaking the bank. Living in a city or an apartment? Check out some indoor growing kits you can get. You’ll be able to grow your own herbs, veggies, and fruits all with minimal counter space.
So those are our tips to make eating organic easier, and more budget friendly. Have any tips we missed? Let us know in the comments below, and stay healthy.