What is sprayed on your food stays on your food,so when you eat your food it ends up in your system. This is something many of us don’t want to happen. People think going organic is difficult, or that is is really expensive, but we are here to tell you that it isn't, and anyone can eat an organic diet, with just a little bit of extra care!
In this episode, we talk about how you can start eating more organic healthy food even if you’re on a tight budget.
Here is a summary of the tips we talk about in this episode of The Whole Circle:
Tip #1: Buy in bulk
Whatever food you’re buying, if you’re buying in bulk you will definitely save money in the long run. One way to do this is to look around and join a coop. Buying through a coop can save you lots of money. If you can’t find one, start one!
Tip #2: Buy in season
When fruits and vegetables are in season they’re cheaper. Stock up, puree, freeze or preserve as much as you can.
Tip #3: Use your freezer
It's no secret that we love to freeze lots of things at Sistermixin. Keep and eye out for a secondhand freezer and use it to store all the bulk produce you have bought (or preserved).
Tip #4: Shop locally
Go to your local farmer’s market and look for organic food. Food is cheaper at the farmer’s market and you can always talk to farmers and ask them about the pesticides they use.
Tip #5: Eat great quality, nutritent dense foods
It's a fact that whole foods and healthy fats are so good for the body! Not only are they full of nutrition, they will also keep you feeling full for longer, which, in turn, saves you money. You are less likely to head to the pantry for snacks, or impulse buy when you are not even hungry.
Tip #6: Be a good neighbor
Getting to know your neighbors and sharing more will encourage a generous atmosphere. Give and you shall receive.
Tip #7: Grow your own food
You don’t need to have a green thumb to do this. Plant veggies, or some fruit trees. By growing things in pots, or your backyard, you don’t need to buy them anymore, plus you can ensure they are 100% organic.
We hope these tips will help you start eating more organic food without breaking the bank!