How to Save When Buying Organic

Some people complain that buying organic food is so much more expensive than the non-organic foods. I will be the first to admit that organic food is more expensive to begin with but after reading about the Chemical Food Additives(Chemical Food Additives – Are They Slowly Killing Our Children?) and what they can do to a child’s body, let alone your own body, I see the importance in Organic food.

Here are some ways to cut down on your organic food bill.

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Organic Granola Recipe

One of the best organic breakfast recipes for busy cooks is organic granola. You can make it ahead of time and store it for weeks.

Start with a base of four to five cups of organic oats (not the instant kind). You’ll need about half a cup of organic honey and half a cup of organic apple juice for sweetness and as a binder. You can use less if you like, or omit the honey if you are vegan.

Add half a cup of any or all of the following:

  • Bran flakes
  • Raisins
  • Coconut
  • Other dried fruit
  • Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or a mixture

For things you might like a little less of in your granola, try a quarter cup instead:

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Wheat germ

Mix all ingredients together and put in a thin layer on a cookie sheet. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and cook for about 45 minutes, until the oats are golden brown. Allow to cool and break up to store.

Make friends at the supermarket.

I recently found that the store I frequent has an marked down organic frozen section away from all the other organic items. You wouldn’t know that unless someone pointed it out to you. Typically you will find some items marked down because they are close to date, make sure and ask when things get marked down.

Try Growing Your Own

Verdant.com has a wonderfully set out site with links to help you on your way to growing your own organic vegetables for frugal sustainability.

These are just a few ways to help you get on your way to an organic healthy lifestyle. If you have more tips or great websites for helping people live organically, please share them in the comments below.

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