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Eating Healthy in 2014: Can You Eat Organic Foods on a Budget?

The biggest issue people seem to have with buying organic foods is the fact that they cost a lot more than their non-organic counterparts. Consequently, many people don’t end up eating organically grown foods because they think they cannot afford them. However, if you want to live a more organic lifestyle it is possible to do so without spending a fortune. Read on for some tips for purchasing organic foods without breaking the bank.

Buy the Right Organic Foods

You can live an organic lifestyle without buying strictly organic foods. There are two lists – The “Clean 15” and the “Dirty Dozen” – that I’m sure you have already heard of and if you haven’t, you should look into them. Basically they tell you what foods you should purchase organically and which ones you can get away with buying non-organically. These lists mainly focus on vegetables and fruits, but don’t forget to purchase organic meat and dairy products as well. Foods and drinks that have high exposure to pesticides should always be bought organically.

Use Coupons and Buy in Bulk

Many of your favorite organic companies offer coupons on their websites or social media pages. There are also many organic coupon sites out there such as OrganicDeals.com and MamboSprouts.com. Though it might take some time to find coupons for your favorite foods, it is definitely worth it for the money you’ll save. Buying in bulk can also save you money so take advantage of sales such as “buy one get one free” or purchasing foods that are in season because they usually cost quite less than those that aren’t.

Don’t Forget About Your Freezer

Frozen organic fruits and vegetables usually cost less than fresh so head on over to the frozen foods section of your local grocery store and see what you can find. You can also buy more fresh meats, vegetables, fruits, etc. than you need so that you are able to double the recipe for the meals you are making. By doing so, you can freeze the leftovers you have for another time.

Do you buy organically grown foods? If so, how do you save money on your grocery bill? You can tell us your answer in the comments below.

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