how to be organic and save money at the same time?

hello tribe! are you guys keeping well?

well, we do not effectively follow an "organic only" diet, despite our best efforts to eat very nutritiously and prepare most of our meals from scratch and making the switch to organic and natural products on a tight budget is never easy.

so here are a few tips for you if you've been wondering and struggling with what to eat well on a low budget while saving money on organic food.

grow your own organic produce

you can spend less on vegetables by growing your own organic produce. additionally, you don't need a massive garden to raise your own food. your preferred vegetables can be grown in pots, which take up very little room. considering how expensive they are to purchase at the grocery store, herbs can be an excellent place to start. in addition to pots, windowsills and porches are other places you can grow food.

look for frozen organic food

one will always claim that fresh vegetables are healthier than frozen ones, no matter what the situation. that isn't always the case, though, as frozen fruits and vegetables are just as wholesome and nourishing as their fresh counterparts. fruits and vegetables that are frozen are harvested at the height of their nutritious value and frozen immediately after. fresh veggies, on the other hand, lose part of their nutritional value while being transported through large distances to supermarkets.

cut down on meat

it goes without saying that eating meat is pricey. but it's not necessary to eat it every day. not only will eating more vegetables and less meat be healthier for you physically, but it will also cost you less money. if you insist on eating meat, you can choose from a variety of cuts. whether it's chuck, brisket, or sirloin, these meat cuts are more affordable and full of nutrients. they could take a while to prepare, but they will be an excellent alternative to the usual meat. to reduce your food expenditure, think about shifting to plant-based meats. plant-based meats typically cost less and are healthier in the long run because they are made from widely accessible grains.

minimise waste

due to overspending and inadequate storage, an average household throws out between 20 and 30 percent of their food. 

as you arrange your meals, make sure to start with the meat and veggies that are the oldest.

eat seasonally 

eating in line with the seasons is a fantastic way to save money on fresh organic produce while also lowering your diet's carbon footprint. a significant amount of effort is required to import fruit and vegetables from around the world out of season, and the price of the item you're purchasing reflects these expenditures.

until next time, folks!
eat well and stay healthy! live aastey!