In your effort to eat greener and cleaner, you may find yourself frustrated by the cost of organic—and healthy food. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons that many adults don’t invest in healthy eating full-time. Below are some fast and easy ways to slash your grocery budget without sacrificing the foods you love.
Buy In Bulk
Buying in bulk should go beyond getting a Costco or Sam’s Club membership, but to exploring all of your bulk buying opportunities. For example, if you love tea—start buying 1lb bags of organic herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs. Take things one step further, buy popping in to one of your locally owned health food stores to inquire about bulk buying discounts for the grains, nuts, seeds—and anything else you love.
Grow Your Own
Gardening is no longer limited to your backyard, as you can grow a long list of herbs, leafy greens, and veggies indoors. If you have the space, still grow outdoors—and pickle, can, or freeze what you can’t eat in-season.
Shopping smart goes beyond making a willy-nilly shopping list. Instead plan your meals in advance, and in a manner where the goal is zero food waste. Utilize coupons, loyalty programs, and store sales to save every penny you can. When shelf-stable foods or foods you can freeze, dry, or can are on sale—be sure to stock up.
Follow the tips above regularly, and you will easily slash your grocery budget—and enjoy cleaner and healthier food.