7 Budget Friendly Organic Foods

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The words cheap and organic often don’t go hand in hand, and as more people face the fact that their paycheck is not going as far as it did a decade ago, the onslaught of media telling them they must eat organic, and thus raise their already high grocery budget, can be frustrating.

However, there are several cheap organic foods that most households can afford, and we’ve compiled a list of the top seven!

  1. Eggs: Organic varieties are incredibly cheap given how many meals you can get out of a dozen. Whether you buy from a local source (often the cheapest) or the local health food or grocery store, you can get a lot of bang for your buck for around $2. Spend just a little more and you can get organic omega-3 enriched eggs.
  2. Brown rice: It lasts forever and fills you up more than its white counterpart. When bought in bulk, it can be extremely cost effective.
  3. Carrots: Typically only pennies more than their traditional counterparts, organic carrots are healthy and can be used as a snack, side dish, or part of your main meal. Juicing organic carrots can be great and inexpensive way to add the countless benefits of carrots into your family’s diet.
  4. Apples: Like carrots, the cost difference between organic and non-organic apples is often negligible, especially when they’re in season. Apples are also easy and cost effective to juice. Try carrot apple juicing recipes to take advantage of the both nutritious inexpensive produce items.
  5. Onions: You can add these to anything, and organic onions, when bought in bulk, keep for a long time and won’t take your grocery bill over the top.
  6. Nuts and Nut Butters: Bulk organic nuts and organic peanut butter provide optimal nutrition without all the nasty pesticides used on traditionally grown and harvest products, and prices aren’t too high, especially if you shop around.
  7. Olive Oil: Heart healthy and useful in so many ways, you can usually find organic, cold pressed olive oil for less than $5.

Some more options that didn’t make the list because the prices vary tremendously are organic free-range chicken and grass fed beef. If you wait for the right sales stock up on these healthy choices and freeze for future use.

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