Here are a few ways that I’ve cut costs while ensuring that our bellies are full on non toxic food:
Shop around – Certain items are cheaper to buy organic at Pavilions while others are cheaper at Sprouts. Be willing to shop at multiple stores to get the best deal.
Buy in Bulk – We eat oatmeal for breakfast nearly every day. Buying this item in bulk from Sprouts saves us tons of dough in the long run.
Know the dirty dozen – Even if you can’t afford to be fully organic at the moment, splurge on organic for the dirty dozen. http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/
Go meatless 1-2 nights per week – Amy’s makes some great soups that can be paired with a grilled cheese sandwich or eaten on their own. I’ve also really taken to chili. Utilize other protein packed foods such as legumes and quinoa as the meal base a few nights a week and you will feel the difference in your wallet.