We are all on a Budget. I’ve got to tell you, that after a visit to the supermarket, my purse is feeling quite significantly lighter now days. So, how can we reduce our weekly grocery spending? Here are a couple of tips that may seem obvious, but are oh, so effective.
1. Eat in season. Yes, it’s true, so put those grapes flown in from another hemisphere down – they cost a heap. Not only that, the food tastes pops so much better in your mouth.
2. Love your local market. The food is so much fresher there and you can usually find a bargain at the end of the day. I just bought a basket full of fruit and vegetables for under $20, which would have normally cost me possibly $30.
3. Know where and how your food is produced.
I prefer to buy organic when I can – but in all honesty, my budget may not always stretch to that. Buying at the local market I’ve got to know the growers themselves, and honestly, the greater majority of them have actually employed the organic principles, but have elected not the spend the cost of certification.
It all comes down to knowing what to buy organic, and what doesn’t really matter. Click to read the dirty dozen and the clean 15. Makes it a whole lot easier. bon appétit.
How do you budget for your healthy eating? Do you buy organic? Do you think it’s a whole lot of fuss about nothing? I’d love to know, comment below.