HJ: Despite their reputation as being very expensive, Whole Foods actually has some incredible prices on many things, often times much lower than similar items at conventional grocery stores. Look for Whole Foods private label 365 brand for some seriously excellent deals. Also, if Trader Joes has locations in your area, they are an even better deal and have much higher food quality standards than any conventional grocers with a large selection of Organic and natural items. – Truth
Excellent nutrition on a budget – Boost your health, eat organic while saving money
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) One of the most common excuses people have for not eating healthy is that healthy food costs too much, particularly organic food that is often priced slightly higher than comparable conventional food. But eating healthy and organic does not have to break the bank, especially if you follow these helpful tips for maximizing nutrition on a budget.
Because of the rapid growth of the organic sector over the past decade or so, organic products are becoming increasingly more abundant, which means they are also naturally decreasing in cost as the market expands. This in and of itself has made organic food much more accessible to the average American family, as many stores now sell organic produce, for instance, at prices that are very close to those for conventional produce.
Organic varieties of certain foods are even becoming the standard at some grocery stores, as many growers and producers are switching to organic just to keep up with demand. According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), the organic sector grew by 9.5 percent in 2011, reaching $31.5 billion in total sales, and nearly 80 percent of American families now buy organic. (http://www.organicnewsroom.com)
But here are some additional tips for maximizing nutrition for you and your family on a budget:
Grow your own fruits and vegetables. Many families have unused yard space that can be utilized to grow fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Tomatoes, lettuce, blueberries, strawberries — these and many other varieties of produce grow surprisingly well in many areas of the country, and require less maintenance that you would probably think. Raising chickens for eggs is another relatively simple way to cut costs and obtain the best eggs you will ever taste.
Try picking a few fruits and vegetables that grow best in your climate and cultivate them as a family. Not only will this help cut food costs while providing a virtually free source of fresh, clean food, but it will also give you and your family the opportunity to learn something new together. There are few things in life more fulfilling than reaping the fruits of your own labor.
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