Health and wellness
Question of the week?
Ok. Eating healthy is always the best way to get your body optimal. But eating healthier is just the start. Eating organically and healthier is another more step towards your goal. A lot of people find it really daunting finding organic foods and dealing with the cost of eating organically. So lately, I've gotten a ton of emails asking me how to not only eat healthier, but how can one go organic without breaking the bank? I get this question all the time.
Eating organically shouldn't be expensive. I have always thought it was crazy and a little backward that foods that are naturally grown, with no spraying involved, should be less. No one had to spend the big bucks on pesticides to spray and no one had to take the time to spray the food. So what the heck? Why? I think this is going to be a question we will be asking for years to come.
As a wife and a mother of four children, and someone who tries very hard to make sure we go organic with just about everything we use, I know how tough it can be. I'm not a millionaire and certainly with all the kid stuff I need every month, trying to stay the course organically can be challenging. So, I'll let you know kinda what I do every month when it comes to food, cleaning and beauty products.
Just for a heads up, I LOVE Amazon! I don't buy all my products from there, but I do buy a bit. They have a ton of natural organic products for everything, literally everything! I just bought 6 beeswax pillar candles for around 50.00 through Amazon. This week I'm going to try an all room air freshener, similar to the Glade plug ins without all the chemicals, on Amazon for around $6.91 with free shipping.
As far as my cleaning products, I but a lot of those from Target, and if you compare them to the ones with chemicals, you'll see that they aren't really that much more because most are concentrated which means you can add water making them last longer. And you can always make your own, even better!
Organic food, I buy some of that at the Sam's here in Colorado. Not all Sam's are the same, I've found. The one in Ohio didn't have near the organic foods that the one here does. Believe it or not, I actually go to several places to buy my food. Its a pain in the butt, but, I do it because it's important and I don't want to spend a fortune at Whole Foods. I like Whole Foods, but seriously? I go to the Sprouts here for produce because they have amazing produce for less than the regular grocery store, and I buy my meat there also. We don't eat a lot of beef, but we are not vegetarians, so I will pick up chicken or turkey there as well.
I also found the Big Lots here has great organic dry foods for way less than the grocery store. About 50% less.
So it can be done. It takes a little more work, and I usually do this here and there when I can, and when I'm in the area.
I hope you find this helpful. Another thing you can try is take a day or two and go around to local stores that you know might be less than perhaps grocery stores and see if they some of the things you may be interested in. I actually found a outlet bakery near my house that sells organic multi grain bread for $1.50 when I was out and about one day!
Good Luck and let me know how it goes!