Eating organic foods (like fruits, veggies, and meats) is good for you and the planet. But, it can be hard on your wallet. So, if you want to skip the pink slime and Mad Cow, try your best to stick to local and organic foods. If you're a bit nervous about fitting such a shift into your budget, have no fear:
- Here are four ways to get organic produce, including the idea of joining a food cooperative.
- And, here are eight ways to save money when shopping organic.
- Lastly, here's our rundown of how to look for and use coupons when it comes to organic food.
One thing we have to point out, of course, is that by reducing meat consumption, you'll save money and get in the habit of eating better, more nutrient-rich meats when you do. We're not saying you have to switch to vegetarianism or veganism, but limiting meat intake will help both the planet and your wallet. Trade one meaty meal (especially if you're buying cheaper, processed meats) with a non-meat meal and spend the savings on some better beef.
What tips do you have?
How do you save money when shopping organic? Are better meats worth the price?