Feelin’ the pinch of inflation, we get it. We are too! Price increases on food right now are ongoing and we know how important healthy food is for overall health. And how important organic farming is for planet health.
We’re here to help! We made a handy dandy list of ideas that we’ve long used for our family to keep the food budget for a family of 6 in check. It turns out that most of these food budget hacks are also good for the planet.
Our families top tips to make your organic food dollars go further:
- Stay home and cook from scratch. I know after two years of eating at home we all want to eat out, and a dinner out for two can easily eat up an entire weeks’ grocery budget!
- Minimize food waste – buy only what you will eat, process or freeze any foods that might otherwise go bad, learn to love leftovers. Try this fridge cleanout minestrone to use up produce that needs to be eaten.
- Keep your pantry stocked with legumes, grains, pasta, that can be quickly added to complete a meal
- Make coffee at home – you can buy locally roasted, high quality coffee beans from Fluid Coffee through goodfood2u for $14.99 a bag, this turns into about 34 cups of coffee at .44 cents per cup. Oh, and think of all those paper cups you are saving!
- Choose more plant-based options – plant-based options tend to be less expensive and easier on the planet. Substitute half of your meals for the weeks with beans and legumes to make your food dollars go further.
- Buy in bulk – we have bulk flours, grains, seeds and beans in store.
Rice and beans has long been a budget friendly food around the world. And because there are literally hundreds of different ways to make rice and beans interesting we have put our beans on sale this week!