Some organic food comes with a bigger price tag. But if it is something you care about, there really are ways to make it more affordable.
- Use more vegetables and pulses
Add more vegetarian meals, and cook recipes using more vegetables. Beans, lentils and peas are a great addition to any meal or as a meat alternative if you need to adapt recipes.
- Buy staples
Many cupboard essentials like baked beans, pasta and tinned tomatoes are now a similar price to non-organic options.
- Shop selectively
Organic foods are grown with fewer pesticides, so switch to organic for the foods most affected by those – oranges, lemons, limes, pears, grapes, apples, pre-packed salads, bananas, spring greens, kale, herbs, spinach and cucumber.
- Meal plan
Planning and shopping for the whole week at once means you can buy wisely.
- Use your freezer
Make stock from your chicken and freeze it for later, or whizz leftover vegetables into soup and freeze that.
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