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Eat Healthy, Eat Green on a Budget

eat-healthyGiven the presence of various diseases in the environment, it is always best to start eating healthy portions like organic foods now.  Organic foods come in a variety of choices, but the fact that this type of food went through a meticulous process makes it quite expensive compared to non-organic foods. Conversely, you don’t necessarily need to spend too much on your meals just to have organic choices because you can definitely eat green on a budget.

Cook your Own Food – Others call this technique as cooking from scratch while others dub it as healthy cooking. Cooking your own dishes allow you to experiment on the activity and to use healthy ingredients. You can be assured that you are not eating foods that are high in salt or high in sugar. You can also be assured that the ingredients are green, clean, and healthy. While eating in a restaurant may also be a good choice since most of them already offer organic food selections, this option may be expensive and not totally safe. There are a number of food establishments that use seasoning and other condiments to make their menu tasty but unhealthy.

Go for Wholesale Purchases – It is always advantageous to buy products in bulk, especially those that are not readily available anytime like organic foods. You can always avail for green products at discounted prices if you buy in bulk at department stores and shops that are known for their authentic organic items. Furthermore, you won’t run out of this food immediately since you bought in large amounts.

Local Products are Safe – If you cannot grow a vegetable garden at home, then shop for organic items locally. Local products are usually safer than imported ones because they’re not usually treated with chemicals like pesticides and the likes. Most local products are also sold at low prices, so you don’t only get fresh foods, but you also get them at cheap prices.

Seasonal Buying – If you buy a particular product in season, you will be amazed of its abundant supply and its cheap rates. This is because a lot of farmers grow it and organic products that grow in season are also fresher and tastier than those that are grown artificially. Know the fruits and veggies that grow in your area per season so you will have heads up on which organic product to purchase in a particular time of the year.

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A senior writer and editor of The Green Guide and a father of 3 kids (1 girl and 2 boys). Rob's special interests include geography, enviroment study and hiking. Rob has traveled to over 100 places in 30 different countries in the past three years. His exotic and fun experiences will be talked in his new book which is going to be published soon.

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