Save On Your Grocery Bill and Eat Healthy at the Same Time


Save - Purpose Driven Mastery“Good nutrition will prevent 95% of all diseases”

Linus Pauling

Simple Ways to Save On Your Grocery Bill

Because buying healthy food can be expensive and challenging, here are some tips to help you save while eating healthy.

According to the Environmental Working Group, the “clean fifteen” has little or trace level of chemicals.  

Therefore it’s not necessary to buy organic which allows you to save some money while eating healthy.

  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn1
  • Pineapples
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet peas
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Mangos
  • Papayas
  • Kiwi
  • Eggplant
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower

1buy organic because most corn is genetically modified

Strive to buy organic for the “dirty dozen” list of produce because they contain the most pesticides.

  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Nectarines
  • Grapes
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers

Save: Grocery - Purpose Driven MasteryWhere to Get Your Freshest Produce

Contrary to popular belief, produce from the farmers markets is cost-effective. In addition, they only sell what is locally grown that are in season.

Although some farmers are not certified organic, they don’t use pesticides. By speaking to your farmers, you will know exactly where your food comes from.

The best way is to grow your own fruits and vegetables.

The freshest produce is the ones you pick right off the ground before eating them!

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Quality Over Quantity

The meat products at the farmers market are usually more expensive than those found in the traditional grocery stores, but the health benefits are also higher.  

A dozen of eggs typically cost one to three dollars at your local grocery store, but prices range from six to ten dollars at the farmers market.  

But in terms of nutrients, pastured eggs sold at the farmers market far outweighs those sold at most grocery stores. 

According to a Mother Earth News study conducted in 2007, when compared a typical commercialized-raised chicken egg, a pastured egg has:

  • 33% less cholesterol
  • 66% more vitamin A
  • 200% more omega-3-fatty acids
  • 700% more beta carotene
  • 25% less saturated fat
  • 300% more vitamin E

Along with higher health benefits, pastured eggs also taste much better than the conventional egg at the grocery store.

Save: Pastured Eggs - Purpose Driven MasteryThe color of the yolk in a pastured egg shows a more golden-orange color than that of a typical massively produced egg.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Dollar

Here are some more tips on maximizing the value of your dollar.

  • Buy food in bulk. Prepare large meals for food that are perishable.  
  • Invest a small membership fee and shop at the local food co-op.
  • Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm with a monthly fee. Depending on the farm and subscription package, you receive periodic shipments of locally grown produce and/or meat products to your house!
  • Purchase organ meats instead of the popular cuts of tenderloin, prime rib, and sirloin. Those cuts are more expensive because they are in higher demand due to taste and texture, not because of nutrients.

I hope these tips will help you to shop smarter and eat healthier.

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If you have any questions and/or comments about how to save on your grocery bill, please leave a comment below or send me an email.

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