Ways to Eat on a Budget INSPIRED by Tom Hunt The Cornucopia Organization https://www.cornucopia.org/2015/03/10-ways-to-eat-organic-on-a-budget/
WAYS TO EAT ORGANIC ON A B10 Ways to Eat Unaltered Ancient Grains & Pasture Raised Meat, Dairy & Eggs on a Budget! & Eliminate all CAFO-GMO Factory over-processed (OVER-HEATED, & OVER-MILLED) foods & EXTEND THE QUALITY OF OUR LIVES!
Ask yourself –
HOW IMPORTANT IS SHELF-LIFE TO EXTEND THE QUALITY OF OUR LIVES?
Pay more now to avoid frequent trips to Western Doctors Office Visits & end up on Medicare –
or INVEST IN YOU WELLNESS FOR A LIFETIME!
** Shop wisely ~ World Markets and AVOID Supermarkets & PAY No- MIND to the Organic labels
~ until GMO is banned & Labels are Regulated!
Read back labels – NOT ONLY the Marketing Hype on the Front!
Organic food is seen as a premium product and can be overly expensive for this reason.
Supermarkets are guilty of this, so it is best to avoid them -ESPECIALLY THE WET MEAT COUNTER – PASTURE-RAISED BUTCHER SHOP WILL LIKELY HAVE A DRY MEAT CASE!
Supermarkets normally have their prices available online, note down the cost of the products you normally buy and price check them with online organic shops, farmers market and greengrocers to find out who has the best price.
Originally posted on Tom’s Feast. Tom is an acclaimed eco-chef and author. He founded the Forgotten Feast, a campaign working on projects throughout the UK to revive our cooking heritage and help reduce food waste, and Poco, a festival café and award-winning restaurant in Bristol. For more of Tom’s world inspired seasonal recipes check out his book The Natural Cook. 1. Grow your own
You don’t need a garden and it takes little effort to grow a few pots of your favourite herbs and vegetables and it’s so rewarding. You can grow anywhere, on windowsills, on the porch, or on the driveway. Start with herbs as they can be so expensive to buy and take up little room. Try up-cycling your empty egg boxes into planters for seedlings and using old bean cans and milk bottles for plant pots. Find out more about growing your own…
** Eat less ‘muscle’ meat (eliminate all Factory Farmed Meat, Dairy & Eggs)
– Use ‘bone-in’ to make Bone Broth, Sausages, Seasoning for peeled vegetable & Ancient Grains (gluten-free) & Soaked bean dishes with Deep green & leafy Vegetables
It is important to remember that any oil ~ Pasture-raised beef tallow or Pasture-raised lard or E Virgin Coconut oil – – when raised to their smoking point will always turn into-‘motor-like’ oil & is no longer ‘ a CNS & Brain healthy but it besoms disease-causing ~ just like the Omega 6 Factory oils ~ Drain excess carefully & thoroughly!
Meat is at the top of my priority list when it comes to buying Pasture-raised Meat, Dairy & Eggs.
Find a Butcher that works directly with Farmers
-Example – Bolyards Meat & provisions in Maplewood MO.
PASTURE-RAISED MEAT, DAIRY & EGGS have BRAIN HEALTH PROTEIN & FAT (Brain is largely made of fat) Factory Meat, Dairy & Eggs lead to Modern Diseases – Alzheimers, Dementia, Allergies, lung & kidney disease, joint disfunction, Cancer – the list goes on!
Unaltered Natural Grains & Pasture-raised meats ~ that the meat is non-GMO but that it is high welfare. Meat is expensive, buy less and make vegetables the centre of attention. When you do buy PASTURE-RAISED meat buy cheaper cuts like shoulder and belly (MAKE CRACKLINGS), they take longer cooking but are often tastier than the prime cuts.
HOWEVER – REMEMBER THAT ORGANIC (all Natural, Gluten, Fat, Salt -Free ~ based on Flawed Concepts of Western Hype to make a profit)
LABELING IS NOT ENFORCED & BUYER BEWARE!
** Reduce waste
The average household wastes between 20-30% of their food, through mismanaging the larder, over buying, and poor storage. I see this as a budget for buying better quality and organic food. Make sure you use your oldest meat and vegetables first and build your meal plan around those ingredients. I keep a draw in my fridge for the oldest produce and rotate the produce into it before it gets cooked.
** Buy in bulk
Buying some produce in bulk can help you save money in the long run. Bulk buy products are often cheaper. Stick to Unaltered by Factory Farm processed ~ ANCIENT GRAIN pastas, pulses, dried foods and vegetables that have a long life like potatoes and onions. You can also buy whole animals from Pasture-raised butchers for a good price. Freeze them in portions and cuts and defrost as necessary.
** Buy seasonal & local Farmer’s Markets ~
Produce is cheaper when it is in season. Firstly because it hasn’t had to be shipped halfway across the world and secondly because it will be more abundant. As you know I base all my recipes around seasonal produce for this reason as well as the superior quality. Use this excellent seasonal chart as a guide when shopping…
LOOK FOR INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE~
Pasture-raised poultry – with transportable chicken coops!
Want Cleaner Rice Paddies? Find a Flock of Ducks
Farmers in China, Japan, Iran, and France are beginning to return to ancient methods of rice farming using more birds and fewer pesticides & fertilize as they eat weeds & pests!
** Cook from scratch – Unaltered Ancient Grains – Gluten Free – Quinoa, Amaranth, Oat & Buckwheat grates ~ Very inexpensive plant protein & Soaking is not requires like Farro, Emmer, Spelt berries ~
Until GMO is banned ~
– Buy imported products (Polenta) from Italy & Countries outside US that have Banned GMO- READ HE PROTEIN LABEL – 8 GRAMS -American corn is GMO – usually 2 grams for Cornmeal, etc.
Convenience foods are more expensive than cooking raw ingredients from scratch as long as you look after your ingredients and use them sparingly. I like to cook extra portions of food that I can eat for lunch the next day or freeze for use in the future.
** Know the ‘Clean fifteen’ (Avoid GMO Corn, Soy & Alfalfa fed to animals – Avoid Factory Farmed all together!
The Environmental Working group have released a list called the ‘clean fifteen’ naming the least pesticide ridden vegetables. If you can’t afford to buy all organic then these fruit and vegetables are the best non-organic produce to buy – avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwis, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower and sweet potatoes.
These are the best to avoid: apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas and potatoes.
** Join a local box scheme
Local box schemes are not always the cheapest option but they will normally compete with the prices of organic supermarket produce. They will provide a good base of ingredients for the week, save you time shopping and support local farms. If they give you an option to, buy a veg box without potatoes. This will give you a larger variety of ingredients. Imported organic produce costs a lot more so avoid boxes that use imported produce. Find an organic box scheme near you…
** Create an Unaltered (not Over-Milled or Over Heated (Soaked nuts & Raw pasture-raised dairy (Non-GMO) – buying group or co-op
Club together with other people interested in buying organic produce and set up a co-op. Here’s some info on how to set up a co-op by the Soil Association. This will give you buying power, as you will have a larger spend. It will also allow you to buy from co-operative wholesalers such as Essential-trading and Suma co-op. Co-ops are a really resilient model for business and working together that can also save you money as an individual.
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