Tips and tricks to eat organic on a budget!

Tips and tricks to eat organic on a budget!

Yes, organic food is ‘expensive’, but have you wondered why regular food is so cheap? More often than not, the true price of food is not visible in its price tag (A.K.A the price of your health!)

In an ideal-case scenario, organic food wouldn’t be deemed expensive because that would be the only kind of food we ate the world over. But until that happens, here are a few ways that one could shop for organic produce on a budget:

1. Buy Local: Many small farmers are moving to organic farming practices. Buying from them gives you easy and more-cost effective access to organic fruits and vegetables and also motivates them to stay true to their organic pledge

2. Grow-it-yourself: All organic produce does not have to be store-bought. Potted plants, windowsill trays or a small garden area are all great places to grow your own organic herbs and simple veggies like chilies, tomatoes, lemons etc. Better yet, make your own compost from leftover table scraps and use it to make your garden more fertile

3. Buy what you need: In an effort to eat organic, it’s easy to get carried away and over-order ingredients. Instead, look for brands or organizations that supply organic produce regularly in quantities that suit you. Akshayakalpa Organic delivers organic milk and dairy to your doorstep everyday so you never have to stock up the fridge and risk wastage.

4. Enjoy the produce of the season: Eating fresh, organic fruits and vegetables that are in season is a great way to keep your expenses in check. Foreign organic produce is expensive due to its high transportation charges from around the world and has lesser nutrients due to time lapse between harvest and delivery.

5. Freeze for future: Organic seasonal items can be frozen for use at a later date. Organic tomatoes can be made into puree and stored. Buying bulk and freezing is a great way to enjoy discounted prices.

6. Explore new recipes: based on the ingredients you have in your kitchen so nothing goes to waste. Some of the tastiest recipes are results of experimentation. Make sure you use the oldest produce first so it doesn’t get left behind.

7. Subscribe for the best perks: Many organic brands offer discounted prices or rewards on daily, weekly or monthly subscriptions. For offers on organic dairy subscriptions and to be a part of the loyalty program, you can visit the Akshayakalpa app here

Switching to an organic diet and lifestyle might take some getting used to but it is worth it in the long run – not just for your health but for the health of the planet too. The key to building a strong

organic foundation in your habits is to start small. Replace elements that are easily available and regularly used so organic is not a novelty anymore.

Taking a simple step 10 times is an easier adjustment for your wallet than taking all 10 steps at once and is definitely more sustainable in for the bigger picture.

Let us help you take the first step! Switch to pure, unadulterated, chemical-free organic dairy today. Try organic milk and dairy on the Akshayakalpa app!