Guide to getting your Organic on!
A few months ago I purchased a few books from prevention.com on how to manage weight loss and eating healthier meals. Along with the text books came a very nifty calendar that is to be used as a food log. Many people say that keeping a detailed food log of everything you eat during the day helps to figure out where ones diet needs to change. I hate to admit it but it is true. It works.
But that is not what I wanted to write about today.
Inside this calendar are very informative inserts about eating habits, recipe tips, and other little tid bits of nutrition information that can be helpful in weight loss and weight management.
One of the pages conveniently has a guide to buying organic. This immediately caught my attention because this month’s Issue is all about eating/cooking #Meatless dishes. Well, guess what? In order to do just that, we need to buy lot veggies, right? Right!
So, here is a summary of preventions’ - Guide to Organic:
1. Shop Online: if you go to localharvest.org you can find a listing of farmers markets and or, local farms that are in your local area. Some private farms will allow you to pick your own produce. Buying produce this way can be less expensive due to the fact that you are basically buying wholesale.
2. Compare Prices: This is something that I have never bothered to even do, let alone notice. But it appears to be that private labeled organic food lines can be up to 20% cheaper than the well known brand-name organic foods. Who would have known?!
– This has you thinking, doesn’t it?....
3. Find a CSA: Most Community Supported Agriculture will allow you to get a bag of fresh produce once a week – all you have to do is buy a share or a subscription with your local farm. For more information on this option, go to localharvest.org/csa
4. Freeze UNUSED Produce: Most of the fruits and veggies we buy can be frozen for future use. One important note: DO NOT try to freeze whole potatoes! This doesn’t work so well!
I hope this guide will help make buying fresh whole organic foods a little easier for your family. If this post has helped you, please feel free to share this with others!
Enjoy y Buen Provecho Siempre!
photocredit/portion of this guide is from My Prevention Day Calendar 2012
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