If you have visited my blog before, you know that we to try eat as much organic food as possible. There are many, many reasons for this and personally the more I read, the more I cling to wanting to try to eat ONLY organic foods. Now this is a decision each family has to make for themselves. What is important for each family will be slightly different based upon the values you feel are most important for you.
In our day of convenience, everything is about what can be provided as quickly as possible. I am also a very busy mother who works so I am all for convenience but without compromising my family’s health.
Many people would love to feed their families better food but don’t think that they can really afford it. If money were not an option for you, wouldn’t you want to feed your family the best available? So many people don’t realize that with a little time, effort, and planning IT IS possible! The truth is, my family doesn’t eat 100% organic foods, rather we choose to focus on what we feel is most important where we are right now.
Over the course of the month of March I will be tracking and blogging about all of our meal plans-breakfast, lunch and dinner and our weekly expenses. I will share our grocery purchases and what I spend to feed my family of four mostly organic whole foods. Do you think I can do it for $300 or $400 for the month of March? That would break down to between $75-$100 a week or $10.71-$13.33 daily. To some that would seem like such a small amount to spend, to others it will seem like a fortune.
We all have different circumstances and different resources available, but my goal is to help you see that there are great resources for finding whole, organic foods to feed your family other than just a traditional super market!
During my mega couponing days, I usually spent less than $200 a month on all food, cleaning items and toiletries. So to spend close to double that was a challenge to my mindset at first. The reality is, we cut others things out to make room for what we felt was more important-providing our family with as much organic, whole foods as possible. I hope that by sharing my journey others will see that even lower-income families don’t have to compromise! You can make changes even if very small at first to work towards providing your family true foods!
Please join me as I blog about our journey, track our expenses, explain why we choose to focus on certain food groups and helping your family make the transition a long the way!
If you are visiting over from Blogelina, welcome! Reserve your seat for our launch party the week of Monday, March 5th when we will be having giveaways everyday of some of my favorite organic & eco-friendly brands!