How to Buy Organic Meat on a Budget

by Nicole on September 6, 2011 · 0 comments

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One of the things that keeps many single moms from going organic is the cost. After all, when you are living on one salary, there are things that you simply cannot afford to do. If you are considering going organic, one of the holdups may be deciding how you will afford to buy organic meat. Here are some tips to help.

One way that organic eaters are able to go organic is to cut down on the amount of meat they eat. There is no way to ignore the fact that organic meats are simply more expensive, and often much more so. You can fix this by eating less meat.

Find some meatless meals that your kids like, including pasta dishes or bean burritos, and add those to your regular meal rotation. Then, cut down on the amount of meat you have in the meals you use meat. For instance, if you are making a casserole that calls for two chicken breasts, see if it is just as tasty using just one. You may find that you do not need as much meat for your favorite meals.

Fill up on veggies in every meal. Organic veggies are far more affordable that meats, and you will find that the fiber helps fill you up faster. This will make you eat less meat, thus cutting your grocery budget.

If you can get enough money to buy in bulk, this can be a far more affordable way to buy meat per pound. You may not be able to get certified organic, but you can get hormone-free, grass-fed meat from local farmers for a price that is not that much above supermarket prices for non-organic meats.

The trick is setting aside enough money to buy a side or quarter of beef at a time, and then having the freezer space to store it. But, if you can afford to do this, you may be able to get by without buying meat for most of the year afterwards. It just takes a little forward thinking and budgeting, and some wiggle room in an already tight budget.

To be able to afford to buy organic meat, you have to be creative and flexible, but it is possible. If you are determined to go organic, these tips will help you do so a little more affordable.

About Nicole

Nicole Harms is a freelance writer and a busy mom to two preschool daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, but after four years in the classroom she turned in the chalk for the virtual pen. When not researching or writing she is busy chasing her two daughters around or traveling.

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