8 Tips to Eat Organic Cheaper

So you've decided to start eating more organic foods! That's great! With all the news about Monsanto's RoundUp weed killer contributing to cancer, that's probably a smart move.

Or maybe you've been eating organic for a long time and you're looking for a way to slash your grocery bill because, let's face it, eating organic is great for your health, not so great for your wallet.

While eating organic has a whole host of benefits, like no (or reduced amounts of ) chemical laden pesticides, reduced or nonexistent GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and overall less toxins for your body to detoxify, it can take up a serious portion of your grocery budget.

If you want to eat more organic foods but don't want to pay the organic price, here are 8 tips for eating organic foods cheaper.

1. The Dirty Dozen

A non-profit activist organization called the Environmental Working Group, publishes a list every year called the Dirty Dozen. This list contains the top 12 produce items that have tested positive for the most pesticide residues.

At the top of this year's ( 2019) list is strawberries and spinach.

When shopping, choose the organic versions of the produce on the Dirty Dozen list to avoid as much pesticide exposure as possible.

2. The Clean Fifteen

Also produced by the Environmental Working Group, the Clean Fifteen is a list that contains the top 15 produce items that tested for the least amount of pesticides.

Avocados and sweet corn make the top of this year's list.

Since the Clean Fifteen tested positive for the least amount or pesticide residues( and in some cases no pesticide residues), you can buy these items conventional without worry of getting added pesticides.

Since the Environmental Working Group produces this list each year, make sure that you bookmark their page and visit it to see which produces item are the cleanest.

You can download both lists right here: Dirty Dozen 2019 and Clean Fifteen 2019.

3. Limit the Amount of Bread You're Eating

Bread is a staple in the American household for good reason.

It's easy to use and easy to eat. We pair it with eggs for breakfast and sandwich meats for lunch but when buying it organic, it can be expensive.

A conventional loaf of bread costs about 2$ but an organic loaf of bread costs almost 6$! That's a 200% increase in price! And you'd better believe that you'll feel that in your monthly grocery budget!