Wash Your Produce
If you don’t buy organic produce, you can always wash a large amount of the pesticides, parasites, and other toxins off with a fruit and veggie wash. Make sure to get a good quality wash otherwise you’ll just be adding more toxins to your food. The veggie wash we sell at our health clinic is Sun Smile. You just need a tiny bit, and then dilute it in water, so it lasts FOREVER! You can find it here.
Local Over Organic
Go for local produce over large scale organic farms. Many local farmers don’t register as being organic even though they don’t farm with harmful toxins. Registering as organic is expensive and leads to higher prices for you. Soil depletion and inhumane animal practices may still be a problem even in “organic” farms.When our soil is depleted, the nutrient value of what is grown is depleted. Knowing where your food comes from trumps a fancy label every time.
Use Veggie Main Dishes
Cook your main dish with veggies, and use meats and healthy fats as a side. Quality meat and oils are relatively more expensive, and you don’t need as much quantity to get an adequate amount of either. Vegetables should be the bottom of any food pyramid.
Use The WHOLE Animal
Bone broth and organ meats are a great way to enjoy animal protein and stretch your dollar. We cook meat a few times a week, and then eat the organ meat or use the bones to make soups. This way a small amount of $8 or $9/per pound animal lasts most of the week.
Learn To Cook
Homemade meals are cheaper and you have far more control over what you are eating. Fast food restaurants are really efficient at making food because they include lots of sugar and poor quality fats. You could eat the same meal of a burger and french fries, but significantly increase the nutrient value simply by making it yourself from fresh, high quality ingredients.