Eating organic on a budget is difficult, as truth be told eating organically is usually expensive. Imagine you could eat Organic and still keep to your budget well it is possible with Meal Planning.
But readers of my blog will know that I am an Organic Gardener as well as a Money saver. So when budget supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl have sales of Organic products I am all over that.
Supermarket Specials can be specialized foods like organic, vegetarian and gluten free. Go through the special Leaflets or the online information of your local supermarkets to find out when these sales are on. I planned my menu from Lidl’s Newsletter as that is my local Supermarket. From the specials write a list of meals your family will eat and add them to your Printable Meal Plan, below, to cover the days you are home cooking.
Eating Organic on a Budget Menu
How to Keep Healthy with your Menu
- Never Shopping when Hungry – this one Vital
- Write a List and Stick to it.
- Avoid Packaged meals even if they are cheaper
- Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit
- Try to add a Meat free meal to you diet
- Shop in Aldi and Lidl which keep their prices low.
Get your Free Budget Meal Planning Printables below
Here is your downloadable Free Meal Planning Printables so you can make your own budget using local stores to you and I have included a Freezer Inventory to help you shop from your freeze.
The Links to all the recipes are below
Tonight we are having Cod Fillets baked in herb butter with Organic roast vegetable served on a bed of mash Potatoes – you can get Organic potatoes for 49c this week in Lidl.
TIP: If you have a particular diet stock up on Specials in the store and utilize your freezer to save them for later.
Organic and Gluten Free kinds of pasta are now more readily available and this tasty Effortlessly Easy and Tasty Tortellini is so handy just throw in the slow cooker when you are busy to come home to a tasty hearty meal.
Tip: Stocking up on dry pantry products is a great idea things like Rice and Pasta are so useful
Wednesday is always Pizza night and you can even get Organic Pizza for only €2.49 We make ours Gluten Free as my daughter is gluten intolerant. Serve it with a Large salad and top with tasty vegetables.
Tip – One Cheat meal is okay during the week and you can always make it healthier
Slow-cooker chili can be organic if you use Organic Mince and filled with tasty vegetables and beans it is a versatile dish. You can have it on baked potatoes, in wraps, over nacho chips, and over rice.
TIP: Using a slow cooker is good for the environment as they use less electricty.
Indian food is a big favorite of mine and home-made is much cheaper this tasty Korma filled with Veggies is so tasty and good for you what is not to love.
TIP: Don’t be scared of the word vegan or Vegetarian some times all it means is meat free or dairy free – but not taste free
Organic burgers are a tasty treat and a Bar-be-que on the weekend is fun. We first had coleslaw on burgers at school bar-be-que. We loved it so we always have it at home and it is great with my Dill Pickle recipe. Organic Salad vegetables are available this week and I am so happy to be able to mix them with Organic veggies from my garden.
TIP: Home made coleslaw is easy to make and you can tailor it to your families taste
For Sunday Dinner I usually cook a roast dinner with Free- range chicken. We will also be baking some more of these Easy Gluten- free Apple and Zucchini Muffins. I was experimenting with the large amount of zucchinis we have in the garden currently. I knew that they make tasty Carrot and Zucchini muffins so why not with Apple. They were really good and so moist more over they passed the teenager test in half a plate of them went in one evening!! Get the recipe on Friday for these tasty lunch box fillers.
I hope this Eating Organic on a Budget plan encourages you to eat Organic more often save money with Meal Planning
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