How to Eat Organic - Made Easy

03 October 2017

Organic Food has seen an incredible surge of popularity over 2017 with a huge proportion of the nation claiming they now opt for organic produce when it comes to both their own and their families meal times. Supermarkets have seen this need and want for organic produce and are finally giving their consumers what it wants - with independent stores, cafes, restaurants and home delivery box schemes the following suit. 

Photo Credit: The Soil Association and Maddock's Farm

But what exactly is Organic? 

According to The Soil Association (The UK's leading charity in organic food and farming) "Organic, is food as it should be - it means whenever you see the organic symbol you can be sure what you buy has been produced to the very highest standards" 

... and how can we get more Organic into our diet? 

A lot of people worry when it comes to buying organic. They believe it's going to be super expensive, difficult to find and have no clue what to do with the products once they do have them. But organic produce is just everyday food. It's your fruits and vegetables, your milk, tea, yoghurt, pasta and even your meats too! 

You are probably already buying organic without realising as popular brands such as Clipper Tea and Yeo Valley yoghurt are organic accredited and have been gracing our shelves (and cuppa's) for years with no extra cost - in fact, the majority of organic products are the same price OR cheaper than their non-organic counterparts. 

Shop in Season:

Buying organic fruits and veggies when they are in season gives you the best value, quality and taste for your money. Organic fruits and vegetables have fewer pesticides and chemicals and also contains more key antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. 

Get Down to Basics: 

Swapping to Organic may seem scary, but take it one step at a time and just strip it back to the basics. Milk, for example, is a brilliant place to start because not only does it give you a lot of benefits but is also widely available. Organic milk has around 50% more omega 3 fatty acids and ensures a good return for British farmers. 

Stock Up: 

Organic store cupboard essentials can be a great asset. Items like organic baked beans, pasta and canned tomatoes can often be found for the same price as the same non-organic items. 

Deal it Out:

Bag a bargain on a variety of organic foods, or bulk buy! 

Try a Different Cut:

Eating less, but better meat is not only good for our health but also for the planet. Trying lower cost organic cuts such as shoulder or belly can make a huge difference to your wallet - but they also have so much more beneficial nutrients. Try popping into your local butcher for advice on cuts of meat.

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