People often think they can't afford to buy organic. Although it's true that organic produce can be more expensive than its conventional counterpart, if you shop smart, I believe it's still possible to create inexpensive yet delicious meals using fresh ingredients.
My sister Meg took on this challenge and created 4 simple meals using food she purchased at her local Farmers Market and supplemented them with some items from Trader Joes. The best part... each meal cost $9 or less!
Meg's Farmers Market Goodies
|Green Beans, Zucchini, Whole Wheat Pasta, Organic Tomato Sauce, Onion, Cucumber, Green Pepper|
Quinoa with sauteed green beans, yellow and green zucchini, walnuts, parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice
Farmers Market Cost: $3 (beans, zucchini)
Trader Joes Cost: $3 (quinoa, walnuts, cheese, lemon)
Total Cost of Meal 1= $6.00
Fresh whole wheat pasta, organic tomato sauce, sauteed zucchini w/onions, garlic and parmesan cheese
Farmers Market Cost: $5.50 (pasta, tomato sauce, zucchini, onion)
Trader Joes Cost: $1 (garlic, cheese)
Total Cost of Meal 2= $6.50
Chickpea and zucchini frittatas, sauteed green beans with garlic, broiled eggplant with organic tomato sauce and parmesan cheese
Farmers Market Cost: $4.50 (green beans, zucchini, onion, tomato sauce)
Trader Joes Cost: $4.50 (chickpeas, bread crumbs, garlic, cheese, eggplant)
Total Cost of Meal 3= $9
Salad with chopped spinach, carrot, cucumber, green pepper, black beans, feta cheese, avocado and olive oil and vinegar.
Farmers Market Cost: $1.50 (cucumber, green pepper)
Trader Joes Cost: $5 (spinach, carrots, beans, feta cheese, avocado, olive oil & vinegar)
Total Cost of Meal 4= $6.50
|~Have a Healthy Day~|