Grocery Shop and Swap

Today I had some major re-stocking to o at the grocery store. In the cart this week was:

Veggies: Spinach, Lettuce, Asparagus, Green Beans, Red Bell Pepper, Tomatoes, Onion, Potatoes
Fruit: Bananas, Apples, Strawberries
Meat: Pork Chops, Chicken Breasts, Sliced Pastrami
Fish: Mahi Mahi, Clams, Mussels
Dairy: Eggs, Milk, Yogurt, Feta Cheese, Sliced Cheese
Grains: Bagels, Barley
Canned: Tuna, Beans

I made a couple changes to my usual purchases this week. I have been reading a lot about organics, and the effects certain foods may have on our long term health. So, this week I made two easy changes.

I bought cage free eggs and organic apples instead of the conventional versions.

The cage free eggs are less than a dollar more per dozen, and the organic apple are only 10 cents more a piece. Those two changes only added about $1.50 to our weekly grocery bill and I feel great about the changes.

I think it is important to make changes because you feel they are important to you, whether it be for your health or the environment. That is the only way to make the changes stick. And small changes are easier to adjust to. A couple changes each week will add up!

Have you made any changes to your grocery shop lately? I am always looking for new products or tips!


One thought on “Grocery Shop and Swap

  1. Kate says:

    We have been going more and more organic/environmentally friendly as we’ve grown older. We’re also buying less and less processed food.

    I now also refuse to buy any non-local fruit, other than bananas- which we can’t grow here, and which we have cut down on quite a lot.

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