There is something about becoming a parent that makes us sit back and take stock in what we hold important. Before having children, my idea of being healthy was exercise and eating what I thought was healthy. I never researched what was in my food. I just took the manufactures and advertisers at their word. Fast-forward two kids and a whole lot of research later, I’ve become an advocate for health and real food.
Eating real food has become a movement in it’s own right, gaining in momentum especially given the latest scientific studies showing what this overly processed, junk is doing to our bodies and the environment. Just because we know what is better for our families does not make it any less a challenge to stick to it.
Why is it a challenge?
Real, clean, non-GMO, organic food is typically more costly than their conventional, overly processed counterparts. I will admit I struggled with price tags at first too. It seemed like a daunting task to feed my family what I knew was best for them on the food budget I had. Often I found myself complaining to my husband “why?” However, I am nothing if not determined and I knew I could change our diet for the better without breaking the bank.
The number one question I get: How is it possible to eat organic, non-GMO, clean, REAL food on a budget?
As a stay at home mom in the suburbs of the Nation’s capital, I understand how difficult it can be to manage life on a tight budget. I am here to tell you it can be done. With a few adjustments and a little time you can make the switch to real food and start living a healthier life without your bank account suffering.
Would you like to learn how to eat organic and whole foods on a budget? Its totally possible and we are going to show you how we do it every day.
Ashley Saunders: Ashley is a wife, mom, blogger, and event planner living the eco friendly healthy life in Northern Virginia. She is passionate about educating and helping people live better. When she is not attempting to be a super mom she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. Find Ashley on her blog: Teachable Mommy
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Angela Bishop: Angela Bishop is a blogger, writer, and social media manager, living the healthy life in Southern California. She does it all (or at least tries to do it all) from home with her four kids and husband. Find Angela on her blog: Nine More Months
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Chako Fairbanks: Chako Fairbanks is co-owner of online farm-to-table grocery store, FarmBox. What started as a small business to help a handful of local farmers has grown to a full-service online grocery store, complete with prepared foods and artisan goods. Now a multi-city online store for local farms and small food businesses to sell their fresh, healthy food direct to customers, Farmbox is changing the way we thing about grocery shopping. Chako is passionate about shifting our eating habits back to eating seasonally and supporting our local agriculture and community. FarmBox has been featured on Wall Street Journal, NBC News, San Francisco Chronicle and more.
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