Posts Tagged ‘food shopping’

A healthy pregnancy diet

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Dr. Siobhan Dolan goes food shopping to talk about the essential nutrients pregnant women need, and provides tips to maintain a healthy pregnancy diet.

Eating on a budget

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

grocery-bagTimes are tough for a lot of us. And if you’re like me, you’re looking through the household budget to see where you can trim expenses. One area I’m able to cut costs is grocery shopping.

The New York Times published an article earlier this month about eating well on a downsized budget. The story had some great tips on how to eat healthy while reducing your food budget. You can also check out our previous posts on food shopping on a budget (Part 1 and Part 2) for other helpful ideas.

Organic Thanksgiving Dinner?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

If your house is anything like mine, there’ll be LOADS of food at the dinner table on Thursday. As I get ready to help my mother prepare our Thanksgiving meal, I’ve noticed more organic foods are available at the grocery store. From organic turkeys to organic whipped cream, it seems you can by almost anything organic.

The New York Times Well column recently blogged about the cost of an organic Thanksgiving Day meal compared to a non-organic one. They found you could end up paying nearly 75% more when going all organic!

These rough economic times can make it hard to shop for food on a budget. And the American Dietetic Association says that more research needs to be done before we know for sure if organic foods are healthier or safer than other foods.

If you have a tight budget but want to buy some organic foods, try going for the foods that usually have more pesticide residue as compared to their organic versions. These include foods like lettuce, potatoes, apples or pears. But don’t sacrifice good nutrition for the organic label.  It’s more important that you eat a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and veggies than buy the organic whipped cream!