5 Ways to Save on Healthy Eats and Groceries

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by Yoli Ouiya on April 9, 2013

The notion that healthy, clean eating is expensive is just that… a notion. We all hit financial rough patches but don’t sacrifice your health or your wallet during those obstacles. Here 5 simple ways for you to save on all your favorite natural and organic products.

Join a food cooperative

You can typically save 20% or more on natural/organic foods, especially produce. A good example is the 4th Street Food Coop. You don’t have to be a member to shop there but if you become a member you can save anywhere from 8-25% every time you shop. Right now, organic avocados are only $1.11. That is cheaper than conventional avocados on the market.

Buy in Bulk

You can save up to 30% since you’re not paying for packaging and can get as little or as much as you need. To reduce waste, bring your own produce bags.

Contact Companies for Coupons

If it is a product your curious about (or your a loyal fan), call their customer care, let them know you’d like to try out there product and ask if they have any coupons available. They will happily share. And if you’re lucky, they may even send you a coupon for a free product.

Buy a case of on sale products at Whole Foods

If it is a product you use often to justify buying a case, like sparkling mineral water etc, buy the case. You save an additional 10% off per case on top of the sale price. A recent example: Whole Foods had mangos 10 for $5 which is an absolute steal. I told my neighbor and she asked if I could get it for her since. I purchased a case of mangos (16 in a case) and the price reduced to $7.20

Shop Your Local Markets

Large supermarkets like Shoprite and Shop and Stop have an increasing selection of natural and organics foods and produce. Always check their sales via online circulars and apps. Shoprite recently has a sale on organic avocados; 4 for $5. And organic cabbage was .59 cents per pound. You just have to willing to shop around. Even stores like Duane Reade/Walgreens are increasing their stock and creating private labels such as the delish organic lollipops.

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Yoli Ouiya is a Green & Healthy Living Expert, Green Chef, Publisher and Editor in Chief of YolisGreenLiving.com. She is noted as the “Queen of Green” by Black Enterprise Magazine, and currently operates a boutique eco-lifestyle outfit Yoli’s Green Living Group. Black Enterprise included Yoli in its “Top 20 National Bloggers” of 2012, was named ‘Best in Green Living” by AllParenting.com, and listed as “Top 17 Black Woman Bloggers to Watch in 2013″ bu ForHarriet.com. With a certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell, she offers workshops, lectures, and organizes a variety of eco-chic green themed events in New York. She is currently on the board of directors for The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, a health and nutrition specialist for Harlem Children’s Zone, and co-authoring a book slated for completion Spring 2014.

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