Comments on: Finding Real Food in the Grocery Store http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html Naturally inspired living for homemakers Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:55:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Mike http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-123181 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:07:56 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-123181 Erin, thanks a lot for your tips my dear!!!

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By: Sam http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-115142 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:06:32 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-115142 Fantastic post! I’ve just recently started making my own condiments (salad-dressings mostly), and I can honestly say I feel a lot less sluggish. And they taste better too!

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By: 17 Homemade Spice Mixes {with Recipes & Why You Should Use Them!} http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-110058 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:01:32 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-110058 [...] out of pure laziness. I don't like to shop. Even before I had kids, I didn't like to run out to the grocery store for an item or two on my ingredient list if I could avoid it. And, hence, I started making things [...]

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By: So What's the Deal with Organic? - Young Wife's Guide | Young Wife's Guide http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-109715 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:19:54 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-109715 [...] It is becoming easier and easier to find organic produce. A few years ago you would have to go to a health food store to find organic produce, but now virtually every major food chain carries organic produce and it’s easier to find whole foods in regular grocery stores. [...]

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By: Kathryn http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-107721 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:46:39 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-107721 LOVE this article. We sometimes shop at a local farmer’s market during the growing season, but our income just took a big hit, so grocery stores are often all we can afford right now. Really helpful recommendations here for maximizing the health impact of our budget. I’d add that warehouse clubs like Sam’s and Costco now carry some organic items, and their bulk prices can put certain items within reach of tighter budgets. E.g., my Sam’s carries 2 dozen organic eggs for $6.29, whereas they’re upwards of $4/dozen in the grocery store. We go through a lot of eggs–we’re about 95% vegetarian and bake from scratch a lot–so that kind of price difference is meaningful for me.

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By: Kathryn http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-107720 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:40:55 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-107720 I second the recommendations to nurse until your child self-weans and then try goat’s milk; in fact, I’m really surprised this article didn’t mention goat’s milk as an alternative to conventional cow’s milk. It’s really, really good for you: naturally cultured and usually very well tolerated by people with lactose intolerance (or sometimes even true dairy allergy). That being said, a lot of people find it prohibitively expensive, and your grocery might not carry it. If that’s your situation, I’d go with almond milk over coconut milk. Almond milk has a ton of vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that’s really good for people with inflammatory issues like dietary intolerances.

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By: Kimberly http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-107718 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:32:47 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-107718 Since I’ve read this post I’ve gone to Aldi and I love it! Thank you for your tips!

I shared about shopping for real food at Sam’s Club here: http://turningithome.blogspot.com/2013/02/shopping-for-real-food-at-sams-club.html

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By: Loretta http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-107711 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:22:28 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-107711 It can be very overwhelming when you are trying to change over to real food. Pick one area (breakfast foods, snacks, etc) to start with and then add the next thing in. If you live where you can plant and raise your own food that is the best option. If you live in an apartment and have an outdoor space, then container grow things like lettuce (they actually do very well in porch boxes), strawberries, tomatoes. Start with what is realistic for your family and your budget. We have chickens and dairy goats. Goat’s milk works for those of us that have trouble with dairy. We have a butcher (meat market) that sells hormone free meat. I don’t buy grass fed, it has a different flavor than most people are used to and you may not like it. It’s just too expensive. If you can’t find local produce in your store check to see if your area has farmer’s markets. They are becoming more popular all the time. Check to see if you could join a food co-op. I belong to two. Thank you for this post.

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By: Kathy Ruff http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-107710 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:17:20 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-107710 We started eating “healthy” years ago due to my husband’s health conditions (diabetes and heart disease). At that time it was difficult if not impossible to find sources of information that provided me with the facts I needed to make healthy choices for my family. Living in the south, we have no problem finding plenty of locally grown veggies/fruits (in season) either from friends/relatives/our own garden/ or local farmer’s markets. Canning and freezing fresh foods enables us to have “family favorites” all year long. We are able to control salt, sugar, as well as other additives we choose to leave out of our diet. The Ball Blue Book and/or the Canning Granny Blog are excellent starting points for anyone interested in learning the art of Home Canning.

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By: Sarah B http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/finding-real-food-in-a-grocery-store.html/comment-page-1#comment-107698 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:58:28 +0000 http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=21028#comment-107698 This is a great post, thank you for sharing it. Sometimes it is difficult for other people I know to understand why I try to do these things. My daughter has severe eczema so I’m always trying to find things she can eat that don’t make it flair up.
I’ve been reading some awesome books that explain things about organics, avoiding sugar and wheat, and drinking raw milk. Thankfully, due to joining a homeschool co-op I am finding some amazing resources for healthy foods in my area.
For those that are having a financial stress when it comes to buying their groceries, try to think about what you are spending as an investment in your health. You won’t have to go to the doctor as much, you can avoid some of the problems related to sugar consumption too! You can actually save money by not buying prepared foods too!
We are lucky to have raw milk available and we pay $4 per gallon. I have a friend who has chickens and I buy her eggs at $3 per dozen (but I can find them for as little as a $1 if I’m lucky). I try to purchase from my local farmer’s market…I make my own chicken broths and rendered fat (very cheap). If you build a relationship with vendors they may be willing to assist you or call you if they have extra stuff. We still buy a bit at Sam’s Club like organic spinach and lettuce. We also buy their steak because grass fed is too much for us to pay. We just make it last and don’t eat it all the time. I’m planning a huge garden this spring…to get all the veggies I want and I hope to freeze some for the winter. I also shop rarely at my local health food store because of the inflated prices there…I buy apples and bananas there, organic flour, nuts, and sometimes treats. They have raw cheese too which is super pricey but I will be switching to it asap.
The only thing now is I wish there was a Trader Joe’s around so I can get canned tomatoes without citric acid…and teas etc.
I find my family and I are happier when we make everything at home…even pizza is possible! We don’t eat out either. Saves big bucks!!! Good luck to all the healthy eaters out there!

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