“Feeding three kids on one income can be tough,” says Shari Fisher of Andover, Minnesota. That is especially true when you want your kids to have the healthiest choices available. Like most Americans, Fisher is prevented from buying more of her family’s food from the organic section of her local market due to the price difference over conventional food.
If this story feels all too familiar, you’re not alone. In fact, more than half of all Americans who frequently consume organic foods are living on an annual budget of $30,000 or less. It is fortunate that increases in organic and natural food popularity have created new ways for families on a tight budget to buy more of the things they like. Here are some of the best ways to afford healthy foods without committing to endless hours in the kitchen or getting a second job.