As the economy continues to spiral, it's important to tighten those purse strings, but at the same time not forget what's important. I've been blogging about the importance of eating local, organic and whole foods because they are not only better for your health but better on the environment. This is no time to throw out all we've learned. Just modify your choices. Here are some ways to keep the environment and your wallet in mind.
1. Choose your organics by the most and least contaminated, Eco-Mama has blogged about this as well, here's a list of the most and least contaminated (by pesticides and herbicides)
2. Choose what is in season, despite what I mention in #1 you need to remember, what is in season is cheaper and better on the environment, due to the reduced transport time.
3. Bring your own lunch to work & cook more. Have a potluck night with friends instead of meeting out for a bite. Share recipes and tips with your family, they've got the goods you know!
4. Eat less meat, it's much more expensive than whole grains and vegetables and you can get your protein in other ways, trust me.
More ways to come this week....