More Organic. Less Expense. Meet Marketside!

Ok, so you may be thinking more and more about the "dirty dozen" and how you really want to incorporate more organics into your family's meals.  You are also likely aware of how things just get more costly year after year and how, when your kids grow, they eat more!  So how does one balance the need for healthy food with the desire to save money?  You can choose to buy a few organics here and there, but always at a great price.

Walmart's Marketside brand is filling the gap in fresh organic produce, and I couldn't be more thrilled.  We sampled quite a few items from the line, including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, salad, and even new fruit juice blends. (The juice is priced at just $4.98).  My kids only knew that they were eating the same favorite fresh foods they always eat.  I knew that they were eating organic, which also gave me some confidence that I was helping them to be healthier.  I also knew that it didn't cost me too much more to make the switch.

Your local Walmart is likely already showing these products (50 in total) -- with a new look to their branding -- on store shelves.  You can find them clearly labeled with the Marketside logo! (Check for the purple organic label and the USDA organic seal.)

If the thought of spending even a little more for organic has you worried, you can easily make meals more budget friendly to cover any additional cost.  With Walmart's low prices on organic, and some simple substitutions, you can make meals healthy and affordable.

Take this alternative recipe for the standard pot roast.  We subbed out roast with grass-fed ground beef and cooked it in a slow cooker with organic carrots, potatoes, green beans, and celery. It was delicious, low-fat, and completely affordable!

In addition to making recipe changes and buying Marketside Organic from Walmart, what other ways can you squeeze organic into your family's grocery plan?

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.