The Start of our Family’s Organic Journey

My husband and I have recently come to the decision that we need to begin to integrate more organic foods into our diet. I have wanted to do this for years but was frankly scared to death by the thought of the expense. In my quest for the best deals, I usually blow right past the organic section because I just can’t bear to spend more than I already do on meat and produce (let alone canned or dry goods!).

My husband recently read an article that talked about the possible link between MSG consumption and autism. I was shocked! Here is a snippet from the article:

“…Reid said, the chemical (MSG) is in nearly every processed food imaginable, but it only appears on food labels as MSG about 1 percent of the time. Instead, MSG is sometimes labeled as flavor or flavoring, soy protein, barley malt, pectin, corn starch or yeast extract, Reid said.

“We’re getting an abundance of MSG,” she said. “It’s in 95 percent of processed food. And we don’t need it in our diet – ever.”

While there is no science to back up many of her claims, Reid said the most convincing evidence to her is the results she saw in her daughter. At age 7, Brooke is completely cured, Reid said. And from all outward appearances that seems to be true.”


Maybe it is worth it to investigate this whole organic thing a little more…?

If you have been following this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I am a deal hunter, that I love to score big with coupons, and that I am all about frugal living. Is there any chance that I can begin to incorporate organic food into family’s diet without completely breaking the bank?

I think so.

I’ve been experimenting a little the last couple of days, and I plan to share my findings here with the hopes of motivating you to consider joining me in our family’s organic experiment/journey. We will not be making a 100% switch to organic today, but it is my goal to serve at least 25% more organic food to my family each week, and then add more as we can.

I’ve already had two successful shopping trips. I scored some great deals that I’ll share with you today or tomorrow….

Stay tuned!!



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