This afternoon I thought I'd ask you guys to weigh in on an Ask The Readers question that seems really timely after yesterday's Couponing Resolutions Spotlight. So many of us are wanting to move away from buying as much processed foods and towards more fresh foods...but that can really be a challenge. So share all the tips you have for a reader who asks the following:
I have recently felt determined to eat more food that isn't processed (really, more produce or anything that grows out of the ground first :)). But I'm experiencing this weird "double mindedness" with couponing. I got so hooked on saving money, and now that I am trying to incorporate more fresh vegetables and fruit into our diet, I am really struggling.
I understand that I will naturally have to spend more money on less processed food, but it feels like when we mostly eat fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, couponing basically goes out the window. It feels like only once in a blue moon I can find a "produce" coupon (like $1/1 pineapple, or $1/2 pomegranates).
Do you have any tips on ways to save with this kind of dietary lifestyle? I would love to live in a world where I could eat organically and still eat on the cheap, but I know that's not the case. I would just like to start somewhere- mainly by eating more fresh food. Help!
I'd love to hear what you guys have to say - so leave your thoughts in the comments!