Help!!! Hi trying to put together my Ocado shopping basket and yes some of it is for the two boys of the house, but my basket is over £160! Any ideas what is ok not to buy organic and what I should invest in? I know meat and dairy is a given but I've read also that the nutrients are higher in organic fruit and veg so I'm stuck what to drop! Aaahhhh

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Hannah Wood
almost 4 years

I've been eating healthily for a while now and found the most expensive part was stocking up on core ingredients: oils, butters,gluten free pastas, milks, oats, grains, nuts, dates etc. As my cupboards are now full and I don't have to buy these weekly it costs me no more than £35 a week for 2 people for the fruit, veg & meat for each weeks plan.

(But I probably spent a small fortune on sticking up on cupboard stuff. But it lasts for months!)

(Aldi do a great range of organic food that's much cheaper than the other big supermarkets, also all of their fruit & veg is now free from synergic colours, MSG, hydrogenerated oils etc)

☆ Emma ☆
almost 4 years

I tend to go organic on fruits and veg when I'm going to be eating the skin to avoid all the nasties sprayed on them x

charlhath
almost 4 years

I've been clean eating for a while so I'm used to ingredients and shopping is usually about 120 a week including other house bits etc but I just thought that was over the top. Thanks all

Sarah Thomas
almost 4 years

If you google the dirty dozen , it tells you the most important veg to buy organic as it is pretty expensive to go fully organic xxx

autieflipper
almost 4 years

If your on benefits like me I wouldn't worry about going organic on tight money. Bulk buy ends up making things cheaper later

Jenhamer
almost 4 years

Madeleine answered this question for me in a q and a that she did. She said not to be too concerned she said to do the best that you can. She said but the best quality meat and fish you can buy and if you can buy some organic fruit and veg then maybe try but not to worry if you can't. She said if you are going to buy organic fruits and veg buy things like apples, spinach, brocolli as these have very thin skins but she said things like avocados , bananas, sweet potatoes, butternut squash don't bother . But the take home message was, you could be eating a lot worse so don't get too hooked up about organic, a lot of the time it is actually not much different to the normal produce apart from the price X X X hope this helps xx X

autieflipper
almost 4 years

I was just shop in Asda or tesco. The cupboard stuff can get in local health store for coconut oil I get mine for £5.95. As your new to programme but as I've been gluten and dairy free for long time I had most of the cupboard . It go less and less in money.

KatieT
almost 4 years

My order from Ocado last week was pretty dear too...guess you just pay for the convenience... I don't tend to bother with organic veg - my diet's so much healthier on this plan as it is! X