If you’re ready to make a change to a whole foods lifestyle, don’t let your budget hold you back! Take a long hard look at what you are spending on take-out coffees and lattes, fast food, delivered pizza, microwave meals, and frozen dinners that you shove into the oven. Look at the beverage budget you spend at the grocery store every week, and keep track of how many soda pops you buy from the vending machine at work. You might be pleasantly surprised when your budget goes down, instead of up!

Taking a trip to the grocery store these days is like running a gauntlet. From one side you are assaulted by food-like substances in brightly labeled packages, some even touting exaggerated health benefits from the toxins within. From the other side, you are gouged and poked by cleverly marketed “natural” foods that are 4 times the price of conventional foods. When you change directions to avoid one onslaught, you are immediately attacked by the other. That war has been declared on us by multiple enemies with unlimited budgets, such as Monsanto, Big Pharma, Big Agri and and Big Food. What’s even worse is that they are aided and abetted by their allies at the FDA and the US Congress, administrations peopled by those who are actually supposed to be the gatekeepers that protect us from this. What’s a frugal whole food shopper to do? We all know the reasons that we should switch to whole foods, but with the ever-increasing checkout counter inflation, how can we make it happen?

We’re at war . . . and the grocery store is the battlefield.

20 Ways to Build a Whole Food Kitchen on a Budget

Can You Build a Whole Food Kitchen on a Budget?

Here are a few realistic tips that do not include relocating to 30 acres of prime spring-fed organic farmland blocked off on 3 sides by mountain ranges. Realistically, you may not be able to make every one of these things happen, but for each positive change you make, you are taking steps towards better health and you are revolting against the toxic food cartel.

These 20 easy-to-follow real world tips will teach you how to build a whole food kitchen for your family without breaking the bank or ruining your budget. Some ideas are very easy to implement, like considering your carbon footprint and buying local produce that is in-season or growing your own. Others take a little more money up front, like buying meat and basic staples in bulk, but pay off over the months ahead. Read the rest of the tips here:

20 Ways to Build a Whole Food Kitchen on a Budget

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