How to eat organic on a budget!

budgeting money tips Jun 07, 2023
Meal prep planner template organic food on a budget

By Molly Benjamin 


Ladies you’re in for a treat because we have found the cheapest place to buy organic in Australia! Yep, you heard right their prices are up to 30% less than other retailers which can save you $30-50 each shop #yourwelcome. 

Eating organic is not only good for our bodies but also for the environment that is why we are thrilled to introduce you to (can I get a lil drum roll) Part&Parcel they are bringing organics back into Aussie's lives and we are HERE for it! 

If you’re not on the organic bandwagon here are a few reasons why we likely: 

  • No Nasty Chemicals: Organic food is grown without pesticides, hormones, or synthetic fertilizers. 
  • Tasty and Nutritious: Many people believe that organic food tastes better than conventionally grown food. This is likely due to the fact that organic food is grown in healthier soil and is not treated with harsh chemicals.
  • Eco-Friendly: Organic farming methods help protect Mother Earth. By choosing organic, you're giving the environment a big high-five and keeping it happy! Organic farming helps to conserve soil and water, reduce pollution, and promote biodiversity.
  • Animal-Friendly Fare: Organic farms treat our furry and feathered friends with kindness. The animals have room to roam, and they enjoy a healthy lifestyle just like us!

(Sure, organic products might have a slightly higher price tag but we like to think of it as a long-term investment in your health….just wait till you’re 60 and full of beans - quite literally)! 

With access to 1,000+ household staples at reduced prices, you can save over $1,000 each year. Part&Parcel products are curated to be healthy, ethical, and sustainable, with a focus on organic and local options. Plus, it's never been easier to shop consciously with doorstep delivery available nationwide. Proudly partnering with and championing Australia's most ethical brands, they're committed to promoting worker welfare, sustainable packaging, and healthy soil, allowing customers to make a positive impact with every purchase and we are down with that! 

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So when you're meal prepping, try Part&Parcel for your organic staples that you simply can't sub (and save instead). Now let's start COOKING!

Meal prepping - it’s like having your own personal chef (I mean it’s you) but you cook once and then you’re pretty much done for the week! 

It's the ultimate secret weapon for saving money on food! It's like a ninja move that strikes your grocery bills #kaching! Groceries are one of our biggest household expenses and if you hadn’t noticed are getting more $$$$. 

What are easy meals to prep?

You don't need to be Julia Child to make these meals, just a little bit of prep time and some creativity. Recipe ideas are what I personally struggle with the most so here is some inspiration (and possible cause for salivation!): 

For Lunch / Dinner

Chicken and vegetable stir fry: Stir fry your favourite veggies like broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers with chicken breast and a simple sauce made with soy sauce, honey, and ginger. Serve over rice or quinoa.

Vegetarian chilli: Cook up a pot of vegetarian chilli with canned beans, diced tomatoes, and spices like chiili powder and cumin. Serve with rice, crackers, or cornbread.

Turkey meatballs with roasted veggies: Make a batch of turkey meatballs with breadcrumbs, egg, and herbs like parsley and oregano. Serve with roasted veggies like sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and carrots.

Pasta salad: Cook up a big batch of pasta and toss with veggies like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers, along with a simple dressing made with olive oil, vinegar, and herbs like basil and oregano.

Baked sweet potato and black bean bowls: Roast sweet potatoes in the oven, then top with black beans, avocado, salsa, and cheese. Serve with a side of quinoa or rice.

Chicken fajitas: Cook sliced chicken breast with bell peppers and onions, then serve with tortillas and toppings like cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.

Quinoa and roasted vegetable salad: Roast veggies like zucchini, eggplant, and cherry tomatoes, then mix with cooked quinoa and a simple dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.

Lentil soup: Cook lentils with diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, and onions, along with herbs like thyme and bay leaves. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.

Salmon and roasted broccoli: Roast salmon fillets with broccoli and a simple seasoning like lemon and garlic. Serve with a side of rice or quinoa.

Rice bowls: Cook up a batch of rice and add your favourite protein, veggies, and sauce. You can switch up the ingredients each week to keep things interesting.

Roasted veggies and protein: Roast a tray of your favourite veggies and a protein source like chicken or tofu, then portion them out for the week.

Sheet pan meals: Roast veggies and protein on a sheet pan with your favourite seasonings and spices, then divide into containers for easy meals throughout the week.

For Breakfast

Egg muffins: Whisk eggs, cheese, and veggies like spinach, tomatoes, and bell peppers in a muffin tin, then bake until set. These are great breakfast options that can be reheated throughout the week.

Overnight oats: Mix oats, milk, and your favourite toppings like fruit and nuts in a mason jar, then let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you'll have a delicious breakfast ready to go!

You can also cook up a heap of rice, sweet potato, beans, carrot sticks, broccolini, quinoa or boil eggs to have as well ready for a snack!  

Make your food last longer

To make your food last longer, invest in some top-notch food storage containers that can withstand anything, from a zombie apocalypse to little fingers. Think airtight lids, freezer bags, mason jars, and even a vacuum sealer if you want to get fancy. Always get clear so you can see what is in them (you're welcome 💁‍♀️).

Download our Meal Prep Template here.

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