Ever experienced organic sticker shock? Even for simple, everyday items such as bread, buying organic can be tough on your tight budget. I believe everyone has the right to eat clean, healthy foods ““ which is why I’ve been experimenting in my kitchen to come up with the perfect, organic bread recipe for less than $2 a loaf! (Bonus – it’s easy too!)
Makes 1 loaf (in bread machine)
Follow bread machine manufacturer’s instructions to add ingredients and bake. In my machine, I use the “whole wheat” setting, 1.5 lbs., light color.
Flour — $3.69 for 4 lbs. = $0.73 / loaf
Salt — approx. $0.03 / loaf
Canola oil — approx. $0.37 / loaf
Honey — approx $0.42 / loaf
Yeast — approx. $0.21 / loaf
Total = $1.76
*Based on regularly priced organic food items at Vitacost.com on April 2, 2013.
Keep in mind that your savings can be even greater if you:
- Shop when specific items or brands are on sale
- Use a site-wide %-off discount
- Order $49 worth of products so shipment qualifies for free shipping
- Refer a friend. When he or she places their first order, you both get $10 to spend at Vitacost! Click here to learn more.
Dana Zucker is a home cook that likes to do it her way! She gets creative with nutritious ingredients to keep her active family””teenage twins and a vegan, triathlete husband””healthy and happy. Cooking with organic, local and whole food ingredients is key, whether she’s whipping up an early-morning breakfast, prepping afterschool snacks or getting dinner on the table at 10 p.m. Dana says, “We do eat out sometimes, and even cheat with some pre-made foods. But I try to balance making delicious foods with the reality of a busy schedule.” Dana’s recipes are a great starting point to find a style of cooking that works for your family. Her advice? Keep it real””and keep it easy!
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