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!