We all know it’s good to eat healthily. Common sense dictates you should choose plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins for a nutritious diet. But when wandering the aisles of your local supermarket, another question arises: should you also buy organic?
Organic food is known for being slightly more expensive than it’s non-organic counterparts. Many argue it’s more nutritious, safer to eat, healthier – and most important of all – tastes better. It all sounds ideal, but it’s not always feasible for everyone’s budget.
But enjoying organic food shouldn’t be confined to the foodie elite. You can easily make some of your favourite foods at home for a fraction of the cost.
One of our favourite recipes is for the delicious protein bar, made in four easy steps.
All you need is:
400g (14oz.) 100% natural protein powder200g (7oz.) organic rolled oats180ml fat-free milk100g (3oz.) natural peanut butter 100g (3oz.) organic honey30g (1oz.) cocoa powderOrganic ground flax (as required)
1. Put the powder, oats, peanut butter, honey and cocoa powder in a bowl and mash together with your hands.
2. Add half the milk. This should be enough to just create a wet dough. The consistency should be like liquid concrete.
3. Roll the dough into a rectangular shape. Dust over flax and slice into bars.
4. Store the bars in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight. Alternatively, place them in the freezer for long-term storage.
Keen to learn more simple and cost effective organic recipes? Check out the full infographic below. Then all that’s left is to roll up your sleeves and get to work!