Some of this stuff I buy from our Azure Standard food co-op however,
I get what I can cheap at walmart, too.  For one reason, I live in a town
that doesn’t give me a whole lot of options for groceries.  We have
one local grocery store that has lots of organic, gluten free, and “healthy”
stuff that you can’t find elsewhere.  Then there’s walmart.  So because buying
whole organic foods are so expensive, I have to just choose to buy some
things not organic and save some money.
Black olives we use on our pizza.  Olives, water, and sea salt.  That’s it!
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I am trying some different white ww flours, including some organic kind from
Azure.  But when I need to get some from Walmart, this is what I buy.  Under $3
for a 5 pound bag.  Makes super soft yummy breads.
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This is one of those expensive things that I don’t use very much of.  But my kids like
mustard on their sandwiches any way so we don’t need much.  Ingredients: Organic expeller
pressed soy and/or canola oil, organic whole eggs, organic egg yolks, organic extra virgin olive
oil, filtered water, organic honey, organic distilled vinegar, sea salt, organic mustard (organic
distilled vinegar, water, organic mustard seed, salt, organic spices), organic lemon juice concentrate.
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This is the lettuce mix we use from Walmart.  It says it’s organic and triple washed
so next to growing your own or hitting the farmer’s market, this is probably your best
bet.  ingredients: Organic Baby Lettuces (Tango, Lolla Rosa, Red And Green Oak, Red
And Green Romaine, Red Leaf, Green Leaf), Organic Baby Greens (Tatsoi, Mizuna, Red
And Green Chard, Red And Green Mustard, Frisee, Argula), Organic Radicchio.
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There are health benefits to Cider Vinegar IF you buy the right kind.  Cheap ACV probably won’t
do much for you.  Like all of Bragg’s products this is good quality and can be found at most grocery
stores.  It does cost more than the generic brands but is worth it.
Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, non-GMO, unpasteurized and 5% acidity. Contains the amazing Mother of Vinegar which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules.
Cost $9.99 gallon at my local grocery store
INTERNAL BENEFITS: EXTERNAL BENEFITS:
  • Rich in enzymes & potassium
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & ph Balance
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Helps remove body sludge toxins
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Relieves muscle pain from exercise
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I love these things.  I have yet to buy a good fresh mango in Nebraska.  These
are the next best thing.  Let them thaw slightly and they’re as good as candy.
These are also great for smoothies, cobbler, and blended up for sorbet.
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2nd to real potatoes, Mr. Dell’s is a great choice.  We use the shredded ones to
stir up with eggs and the southern style are great for cheesy potatoes or to top
“tator tot” casserole.  Although these aren’t organic, they are non-gmo and contain
no preservatives or extra stuff you wouldn’t want.  The only ingredients are potatoes.
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If you don’t live in a place where you can get good fresh coconuts, this works.
I use this all the time in my ice cream.  Gives it a great flavor and makes it creamier.
You can also use this to make whipped cream.  You can find this at walmart.
There is another brand (that looks cheap in a green can) at walmart that is just
as good.
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This isn’t necessarily the best brand but it is the easiest to find.  Most
grocery stores, including walmart, carry this brand and it is organic and
expeller pressed.  Use this in a ton of dessert recipes.
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Real peanut butter is SOOOO much better than the overly processed brands.
I’ve bought Smuckers real peanut butter for years and if you go back and taste
skippy or jif they taste awful.   Some walmarts sell MaraNatha organic peanut butter.
Organic is always a better option.  But if you can’t afford it, go with the Smuckers.
These peanut butters contain only peanuts and salt.

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I don’t know that we have a rating on these.  My kids have grown up eating
whole wheat pasta and bread so they’re just used to it.  I buy the GV brand
whole wheat pasta to make mac and cheese, spaghetti, linguini alfredo,
or anything that requires pasta.Ingredients: Durham Whole Wheat Flour
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Family rating of 3 1/2
This is one of the sauces we use.  The kids (and I) were used to Prego.
This one seems to be close enough in taste to it and does not contain
sugar or hydrogenated oils.  It’s also not super expensive.  $2 at walmart
or $2.50 for a larger jar at Sams.  So far this is one of the best options without
paying an arm and a leg.

Ingredients:

Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Diced Tomatoes
(Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride),
Salt, Basil, Garlic, Olive Oil, Onions, Dehydrated Garlic, Spice.

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family rating of 4 (for pizza sauce)
This is another sauce we use.  Although we generally use this for
pizza sauce.  It’s got some good spices in it that work real well for
pizza.  Even the youngest picky likes it for pizza (but not for spaghetti).
The ingredients in this one are a bit better and it also runs $2 at
my walmart.
Ingredients:
Diced Tomatoes In Puree, Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste),
Dehydrated Red Bell Peppers, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Salt, Spices,
Carrot Juice Concentrate, Garlic, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Crushed
Red Pepper, Citric Acid. All Ingredients Are Natural Or Naturally Derived.

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Family Rating of 3 1/2
This works great for sandwiches.  You buy this in the freezer section.
It’s a bit pricey- over $5 at the store.  I buy a case at a time from my
Azure food co-op which makes them $3.95 a loaf.  But, it’s probably the
best bread you can buy.  They also make buns but we just use this for
hamburgers.

INGREDIENTS: Organic sprouted wheat, organic sprouted barley, organic
sprouted millet, malted barley, organic sprouted lentils, organic sprouted
soybeans, organic sprouted spelt, filtered water, fresh yeast, sea salt.

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Family rating of 4
This is what we use instead of  soy sauce, on rice and stir fry.  My oldest daughter uses
it on salads, too.  I have found this at our local grocery store but we buy it from our Azure Standard
food co-op because it’s slightly cheaper through them.  Full of 16 amino acids made from
non-GMO soybeans, no preservatives, gluten free
We pay $6.35 for 32 oz.

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Love these crackers!  They run $1.87 at my local supermarket.
Family rating of 3 1/2 (thanks to the pickies for always bringing the rating down 🙂

ingredients– organically grown “Whole of the Wheat” flour stone ground ,
clover honey, sesame oil (naturally cold pressed — not solvent extracted),
dairy butter, sesame seeds, yeast and salt.

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Family rating of 4 stars.

Realized I stuck the wrong one on here before.  THIS is the one we use.
My kids loved these.  Made waffles with them with fresh farm eggs, melted real
butter (instead of oil) and whole milk.  Drizzled with real maple syrup. yummm.
Made a double batch and stuck the extras in the freezer.  Way better than Eggos.

Ingredients:
organic whole wheat pastry flour, organic scottish oatmeal, organic vital wheat gluten,
organic wheat bran, organic evaporated cane juice sugar, organic flaxseed meal,
baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, bicarbonate of soda, cornstarch), sea salt,
organic oat bran, organic wheat germ.

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Family rating of 3 stars
I was a little scared to try these but so glad I did.  I give them a 4.  So do my two oldest daughters.
Actually my middle daughter asked if she could give them a 10!  My youngest (picky) gave them a 1.  I think
they were a little too spicy for her.  My husband gave them a 2 which I didn’t expect because they
were so good.  I will definitely be trying more of their products.  They are a bit pricey though.  I paid over $4.

ingredients: organic chicken, water, organic seasoning (sea salt, organic spices, organic evaporated cane syrup)

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My oldest daughter has started eating this bread after finding out
she has some allergies to gluten.  She thinks it is a good alternative
to regular bread but is REALLY expensive and has some stuff in it
we don’t like so we’re working on some gluten free recipes.  But until
then this is a good option.  Also found in the freezer section right by
the Ezekiel bread.

INGREDIENTS: UDI’S BEST BLEND (TAPIOCA & POTATO STARCH,
BROWN RICE & TEFF FLOUR, MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH), WATER,
NON-GMO VEGETABLE OIL (CANOLA OR SUNFLOWER OR SAFFLOWER),
EGG WHITES, EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, TAPIOCA MALTODEXTRIN,
TAPIOCA SYRUP, YEAST, FLAX SEED, XANTHAN GUM, SALT, BAKING
POWDER (SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE,
CORN STARCH, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), CULTURED CORN SYRUP
SOLIDS (NATURAL MOLD INHIBITOR), DRY MOLASSES, ENZYMES.

Be sure to check back as I continue to add more.  Do you have a favorite?  Post below and let me know!!

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