Affordable Organic Family Dinners

Eating organic - at least in Hong Kong - is synonymous with grocery bills worthy of a small mortgage. But sometimes, eating organic doesn't have to spell financial ruin. Here are two organic family dinners for under HK$150.  Click on the links for the recipes.

  1. Beef Chuck Stew
  2. Spanish Lentil Stew (from the Superfood Matriach: My Grandmother)

But before you go to the recipes, a few more tips:

  • If you can't make the meal 100% organic -- NO WORRIES.  Focus on the meat.  Beef chuck is one of the cheapest most tender cuts of organic meats and great for stews. And that means that at least once or twice a week, you'll be giving your family meat that is free of hormones, antibiotics and potentially even GMO feed.
  • Use the Dirty Dozen lists to guide you on what vegetables to buy organic.  And if the organic price point is still too high -- NO WORRIES.  Fresh fruits & vegetables are still going to be better for you than take-out or anything processed.
  • For Hong Kong readers:  I find is the most affordable place for most dry pantry goods (like pulses, nuts, flours) and also oils (like coconut, extra virgin olive oil).  They deliver fast and right to your door.  Here's a discount code: TVW371.
  • MAKE EXTRA.  For those of you struggling on what to have for lunch or what to take to work -- BY FAR, the easiest thing is to make more than you need for dinner and then, the next day, heat up and put in a thermos for lunch.


Next time on Thrive:  Some lunch ideas I KNOW you're going to love.


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