How to shop organic and sustainable food on a budget: what I buy and spend in a week!

Eating sustainable + organic food on a budget: our weekly haul!

Sticking to a food budget can be really hard! For us well as sticking to our budget, we try to shop as mindfully as possible of the environment, people in production, and our personal health. It makes the numbers a juggle, and takes planning but I think it’s possible! Here are some of our keys and exactly what we buy to do it on a budget.

With my husband working abroad, I’m staying within £25 per person on average for each week. That includes all our food, and coffee. When we buy alcohol that’s more from ‘gift’ money, if we have some left over, or a small personal budget each month.

What we bought for this week:



  • 2 Dozen Free Range Eggs £6.40
  • 2 x Organic Butter £4
  • 2 Litres Organic Milk on clearance £1.50
  • Organic Peanut Butter £2 (with voucher)
  • Honey £2
  • Organic Cheese £4.45
  • Can Sweetcorn: £0.75
  • Can Organic Tomatoes: £1.10
  • Marmite: £3.35
  • Spices: £2.75
  • Organic Coffee: £4


  • Organic Oats: £1.24
  • Organic Pasta: £2.48
  • Organic Pinto Beans: £2.97
  • Organic Basmati Rice: £2.67
  • Organic Cannalini Beans: £1.16



Total: £88.64

My Cooking from Scratch Pan Essentials:

Our meal plan this week for eating organic on a budget

Meal planning is an essential part of sticking to our budget for me. It means everything comes into our house with a purpose, and absolutely nothing goes to waste. It lets me piece together the lower priced foods into a series of meals, plan ahead so we’re prepared, and not get caught out meaning we grab more pricey things.

US Options for Organic + Sustainable Food on a Budget

We haven’t been in the US for 4 years now, but we budgeted very carefully there too! Two of our favourite resources were Azure Standard, and our local CSA veg box.

Find a local CSA or Farmers’ Market in your area of America HERE.

Find a local veg box via the Local Harvest Directory HERE

For pantry staples we LOVED Azure Standard. Especially if you live in an area with a high cost of living and food prices, their prices don’t change with location. You can buy larger bags of things like flour, rice and beans and pay a really good price. Then you can build your meal plan around those well prices items. You have to find a local drop where you can pick it up, but they’re all over the US and the prices and products are often worth the figuring out.

Find your local Azure Standard drop and browse their selection

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