I was recently asked by the Organic Trade Board to take part in their #ThriftyOrganic Challenge to try and prove you can have yummy organic meals on a budget. I was kindly given a voucher to create some meals using my organic purchases, to see how well I could do for the money. I thought it would be nice to share one of my favourite meals with you - a burrito bowl, however this time created using as many organic products as I could. Here's the recipe:
1 Cup boiled Long Grain Brown Rice
1 Organic Free Range Egg
1/2 Organic Pepper
1 Tin of Mixed Beans
1 Tin of Organic Baked Beans
1 Tin of Organic Chopped Tomatos
1 Organic Tomato (chopped)
1/2 Organic Onion (chopped)
1 Organic Avocado
1 Organic Chilli
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Chill Flakes
1 Tbs Olive Oil
This meal is so yummy and surprisingly filling considering there is no meat. Of course, you can adapt the meal to your taste and add as much or as little protein as you would like. So how did I feel about cooking organic? Pretty great actually. For tinned products we didn't noticed much price difference at all. The organic beans were around the same price as branded beans, on the shelf. I'd be very happy to pick these up as an alternative in the future. Again, the chopped tomatoes were really good value too.
This challenge has certainly opened my eyes to buying Organic produce and I certainly will be considering it more in the future. My favourite organic purchase were organic bananas, I like to know my fruit hasn't been coated in pesticides before it gets to the shelves. I've actually got a separate organic banana bread post on the way, so keep tuned for that.
Thank you to the 'Organic. Naturally Different' campaign for letting me take part.
Do you shop organic?