Ask the Readers: Organic versus conventional groceries?

Today’s question is from Carrie:

I’m a stay at home wife and my husband and I just started Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover this year (we’re on baby step 3). We’ve definitely become much more conscious of our spending now that we’re paying cash at the grocery store and I’m shocked to see that we’re spending about $600 a month on groceries for 2 adults (that’s strictly food not household stuff)!

We do meal plan and eat at home most meals, however I’d really like to bring that number down. How do you decide what’s worth buying organic versus conventional? And how do you decide what’s worth buying brand name versus store brand?

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  1. Rachelle says

    If you go to the ewg.org web page its the environmental working group you can look at the clean 15 and the dirty dozen for produce which is what I go buy when buying organic or not this is referring to the amount of pesticides in the produce.