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In recent years, rising supermarket prices have forced many families to compromise on the quality of ingredients when shopping for meals. A recent study published by Supermarket News found that 41% of families with children were more likely to turn to lower quality food products to cope with inflation.

In comparison, 29% of people without children are turning to lower quality food products to cope with rising prices.

Despite the current rise in food prices, O For nearly two decades, Organics has been making it possible for families to consistently enjoy high-quality, organic meals at affordable prices. With a focus on great taste and health, O Organics offers a wide range of options for budget-conscious consumers.

O Organics launched in 2005 with 150 USDA-certified organic products, but now offers more than 1,500 items, from organic fresh fruits and vegetables to organic dairy and meats, certified organic free-range eggs, organic snacks, organic baby food and more. This gives families the opportunity to make a wider range of recipes using organic ingredients than ever before.


“We believe Every customer should have access to affordable organic options that support healthy lifestyles and diverse shopping preferences,” shared Jennifer Saenz, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Albertsons, one of the many stores where you can find O Organic Products. “Over the years, we have made organic foods more accessible by expanding O Organic products in every aisle of our stores, making it easy for health-conscious and budget-conscious families to incorporate organic foods into every meal.

With the help of our friends at O Organics, Upworthy looked at the wide range of products available in our local store and created meals that are tasty, affordable and healthy.

Here are three meals for a family of four that cost $7 or less per serving. (Note: Prices may vary by location and are calculated before sales tax.)

O Organic Tacos and Refried Beans ($6.41 per serving)

Few dishes can get a family flocking to the table like tacos. Here’s a healthy and affordable way to spice up your family’s Taco Tuesdays.

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total duration: 22 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb of O Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef ($7.99)

1 pack O Organic Taco Seasoning ($2.29)

O Organic Mexican Style Cheese Blend ($4.79)

O Organic Chunky Salsa ($3.99)

O Organic Taco Shells ($4.29)

1 box of O Organic Refried Beans ($2.29)

Instructions:

1. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until browned; drain off any excess fat.

2. Add 1 packet of beef taco seasoning with water (and cook as directed).

3. Add taco meat to shell, top with cheese and salsa as desired.

4. Heat refried beans in a pan until cooked through, serve with tacos and top with cheese.

O Organics Mexican Style Blended Cheese.by O Organics

O Organic Hamburger Stew ($4.53 per serving)

Busy parents will love this recipe that allows them to prep in the morning and then serve a delicious, slow-cooked stew after work.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 7 hours

Total duration: 7 hours 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 lb of O Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef ($7.99)

1 ½ lb O Organic Golden Potatoes ($4.49)

3 O Organic Carrots ($2.89)

1 teaspoon onion powder

I can O Organic Tomato Paste ($1.25)

2 cups of water

1 yellow onion, diced ($1.00)

1 clove garlic ($0.50)

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or oregano

Instructions:

1. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until browned; drain off any excess fat.

2. Transfer the cooked beef to a slow cooker with the potatoes, onions, carrots and garlic.

3. Mix tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, onion powder and Italian seasoning in a separate bowl.

4. Pour the mixed sauce over the ingredients in the slow cooker and mix well.

5. Cover the slow cooker with its lid and set it on low for 7 to 8 hours, or until the potatoes are tender. Divide them into bowls and enjoy!

potatoes, organic, hamburger stewO Organics baby gold potatoes.by O Organics

O Organic Ground Beef and Pasta Skillet ($4.32 per serving)

This one-pot meal is for all the Italy lovers out there looking for a comforting, flavorful, cheesy dish that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total duration: 27 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 lb of O Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef ($7.99)

1 tbsp olive oil

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 box O Organic Diced Tomatoes ($2.00)

1 box O Organic Tomato Sauce ($2.29)

1 tablespoon O Organic Tomato Paste ($1.25)

2 1/4 cups water

2 cups O Organic Rotini Pasta ($3.29)

1 cup O Organic Mozzarella Cheese ($4.79)

Instructions:

1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet, breaking it up as it cooks.

2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder

3. Add the tomato paste, sauce and diced tomatoes to the pan. Add the water and bring to a boil.

4. Add the pasta to the pan, making sure it is well coated. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Remove the lid, sprinkle with cheese and let cool.

o bio, tomato basil pasta sauce, olive oilO Organics Pasta Sauce, Tomatoes, Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.by O Organics

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