Friday, November 13, 2009

My Organic "A Ha" Moment

I'm not gonna lie to you, I'm not as healthy as I should be and I don't get a lot of calcium in my diet. I don't take supplements and one day I'll probably be on the Sally Field osteoporosis medication that always makes me think of this because I'm apparently, a 12 year old boy.

Anywhoo, I DO love cereal. Sometimes I eat it for dinner, sometimes I'll have two huge bowls on the weekend, you never know.

Several years ago, my SIL started going all organic and I thought that it was silly to pay SO MUCH MORE for grocery items that you buy every week or so. Then I went on vacation and a friend bought organic cereal and when I questioned it, she said it lasts longer, which didn't make any sense to me.

When I got home, I realized she wasn't kidding! I bought a carton of fat free organic milk a week ago and it's good until 12/4/09! As a single person who only uses milk for cereal and some recipes, I realized the extra two bucks makes up for it in that I don't have to replace it so quickly.

And there you have it folks, my organic "a ha" moment!


Debra said...

Organic milk is usually ultrapasteurized, which allows it to have a longer shelf time BEFORE it is opened. However, once it is opened, it has the same time as regular milk - about 5-7 days max. See the article below.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Nice! I. love. milk. However, now that I'm living with my boyfriend he's not a huge milk drinker. We usually have cereal in the house but I'm the one that mostly stuffs her face with it. This would come in so handy since I sometimes don't get to polish off the milk carton before it goes bad. SCORE!

kanishk said...

Great posting...

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I buy as many organic products as I can. I feel good that I am ingesting fewer chemicals (however small the amount). But I mostly buy organic because it means less petrochemicals (the stuff fertilizers and bug sprays are made of) are being used and polluting the soil. I'm no tree hugger, but I try and do my part to be a little "greener".