The good people at Kroger recently hosted an event for local Atlanta bloggers, where we learned a heaping helping about their natural and organic products, including but not limited to, their Simple Truth line. In exchange for attending and sharing this post, I was compensated with a SWEET goody bag, filled with ahh-mazing natural and organic goodies as well as a Kroger gift card. All opinions, however, are mine. Also, stay tuned for a chance to win $100 Kroger gift card!
As I’m writing this, I keep hearing Eminem singing “I”m sorry mama …. but tonight, I’m cleaning out my closet.” (Does that show my age????) And although it’s done a little cheekily, there is more meaning behind that. You see, I come from a LONG line of Southern women who love to eat and who love to feed their family. In doing so, we don’t *always* prepare the healthiest meals. However, as I keep peering in to my pantry, I keep getting both overwhelmed and sickened by the amount of junk I’ve allowed in to my home.
Overwhelmed by “healthy buzz words”:
Overwhelming with all the talk of GMOs, organic, natural, whole grain, — and a never-ending list of words. Some buzz words, while some having meaning behind them. All seemingly overwhelming when you’re trudging through a pantry full of ooey-gooey goodness. Also, overwhelming in formulating proper responses to nay-sayers who argue “well we were raised on this stuff, and we turned out just fine.” Ok. Maybe that’s easy: “would you let your kids eat paint chips, just because someone else did it before you??!” We know better now, therefore we DO better now. Right??
So, I vow to break the bad habits lead out before me, and clean out my pantry. I’ve been taking baby steps over the last few years, but now it’s time to kick it in to overdrive. So Kroger’s timing was absolutely perfect!
One thing I’m working on doing for myself and my family is weeding out processed foods, or simply foods that have no sustenance whatsoever, and focusing on buying more organic options (both fresh and frozen). Aaand it’s difficult to part with treasured childhood favorites! (Remember: long line of Southern women!) Additionally, bulking up classics with fruits and veggies wherever I can.
Back to Kroger. They make this super-simple with their newly-extended line of natural and organic products. Throughout the store you will find natural and organic items, not just in the “natural foods department.” Kroger is utilizing their exclusive brands, Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic to help bring natural and organic foods to consumers of all walks of life.
Frugally Fresh and Fit:
And I wouldn’t be me (frugal) if I didn’t share how this will NOT break the bank. First, I have done the comparisons. A canister of Simple Truth organic raisins is within 10-20¢ of the same (non-organic) canister of raisins. I’ll spend the extra 20¢ for something my son happily eats in bulk! My point is this, prices on these items are already set at a competitive rate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t deepen your savings: make sure you have signed up and have current information (mailing address and email address, mainly) to your Kroger card. It’s your main vehicle to savings. In addition to instant savings simply by using your Kroger card when you shop, you also help to customize the coupons that are sent to you home and inbox. And the Kroger Fuel Program? Yeah, it rocks my socks, too!
Want to give it a whirl at Kroger? I’ve teamed up with three other lovely ladies to offer one lucky winner a chance to win a $100 Kroger gift card. It’s simple. First, comment below with what natural or organic products you enjoy OR would like to try. Then fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Good luck, y’all! 🙂
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