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How to make your dollar stretch so you can eat healthy

Smart food choices can save you money

Be able to buy organic with saving money elsewhere!

In the realm of health, there are many different facets: good nutrition, proper exercise, and healthy habits creating a healthy lifestyle. One thing that we have to keep in mind is being smart with our money. How do you get to choose those organic fruits and vegetables and whole grain products that are typically more expensive? By saving in other areas. Good health is not cheap, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s how you do it.

Aside from cutting coupons and looking at what is on sale, are you aware of how to choose the most inexpensive product? We commonly shop at Superstore here in Airdrie. They tend to have a larger variety of organic products;  in addition they tend to have a wide variety of aisled products as well. They also make shopping economically a lot easier because they display unit prices. What are unit prices? Take a look at the picture below:


On the left side of the price tag you will see “400g – 0.743 per 100 G.” That is the unit price. Using Vector as an example, you will often find 3 sizes of vector: “Jumbo, Family, Regular.” All are priced differently. Sometimes all 3 are on sale at the same time, but which do you choose? If you look at the unit price, you pick the lowest price per 100 G. This will ensure you are getting the best deal. Sometimes I have had to get on my hands and knees to check this pricing, but it is worthwhile. A little extra effort will get you farther. So before you decide that you are not going to pay the extra $1.00 for organic spinach or organic blackberries because it’s too expensive, ensure that the other food purchases you make are the best deal you can get so that you can fit in the organic foods that are most important. Please refer to one of my previous posts about the ‘Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen.’

Be a smart, health conscious consumer. Make the right choices for your family. Save money while doing so. It’s not only about the good food you buy, but the good deal you get buying that food!

Please feel free to visit our south clinic’s website at and our north clinic’s website at, and our Facebook page at!  You can also call to book with Dr. Bajor at the north location behind the Superstore at 403-945-1349 or contact the south location in the Airdrie CO-OP at 403-945-0855 to book with Dr. Jacqueline Boyd!

Drs. Jacqueline Boyd and Paul Bajor are also both registered and active members of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association).


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