4 Ways to go Organic this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it is time to start planning out the biggest meal of the year. If you are thinking of going organic for some of or your entire thanksgiving feast this year here are some reasons why you should and items you should consider:

Turkey: As the biggest portion of the meal, choosing to go organic with the turkey can really make the difference not only for health reasons, but also for better taste. Many claim that fresh, organic turkeys versus a conventional turkey simply taste better. While the more important reason to buy an organic turkey is because conventionally large turkeys are often bred in inhumane environments and fed with a lot of antibiotics not ideal human consumption. Although it may cost more, going organic with your turkey this year is the better, healthier, and tastier choice.

Side Dishes: There are organic, tasty options for most of the traditional Thanksgiving Day side dishes such as stuffing, cranberry sauces, dipping sauces, soups and crackers. Simply make a list of all your normal Thanksgiving side dish ingredient needs and check your local store for the organic option to avoid those genetically engineered ingredients. If your local store doesn’t quite have the options you are looking for, try suggesting certain items to the manager by letting them know you’d buy them if they were stocked. Not sure what brands or organic items to look for or where to get them? Try this website with lots of helpful information.

Fresh Vegetables: If it is available at your local store this time of year, why not try the organic fresh produce and veggies? Make the switch with those carrots and potatoes and avoid the more dangerous, less regulated pesticides farmers use on non-Organic foods. Certain chemicals are used to make veggies and fruits bigger and look fresh longer, however these chemicals often take away from the taste and nutritional value of the food.

Dessert: Changing up the dessert options for Thanksgiving can be a bit scary, but with these simple Organic Dessert Recipe options, the idea can be reality without any problems. Organic Pumpkin pie, organic apple pie, organic flourless chocolate cake are all wonderful ideas that are easy to accomplish with a little research for your favorite recipe option and some creative shopping. Plan to shop ahead in case it takes a few stores to find all of the organic ingredients you might want.

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