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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 switch to lower-quality groceries to combat inflation.

By comparison, 29% of people without children have switched to lower-quality groceries to cope with rising prices.

Despite the current rising cost of groceries, O Organics has enabled families to consistently enjoy high-quality, organic meals at affordable prices for nearly two decades. 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, organic cage-free certified eggs, organic snacks, organic baby food and more. This gives families the opportunity to create a wider variety of recipes with organic ingredients than ever before.

“We believe Every customer should have access to affordable, organic options that support healthy lifestyles and diverse shopping preferences,” said Jennifer Saenz, EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer at Albertsons, one of the many stores where you can O Organic products. “Over the years, we have made organic food more accessible by O Organic products in every aisle of our stores, making it possible for health- and budget-conscious families to incorporate organic food into every meal.”

With some help from our friends at O Organics, Upworthy has looked at the huge range of products available in our local store and put together some tasty, affordable and healthy meals.

Here are 3 meals for a family of 4 that cost $7 or less, per serving. (Note: Prices may vary by location and are calculated before sales tax.)

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

Few dishes can send a family running to the dinner table as quickly as 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 time: 22 minutes


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

1 pack O Organic Taco Seasoning ($2.29)

O Organics Mexican Cheese Mix ($4.79)

O Organic Chunky Salsa ($3.99)

O Organic Taco Shells ($4.29)

1 can O Organic Refried Beans ($2.29)


1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until browned all over. Remove any excess fat.

2. Add 1 packet of taco seasoning to the beef, along with water [and cook as directed].

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

4. Heat the refried beans in a pan until they are done. Serve them with the tacos and garnish with cheese.

tacos, o organic, family recipesO Organics Mexican cheese mix.via O Organics

O Organic Hamburger Stew ($4.53 per serving)

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

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 7 hours

Total time: 7 hours 15 minutes

Servings: 4


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

1 ½ pounds O Organics Gold Potatoes ($4.49)

3 O Organic Carrots ($2.89)

1 tsp onion powder

I can O Organic Tomato Paste ($1.25)

2 cups water

1 yellow onion, diced ($1.00)

1 clove garlic ($.50)

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 tsp Italian herbs or oregano


1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until browned all over. Remove any excess fat.

2. Place the cooked beef in a slow cooker, along with the potatoes, onions, carrots and garlic.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the tomato puree, water, salt, pepper, onion powder and Italian herbs.

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

5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until the potatoes are tender. Ladle into bowls and enjoy!

potatoes, o organic, hamburger stewO Organics baby gold potatoes.via O Organics

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

This one-pot dish is ideal for all Italian food lovers looking for a spicy, cheesy, and flavorful comfort dish that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 27 minutes

Servings: 4


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

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tsp dried basil

1 tsp garlic powder

1 can O Organic Diced Tomatoes ($2.00)

1 can O Organic Tomato Sauce ($2.29)

1 tbsp 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)


1. Brown the minced meat in a frying pan and break it into pieces while frying.

2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder

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

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

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

o organic, tomato basil pasta sauce, olive oilO Organics tomato basil pasta sauce and extra virgin olive oil.via O Organics

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