Organic Options for All

If I had to choose one thing I value above all else, it would be having options.

As a working mom who is desperately trying to do the best I can in so many areas, I need options when it comes to how I work, how I raise my kids, and how I spend my free time. But most of all, I need options in how I meal plan and grocery shop for my family.

And it’s because of this that I am so excited to finally have the option of purchasing organic food products that are Canadian Certified Organic and budget-friendly! Even better? They’re Great Value Organic, which means they are available at Walmart – the store that I regularly frequent for my grocery shopping – and they come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

See? A whole section dedicated to organics!
So now that I’ve discovered this option of purchasing quality organic items for my family, how have we been incorporating them into our lives? The question might be better phrased “how aren’t we incorporating them”!?

A few weeks ago I shared some of my favourite school lunch recipes featuring Great Value Organic products, but that was just a glimpse at what Walmart is offering.  The new Great Value Organic line has close to 50 affordable Canadian Certified Organic products, including flours, corn meal, breakfast oats, seeds, legumes, beverages, cereal, frozen berries, pasta, sauces, broth, granola bars, popcorn chewy snacks, and cookies.  The list goes on and on!

Other than being budget-friendly, though, what really draws me to these products is that they are so simple to use in my every day life.

I love to cook and bake for my family and, because the Great Value Organic product line includes many of my current pantry essentials, it has been so easy to make simple swaps. A big change for me has been switching from my previous (non-organic) flour to Great Value OrganicAll-Purpose or Whole Wheat Flour in all my baking. I’ve shied away from purchasing organic flour in the past due to the cost, but I now have an affordable organic flour option that I use weekly in batches of banana muffins and mini cheese biscuits!

More often than not, I’ve been able to swap the brands I used to purchase for Great Value Organics!

Here are some other ideas:
  • Breakfast: Use Great Value Organic Steel Cut Oats, Maple Instant Oatmeal or Corn Flakes for a hearty start to the day.
  • Lunch: Bring some homemade soup featuring Great Value Organic Chicken Broth and Split Peas to work or school for a great wintertime lunch.
  • Dinner: Get creative with Great Value Organic Quinoa! It’s hearty and delicious and can be the basis for a salad, the perfect partner for a roast chicken, or part of the stuffing for stuffed peppers! The options are endless.
  • Anytime: Snack on savoury Great Value Organic Popcorn or try Cinnamon Bears for a sweet treat (they’re so delicious - you’ve been warned!).

What’s more, my family doesn’t even notice the switch! That’s a big win - I’m using organic ingredients and my kids are simply enjoying the taste!

But in the end, what really matters to me is having options, and that is exactly what the Great Value Organic product line has brought. From pantry staples to delicious snacks (we are all addicted to the Great Value Organic Apple Cranberry Chewy Granola Bars!) to hearty side dishes – I finally have affordable Canadian certified options when I’m grocery shopping! 

I’ve been raving about the Great Value Organic line to all my friends and family because I know they, like me, are constantly working hard to keep their grocery budget lower all while feeding their family well. Many of us have already agreed that having quality organic products available in our local Walmart grocery store is truly a game changer in so many ways!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada, as part of the Great Value Organics program. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I love the organic line at Walmart! I can now afford to purchase organic foods!


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