How can I make easy, healthy changes from home?

Not everyone can afford to buy organic foods 24/7. However, just because this is the case, doesn't mean we still can't make healthy, better choices for ourselves and our loved ones from home at an affordable cost. Here are some quick and easy tips towards making healthier, sustainable choices which are provided by companies that take sustainable foods seriously.

1. Annie's

Love Mac and Cheese? Love Goldfish? Then Annie's is a much healthier alternative for you! Instead of getting the usual Kraft brand, choose instead any of the items made from Annie's. Annie's is a company which "thrives to provide families with simple, down-to-earth foods that taste great" and are made from natural ingredients. Annie's offers a varieties of pastas such as Mac and Cheese, Lasagna, and Ravioli. They also make healthy snacks such as trail mix, pretzels, and cheez-its. They also offer gluten-free snacks! These can be found at your local Fred Meyer's or Trader Joe's.

2. Straus Family Creamery

Need milk for your cereal? Try the Straus Family Creamery's milk! They specialize in Organic milk at an affordable price. All of their milk comes from their own family-owned farms. You can tell in their milk that their cows are fed natural, healthy meals which is pasteurized and non-homogenized. Not only do they make organic milk, but they also offer: yogurt, ice cream, butter, sour cream and more! You can find a store that sells Straus near you by going to their website and typing in your zip code.

3. Pirate Brands
Enjoy popcorn? Chips? All things crunchy but want to be a little more healthy? Try out the infamous Pirate's Booty and other mixes that they make! Pirate Brands can be found at any local grocery, as they are gaining more popularity. Instead of their popcorn and other foods being fried, like most other food companies, instead their products are baked, all natural, and are even gluten & trans fat free! This is a great switch to make from greasy popcorn, to a healthier, more natural alternative!