1) Organics are more expensive because they target a niche market. There is very little competition between the big 3 Organic food markets. More crops are lsot to insects/enviromental factors b/c there is no pesticide; drives costs up.
really, for organics, keep it too:
fruits that are on sale, especially grapes, berries and apples.
veggies on sale, especially lettuce and brocolli
grass fed beef
skinless chicken breasts.
skip the seafood (not USDA regualted).
2) Look at the serving size and I think you will be pleasantly supirsed. Look to get 18-25grams of protein per scoop of powder. I like ON, MRM, and Dorian Yates approved (more expensive). Look to get 50+ servings in a 5lbs container.
Generally you will see 1-4 scoops of powder per shake. This can dramatically reduce the number of servings, forcing you to buy another 5lbs bucket.
Mix it with Milk to get an additional 10+grams of protein.
Last edited by adonis; 09-12-2007 at 12:31 PM.