Almost everywhere you buy groceries you have the option of buying organic. Buying organic products helps us avoid unwanted, toxic pesticides. Knowing which foods typically contain the highest and lowest amount of pesticides allows us to decide where we want to spend the extra money. That being said – eating fruits and veggies that are not organic is still a better option than eating packaged, processed foods…. or ice cream 🙁 It’s just nice to know where you can avoid excessive chemicals and important to educate yourself on what you put in your body!
Strategic meal planning, growing your own foods and food preservation can help ease the costs incurred when eating organic and help prevent waste.
The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen lists have been developed by the EWG (Environmental Working Group) to help consumers pick and choose items that are less contaminated and better for our health. Check out the lists below and learn where you can begin to make small changes in your shopping purchases.
THE DIRTY DOZEN
Sweet bell peppers
THE CLEAN FIFTEEN
What tips do you have for saving money and eating clean? I would love to hear them in the comments below 🙂