I know, I know! It seems like it’s always something. And honestly, I feel that way too. But I can personally tell you that eating healthy doesn’t have to be that hard and it gets easier over time!
Once upon a time, you could take a trip to the grocery store and leave knowing your fruits and veggies were safe to eat! Unfortunately that’s not the case anymore. I hate to break it to you, but there’s a lot more on your veggies than the price tag!
I know it seems like “buying organic” is the popular thing to do and who has extra money to be popular? I know we don’t! However in my opinion it’s just the safest thing to do.
It’s like investing in shoes that you know will last a while versus those that look nice but are made cheaply and will tear up after a couple of wears. I hope that made sense and sorry to compare your food to shoes but that’s the best this #MommyBrain could do lol.
In case I haven’t sold you, check out this quick, yet informative video.
And in case that STILL hasn’t convinced you, check out this article about the hundreds of pesticides on strawberries.
As I said earlier, eating healthy and safely doesn’t have to be hard… The Environmental Working Group devised a great list of fruits and veggies that you should definitely buy organic, “The Dirty Dozen” and then there are other fruits and veggies that are ok to buy conventionally (non-organic), “The Clean Fifteen”.
Tips for buying organic:
- Stay within your budget
- Buy in bulk and freeze when prices are low(er).
- Buy what’s in season.
- Skip what’s too costly!
I will buy something from the Clean Fifteen list in a heartbeat versus spending $5 for 1 package of strawberries.