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I have been trying to change up our diet and eating habits….I would say over the last year at least.  I have changed out anything white with brown…i.e. whole wheat flour, noodles, rice etc..

My kids joke that my pantry has turned brown….well you will thank me when you are my age

 

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Since January I have been buying more organic food.  Yes, I am sure it has to do with our second son going off to college…our grocery budget shifted a bit with one less big eater in the house….and I mean that lovingly….he isn’t a big kid…just LOVES food.

Reading up on real food and organic eating I came across a book To Buy or not to Buy Organic.

 

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It lists a shopping guide on what are no brainers in terms of have to have organic. For example bananas don’t have to be organic.  There is low pesticide residue and thick skin to protect the part you eat.  But strawberries ALWAYS buy organic and avoid giving conventionally grown strawberries to children. For the record Costco doesn’t have organic strawberries much to my dismay.

So here is a list of what I ALWAYS buy organic, or will in the future, because I am still new to this:

  • Milk
    • no hormones or antibiotics
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • potatoes
    • according to the book Russets are HIGHLY likely to contain MULTIPLE pesticide residue
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber
  • Yogurt
  • Flour (whole wheat)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Green beans
  • Free trade coffee

I have also purchased, in bulk, natural chicken and lean ground beef from Zaycon foods.  I have been pleased with their quality, although not organic or grass fed.  That is my next baby step due to the up front cost.

Do you eat organic? Have any tips to share with me? Please leave me a comment!