When I first started making my own baby food, I went crazy trying to buy all organic, all the time. And then I realized that, not only was that not budget friendly, it also wasn’t necessary. If you, like most of us, are on a budget and need to prioritize your organic purchases, it’s easy to do so.
The “Dirty Dozen” (i.e., the top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables)
I typically only buy organic fruits and vegetables from this list:
- cherry tomatoes
- hot peppers
- nectarines (imported)
- sweet bell peppers
The “Clean 15”
These foods are generally considered safe to buy as non-organic:
- sweet corn
- sweet peas
- sweet potatoes
I use the Dirty Dozen app on my iPhone. It’s a free and easy resource.