I want to buy organic but it’s so expensive!? Your guide to organic produce on a budget

There is no doubt that buying organic fresh produce is generally more expensive than non organic. So if you are a health conscious soul then it can be a bit of a tug of war in the brain trying to make the decision of “do I eat organic and look after my body” and “I should really be saving money”

The following two guides will help you in this decision making process as some foods simply aren’t as important to be purchasing organic if you are trying to do both health and save some money where you can.

The “clean fifteen” is a list of produce that is believed to be less necessary to consume organically.

The “dirty dozen” are all foods that we SHOULD spend a few extra bucks on and live a little cleaner if we are considering organic produce.

Please remember fresh and local is best, so if this list still makes your brain kick into “too expensive” mindset that is so okay. Simply ignore the lists for now and head to your local farmers market, find the freshest most close to home grown products you can find.

The Clean Fifteen:

Avocados (who else just jumped for joy when finding this out)

Corn

Pineapples

Cabbage

Sweet Peas

Onions

Asparagus

Mangoes

Papayas

Kiwi

Eggplants

Grapefruit

Rockmelon

Honeymelon

Cauliflower

 

The Dirty Dozen:

Strawberries

Apples

Nectarines

Peaches

Celery

Grapes

Cherries

Spinach

Tomatoes

Capsicum

Tomatoes

Cucumbers and Zuchini

Chilli

Kale and other greens

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