I've been reading through the Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook for more nutrient dense recipes and right off the bat there's a section on buying organic. As my blog's name and heading indicates, I am mostly organic, but from reading the listing in the cookbook and then perusing the EWG website, it looks like I might need to get more organic for my family's sake.
The Dirty Dozen (These are the most pesticide filled of the bunch so buy these organic if possible.)
- Apples - 98 percent of apples have pesticides (and we LOVE apples in my house)
- Celery - as many as 57 different pesticides!
- Strawberries - as many as 13 different pesticides
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Kale/Collard Greens
Clean 15 (lowest in pesticide)
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas
- Sweet Potatoes
Other plans for the weekend: to work in the yard, bake some treats (and maybe do a yard craft with the kiddos), swim, watch some Dexter episodes, have some beers, experience our first home game of the season (from the comfort of my home), watch Stepbrothers (I missed this when it came out), make lumpia (a friend of mine has never tasted this Filipino delight so I'm making some for tailgating), take pictures, and hang out with my beautiful little family.
Any big plans for you this weekend?