Tuesdays with Michelle: The Dirty Doz.

Since we now live in an {awesome} area, the organic options are so much better than… the Florida Panhandle, ick.


Here is the quick and dirty about veggies and fruit:


Dirty Dozen
celery
apples
strawberries
nectarines
grapes
potatoes
sweet peppers
blueberries (domestic)
lettuce
kale 
collard greens
peaches
spinach

oops, non-organic spinach and strawberry salad from
the Florida days.  see, that place was no good, making us eat
dirty food!**  {sorry Floridians, I’m just so happy to be out of that state}



You should always buy those guys listed above in organic form.  By the way, I listed 13 items… not quite a dozen so not too sure if my sources or I ever learned how to count properly back in kindergarten… hmm.


Clean Fifteen
onions
pineapple
asparagus
mango
cantaloupe
kiwi
eggplant
sweet corn
sweet peas
avocado
cabbage
watermelon
grapefruit
sweet potatoes
mushrooms

mushrooms are ok!  see the wee little mushroom men?  they’re running
away from the pesticides!  {although I do not recommend getting crazy
non-organic Asian mushrooms, they might have stuff on them… do as I say, not as I do!}



These less scandalous fruits and veg do not necessarily have to be organic.  However, the more organic the better!  When we have a little more cash flow coming in, I plan on buying more of these “clean” foods in organic form… but for now I’m just focusing on the “dirty” ones.  Any little bit helps!


What foods do you like to buy organic?  I like to buy organic meats when I get the chance.  Like chicken.  I’m finding there is a huge difference in taste and quality.  I’ve also heard that organic eggs is much much better as well.


**Florida Panhandle does have organic foods, I’m just picking that area right now! 

2 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Michelle: The Dirty Doz.

  1. Brian

    Sarah and I are on a huge organic kick as well. The Chicken does definitely taste better and without all that added crap. And yes organic/ free range eggs are amazing compared to regular. Organic milk is amazing too… 2 bucks more than normal milk but so worth it. Best thing to do though is start your own garden… its a cheap way to do organic veggies. I bet California is awesome for home gardening.

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    1. Michelle

      We can’t wait to start our own garden! Our teeny backyard is mostly patio right now so we’ll have to do some digging to make room for veggies. We live in a cooler/ less sunny climate so i’m researching which veggies will grow best here! We’ve actually cut out dairy, but that’s great you like the organic milk best. What a difference getting rid of chemicals makes! Best to you and Sarah! 🙂

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