When shopping on a budget, we sometimes can’t buy everything organic- and that’s okay! Below is a list of the “dirty dozen” and the “clean fifteen”.
The dirty dozen are the produce options that contain the highest amounts of pesticides and other toxic chemicals. You always want to go organic if purchasing any of these.
The clean fifteen are the foods with the least amount of pesticides and toxins. Typically, if it has a tougher, thicker skin that you are not eating, you can opt not to go organic if budgeting.
* The Environmental Working Group updates this list yearly, so be sure to stay up to date by checking their site.