If you’re new to the idea of eating organic, your first shopping trip probably included lots of confusion. It also probably included more than one utterance of something along the lines of, “OMG, I’m going to need a second mortgage on the house!”
Although the options are getting better and the food is getting less expensive, eating clean still costs more. Luckily, there are ways to save. You can start by sticking with organic when shopping from the Dirty Dozen list. The foods on the list are those proven to contain the most chemicals when grown conventionally. Don’t worry, though. There’s also the Clean 15 list of foods. These are foods that when grown conventionally show little to no traces of pesticides. You can feel a little better when you buy the foods on the Clean 15 list if you skip the organic option.