For my family, the Thanksgiving meal is all about digging into to a seasonal bounty of our favorite foods. While I may be able to find many turkey day must-haves organically produced, they come at a much higher price. Do I need to go for broke this holiday?
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Organic produce is all the rage these days, but do you need to pay the premium to buy EVERYTHING organic? Some fruits and vegetables are grown using more pesticides and herbicides than others. We’re breaking down research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to let you know which foods you should splurge on in the organic section and which foods you can buy conventional some of the time.
My mom still tells the story about the year she ordered a free-range turkey. She almost choked when she went to pay for it because it was more than six times what a regular turkey cost! Now that I have Thanksgiving at my house, I’m faced with the same dilemma — is it worth it to get these extra pricey birds?
In this week’s nutrition headlines: a study finds that organic foods are the healthier choice, new fiber-fortified products are on the market and some heart-healthy news for chocoholics.
Green living has gotten tons of attention in recent years — and I think that’s great. I’m always praising the benefits of local, fresh foods to my friends and clients. Here some tips I follow to make my own smarter food choices.
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Food labels have been around for decades, and every day they get more and more complicated. Here’s the lowdown on some popular eco-friendly terms and what they mean, if anything.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit focused on keeping our foods and environment healthier, released its “Dirty Dozen” list — a wallet guide to the top produce to get organic (if you can) and conventional fruits and veggies that aren’t overloaded with pesticides. They also share info on how they picked the list, the effects of washing and more. If you’re worried about the toxins lurking in your food, definitely check it out.
Plus, read our own Organic Shopping: Dos & Don’ts.
The demand for organic food rises every year, but everything organic might not be worth it. With organic foods sporting higher price tags, it’s important to weigh their value against your grocery budget. Here are some simple rules.