Saturday, March 3, 2012

Is Organic Really Worth It? For Me, YES!

Interesting piece on whether or not it's worth it to buy organic food. My rule of thumb with fruits and vegetables is .. if it has a peel-able skin such as a banana or avocado, it's safe to choose non-organic. But if you are eating the skin, then I always go organic. As far as dairy goes, I'll only buy organic and free of antibiotics. And that goes for meat & eggs as well.... nothing but local for this mom.
One other tip is to stay away from processed foods whenever possible. Cooking your own meals is the best way to go. If you need convenience, have a cooking day where you make a big pot of soup or one of your favorite meals and freeze some. I also do this when I make chili, marinara sauce or even my kids favorite homemade chicken nuggets. All I have to do is pop them in the oven on those busy nights when I don't have time to cook. Make your own TV Dinners with healthy choices. These will be a crowd pleaser for sure since you know what your family likes to eat. Eating healthy can be easy.
So yes, when I can, I choose organic. It's worth it to me.

What to Buy Organic - Best Vegetables and Fruits to Buy Organic -


  1. I TOTALLY agree with you! :) While I haven't found a good place to REGULARLY get local milk/eggs, we are looking and at least try to get The Farmer's Cow or an organic brand. :)
    I'd love to see a post about your homemade TV dinner idea!!
    Thanks! Julie from :)

  2. Thanks Julie!
    I feel lucky that there are a few Farmer's Markets open all year round close by. Also, a few local stores finally began selling local eggs, veggies, milk & baked goods so it makes it a bit more convenient.
    Homemade TV dinners are so easy. It's all about the containers (for the kids anyway). Such a cool thing to do with left overs. I have yet to master the pie/dessert though. I'm due for a new post about it. Take care, Lisa