A favorite snack this time of year: Greek yogurt (so thick, so creamy, so good — I like Fage brand) with berries and — if I am very lucky — toasted walnuts!
The Environmental Working Group (such a great organization!) recently released updated lists of the Dirty Dozen (the fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide loads — best to buy organic) and the Clean Fifteen (the fruits and veggies with the lowest pesticide loads — okay to buy conventionally-grown).
The Dirty Dozen
5. Blueberries (domestic)
7. Sweet Bell Peppers
9. Kale/Collard Greens
For me, the saddest new additions to the Dirty Dozen are blueberries! These days, if Matt and I can’t find (or afford) organic versions of the Dirty Dozen, we substitute from the Clean Fifteen — in the case of berries, we go for mango, cantaloupe, and pineapple instead.
But when we DO get our hands on organic berries, there is MUCH joy in the house!