15 Fresh Recipes You Don't Need to Buy Organic
In an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to worry about where food is sourced and farm-to-table wouldn’t be a buzzy phrase but a way of life. Unfortunately, as this year’s Environmental Working Group Dirty Dozen report makes clear, it’s more important than ever to buy organic. Not convinced? Ninety-eight percent of strawberries, the biggest offender on the list, tested positive for pesticide residue. That’s not all. The EWG reports a single strawberry can house up to 17 different types of chemicals. Luckily, there’s the Clean 15—a list of the best fruit and vegetables to buy non-organic. Keen to rid your diet of pesticides? We’ve made it easy with a lineup of Clean 15–inspired recipes and a handy grocery list to save for later.
Clean 15 ingredient: Peas
Peas are one of the best low-pesticide vegetables to add to a dish—as long as they’re frozen, according to EWG. If your childhood years make you turn up your nose at the thought of eating peas, try this flavor-packed recipe. Crumbed veal cutlets are giving a healthy dose of greenery with a pea, parsley, and fresh mint topping.
Clean 15 ingredient: Asparagus
Spring is asparagus season, and it’s no secret that we love adding the green stalks to a dish. This green salad recipe by From the Kitchen combines a ton of vegetable goodness, including basil, mint, peas, spinach, and, of course, asparagus. Consider it your healthy deed for the day.
TOSS THOSE GREENS:
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