10 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic For Your Kids

 

Most of us know that eating organic produce can be very expensive. It never ceases to amaze me when I walk through the produce section and see the stark difference in pricing for the organic stuff. I LOVE to save money where I can, but when it comes to the health of my kids, I realize that simply saving money isn’t always the best choice. I advocate to eat as much organic produce as possible, but when it simply isn’t feasible, what I can do is make sure that I am aware of specific fruits and veggies that I should watch out for so that I can make the best decisions for my family.

Below I have included a “high pesticide” and “low pesticide” list of fruits and veggies after doing some research. This year, STRAWBERRIES are topping the list some of the highest amounts of pesticides! The rest are in no particular order. The next time you go to the store to shop for your family, make sure you keep this list in mind! Also, take a look at these organic fruit snacks that are a hit in my household!

 

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 **** Tip:  When needed, removing some pesticides is possible! Soaking in baking soda is actually a huge help and will remove almost all if soaked for over 10 minutes.****
Have any fruits of veggies to add to the list??! Let me know below! Nutrition is soo important so make sure you check out my post on how to get your child to eat veggies!

8 thoughts on “10 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic For Your Kids

  • November 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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    If you kids struggle with new healthy foods their long term health and wellbeing could eventually become affected so I can only praise you for promoting organic foods. Giving subtle consistent encouragement and establishing routines for mealtimes and snacks also helps to open up their minds to give healthier foods a go with the right encouragement. Great Post. Mark

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    • November 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm
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      I totally agree with you Mark! I even have a post where I talk about encouraging your toddler to eat veggies at the following web page! https://keeptoddlersbusy.com/1…  Organic is another aspect that is just becoming more important everyday given the amount of pesticides being used.

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  • November 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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    I’m so thankful to have found this list. I had no idea peaches and potatoes were on the higher side for pesticides! Once a month there is a food giveaway in our area. The food comes from a large grocery store in the city and is perfectly good but is the overflow/close to expiration date foods that they would throw away otherwise. I stopped in once and walked out with organic, hand raised goat’s milk and all organic fruits and veggies!! Organic is SO expensive, so I encourage others to think about their local food giveaways if they have them. If it’s just going to be wasted, I would rather get some of that organic goodness!!

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    • November 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm
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      Oh wow that’s an awesome idea that I haven’t considered! Thanks for sharing!! If you ever get fruit that is not organic, soak in a baking soda and water solution to help remove pesticides!

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  • November 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm
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    Hi Kyla, great post, and thank you for your efforts. I love your chart, your comparison of foods that are high or low in pesticides used. Very educating! In fact, I am now more wary of them, the ones that are high in pesticides.

    I am aware of that we can’t really avoid consuming them, so perhaps what we can do is, limit the consumption of the high in pesticides, and more of the organic ones. This is very important if we have small kids and toddlers in the house. These kids are yet in their development stage, so your website is really helpful in educating people about better options.

    I have a question for you. If our toddlers really want to eat a lot of these foods on the left, what is your recommendation for getting rid of pesticide on fruits’ skins or pericarp?

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    • November 6, 2017 at 10:38 pm
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      Thank you! It’s my pleasure to help educate so that our kids can be healthier, especially for our younger children who are just getting a start in life. I actually do have a solution for removing pesticides. Soaking in baking soda is actually a huge help and will remove almost all if soaked for over 10 minutes. I will add this to my article!

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  • November 7, 2017 at 12:07 am
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    Wow, this list is great! I always try to buy organic whenever I can. My son loves strawberries and we buy a lot of them. Along with apples, grapes, tomatoes, and potatoes. I don’t always see an organic option in all of these, which is kind of sad. But, I am new to this area so I think I just need to find me a different store to shop at. I think it is very important to buy foods that are not loaded with pesticides. Great list, thank you!

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    • November 7, 2017 at 8:24 am
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      Thank you! And it’s my pleasure to spread the word. You are right there isn’t always an option so make sure to use baking soda and water for rinsing!

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