15 Fruits & Veggies with the Least Pesticides

Eating organic is a huge craze nowadays, and for a good reason.  Who wants to consume dangerous pesticides every time they dine on fruits and veggies?  Buying only organic produce, however, can get pretty expensive.  If you don’t have the cash to eat organic, stick to fruits and veggies that have as little pesticides as possible. Check out a list of the top 15 after the jump!

The Environmental Working Group put together a list of the 15 fruits and veggies that are least likely to test positive for pesticides (aka “The Clean Fifteen”), so you can be safer when you eat non-organic food.  Here they are:

1. Onions
Yay!  Use your pesticide-free onions to make some tasty mini onion tarts.  They are the perfect appetizers for a summer party.

2. Sweet Corn
A summer favorite, whether it’s in a cold salad or on the grill.  Check out these great grilled corn on the cob recipes!

3. Pineapple
Looking for ways to use fresh pineapple?  Check out this blog post for some sweet recipe ideas!

4. Avocado
My favorite food on this list- by far.  Who can resist chips and guacamole?

5. Asparagus
Tender asparagus make the perfect side dish for any meal!  Click here for 12 awesome asparagus recipes.

6. Sweet Peas (Frozen)
I recently switched from canned peas to frozen, and I’m never going back.  Plump and flavorful, peas are one of my favorite veggies- especially in pasta dishes.

7. Mangoes
A fun and tropical fruit that tastes like summer.  Try putting together a mango fruit salad this season.

8. Eggplant
I don’t love eggplant, but when it’s breaded (like in eggplant Parmesan), I will gobble it up!

9. Cantaloupe (Domestic)
Don’t serve plain old cantaloupe at your next barbecue- toss it on the grill, instead.  Your guests will love it!

10. Kiwi
Kiwis are fun to eat and so good for you!  Have you ever tried kiwi cheesecake?

11. Cabbage
My favorite way to eat cabbage is stuffed with ground beef and rice- cabbage rolls are the best!

12. Watermelon
When I’m not eating watermelon on its own, I like to make a no-bake pie with it.

13. Sweet Potatoes
Perfect for fall, sweet potatoes are one of my favorite Thanksgiving treats!

14. Grapefruit
Grapefruit is a bit too tart for my liking, but when it’s baked into yummy pumpkin bread, I can’t get enough of the stuff!

15. Mushrooms
Vegetarians rejoice- instead of grilled beef burgers, you can make grilled portabella burgers!

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