I’ve talked a lot about the pesticides and chemicals sprayed on conventionally-grown, non-organic produce. It always seemed crazy to me that our most healthy foods often come with a load of non-healthy “additives”. And it’s especially alarming where our children are concerned.
You can stick with the “Clean 15” list and buy non-organic, but if you’re on a budget and run across that “Dirty Dozen”, what do you do? Well, some solutions can be especially expensive to make. And Fit can also get quite costly.
At a Health and Nutrition session I recently attended (where I learned about all of the grossness of fast food!) I also learned about a quick, easy and cheap way to clean our produce and remove those harmful pesticides… a recipe I had never heard before.
All you need is fine-grain sea salt and water!
- First, wash the fruit or vegetable with water.
- Prepare the solution in a large bowl by mixing one teaspoon of sea salt to each cup of water and stir it to dissolve the salt.
- Soak your produce for all of TWO minutes. (For sturdier produce, you can give it an extra scrub with a vegetable brush if it makes you feel better!)
- Rinse the produce under fresh water, pat to dry or dry on a clean towel and voila!… clean produce!
It’s best to do this right before you plan to use or eat the fruits or vegetables, to help maintain freshness and because it’s quick and easy, it won’t add a bunch of extra time.
There you have it. Now walk away and be sure to add sea salt to your grocery list! Healthy produce, HAPPY MOM!!!
(The issue doesn’t end here… please read the FULL story.)