The Dirty Dozen? There’s an App for that.

Well, we all know we should eat as organically as possible.

I know it’s expensive.

And it gets confusing, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables.

I hate to tell you, but peeling the non-organic apple isn’t enough. Neither is rinsing off the grapes. AND don’t even think  about eating those non-organic berries. I’ve known for a few years now that the Environmental Working Group has a list they call the Dirty Dozen. It’s basically the top 12 pesticide/chemical laden fruits and vegetables you want to avoid. Never fear, they also tell you which ones are ok.

So how do you keep track? Well, tonight I found out the have an app for that!

EWG Dirty Dozen

What’s really great about the Dirty Dozen app by the EWG is if you are on a tight budget (like me) you can make the choices to buy the Clean 15 fruits and vegetables  and reduce your pesticide exposure by up to 80%! Crazy! and WORTH IT! And the App? It’s free.

So I begin my Organic Living Challenge. My first step? Loading the App.

The next one? Not being tempted to buy non-organic grapes anymore. ESPECIALLY for my toddler.



For the next two months (at least) I’ll be blogging about organic living as part of the Organic Living Challenge. Be sure to check in and see whats new, and also join the other challenge bloggers over at our group on BabyCenter!


Disclaimer: I received some goodies as part of the Organic Living Challenge. I am not being monetarily compensated for my posts and the opinions here are my own.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Kristin Neudorfer says:

    It does get confusing and it is expensive, but it’s so important! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have this app on my phone, I also have a notepad sent to me by the EWG with the clean 15 and dirty dozen in the column. I try to buy 100% organic, but these lists are great when I’m feeling thrifty! Love your organic living challenge.

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