The Dirty Dozen

Seems like we’re all fed up with the government and big corporations telling us that our food is safe. But in reality, they are pumping us and our children daily with GMO’s, processed foods, produce covered in deadly pesticides, and how could we possibly forget about all the “pink slime” we’ve been consuming for years! So, we’ve decided as a country to take a stand and fight back for our health, family, children, and lively hoods, but with that comes a higher cost to our pockets and piggy banks. But for most of us, the economy makes it tougher to buy all organic, no processed foods, and higher cuts of meats. So since we can’t always buy organic then try to buy organic from the “dirty dozen.” These fruits and vegetables contain the most pesticides…

  • apples
  • celery
  • kale/collards
  • strawberries
  • peaches
  • spinach
  • imported nectarines
  • sweet bell peppers
  • imported grapes
  • potatoes
  • lettuce
  • domestic blueberries

And then there is the “Clean 15.” They contain the fewest pesticides

  • onions
  • pineapples
  • mushrooms
  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe-domestic
  • sweet potatoes
  • cabbage
  • kiwi
  • sweet peas
  • mangoes
  • avocados
  • asparagus
  • grapefruit
  • sweet corn (***not too sure about this considering 80% of our corn is genetically modified. I would buy organic corn instead!)

You can find more information about buying organic and finding cleaner foods at

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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