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Old 11-20-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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So do I. A friend of mine will only eat organic apples. He says the others have pesticides in the skin. Then I find out they don't spray apple trees when the fruit is on them. He's a pale, sickly looking man, too.
I eat organic fruit for a different reason. Non organic apples by the piece are most often these huge apples that are two of three "servings". When you are diabetic, the amount of apple you eat really matters. So organics are often smaller by comparison. And if you're the only person who is eating fruit, a big baby head sized apple means a lot of waste or trying to find another use or trying to get to save for the next serving....not good with fruit.
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:27 PM
 
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I eat organic fruit for a different reason. Non organic apples by the piece are most often these huge apples that are two of three "servings". When you are diabetic, the amount of apple you eat really matters. So organics are often smaller by comparison. And if you're the only person who is eating fruit, a big baby head sized apple means a lot of waste or trying to find another use or trying to get to save for the next serving....not good with fruit.
Although I eat organic fruit mostly because of less pesticides, I agree that the smaller size of fruit is a real bonus. I also notice that small organic fruit is more flavorful than the bigger conventional fruit. I buy organic apples by the bagful, usually at Target when they are on sale and have coupons and cartwheel discounts. They are one of my "stock up items" because they keep a very long time in the fridge without losing flavor.
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I eat organic fruit for a different reason. Non organic apples by the piece are most often these huge apples that are two of three "servings". When you are diabetic, the amount of apple you eat really matters. So organics are often smaller by comparison. And if you're the only person who is eating fruit, a big baby head sized apple means a lot of waste or trying to find another use or trying to get to save for the next serving....not good with fruit.
Interesting you should say that...I've been getting "kid-sized" apples because I noticed I can hardly eat an entire apple anymore in the morning! It's just too much and I'm tired of it before I'm even finished - yes, quality is more important than quality.
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:37 PM
 
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Interesting you should say that...I've been getting "kid-sized" apples because I noticed I can hardly eat an entire apple anymore in the morning! It's just too much and I'm tired of it before I'm even finished - yes, quality is more important than quality.
The most apparent difference in this regard is chicken breasts. Franken-breasts pumped full of water and hormones creep me out and taste awful, and should be a fine reminder of the inhumane treatment of the birds. Yet, good luck finding a decent cut of chicken in a grocery store for an affordable price. There is one butcher in our entire county that provides good meat that is still affordable. I have to drive 15 miles away (30 minutes) to get it.

So I hardly eat chicken anymore. Probably better all around.

Apples here have doubled in price over the last two years, so I don't eat them much anymore, either.
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:38 PM
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^Interesting. I shop at a specialty store because of the quality of the produce (in summer I buy from local farmstands). They have a variety of apples, some from a local orchard, but I don't want the huge ones, either.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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Yeah, chicken is an issue for me, to buy a free range one at the greenmarket is $20+, more than 2-3X the grocer or butcher price. I don't want to eat too much red meat so chicken is usually the "canvas" that I use for stir fries, curries, veggie & rice combos.... But that is a big price to pay with very little taste difference that I have found anyway, so I usually buy the typical store variety.

I have discovered buffalo meat, water buffalo not the great plains buffalo. It's pretty low fat, grass fed, high nutrients & no antibiotics & the chopped meat tastes very similar to chopped beef. At $10/lb I can mix it in with a lot of things like beans, veggies or brown rice & get several large servings, around here that is 2X the price of chopped steak at my butcher.

Looking on the positive side the higher cost of quality meat forces me to reduce it's portion size relative to the veggies/beans & whole grains on the plate which is healthy by itself. I tend to have the meat as an smaller ingredient in a whole grain/vegetable dish & only once or twice a week have a big chunk of cooked meat by itself alongside "the sides".
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:51 PM
 
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I do my best to eat what I consider a good diet.

But I do not get totally anal about every little aspect of what I put into my mouth........nope, not going Vegan and not going to pay double the price for organic.
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