For us, it's more important to eat non-organic Paleo foods. We would love to eat organic, but we can't afford it. The fact is, we love feeling better from eating this way, so we do what we have to in order to continue to eat this way.
There's also the middle way. This involves buying as much organic as you can afford, especially the fruits and vegetable that rank the highest in pesticide load known as the Dirty Dozen Plus. These include:
- bell peppers
- cherry tomatoes
- hot peppers
- kale/collard greens
- summer squash
On the other hand, there is a list of fruits and vegetables that rank lowest in pesticide load known as the Clean 15 Plus, and these can be eaten without concern for how they are grown. They include:
- sweet potatoes
- frozen sweet peas
The choice is yours. You don't have to be perfect to follow this eating plan. There are few purists, and most of the Paleo community is pretty accepting when it comes to doing the best that you can in order to improve your health. The true joy of the Paleo diet is to make it fun, tasty, and above all doable.