Confession: I can never pick a good avocado. As much as I like making guacamole, I am often deterred because, no matter how much time I spent manhandling them at the grocery store, I tend to end up with the brown streaky mess. (For some inexplicable reason, Mr. Little Fish has no such problems. I told him once that I was gonna force him to go to the store with me so we can pick good avocados, but he was less than thrilled.) If by some chance I end up getting a decent avocado and making some guacamole, it’s always disappointing when it starts to turn brown.  So when I stumbled across these avocado-saving tips, I thought they were worth sharing!

How to pick a perfect avocado
How to keep a cut avocado from going brown
How to keep your guacamole from turning brown

What do you think? Have you tried any of these or have any you rely on?

If you’ve made the conscious decision to support your health, but you aren’t ready to commit to buying all organic, all grass-fed, all free range, all the time, the folks over at the Environmental Working Group have put together two lists to help ease you in:  the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen (here is also a printable pocket version!).  The rundown:  the Dirty Dozen are fruits and veggies that are most important to buy organic, because they tend to absorb high levels of pesticides, whereas the Clean Fifteen are the ones that are OK to buy traditional.  Even though I don’t always follow the list, I know that keeping these things in mind helps me make better choices in the grocery store, and I hope it helps you too!