10 Things You Need to Know Before Grocery Shopping

September 24, 2012 · 0 comments

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Healthy Grocery Shopping 101

1. Begin your trip in the fresh foods section. Spend most of your time in this part of the store!

2. Browse the perimeter of the store looking for fruits, veggies, and fresh foods. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new. The more colors in your cart the better!

3. Make a list of everything you need to get from the center of the store and stick to it, i.e. canned goods, brown rice, wheat pasta, baby food, snacks, etc.

grocery shopping 10 Things You Need to Know Before Grocery Shopping4. DO NOT browse the aisles in the middle of the store, especially if you have kids with you!

5. Find ways to include or entertain your kids so they are not grabbing for the junk food.

6. Stock up on a variety of frozen veggies and fruits that will stay good longer than fresh foods and can be easily added to meals and smoothies.

7. If you like the convenience of frozen meals, Kashi and Amy’s make some healthier options (remember pre-packaged food is often high in sodium, sugar, etc. Make your own whenever possible).

8. Have plenty of healthy snacks in mind so you avoid going for the chips, cookies, and crackers. Some examples are apples and natural peanut butter, raw nuts and seeds, fresh fruit, or veggies and hummus.

9. Shop in the bulk section for things like quinoa, beans, nuts, seeds, and other healthy, affordable options.

10. And of course, never shop hungry!

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