Tips for Healthy Shopping
Healthy eating begins at the grocery store. The choices can be overwhelming, but with a little pre-planning you can make sure just what you want to support your healthy eating habits makes its way home!
1.Shop from a list
Plan your meals and snacks for the week and build your shopping list off of that.
Make sure you create menus from what you have on-hand to avoid waste!
2.Shop after you’ve eaten
If you’re hungry, you’ll be more likely to succumb to impulse purchases.
3. Be a comparison shopper
Compare prices for best value.
Compare food labels and choose healthier options that are more nutritious – meaning higher in fiber and lower in saturated fat, salt, and calories. Avoid foods with long lists of ingredients.
4. Shop the perimeter
Most the healthy foods you need are around the edges of the store.
Avoid roaming up and down the aisles as food you don’t necessarily need may end up in your cart
Do spend time in the frozen food section to find good buys on fruit, veggies, meat and fish
Special dietetic / low-calorie foods are not necessary, but may be helpful.
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