We can all help with some of the colorful chips and biscuit tools that can lure us away from the fruit and vegetable department once we get into the grocery store. If your annual resolution includes healthier foods, you will find some tools to help you stay on track. Maybe there should be a tool dedicated to organic, gluten free, baked lens chips and the like? You can dream.
1. Know the basic layout of a grocery store and plan your route accordingly
Generally, healthier options are stored along the storefront, where most fresh produce is stored. Vegetables, fruits, fresh meat, seafood, cheese (unprocessed and not packaged).
2. Bulk Aisle contains some of the healthiest food choices
: Dried beans and lentils are usually in this tool and have significant health benefits (without breaking the bank). There are also nuts and seeds you can buy in bulk, such as brown rice, forbidden rice, quinoa, raw almonds, seeds and much more.
3. Canned and frozen foods are not your enemy.
By reading the labels to make sure that what you think contains no extra salt or strange ingredients, you can increase your share of canned products such as tomatoes, z These delicious dishes to which you want to add a stunning sauce. Frozen fruits (berries, please!) Are also great options, especially for your healthy smoothies. They also have tons of organic frozen and preserved options.
4. Come prepared with a thorough list.
If you're familiar with the experience of looking at muesli wall (you know you won't even eat cereal) while scanning your memory for fridge and cupboard contents, make a priority list! It's time and money.
5. Ask your grocery store where local products are.
Most grocery stores these days have some local produce in stock that even tells a story about which farm they come from. These are usually cooler (less travel time), more seasonal and cheaper. The bonus could be that they could be fruits or vegetables that you are not familiar with. The local variety is the spice of life!
6. Know your nutritional information.
Eating labels can be confusing. They are usually created to make you believe that you are consuming less calories than you are. The facts are listed as an analogy. In fact, a portion of 100 dice could mean that you only eat 7 chips to do this calorie calculation. Be smart and familiarize yourself with this information before shopping.
7. Grab a small basket.
The smaller the basket, the less products you don't need. Not rocket science, right? But you will be surprised how much more effective it is to shop like this. You will probably only buy enough products that you can consume within the time it should be consumed. Of course, there is less room for a pint of ice cream.
8. Avoid rush hour at the grocery store as often as possible.
Waiting in line for so many prepackaged sweet and savory delicacies can easily ruin your healthy shopping. With a to-do list and an "off" time to shop, you are sure to get in and out with exactly what you need!
Taking responsibility for your shopping experience with these tips will save you time and money and make better decisions overall. Have fun!
Larissa Gomes is a breast cancer survivor and the only mother of her woeful baby ! Originally from Toronto, Angeleno shot, working for more than a decade in roles of writers, actors and producers. During this time, she developed concepts, films and television scripts, short stories and free articles, blogging and editing.