Hey friends today I am sharing my top grocery shopping tips.
Markets are a great place to go to get what you need but it is important to remember that
they are designed to get you to purchase food.
They want you to eat more.
Healthy choices are easy to make though if you know where to go.
Be sure to also check for your local farmers market because they are a great place to go
for healthy wholesome foods.
Number one, plan it.
Plan your meals for the week and create a list to follow.
It will save you time in the long run, keeping you from going to the store again to get missing
Next up, coupon.
Check for coupons in your weekly grocery store ads.
Remember to only use the coupons for items that you need.
If you end up using coupons on items you don’t need, you’re not really saving any money.
Shop the perimeter of the store.
This is my favorite grocery store tip.
Generally the healthiest options, your whole foods such as meats, dairy and produce are
placed around the outside of the store.
The inside aisles have your processed and packaged foods which are generally worse for
you and more expensive.
Use your list and only go to the inner aisles for those items that you had planned to purchase.
Canned and frozen vegetables are also an exception to the rule, they are usually on the inside
aisles but they are also just as nutritious as fresh produce and a little bit cheaper.
Go organic when you can.
Remember to check out the clean 15 and dirty dozen plus lists for advice on when it is
worth it to purchase organic produce if you are shopping on a budget.
When it comes to packaged foods, remember that having the words organic or natural slapped
on there, does not necessarily make it a healthy choice.
Organic cookies are still cookies.
Shorter ingredients list generally mean cleaner choices.
Breads and a lot of other packaged foods are notorious for making health claims.
Just because it sounds healthy doesn’t mean it is.
The only way to really know is by reading that nutrition label.
Be sure to check out my how to choose bread episode to learn more.
Also take care with condiments, dressings and jams as many of them have added sugar
that just isn’t necessary, so always read the label.
And finally, this may be more applicable to some of you than others, but avoid the cereal
It doesn’t matter if it is organic or not, even cereals that are claiming to be healthy,
usually still aren’t the best breakfast choice.
If you must find yourself looking in the cereal aisle, look for an option that has little
to no sugar and a very short ingredients list and I promise that is very hard to find, so
if you find one comment below and let me know what it is.
Remember also that granola can be tricky, it can be healthy but a lot of the store bought
brands are loaded with added sugar.
So if you are unsure of which brands to buy, it is always a safe bet to make your own.
Thanks so much for watching, I hope that some of these tips will help you with your grocery
And remember, there is a PDF that you can download by clicking here in the description
box, that will give you all of these tips, then you can print it out and keep it or save
it for later so that you can remember how to shop well.
Let’s Kickstart to a healthier you and remember it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch.