I just returned from the weekly shopping trip and was reminded about just how difficult it is to eat healthily consistently. The grocery store is packed with processed, heavily sugared and salted, packaged “foods” that provide little to no nutritional value. Shopping healthy means eating healthy for the rest of the week, so here are a few tips to navigate the dietary danger zone that is the grocery store:
- Stick to the perimeter – produce, meat, fish, frozen veggies and fruit are all located around the perimeter of the grocery store. The aisles are loaded with the packaged and processed junk.
- Don’t go hungry! Make sure you are shopping on a full stomach to avoid temptation.
- Have a list and try to stick to it.
- Make most of your shopping purchase fruits and vegetables. They provide the greatest nutritional punch for your money.
Here’s what was in my grocery bags today:
Large field greens
2 bunches of parsley
Organic baby carrots
Organic romaine lettuce
Frozen mango chunks
Frozen california mix vegetables
and that’s all folks! Combined with all the frozen naturally raised meat I have in the freezer that will do us for the week.