Healthy Grocery Shopping

If you’re anything like me, healthy grocery shopping can be a real challenge. That chocolate looks so good just sitting there looking at you from the shelf, doesn’t it? But when it comes to shopping for your family, it’s just a good idea to stick to a list and keep it healthy. I’ll explain what we do to help us do this.

First of all, we make a list before we go, and unless it’s something that we forgot to write down, we try and only buy what’s on the list. If you don’t, you end up buying a lot of things that you don’t really need, things that look good on the shelf but aren’t really necessary.

We tend to try and choose the “fat free” version of a lot of the foods that we enjoy. (sometimes, though, fat free will mean that there is a higher sugar content, so watch out for that.) We stick to a lot of the basics: chicken, turkey, and pasta. Fat-free turkey breasts are a nice way to throw some seasoning on them, have a small side of buttered pasta, and you’re gold. Maybe throw some asparagus in the cart to round things out!

Anyway, the point is to resist the temptation of buying cookies and other sweets. If you consistently try and buy things like chicken breasts instead of whole chickens with skin, fat-free crackers instead of cookies, and low-sugared juices instead of soda, you’re going to feel much better about yourself, and you’ll be healthier.