Updated: Dec 13, 2020
Make a trip to the grocery store easier on yourself (and your wallet) with these tips!
Don’t Forget Your List
Stick to your list! Healthy decisions start before you even walk through the front doors of the store. If they have smaller carts outside choose that one, it will help you buy just the things you need. It will also save you time and money. Have everyone in your family help contribute to building the shopping list. Kids (and adults too) are more willing to try new foods when they help chose them.
Stay on the Outside of the Store.
Do the bulk of your shopping in the perimeter of the grocery store where the more wholesome fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and fish reside. Choose meat or fish items that are 80 percent lean or higher, and try different kinds of fruits and vegetables each week. While the junk food tends to be in the center aisle, that is also where you will find many other healthy additions to your grocery cart including beans, frozen fruits and vegetables and whole grains. But, as a general rule of thumb, take your time loading up on whole, nutritious items on the outside of the store and then make your way through the middle to get only the items on your list.
Buy a Few Health Foods in Bulk.
Items such as meat, nuts, yogurt and some grains can tend to run on the higher end, price wise. Try buying these items in bulk. Whether this means a large tub of Greek yogurt for the week or a big bag