Not that there’s a right or wrong way to grocery shop, but I’ve found a few tricks to help my grocery trip be the most successful over the years.
These tips help me to shop smart, get the healthiest foods available, and save money while doing so. Sure, your shopping routines and personal preferences might avoid overly processed offerings or altering recipes to include what’s in season, but there are a few more things you might consider when you’re filling up your grocery cart.
These tips will help you tighten up your healthy eating track.
When you shop at your local supermarket, you might think that you’re getting foods from your local area. That’s not always the case, though, so check where things are packaged. You might live in Florida and find your strawberries or lettuce have been shipped all the way from California. To ensure you get the freshest produce, find your local farmer’s market or sign up for a CSA. You’ll also be supporting local farmers and your community while eating the tastiest produce available.
Don’t Buy Washed Greens
It might look more appealing in the packaging, but those bags of lettuce and spinach leave room for error. In fact, they’re the most common victims of listeria and E. coli outbreaks. Instead, buy a head of lettuce and wash it yourself.