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July 25, 2014 • Healthy Living

4 Totally Liberating Grocery Shopping Tips

As a busy working Mother 100 percent committed to feeding my family wholesome and nutritious home-cooked meals– I have mastered the art of efficient grocery shopping. Here are 4 time and sanity saving tips for your trips to the grocer that are guaranteed to improve the nutritional health of your loved ones.

  1. Ignore the dizzying array (60 plus varieties!) of flavored and specialty yogurts now complicating the yogurt aisle and limit your selections to the one and only truly healthy yogurt—low-fat or non-fat plain yogurt. Choose the large containers for the best value and go for the Greek-style for a double shot of muscle-building, appetite-quieting protein. Sweeten it yourself with a little honey or fruit!
  2.  Unless a cereal has five grams of fiber per serving and 10 grams or less of sugar, leave it on the shelf. Thankfully you will find at least 20 plus brands that satisfy these two basic ground rules.
  3. Walk right on past the whole section of bottled salad dressings. None can begin to compare in taste, health, or value to what you can make at home in less than two minutes with extra virgin olive oil, a little mustard, and vinegar.
  4. Skip the entire aisle of bottled beverages (soda, fruit drinks, etc.). It makes no sense to spend your time or money on something that is demonstrably harmful to you and your loved ones.

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