Are you ever surprised at your grocery tab at checkout? I've been surprised many times at how high my tab is because, well, good food is not cheap. But, this time, I was surprised that I got in-and-out of the store for less than $20! You can see my entire cart in the picture and I'll admit it wasn't a full week's worth of food. Still, I was feeling super proud of my smart shopping skills and staying on-budget as I headed home from this mid-week grocery run. If you're interested in some insights on a nutritious grocery cart fill-up, then take a look at my earlier blog here. On-Budget Smart … [Read more...] about A Grocery Cart of On-Budget, Smart Nutrition
Fresh Vegetables - How to Buy Them It's smart to buy a nice variety of fresh vegetables for good nutrition and colorful meals and snacks, right? Right. And, it's even smarter to use up your fresh vegetables before they rot, right. Right. Well, did you ever look into your vegetable crisper drawer and think...how will I use that Bell pepper, corn-on-the-cob, asparagus, fresh herb, or kale? My thinking was along those lines the other day when I took a look. But, worry no more, because there are sneaky ways to waste less and enjoy more as you store your fresh vegetables. And, to avoid plastic … [Read more...] about Fresh Vegetables & How to Store Them
A Nutritious Grocery Cart Some careful thought before, during, and after your grocery trip is a must. Think about it -- what goes into your cart also goes into you. Right? So planning ahead, writing a list, slowing down as you walk the store, and reviewing your cart are essentials. Or, perhaps you'll just have to wait a few years for a supermarket of the future kind of experience. Filling Your Cart Aisle-by-Aisle Doing a big shopping trip is different than a milk & bread only trip. The big trip hits your wallet harder and it can ease your stress at dinnertime. So, take your time … [Read more...] about A Nutritious Grocery Cart Fill-Up!
Grocery Cart Tips for Good Nutrition Grocery shopping day is fun for some people and a total drag for others. It can pep you up or wipe you out. I'm here to offer tiny tips for putting you in the success column on grocery shopping day, today and forever! First things first, though. Please don't go to the store hungry. And, learn tips for sticking to your food budget. How Your Grocery Cart Helps You Out A grocery cart is your rolling pantry/fridge/freezer, while at the store. Really, think of it this way and you'll keep the bigger picture in view. Break it out like this and … [Read more...] about Grocery Cart Tips for Good Nutrition
School Success is Linked to Nutrition Success Parents and kids are getting fired-up for a new school year. There is so much to learn for everyone and, for parents, how to pack up a tasty and kid-pleasing lunch is one top priority. Check out my earlier blog about school success and nutrition success going hand-in-hand. And, here are 5 tips to get parents going in the right direction from planning to grocery store to school cafeteria for your kids. Tip #1: Make a weekly plan - before Monday morning. Set aside time to plan what you'll need for 5 days of tasty, nutritious lunches for your … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Healthy Back-to-School Lunch!
It's Heart Month ~ Are You Marketing Your Grocery Store Services? Cindy's Note In late December 2015, I jumped on a great marketing opportunity by agreeing to do a recorded interview by Annette Hottenstein, MS, RD from The Food Sommelier. The title of the podcast was ‘What’s in Your Grocery Bag?’ After the fun interview, Annette sent me the electronic link to the edited podcast and I was able to post it to my website and social media. I’m now thinking of using this podcast to pitch myself to a local radio station or two. I’ll get back to you on that. My point is that marketing comes in … [Read more...] about Nutrition Pros & Grocery Store Success – February 2016