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
Best Deals at the Grocery Store - A New Way of Thinking about It If it were up to me, I'd ditch the word 'deal' when talking about saving money at the grocery store. Why? Because your personal health is priceless, that's why. Getting top quality nutrition - within your budget - is the real deal, the best deal at the grocery store. For some handy background information, take a look at these 10 tips to guide your food choices to better physical and mental well being. Best Deals at the Grocery Store - Tips to Get You Organized Plan grocery shopping into your week Do your homework … [Read more...] about Best Deals at the Grocery Store
Holiday grocery carts come in all varieties. If you look into mine, though, you will see pretty much what's in the picture at the left. Here are 7 foods I adore at this time of the year and why I think they belong in your grocery cart, too. 7 Favorite Holiday Foods for Your Grocery Cart Fresh Pomegranates: These amazing fruits are only available in American grocery stores from November through January. They add a festive pop to your holiday salad or grain dish, or eat a generous handful on top of your plain yogurt along with crunchy granola. Really yum. Fresh Citrus: Tangerines, … [Read more...] about 7 Favorite Holiday Foods For Your Grocery Cart!
This guest blog is by Danielle Cushing. To celebrate National Whole Grain Month, let’s figure out whole grains, where to find them, and how to use them. What is a whole grain? In short, whole grains are more nutrient-rich than refined grains. Refined grains lose some of their minerals, B vitamins, and antioxidants during processing. Whole grains retain all of these and are also higher in fiber and high-quality protein. For more information about whole grains, check out the Whole Grains Council. Where in the grocery store will I find whole grains? 1. Many of your whole … [Read more...] about Celebrate National Whole Grains Month!
Diet's Don't Work! I'm sure you've heard this line before. But, do you believe it? Most of my clients who struggle with body weight issues are wishing for a clear-cut, easier solution to losing weight. And, I sincerely wish this for them, too. 'Dieting' as in depriving yourself is typically a not-so-great way to go. Eating meager calories, blended concoctions that are bland and expensive or, worse yet, skipping meals rarely helps anyone achieve their weight goal. Here is an interesting article about why diets don't work, along with 2 solutions that can help the process along. Healthier … [Read more...] about Diets Don’t Work – Healthier Eating Does!
Ways to Shop for More Nutrition & Less 'Fluff' 1. Never ever shop when you are hungry...because your choices will suffer. Here are 3 tips to help you over this hurdle. 2. Slow down and think about every choice. You'll be amazed how this improves the quality of what's in your cart. 3. Check items off your list as you think through how you will use them in your meal or snack. It's a great way to reduce food waste. 4. Count up your fruits and vegetables - fresh, canned, dried, frozen. Do you have one of each for all days of the week? 5. Watch for discounts. Then, ask yourself … [Read more...] about Shopping Cart Smarts!