How Can I Make Better Eating Choices?
It all starts at the supermarket. What you buy here creates your food environment at home.
To eliminate any confusion there are some pretty simple things you can do to make better eating choices.
Make A List And Stick To It
It takes a little time and some effort, but it will help you eat healthier and save money.
-Healthier eating will generally mean you’ll have to cook some of your meals at home. Having a few simple recipes that you can make regularly will help.
-Plan your meals a week ahead of time.
-Make a shopping list of ingredients for your weekly meals and any other basics like fruit that you’ll need for the week.
Buy Fruits and Vegetables In Season
In season items are less expensive and taste much better.
-Your local supermarket will sell in season fruit and vegetables.
-Try a local farmer’s market to get fresh in season produce.
-Canned or frozen foods are another option as they’re packaged or frozen at the peak of ripeness.
Spend Most Of Your Shopping Time In The Outer Aisles Of The Supermarket
The fringes of the supermarket is where you’ll find all the whole, minimally processed foods. All of the healthier food options like fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, eggs, dairy products and whole grains are found here.
-The closer you get to the centre of the aisles is where you’ll find the more highly processed products that are less healthy.
Keep It Simple
Having a plan and being a little more organised when you shop for food will make your choices much healthier. You can buy delicious food that is in season and fresh and importantly less expensive.
You won’t have the stress of trying to decide what to buy or wondering if you got everything or the right stuff.
You can be a little more adventurous and try some things you might have never eaten.