How to Shop for Healthy Foods

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Has this ever happened to you?
You’ve gone shopping, spent your entire
food budget, then realized you didn’t get
what you needed to make healthy meals?
How is this possible?
What can you do to prevent this in the future?
Here are 5 healthy shopping tips good for
your family and your budget.
Tip number 1!
Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry.
Have a light snack before you go like an apple
or a handful of nuts
Tip number 2!
Make a list, so you know what you need.
Tip number 3!
When choosing fruits and vegetables, get your
children to help.
Remember to fill your cart with a colorful
rainbow of fruits and vegetables such as:
Broccoli, onions, carrots, cabbage, sweet
potatoes, bananas, oranges, apples and other
favorites to make sure your family gets all
the nutrients they need.
Choosing what’s in season can help keep
costs low.
If you can’t find what you need…
…check the frozen food aisle.
Frozen fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious
as fresh and better than canned
Now that you’ve got produce, you’ll need
protein for dinner.
And here’s tip number 4!
Instead of buying a lot of red meat, choose
more fish and chicken.
One whole chicken can be used for several
…like soup and tostadas.
Take off the skin to make meals healthier,
and grill or broil rather than fry.
Tip number 5!
Small changes in the dairy section can really
add up.
For example,
buy regular milk and plain yogurt, not fruit
yogurt which has a lot of sugar.
Add your very own fruit on top.
By following these healthy shopping tips your
family and your wallet will thank you.
Now let’s go home and cook a healthy meal!

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