With fad diets falling by the wayside, my clients are now asking less about Paleo meal planning and more about how to eat a wholesome and less processed diet. I recently received an email from nutrition411.com featuring a handy clean eating shopping list. Take a look, keep it handy, and use it to navigate your way down the aisles. Please note this list is not all-inclusive and just because a particular item is not listed, does not mean it doesn’t have a place in a healthy diet. Feeling overwhelmed with renovating the pantry? Read on for tips on how to successfully revamp your diet:
-Look at the big picture. Build your meals around produce (fresh or frozen), meat/fish, or meat alternative, high fiber grains, and leave behind the processed (and expensive!) foods like chips, salad dressings and sugary drinks.
-Save time and money. Shop your local farmer markets or family owned stores. Big chain stores often advertise high calorie and unhealthy foods using tactics like circulars and end caps.
-Plan ahead. Designate two or more shopping days each week to ensure you always have the fresh food you need based on current cravings and menus.
-Ditch the basket and use the cart. A study by Consumer Reports found people are three times more likely to pick up junk food if they are using a shopping basket vs a shopping cart. Who knew?!?
-There's an app for that! Try my favorite shopping buddy Shopwell.