I don’t have to do a long list of grocery shopping to do yet since Chris and I haven’t moved out but I do go every Monday to buy things that I need for my own personal needs (I like to help on the grocery bill by getting these things separately).
I have a method to these grocery shopping trips. Here is my tips:
- Have a clear idea of what aisles you need to visit (for me it is the produce section and the cheese area)
- Keep an idea of what you DON’T want to get or aisles you shouldn’t go in (minimal high fructose corn syrup or artificial sugars and the sweets aisle)
- A budget (For me, $20)
$20 seems like too little but for me I’ve been able to get enough healthy snacks to last me a week. It’s actually fun to see all the things I can get for $20! I keep my calculator out as I shop.
Every week I make sure to buy two tomatos (I make one tomato sandwich a day), some sort of fruit beverage (I love buying Naked Juice products), some sort of small thing I can snack on (I try a lot of nut mixes, grapes, or buy different chip varieties), and something to eat for breakfast. During breakfast lately I’ve been eating a piece of Babybel cheese and a slice of watermelon. The last thing I buy is a “bad” food, something really sweet or really salty that I shouldn’t eat too much of. I feel having these small “bad” food allowances keeps the rest of my healthy lifestyle on track. Some examples of my guilty pleasure foods are raisinettes and B&W cookies.
Here is a video about how a little slip in your diet isn’t a huge mistake, in moderation:
And that is how I do my grocery shopping!
Do you have any healthy food or money saving grocery tips? Share them in the comments!
To learn more about my nutrition, watch this video.
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