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Stick to your Grocery List

If you plan your meals before going to the store and then make a list and stick to it, this will help you avoid grabbing random items that may not be the healthiest.

Nicole
When I do this it helps me save time and money.

Don't Bring Your Kids

Don't Bring Your Kids

If leaving your kids at home is an option you should do it. Kids grab any colorful and fun package they see and throw it in the cart. These items are usually filled with sugar and are not healthy. Leaving your kids at home will help you focus and stay on track.

Nicole
This also means you can avoid screaming and crying when kids don't get what they want at the store.

Only Shop on a Full Stomach

Only Shop on a Full Stomach

Shopping on a full stomach will allow you to avoid grabbing extra items such as candy and baked goods just because you are hungry. This will allow you to only make healthy choices.

Nicole
When I shop on a full stomach, it helps me have more patience if there are long lines.

Pay Attention to Labels

Pay Attention to Labels

When you are trying to buy healthier food, it is a good idea to read the labels so you know how much sugar, sodium and fat are in the products you are buying. This will help you choose items that are healthier for you and your family.

Nicole
Reading labels helps me to find out what ingredients are used so I can avoid buying items that contain things that I don't like.

Choose Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

Choose Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

Choosing colorful fruits and vegetables will help you get the most nutrients. This means that when you add them to your meals you will know that they are healthy options.

Nicole
I find colorful fruits and vegetables not only tasty but appealing to look at as well.

Go Lean with Meat and Poultry

Go Lean with Meat and Poultry

Having meat and poultry in your diet doesn't have to be unhealthy. If you choose lean meats with less fat and more protein these are healthy options that will help to satisfy you and your family.

Nicole
I like lean meats because they have less grease so I don't have to worry so much about draining it when I cook.

Think Whole Grain when Buying Bread

Think Whole Grain when Buying Bread

Breads that are whole grain and have wheat as the first ingredient are healthier options than white bread which made have additives that are not so healthy.

Nicole
Whole grain bread is usually much tastier than white bread anyway.
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