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Going Grocery Shopping Checklist

GOING GROCERY SHOPPING CHECKLIST Grocery stores are filled with choices galore, but along with the variety come challenges. The following list can help you get in and out quickly, while sticking to a healthy diet plan. 國 PLAN BEFORE YOU SHOP > Avoid temptation and don't grocery shop on an empty stomach > Organize your list to lessen the risk of forgetting an item > Stick to a budget to prevent impulse buys > Go green and bring reusable bags SHOP THE PERIMETER Resist the urge for unhealthy foods by only dipping into the aisles for nutritious pantry items. Sticking to the perimeter, or "shopping the U", makes it easier to manage the fat and sodium in your diet. Fresh produce Starting in the produce section sets the table for healthy choices. Pick up seasonal fare that's locally grown; they contain less pesticides and are more affordable. Spring (March through May) Summer (June through August) > The four A's: apricots, artichokes, > Vine fruits: cantaloupe, tomatoes asparagus, avocados > Beets > Bell peppers > Grapefruits > Peaches > Green beans > Honeydews > Pineapples > Strawberries Fall Winter (September through November) (December through February) > Citrus: clementines, oranges, tangerines > Dates > Kiwi > Sweet potatoes > Turnips > Seeds galore: pomegranates, pumpkins > Brussels sprouts > Grapes > Guavas Pears Fresh meats and fish > Skinless chicken breasts > Lean steaks Fresh meatless protein > Pork loins > Eggs > Coldwater fish: salmon, halibut > Tofu > Low-fat fortified dairy or soy milk > Yogurt > Cottage cheese HEALTHY PANTRY PICKS •.. If you must detour and face the aisles of temptation, leave your cart at the end to keep you from throwing extra items in that aren't on your list. Starches > Whole grain breads > Cereals high in fiber and low in sugar > Oatmeal > Quinoa, brown or wild rice Proteins > Natural almond or peanut butter > Unsalted nuts and seeds > Dried or canned beans, split peas and lentils (complete nutrition

Going Grocery Shopping Checklist

shared by siowjun on Nov 23
Checklist for Complete Nutrition, a network of high-quality nutritional supplement retail stores. The aim of this infographic is to inform the reader on how to shop for healthier groceries.


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