Its great to get all these recipes and health tips, but what am I supposed to buy when I go the grocery store? Do I meal plan and take a detailed list? Do I freestyle it? Do I buy all organic? Do I even step foot in any aisle that is not fresh produce? Is my end bill going to give me a heart attack? I should buy the fat free version right?
Whether you plan or freestyle, it is really up to you. What I do is a hybrid. I have a list of stuff I know I have run out of, and I have some staples that I make sure I always have in the house. During this example shop, you will see many of my staple ingredients. I hope to answer some of the above questions and help you save money, eat healthy, and avoid the common traps in supermarkets.
So what about Organic? Well, it turns out that some foods should definitely be bought organic, and others don't matter as much if you want to save money. Click here to see the list
What I didn't buy
when something needs to be marketed as fat free/low fat, I usually steer clear of it. Chances are, you'll look at the ingredients and see tons of chemicals, sugar, or ingredients you can't even pronounce.
High-fat dairy products, such as butter or yogurt can be healthy if they are grass fed or organic.
Processed food or prepared frozen meals. I don't even buy "lean cuisine". I do still buy some things from the freezer aisle. Just keep scrolling :)
All this stuff above: Just don't.
What I did buy
So, find anything interesting? Surprising? Let me know!