Grocery Shopping for Healthy Family Eating

     As the mother of three grown children, I know how hard it can be, even with the best of intentions, to eat a healthy diet yourself and make healthy foods for the rest of the family. With just a few simple tips, you can totally change your eating habits for the better.

     It all starts with grocery shopping, for which you must make like a Boy Scout and “be prepared.” It is best to create a menu for the week with breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks determined for each day before you even make your grocery list. Choose healthy recipes that take thirty minutes or less to prepare, unless you know you’ll have more time available for cooking. There are many easy, healthy recipes available online which you can prepare in a snap. Make sure there are enough high-protein foods and snacks, which won’t leave you with low blood sugar and send you to high-fat and high-sugar snacks for a fast blood sugar boost.

      Before hitting the grocery store, eat a big, filling meal, so you won’t deviate from your shopping list by picking out items that look good just because you’re hungry. You can’t binge on foods that aren’t good for you if you don’t have them in your home, after all. This will not only result in a healthier set of groceries, but will save you money, as well!

Tina Turbin

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9 Responses to Grocery Shopping for Healthy Family Eating

  1. Miriam says:

    Thanks! These are some very useful tips!

  2. Melissa says:

    So practical, I really like this!

  3. Teresa says:

    Thanks Tina. I really like that you say it starts with grocery shopping. If it’s done right, you can eat well the rest of the week.

  4. Mina Nguyen says:

    Thank you Tina for sharing this. I really like how useful it is. I will be using these tips this week!

  5. Janet says:

    This was very informative, just the type of thing I need help with in my daily life. Thanks!

  6. Faith says:

    Thanks Tina you’re absolutely right grocery shopping is such an important basic activity when it comes to feeding your family right.

  7. Jane says:

    Thank you for this article. I would love to hear more practical tips on this subject in the future.

  8. Julie says:

    I used your tips this week and not only did grocery shopping go much faster, but I avoided eating out all week!

  9. Teagan says:

    I don’t have kids yet, but this was still a very helpful article for a single woman!

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