Saturday, January 16, 2010
I went shopping today and I came away with this feeling.
What does it take to eat healthy? Walking through the grocery store today I had to wonder what has happened? Why is it so hard to shop for healthy food? It seems like the aisles should be overflowing with the good stuff and the fat, sugar, and salt filled items should be the ones that you have to hunt to find. When did grocery stores change into aisles and aisles of unhealthy traps so creatively wrapped? Do you think if we did some research we would find that the same parent companies that own the diet food lines also own the snack-cake lines?
So, as I know I've read time and time again, I shopped the outside of the store. The cheese corner first, adding low-fat ricotta cheese to my cart. Then after grabbing that laundry detergent and those canned beans and chicken broth, I made it to the produce section. Onion, potatoes, celery, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, ginger, and spinach looked good. Next on to the seafood and meat corner. Shrimp and ground turkey this week.
Although there is good stuff to be found, it can be very overwhelming walking up and down those aisles trying to find it amongst the rest.