I live in a small town so it's hard to find clean foods here too. But here's what works for me: discount stores. They usually buy out stock from other stores and sell it cheap. I've found lots of organic/clean foods in these stores that I couldn't find in my local grocery stores. Some of my favorites are: Big Lots, Ollie's & Sharp Shopper. Unfortunately, it's hit & miss at times so when I find something, I stock up. ALways check the sell by date too and don't be surprised if something they had once, they never get back in. It keeps it interesting to say the least!
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Thank you for your posts. Do you shop at regular grocery stores or special markets? I had been doing the coupon thing, but then I noticed it was all for processed foods! We are trying to keep to a budget. I do go to the fruit/veggie stand once a week or so for a few things when I can. I didnt do too good today. I made tacos. Everything was ok except the seasonings. In time I will do better I am sure. I guess it takes time to learn and remember. I made an excellent soup yesterday, but needed to use the paste for the broth. (didnt have any premade) and it had sugar in it. I have learned so far that I need to plan better. I am used to winging it. this will take some getting used to! Can you share your favorite dinner?
in my opinion if it is processed it isn't clean and that is what Aldis carries, shop in the produce section also a lot of your organic whole grains are not processed much like Brown rice and whole wheat. It is hard but it is there
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Shop the outer perimeter of the grocery store. Stay out of the aisles as much a possible, except to get spices, steel cut oats, brown rice, canned goods and toilet paper. lol Clean, whole foods can be found in the produce, meat and dairy sections of the store. Some grocery stores carry Ezekial bread or you can make your own (recipe in the team cookbook). I hardly ever get anything in a box with a list of ingredients. I buy my own ingredients then make or bake what I need to. Hope this helps!!!
I am new at eating clean. I had no idea that they put sugar in everything! I don't know what to eat! I spent 1.5 hours in the grocery store, (Aldi) looking at labels. I need help learning how to do this without eating the same thing everyday! Any tips?
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