If you don't buy it, you can't eat it! If you can practice discipline at the grocery store--by not buyingunhealthy food, you won't have it at home. This will put you one step closer to achieving your healthy eating goals. I try to be very focused and stick to a list when grocery shopping.
Most of the healthy food at the grocery store are on the perimeter. Go to the produce section first. Buy whole grains and beans on the rice and beans aisle. Get dairy products and eggs in the dairy section. Practice caution elsewhere!
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I started using TVP, textured vegetable protein in most of my meat cooking. It looks a bit like oatmeal. Use about a 1c to 1 1/2c in a meat sauce, or a 1c + 1c water, let rehyd in lean ground meat, it has no fat but all the protein. TVP is tasteless, it takes on the favors you add, wonderful stuff.
You can find TVP in most health stores and grocery stores
I recently bought a "PURE" water bottle with freezer stick and water filter system. Its a 32oz bottle with the water filter inside. I don't like tap water and have spent a lot of money on bottled and when I found this buy for $10.00 I thought it was a steal the filter is supposed to last for 300 fill ups. The water taste great.91
I found this at my local Hannaford Grocery store30
When the sale papers arrive I take 1/2 hour and go through them to write down what's on sale. I then plan my menu by the best sales. For the most part I only go to one store - once a week. If another store has one or two items on sale that are too good to pass up I will go but only for those item
Combine sales with coupons - save in reg. grocery stores more then big box stores.
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