Learning to eat healthy should begin with the grocery store. Having the right foods in your home can increase your intake of healthy foods and bring variety to your family.
- Start with a menu. Visit free healthy eating sites such as CookingLight.com to find delicious recipes suitable for your family.
- Take a list with you to the grocery and stick to it. Avoid being tempted to buy off of your list, as this may sabotage your healthy eating plan.
- Plan to spend most of your time in the produce department. Market Basket Foods offers a variety of fresh and local produce to meet a healthy eating plan. Apples, cantaloupes, grapefruit, oranges, peaches, and pears are all in season now. Also, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, greens, okra, and sweet potatoes are especially good this time of year.
- Lastly, be sure to pick up low fat or fat-free dairy products for strong bones and teeth. Low fat milk, ultra-thin cheeses, string cheese, and yogurts make great choices. Try mixing fresh, plain yogurt with fresh peaches and ¼ cup of whole grain granola cereal…yum!