Hey lovely ladies.. below are My 4 Genius Tips On How To Navigate Supermarkets
Healthy food choices start in the supermarket. Supermarkets are very strategic in influencing our food choices, even their layout is specifically designed to maximise our spending. Below are my tips on how to shop efficiently!
PLAN: Planning is key to successful and healthy grocery shopping. If you go to the supermarket without a shopping list, you are likely to spend more money, waste more time, and forget essential items. Use my weekly meal planners and shopping list templates to help make your shopping trips more efficient and cost-effective. I’ll typically cross items off my shopping list once I’ve added them to my basket!
SHOP THE PERIMETER: Generally speaking, the fresh produce – vegetables, fruit, dairy, eggs, meats – are located around the perimeter of the store. Follow the perimeter to grab your fresh items, then shop in the aisles for ingredients such as wholegrains, oils and dried herbs.
BUY IN BULK: This is one of my best tips! Buying food in bulk for the entire week will reduce the number of times you need to return to the shops, and the less you go to the shops the more money you will save. It’s a win, win! If you spot an ingredient you use all the time on sale, buy it in bulk. You’ll often see me buying a dozen or more cans of diced tomatoes, chickpeas or beans when they’re on special at my local supermarket. Fresh meat, poultry and fish can be frozen, so buy these in bulk too and throw them in the freezer for another day. Fish can last up to 3 months in the freezer, red meat and poultry can last up to 6 months.
DON’T SHOP ON AN EMPTY STOMACH: If you are anything like me, the worst thing you can do is go shopping when you’re hungry. This can lead to poor choices, such as buying convenience foods and excessive snacking on the way home.
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