Like the infamous refrain of the Gilligan’s Island theme song, a visit to the grocery store can sometimes feel like a “three-hour tour” that ends in a shipwreck. As a nutritionist and educator, I believe that most people are trying to make healthy choices but need some help to avoid spending the entire day grocery shopping. Here are a few simple guidelines can help you shop more quickly and make healthier, more economical purchases:
Q: Where do I start?
Q: Fresh vs. canned vs. frozen. What is best?
Q: Eating fish twice a week is recommended for heart health and other reasons, but how do you choose fish?
Q Which bread is the best?
Q: Can I use the quick-cooking grains to save time?
Q: What is important when reading a label?
Grocery shopping doesn’t have to be a stressful, time-consuming experience. Make your meals healthier and your shopping enjoyable, efficient and less expensive by planning ahead and being creative.