If you’re prone to the habit heading to the grocery store before you hit home, it can be hard to remember exactly what’s missing from your fridge and pantry. Add to that all the delicious baked items, homemade breads, and premade entrées, and it can be extra tough to remind yourself to pick healthy, fresh foods over the processed junk. Fortunately, there are some easy tricks you can follow to make sure you’re only picking up foods you should be eating. Abide by these guidelines at the grocery store, and you’ll be eating better in no time.
1. Buy frozen veggies for easy meal prep
If your biggest gripe about eating healthy is that it’s too expensive, you’re not alone — nobody wants to pay seven dollars for a bag of cherries or two dollars for a single avocado. So, make sure you peruse the fresh produce to see if you can get any seasonal deals. If not, think frozen. Eating Well explains frozen veggies still contain tons of nutrients, and you can always keep them stocked without having to worry about a short shelf life. Choose the bags that say “U.S. Fancy” on them, as this label guarantees the produce in the bag is of the best size, shape, and color available.