Grocery shopping

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Who likes to grocery shop? I don’t. Every Sunday my husband and I go grocery shopping in the morning. It is something I loathe but it has to be done. I’m just glad my husband, Eric, is there to endure it with me. I always try to have a list and make a menu for the week. Planning meals for the week is a chore in and of itself. I try to make things that I know my son, Tyler, will eat. Toddlers can be very picky eaters. I also try to bring some coupons with us. The thing with coupons is they never have any for meat, fruit, milk, and vegetables. Even if you do have a coupon most often then not you have to buy more than one just to get 25-50 cents off. I have found some good coupons though. I am no coupon addict.
When you go grocery shopping you mostly want to stick to the perimeter of the store. That’s where all the fruit, vegetables, meats and dairy products are. When we shop we rarely buy things like pop, chips, and sweets. If it’s not in the house then you won’t eat it! I always stock up on frozen vegetables. They are just as good as fresh and they keep longer. If you have to buy canned fruits and vegetables make sure they are low in sodium and the fruit are in fruit juice not syrup.
Now I’m not saying to just buy all your groceries from the perimeter of the store. I do buy crackers, bread, and rice etc. My son likes to eat goldfish, so I buy him the whole grain ones, which have some fiber in them.
The things we buy mostly are fruit, vegetables, cheese, yogurt, milk, whole wheat pasta, and ground turkey. We wouldn’t have to grocery shop if fruit and vegetables lasted long than a few days. What do you think of grocery shopping? Love it? Hate it?

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One response

  1. How could a nutrionist loathe grocery shopping? I enjoy it if I have time but like you I never have time to do it slow and right like I want to.

    I loathe the coupon rebate game. Just price it right with good quality and no gimmicks. I know, that will never happen!

    LuAnn and I are both perimeter shoppers but a lot of healthy goodies are in those inner isles if we would take time to find them and prepare them. I know, we just don’t have time.

    I do have more time in the winter though and it is good excercise for me. I still can’t believe Krogers built a big store in the middle of a farm field. They have the best selection and prices in the county and the only supplier of E-85 fuel.

    Thanks for the good article.

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