Grocery Shopping Tips

How to do a weekly food prep (5 Tips)

January 28, 2014
How to do a healthy weekly food prep (5 Tips, plus recipe ideas!)

I’ve been following Lindsay (aka The Lean Green Bean) for a few years now, and she never fails to inspire.  Lately I’ve been especially smitten with her weekly food prep posts.  I begged Lindsay to teach us how to become food prep masters, and she agreed (yay!).  I can’t wait to get started! *** As […]

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Healthy Eating on a Budget: Your Tips

September 2, 2013
Healthy Eating on a Budget: Your Tips

Since it’s Labor Day, I thought I would give myself the day off and let you write a blog post for me.  (Thanks!)  A few days ago on Facebook I posed the question, “What tips do you have for eating healthy on a budget?”  Here’s what you’ve given me so far.  Add your tip in […]

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Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping

May 8, 2012

Navigating the supermarket aisles as a new celiac can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What should you look for? Holy moly, this gluten-free food is expensive! I’ll be telling you about how I shop tomorrow, but first I thought we should get some expert advice from a grocery store dietitian.  Leah McGrath is the dietitian […]

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What do you want to see on the next Supermarket Swap?

April 26, 2011

Last year, I ran a few posts titled “Supermarket Swap”.  The point was to take an item that you buy at the grocery store and point you toward the healthiest choice.  The feedback was positive and many of you stated that your eyes had been opened when you started reading labels and ingredient lists. I […]

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Supermarket Swap – Apple Sauce

October 26, 2010

Kid-favorite, BRAT-diet staple, portable snack. Apple sauce is simple right? Just smashed up apples and maybe a little cinnamon. Do we really need to look at the label? You may be surprised about some of the ingredients I found while snooping around as a label detective today (and the weird girl at the grocery store […]

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Supermarket Swap – Oatmeal

October 12, 2010
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One of my favorite cool-weather breakfasts is oatmeal.  Oatmeal doesn’t take long to cook, and you can add an endless combination of toppings to keep it from getting boring (more on that tomorrow). But with so many options to choose from at the grocery store, what kind should you buy? Basically, you will get 3-5 […]

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Supermarket Swap – Bread Crumbs

September 22, 2010

Bread crumbs are perfect for adding texture and crunch to a recipe.   But I prefer to add that savory crunch without added high fructose corn syrup or trans-fats.  Turn around a box of plain bread crumbs at the store, and you will likely be shocked by how many ingredients can be in PLAIN bread […]

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Supermarket Swap – Tortillas

August 25, 2010

Making healthy choices in the grocery store can seem like a daunting task.   What do I choose?  Fat-free?  Whole-grain?  Lean?  Popped?  Baked?   Will this cereal really boost my immunity?  Should I only shop the perimeter of the store?   When I teach nutrition classes, one of my favorite things to do is to […]

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