Healthy grocery tips that won’t break the bank! It CAN be done.
Every mom needs a little help when it comes to figuring out what to fix for dinner EVERY night. You want to find healthy foods for your family, but who has the time or energy after a long week of work and chores to spend hours at the health food store?
You CAN buy healthy foods for your family at the regular grocery store (and not spend a fortune) if you know what to look for!
Below are some great healthy grocery tips that I use myself to help make the trip to the grocery store quick, easy and (nearly) painless:
If you can’t afford all organic produce, try buying these fruits and veggies organically since they have the highest levels of pesticides left on them even after washing (according to a study by the Environmental Working Group):
Apples, Cherries, Grapes (imported from Chile), Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Raspberries, Strawberries
Bell Peppers, Celery, Potatoes, Spinach (and other leafy veggies)
Also, here is the list of the CLEAN 15.
You don’t have to buy these organically. They are not as prone to damage by insects and have the least amount of pesticides!
onion, avocado, sweet corn (frozen), pineapple, mango, asparagus, sweet peas, kiwi, cabbage, egg-plant, papaya, watermelon, broccoli, tomato, sweet potato
(CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT TO BUY ONCE YOU ARE AT THE STORE? Check out these great totes!!)
13. YES, you can use coupons and still have a healthy grocery list! It takes some work to pull your list together each week, but stores offer great coupons on things like frozen vegetables, whole grain pasta and whole grain waffles. But, don’t get tricked into buying processed foods just because you have a coupon. Just because a bag of candy is $0.50, doesn’t mean it needs to be in your cart!
Some things have taken my family longer to get used to than others, but these healthy grocery tips have really improved my family’s overall health and nutrition!