Shop The Perimeter For Healthier Eating

In the aisles, you find many convenience foods. The price for that convenience is hidden ingredients or additives that are usually not good for you, and may even be harmful. These may be preservatives, flavor enhancers, food colorings, artificial sweeteners, etc. If it is not an ingredient you would use to make something, then it doesn’t really belong in your food.

Often it is these ingredients that lead to food sensitivities that reduce your quality of life. By shopping the perimeter, you keep your diet cleaner and take control of what you put in your mouth. It often even costs less, especially if you shop the sales and specials and plan your meals. You’ll also be hard-pressed to find much junk-food in the perimeter of the store.

To involve your kids more in food choices and preparation, ask them to choose a fruit or vegetable they have never had and ask the produce department at the store to talk to you about your choice. They can guide you on how to choose it and how to prepare it. It’s a great way to get out of a rut in what you eat at home, as well as to expand your food horizons.

NutritionMichele Renee