MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 6 Tips for Healthy Grocery Shopping

March 21, 2013 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

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March is National Nutrition Month.

This week, we are talking about heathy shopping at the grocery store.

We have 6 great tips from Stop & Shop’s full-time nutritionist, Julie Menounos, on ways to get the most out of your grocery shopping experience with healthy eating in mind.

1.  Don’t shop hungry.

2.  Make a grocery list. Plan out your weekly meals and build a list around your meal plan.

3.  Shop the perimeter of the store.  This is where the freshest, most natural food lies.  Fill your cart with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and dairy items, then venture down the center aisles to stock up on staples like whole grains, beans, and vegetable-based soups.

4.  Pay attention to symbols to help you shop.  For example, at Stop & Shop, you can look for the Healthy Ideas® symbol next to the price to find products that are better your family.

5.  Read the ingredient list.  If you are not sure how to accurately interpret the Nutrition Facts label, the ingredients list can provide you with enough information to make a healthy decision.  If sugar is listed in the first or second ingredient of your breakfast cereal, swap it for something healthier.

6.  Back at home, add fruits and veggies to your families favorite foods:  Add strawberries to cereal or blueberries to yogurt.  Try sliced pears in a grill cheese sandwich or just put the slices on the side of the plate for extra fiber in the meal.

Bottom line:  Try to eat as much fresh food as you can to keep your kids happy and healthy! 🙂

For more information on how to shop healthy, go to Stop & Shop’s Living Well web page.

Tune into MommaJam next week for the live segment on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the dial or at your desktop.

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