Thursday, December 1, 2011

Healthy Holiday Guide + Grocery Shopping Tips

Greetings health and wellness lovers! And happy December!

Today I have a special download for you! It is Integrative Nutrition's complimentary Healthy Holiday Guide*when you sign up to get it, you will also receive health tips and more from Integrative Nutrition!

Also, I am excited to feature an article by guest blogger Melissa, a writer for Blog Content Guild, with great tips for making grocery shopping a little easier!

"A Few Tips to Make Grocery Shopping a Little Easier"

By Melissa

Grocery shopping can be a daunting task. There’s just no getting around it either, if you want to eat healthy, you have to cook a lot of your own meals. Here are a few tried and true methods to help streamline the process a little. Make grocery shopping more manageable and less of a chore with these 3 easy tricks.

1. Meal Plan
Before you head out to shop, sit down for a second and think about what your household will need to eat for the next few days. Personally, my partner and I meal-plan for the whole week and do one big shopping trip on Sunday, and a small one on Wednesday evening to replenish produce. It is a huge time saver to plan meals that save well as leftovers too. Roasted veggies, pasta dishes, soups and the like are great things to make large batches of, so you don’t have to cook every night of the week. 

2. Organize the List
Once you’ve picked out your meals for the week, check the kitchen to see what else needs restocking. Write your list based on the layout of the grocery store where you intend to shop. Most stores start with produce, so begin your list there. Grocery stores are chaos, especially if you go at busy times, not having to turn a bulky cart around and back track saves time and frustration. Also, keep in mind that fresh foods are generally on the outer ring of the store while the isles tend to shelve canned, preserved and pre-packaged foods.

3. Eat Beforehand!
Seriously, you may have the be the model of self control, but go to the grocery store hungry and you will walk out with any number of impulse buys. Eat something, anything, before you go. Markets are poised and ready for your blood sugar crash with cute displays of junk food arranged at the end of every isle, and in that state nobody is above temptation. 

Armed with an organized grocery list and a full stomach your pantry and refrigerator shelves will easily be lined with nutritious choices!

Melissa is a writer for the Blog Content Guild and a foodie who focuses on creating healthy grocery lists, meal planning, and recipes.   

I hope you have an amazing day!     

P.S. 'Taste for Healthy' now has a Facebook page! I am so excited to connect with like-minded wellness and nutrition enthusiasts!


  1. I found your blog very informative. It really gives insight to the readers on how to maintain healthy well-being. Thanks for those tips!

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