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Creating a Healthy Grocery List

Meal Planning for the week and I wanted to share some of my Grocery Shopping Tips!

Before I go, I always make a list. This helps me know exactly what I need and so I don’t end up with a bunch of unnecessary purchases. Sectioning off your groceries by aisles helps the searching even easier.

I do a lot of research on the internet looking for coupons, nutritional value and brands before I go so I’m not spending hours there and coming home with not so great choices.

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Find a couple recipes that ask for the same ingredients to shorten up your list, and prepare you for meals throughout the week.

Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach or if you’re tired. Being hungry will make you buy more unhealthy foods and unnecessary things, and feeling tired can cause for fast or unhealthy choices.

Try to base the majority of your list around the perimeter of the store to stick to the most whole food choices.

Helpful?!?! Who’s shopping this weekend?

Trick or Treat!

I am absolutely a candy- a-holic! Honestly anything sweet is right up my alley! But I definitely don’t want to ruin all my hard work in just one weekend!!!

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So here are some Halloween survival tips!!!
🔹Don’t buy Halloween candy until the day of trick or treating! Trust me they won’t sell out of candy!
Having candy in the house just calls you at weak moments!
🔹Make it a healthy Halloween and give out pretzels; pencils, glow sticks or temporary tattoos and bypass the whole thing!!!
🔹Allow yourself to have 1-3 pieces of candy and let that satisfy the sweet tooth! Don’t deprive yourself- have a taste and give the rest away!
🔹Donate the candy! When the kids go to school on Monday pick out their favorites and donate the rest of the candy or pitch it!! The less temptation the better and honestly the kids won’t even know!!
🔹Focus on your goals and your health! Sure the candy might taste good at the moment but will it make you feel good in the long run or will it leave you feeling guilty???

Don’t let the candy drive you! Be strong- feeling good in your own skin is the best reward you can give yourself!!

Who is committed to a healthy Halloween???