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Shop ‘Til You Drop… A Few Pounds!

Grocery shopping can go from good to bad in a matter of minutes if you don’t show up prepared.

It’s easy to get sucked into your favorite sweets and savory snacks with their tempting low prices and engaging packaging. That’s why we’ve come up with a few tips and ideas for making your grocery shopping healthier.


Writing out a grocery list before hand is great to help keep your eyes on the prize. The list keeps you focused on finding those specific items, rather than getting lost in tempting aisles. This will help keep you on track and speed up your shopping trip. The less time you’re in the store, the less likely you are to buy unhealthy foods. Reading labels is also a great tip if there are multiple product options and you are unsure of which brands have the highest nutritional values. When reading labels, be sure to check the serving size to make sure it’s an appropriate portion. This makes comparing different products easy as pie. Lastly, double check your cart before heading out to pay. It’s important to make sure there are enough fruits, veggies, proteins, and wholegrains so you’re as healthy as your most recent trip to the grocery store!


Hopefully you’re hungry for more tips because you should NEVER go grocery shopping when you’re hungry for food. While picking out a guilty pleasure is always acceptable, your empty stomach will be growling at you for more. This leads to a little something we like to call an impulse buy. Another tip is to be careful when buying food placed at eye-level. Brands pay extra for their products to be placed at eye-level because they know many consumers will grab what’s most convenient. Most people aren’t aware that the least expensive, and often time most nutritious items, are actually placed high or low on the shelves. It’s important to look through all of your options to make the smartest and healthiest choice.


The last big tip for making your grocery shopping healthier is simply to buy more healthy foods. Start by buying more produce than you normally do; Consumers are supposed to eat five servings of vegetables a day, so as rule vegetables should take up at least a third of your shopping cart. To make your produce last, don’t be afraid to explore canned food options. Most shoppers don’t realize how nutritional canned foods can be, plus they are always available and last long periods of time. Lastly, stick with plain flavors for any foods and beverages because they’re usually more nutritious and you can always spice it up yourself at a much healthier cost.


While sugar and spice seem to be nice, foods rich in nutrients are best for a healthy body, mind, and lifestyle. Eating healthy helps control your weight, boosts energy, helps combat certain diseases, and even improves your overall mood. For consumers who can’t completely part ways with their snacking habits, Germinal Organic offers delicious gluten-free cookies, crackers, and bars that make healthy snacking, happy snacking. Click here to find out more:



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