Grocery shopping may not be your favorite form of retail therapy, but when you start to realize just how important the right products and produce are for your cooking and overall health, you might find a new sense of joy in your trips to the grocery store! Let's smarten your shopping—take our grocery list with you next time you venture out to the supermarket (or even when you're shopping online) to make healthier, yummier decisions. This will definitely come in handy for your next meal planning Sunday.
Purchasing organic produce is really just as simple as looking for the 'USDA Certified Organic' sticker or label in the fruits and veggies section of your grocery store. With prices that are only a touch higher than regular, pesticide-infused produce, eating organic is completely worth it. Still, be sure to wash your organic produce before you eat, peel or chop.
Do you typically cook and flavor with butter or olive oil? Consider replacing those prehistoric methods with Ghee, like Tava's 100% Grass Fed Himalayan Salted Ghee. A much healthier alternative, ghee can withstand the heat of cooking without becoming toxic (just like olive oil) and provides healthy fats (unlike butter). Plus, the himalayan salt in this product regulates water content and promotes healthy blood sugar and strong bones.
One of the most nutrient-rich grains, we can now look to quinoa to help us bake our tastiest treats in the healthiest of ways! Replace your regular flour with Bob's Red Mill Organic Quinoa Flour and boost the nutrients in your sweets while switching over to the gluten-free side of things. The nutty, earthy flavor of this product will mix well with virtually any dessert or dish.
Organic Potato Chips
Just because you're making the very wise decision to take your grocery shopping over to the healthy side doesn't mean you have to leave out your favorite salty indulgence. Get your crunch on (in a health way) with Jackson's Honest Potato Chips. Made with non-GMO potatoes, organic coconut oil and sea salt, this product really remains true to its name—honestly.
Oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast, being a naturally gluten-free, slow-digesting food packed with vitamins. Unfortunately, most of us are still eating quick oatmeal processed into packets. Although convenient, these have a ton of added sugar and most of the vitamins you want are lost through processing. Kick it old school and replace your sugary oatmeal packets with something natural like McCanns Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal spruced up with seeds and an alternative to refined sugar, like honey.
Most of the salad dressings available in your local grocery store are likely packed with fats and calories, which ultimately means your "healthy" salads are the complete opposite. Make your green meals worth it, and opt for a healthy (and tasty) salad dressing like Organicville French Dressing. Add it to any of these low-calorie salad recipes for a light lunch or snack.
There you have it: just a few key products that will instantly transform the way you grocery shop—as well as the way you eat, cook, live, and feel! Bon appetite, ma cherie.