Health and Fitness HEALTHY EATING AND SUPERMARKET SHOPPING – OUR TOP TEN TIPS 29 March 2017 Studio Pilates Our top ten tips for healthy supermarket shopping: Write out a meal plan at the beginning of the week Plan on cooking leftovers, which you can then use for lunches or a weekend dinner Prior to going to the store, make an exact list of what you need and stick to it! Never shop hungry. Don’t overbuy – simply buy the quantity you need Try to buy local, fresh, or organic ingredients when possible. Buy plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and keep them on hand so that when you want a late night snack, you have something healthy to reach for. Stock up on frozen fruit and vegetables, especially when they are out of season. Stay away from canned goods, as often they contain a high amount of sodium. Canned beans and legumes are fine, just make sure to wash them before cooking (to get rid of any sugar or sodium) Avoid the middle aisles, with the ‘junk food’ If you have it in your cupboard – you’ll eat it! By shopping healthily, you ensure you eat healthily.