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Shop Smarter: Grocery Shopping Tips

Warmer weather is upon us, and with that comes the motivation to be more conscious of your eating and spending habits. Becoming supermarket-savvy is your first stop on the road to building a healthier lifestyle – plus you’ll save major dollars for summer vacations! A trip to the grocery store can sometimes result in not-so-healthy food choices and over spending if you don’t go in with the right plan. Time to stop tossing food and money away by following these tips on achieving the ultimate supermarket goal.

Snack Before You Shop

Fruit and Oat Snack Bars

The #1 rule of thumb for going to the grocery store: never go with an empty stomach. Many people go food shopping after work before dinner, and an empty belly can affect your decision-making skills in the aisles. Always be sure to eat a snack that will fill you up so you don’t over-buy or over-indulge. Next time you go to the store, try eating these Fruit and Oat Snack Bars made with Libby’s® Apricot Halves beforehand.

Go in with a Plan

Each week, take stock of your pantry and freezer to know exactly what you’ll need. Jot down the items on a list to avoid impulse buying and spending hours in the store. This way, you’ll be able to plan out a week’s worth of meals, giving you more time to spend with family. Get the kids together to help create a weekly menu for family inspired meals and your trip to the store will be something to look forward to!

Get Healthy

Butter Lettuce and Fruit Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

A healthy lifestyle starts with smarter choices in the grocery store. Fill your cart up with healthful items to make meals that incorporate more fruits and vegetables. For recipe inspiration, try shopping for ingredients to make this Butter Lettuce and Fruit Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing or these Ginger Candied Vegetables.

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