Having a defined grocery list helps you and your family to live healthy. It also helps you in shopping as well. Health is something that you cannot compromise. You must have heard the phrase “Health is Wealth”, that means that health is the most valuable gift.
In order to stay healthy, you should take healthy foods. In this article, we will help you to create a list of healthy products. We will talk about 7 categories and then we will suggest to you what product you need to choose and why.
1. Bakery & Bread
- Flour tortillas (Whole-grain)
- Pita pockets
- English muffins
- Wheat bread
It is an advice that the flour tortillas (whole-grain) that you are looking for should have less than 100 calories per slice. Do search these keywords “whole wheat flour” or “whole wheat” when looking for wheat bread.
2. Meat & Seafood
- Chicken or Turkey (breast)
- Ground chicken/turkey
If you want to buy read meat then choose the one with leanest cuts. Always prefer ground turkey or ground chicken instead of ground beef. The reason is simple because ground turkey and ground chicken contain less fat comparatively.
3. Pasta & Rice
- Brown rice
- Whole-grain pasta
4. Oils, Salad Dressing, Condiments & Sauces
- Tomato sauce
- Olive oil (extra virgin)
- Red pepper sauce
Unfortunately, many condiments and sauces contain a high amount of sugar and sodium which isn’t good.
5. Cereals & Breakfast
- Multigrain cereals (Whole-grain will also work)
Consider buying cereals that are low in sugar but high in fiber. If you want to make your cereal sweet then use berries, nuts, or dried fruits.
6. Soups & Canned Products
- Whole or sliced tomatoes (peeled)
- Salmon or tuna
- Broths and soup (Low-sodium)
- Garbanzo beans and split peas
- Green chilies
Always prefer packed cans rather than syrup when buying fruits.
7. Frozen Foods
Freezing food helps lock in vital vitamins and other nutrients. Plus, frozen vegetables are great in soups, stews, and casseroles. You can also make an amazing smoothie with nothing but frozen fruit.
Your goal is to read the label of everything that you buy. Try to skip processed food and reduce the amount of sugar and sodium in the food you eat. Avoid artificial flavors and other artificial ingredients. And remember, if there isn’t any junk food in your house it will be much more difficult to eat junk food.