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Healthy Shopping Tips

Posted on May 26th, 2012

Healthy Shopping Tips2

Using a shopping list and keeping a well-stocked kitchen can help reduce the time you spend cooking healthy meals and save you money and time from eating out too often. Try to read the labels as you shop, and pay attention to serving size and servings per container.

  • Fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, and cottage cheese
  • Light margarine
  • Egg whites/egg substitutes (example:¬† egg beaters)
  • Whole-grain sandwich breads, pita bread, English muffins
  • Soft corn tortillas, low-fat flour tortillas
  • Low-fat, low-sodium crackers
  • Plain cereal, dry or cooked
  • Brown Rice, pasta
  • Lean, white-meat (skinless chicken or turkey)
  • Fish and shellfish (not battered or fried)
  • Beef: round, sirloin, chuck arm, loin, and extra-lean ground beef
  • Pork: leg, shoulder, tenderloin
  • Dry beans and peas
  • Fat-free refried beans
  • Fresh, frozen, canned fruits in light syrup or juice
  • Fresh, frozen, or no-salt-added canned vegetables
  • Low-fat or fat-free salad dressings
  • Mustard
  • Jam, jelly, or honey
  • Herbs and spices
  • Salsa

Please visit the NHLBI website below for additional shopping tips:

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/shopping.htm

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