The Fit Girl's Grocery Guide

Most of the women think that it is quite difficult to go shopping for grocery and not get tempted by colorful and delicious edibles on display. However, it is becomes easy if one has a fitness grocery guide. Healthy eating is not that tricky after all. There are a variety of foods that are delicious and healthy as well. Though, one should not fall in the trap of the advertising and commercials. At times, things that are not healthy are advertised as one.

The list is different in many respects. It will not fill the carts with things that are low fat, low in calorie content, etc. but they will be actually healthy. The items mentioned here nourish the body and delicious at the same time. The list concentrates on foods that are low in additives but high in nutrients.

  1.  Whole foods-This includes fruits like bananas, apples, strawberries, watermelon, oranges, cherries, blueberries, pineapple, apricots, avocado, nectarines, peaches, grapes, tomatoes, cantaloupe, etc. Vegetables include onions, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, beetroots, spinach, cucumbers, kale, radish, asparagus, celery, cabbage, romaine lettuce, squash, and sprouts. Beans like garbanzo, navy, black, kidney, and pinto. Toss the beans into a slow cooker and garnish with little pepper and salt. Almonds, cashews, and walnuts count as healthy nuts. Whole grains include brown rice, steel cut oats, quinoa, couscous, and whole wheat pasta.
  2.  Dairy Products-Low fat milk, plain yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, butter, and cheese count as healthy. Plain yogurt can be sweetened with honey to make it delicious. Do not opt for zero calorie spray instead of butter. The former is loaded with chemicals. Opt for cheese that is as less processed as possible. Products made out of cheese should be avoided.
  3. Flavoring Dishes-Spices should always be bought fresh. They can even be grown. The list includes cinnamon, cilantro, garlic cloves, oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper, pure vanilla extract, ginger, coriander, cumin, parsley. It is best to use pure and organic honey that is unpasteurized. It is great for sweetening things naturally. Use sesame oil, olive oil or vegetable oil for cooking. Olive oil items should not be cooked on high heat.
  4. Miscellaneous Items-Canned tomatoes, whole wheat flour, nut butters are also quality food choice to be fit. It is easy to prepare bread at home with whole wheat flour.
  5.  Things to Avoid at the Grocery Store-All those food products that have a list of ingredients loaded with artificial sugars, sodium, sugars, preservatives, and others should be avoided. It is advisable to read the nutrition information and the entire list of ingredients of all those things that are packaged. The usually avoidable items are nutrition bars, low fat meals, cereals, bread products, canned soups, meal replacements shakes, etc.
  6. Keep this in Mind-Healthy eating is all about eating everything in moderation. There are many tasty meals and recipes that can be made from the ingredients that are listed above. However, one can reward oneself with treats on occasions. This is allowed at times for maintaining the list other times. Healthy grocery shopping is not meant to burn a hole in the budget. One can always shop during discount seasons and hunt for affordable shops.