If you're trying to buy healthier items and organic, look for the label! A lot of people think that if it says "all natural" that it's just as good but the term "all natural" actually means nothing and is NOT FDA regulated. Just because chips, cookies, or candy say "all natural" does not mean it's good for you. There seems to be a lot of confusion about meats as well. There are so many labels, terms, and all this other flowery junk on the packaging that we just get confused and overwhelmed. Meat, which is regulated by the USDA, can say "all natural" and still be injected with salty broth. Just because beef and chicken says "all natural," it doesn't mean that it's been raised without the use of hormones or antibiotics; to guarantee that it hasn't, the label actually must say "no hormones administered" and "no antibiotics added." And please, when buying for your kids....don't be fooled by the terms "kid tested," "doctor approved," or "lightly sweetened." These are meaningless terms only to lure you to buy their product. I could write 100 blog posts on this kind of stuff and what I've learned because it can be so tricky! Honestly, I'm just now learning about all of this myself, so now I want to share it with you. As I'm learning...I'm sharing!
Have a list when you go in, that will help you from impulsive buying! I always like to say that you should shoot for at least 80% of your groceries being from the produce section! This is just the STARTER list, there are of course lots of other great things you can add to your list. Need help grocery shopping or meal prepping? Contact me now! I'm offering grocery store tours/shopping, meal planning, and meal prep and packaging!
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