It seems like the rule for healthy eating is to stay clear of the middle aisle (only venture in there on occasion) while grocery shopping.
I’ve seen it so many times, but it is sooo hard to actually do when it is Tuesday night, I’m hungry, and there is nothing to eat in the house. My first thought is always, “I’ll just run to the grocery store and make some pasta”. It wasn’t until recently that I realized while my intentions were innocent ‘pasta night’ usually turned into two or three pasta days AND nights. Pasta was starting to take over my world and adding extra ‘junk in the trunk’ that is NOT needed.
I know that we aren’t supposed to grocery shop while hungry---but honestly, that is unlikely for most of us. I personally tend to grocery shop out of necessity instead of out of habit. So, for those days that I head into a Wegmans, Kroger, or Star Market on an empty stomach I try (we all know that no one is perfect) to follow these simple rules:
I’m not saying that these tips will work for everyone, but I have found them useful especially on Thursday nights when I am racing against the clock to cook dinner and be prepared for #TGIT.
Three women going through life.