March is National
Grocery shopping presents many obstacles to keeping a healthy diet. Two great tips for grocery shopping (to avoid breaking your diet or your wallet) are:
1) Don’t shop while hungry
2) Make a list before you go and don’t stray from your list
The American Heart Association has a tool that is great for helping you stay on your healthy eating plan. Look for foods with the heart-check mark when you purchase them. Foods with this sign are considered “heart healthy” by the AHA, are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and are more than 51% whole grain (if a grain product). The American Heart Association website also contains a section for making your grocery list. The database contains hundreds of foods with the seal of approval that you can choose from, then allows you to make your shopping list to print to take to the store. You can even save and retrieve your grocery list if you want to make changes later on or use your blackberry while you shop. For the grocery list database, check out the AHA’s My Grocery List part of their site.