Topic: Need ideas of tasty yet healthy foods to buy at the grocery store?
May 26, 2019 / By Chester Question:
Every time I go to the grocery store I can never think of anything to buy. Usually I go, look around, and get irritated that I can't find anything to buy so I'll just get like a couple bags of chips some soda or iced tea and something quick for dinner. I don't eat healthy at all, I've just never really felt the need to because I have a very high metabolism so eating unhealthy doesn't cause me to gain weight. But about a week ago I found out that I'm pregnant, so I would really like to start eating healthier so that this baby can be healthy. But I really have no clue where to start. I don't wanna go on like a really strict diet or anything, I just want to improve my eating habits so my child doesn't grow up unhealthy and so that he/she isn't like malnourished or anything while I'm pregnant. Also, I'm kind of a picky eater so I need things that will taste good but also be healthy. Any tips will be greatly appreciated, I just need a few ideas on where to get started while I'm grocery shopping, and maybe a few good recipes or even a link to a good cooking website. Thanks everyone!
Alysdare | 10 days ago
Try getting fresh meats, fish and chicken to begin with, and start learning to cook proper meals according to you ethnicity.
For me it is one of the main parts so ensure they are healthy cuts. I will do potatoes and 2-3 vegetable. If you prepare a little too much they can be used for the following night.
It may be time to grow out of your pickness as you don't want to pass that onto your kid.
Explore different ways to cook vegetables.
It is said you should try a food at least 5 times before you say you will not eat them.
Do what I always suggest and that is to begin with cooking the same foods your mother would make that you enjoyed. If a partner is involved you may be able to learn from him or hs mother also
First of all if you have trader joes near you go there! Even if you give up the bad stuff you buy will probably be healthy. You should first of all substitute any cooking spray with coconut cooking spray/ oil. And try edamame, and season kale bake in oven and voila kale chips and they're so good. Protein pancakes, on youtube there's videos run by blogilates(she has a site also blogilates.com) you can just search "cheap clean eats" she has fabulous recipes that are super healthy yet tasty! Like pizza that uses cauliflower for the bread and it really doesn't taste like cauliflower at all. Oh and here's a website to healthified reg. foods check out chocolatecoveredkatie.com/ she honestly has such amazing recipes that don't stray too far from normal foods so you don't feel the need to cheat on your new\ healthy lifestyle which is great! haha(:
I find that anything can be made to taste good if you season it well and use the right cooking methods. Fruits always good if you have a sweet tooth. Try to avoid salt but you can still make up for it by seasoning appropriately. Start by finding the things you like. You don't have to eat every veggie under the sun. Just find like three you enjoy and eat them often. I'd start with spinach, broccoli, and carrots
You can start with fruits (bananas, frozen raspberries) You cant go wrong with yogurt either. Do not get yoplait yogurt - its horrible. Especially the strawberry one. Vegetables: corn, broccoli isn't that bad. It doesn't tastes like anything. I'm also a picky eater
Just one step at a time, I would start taking good vitamins daily, consult with your doctor, midwife.
For the TV, I like the Food Channel, Rachel Ray, 30 minute, easy meals. She's fun, inspiring, and practical.
When you start eating fresh, especially organic foods, the flavors come alive, try fresh herbs (basil is great), fresh garlic with bread and olive oil and fresh tomatoes, cucumbers. When you control all the ingredients, letting your creativity grow, it can become fun, experiment.
I use Google for recipes, just type in recipe and then the ingredient. This one comes up a lot.
I love a Greek salad, no lettuce, keeps longer; and a fresh pico made of diced tomatoes, onions, avocado, fresh cilantro, lemon or lime juice, and optionally a touch of sweetener, pepper if you like.
I started with a crockpot for chilies, soups, all kinds of beans, peas, lentils, tons of recipes. Cooking rice and beans together gives you a complete protein, so you can cut back on meat. I just do one a week, usually on the weekend, use leftover, freeze the rest for variety later.
Healthiest to worse meats: fish, chicken, beef, pork, bacon, some crustaceans, fast foods. Generally, the more processed, the less healthy.
Cook rice & beans together for a complete protein. Go easy on the rice as it is high carbs. Follow recommended amounts of protein, so you don't need a lot of rice, so then cook the combined dish, freeze smaller portions, and then eat beans (lots of different kinds, peas, lentils).
Generally, exclude all white sugar, flour, and rice, they convert easily to sugar and then fat. The less the food is processed the better. I cook breads and cakes with no-egg, no-milk recipes; they're in the oven in 15 minutes; I love throwing different spices, cheese, oats, into the breads.
Food combinations are very important, read "Fit for Life" and/or get a good food combination chart.
Learn what your body type is, and eat accordingly
Eat small amounts of healthy oils, see the ref'd chart.
Limit sugars, eat healthy sugars (fruit) http://www.canadianliving.com/health/nutrition/top_25_healthy_fruits_blueberries_apples_cherries_bananas_and_21_more_healthy_picks.php
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Originally Answered: A list of healthy foods to buy at the grocery store?
Lots of fresh fruits and veggies. They should be 1/3-1/3 of what you eat each day. Along with that you'll need some lean protein and complex carbs. Protein could be peanut butter, hummus, lentils or other beans, fish, chicken, turkey (sometimes I'll get turkey bacon), eggs, and natural cheese. Complex carbs would be starchy veggies like potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, parsnip, and turnip. They are really good sprayed with a little olive oil and Italian seasoning then roasted. Also whole grains like brown rice, whole grain pasta and cereal like oatmeal, plain Cheerios, shredded wheat. Dairy is good in small quantities like natural cheese, plain yogurt (either regular or Greek style), and low fat milk. Olive oil is worth the price compared to regular vegetable oils or Canola oil. Not only is olive oil more healthy, it makes it easier to clean up the pans for some reason.
Avoid most processed foods including cookies, crackers, cereals other than the ones above, chips, bars, and all pre-made convenience foods like frozen dinners, canned and box meals such as mac & cheese, seasoned rice, hamburger helper, etc.