Feel prepared and purposeful as you stroll down grocery aisles with these pointers on how to be “cart smart.”
Tips and tricks for being “cart smart”
Optimize your grocery shopping experience with these tips and tricks:
Make a menu
Stick to the sides
Practice packaging principles
Fuel up before you head to the stores. If you’re hungry while shopping, you might be more likely to buy things that aren’t on your list.
Diabetes superfoods to add to your grocery cart
Don’t leave the grocery store without these 8 items:
A great source of fibre, beans slow down digestion and help reduce sudden spikes in blood sugar.
These sweet treats are packed with vitamins and fibre and provide a delicious dessert alternative.
Dark, leafy vegetables
Spinach, kale, arugula, collard greens – low in calories and carbohydrates but high in vitamins and minerals.
“Fatty fish,” like salmon and trout, are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Milk and yogurt
Low-fat dairy products are nutritious (full of calcium and vitamin D) and delicious.
Almonds, pecans, cashews – go nuts (but hold the salt). These super snacks are full of healthy fat, fibre and flavour.
Much lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes and jam-packed with fibre.
Rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, whole grains are healthy and versatile pantry staples.