WHAT’S IN MY TROLLEY
To be honest, I don't shop a lot at the supermarket, I elect to shop online (helps to not 'over-shop' this way and it saves me a tonne of time) or preferably I like to visit my local farmers market each week. BUT I wanted to share with you a typical shop looks like from Woolies, all for under $100 (AUD).
Its really hard to show you every single product here!! I tried to 'style' my trolley as best as I could without looking like a loser in the supermarket... 🙊 but as you can see, there's a bit of everything in there.. veggies - fresh & frozen, meats (organic), herbal tea (they were on special lol), sardines, smoked salmon, eggs, coco water, frozen berries.
This isn't absolutely everything I would consume in a week as I have stuff at home too. But what you see here, plus the bits and pieces @ home covers myself and my boyfriends Brek, Lunch and Dins for the week!
As you have probably seen from my homemade food posts so far, I am pretty simple when it comes to my cooking.. I don't believe you need 79 ingredients and spend 4.5hrs in the kitchen to make something that is not alone healthy but DELICIOUS! 😋
Heres my top 3 healthy food shopping hacks:
Shop with a plan. Decide what meals you are going to make during the week ahead, write a list based on those meals, and stick to that list! Only buy what you need! Less is more and you will save so much money.
Avoid majority of the middle isles. They are full of processed foods which you don't need. So you will be basically only be needing to shop the perimeter of the store where all the fruits, veggies, meats, deli sections are located.
Never, ever, ever shop when you are hungry! Best to go straight after Breakfast early in the morning, when its less busy!
Buy the rainbow! I know I said stick to your list, but its also important to have a variety in your meals as well. Variety increases the amount of nourishment you derive from your diet and reduces the risk of developing intolerance. Easiest way is to look at the colours of your veggies in your trolley... do you have a rainbow going on? and/or a variety of different kinds of meats - poultry, beef, lamb, fish.. etc