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Updated: Feb 2, 2022

A kitchen well stocked with healthy supplies is not only a happy kitchen but one that will help you stay on track with your health goals. Keeping it well stocked however is the challenge, so having a well-crafted shopping list is often the best way to get you in and out of the store with healthy goodies whilst side tracking the junk!

Here's The True Way To Health's guide to help you navigate your way through the shopping aisles:

The Do's & Don'ts

  • Don’t shop when you’re hungry as you’re more likely to buy junk food

  • Do buy as much produce that is free range, grass fed or organic to avoid added chemicals

  • Do plan ahead by writing a shopping list and stick to it! This helps keep you accountable

  • Don't impulse buy, if in doubt go without! If you see a food that you’re not sure about, avoid it

  • Do shop at farmers markets or buy local produce whenever you can as this allows you to know the food’s source

  • Do check the food labels and if the ingredient list is very long or there are three ingredients or more you cannot pronounce avoid that product

Fruit, Vegetables and Fresh Herbs

This is your priority shopping aisle! You should aim to stock up on the essentials that are always on hand in your cupboard and fruit bowl!

The rest of your fruit and veg shop should be made up of seasonal produce because not only do seasonal fruit and vegetables have better quality, season appropriate nutrients, less expensive than non-seasonal foods, but choosing what's in season helps you to add variety to your cooking.

Remember to factor in that you and your family should be eating at least 3 different vegetables and 2 different fruits each and every day!

The Essentials

  • Garlic

  • Onions

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Carrots

  • Unwaxed lemons

  • Apples

  • Bananas

  • Basil

  • Coriander

Dried Fruit

Having a good supply of different dried fruits is key when you feel a snack attack coming on as their natural sugars will help you to ween yourself off refined sugar cravings.

However, choose the organic brands as they do not contain the preservative, sulphur dioxide. Bear in mind that without the preservative they won't last as long as conventional dried fruits, but you could always freeze them.

The Essentials

  • Prunes

  • Apricots

  • Raisins/Sultanas

  • Medjool Dates

  • Mango