- Emphasize moderation and prioritize foods that are minimally processed.
- Eat for energy! Provide your body with the right kind of fuel and you'll feel less tired and more energetic.
- Avoid labeling food as "good" or "bad."
- Be aware of excess sugar and the impact it has on your health. Here is a great article by Kristin Kirkpatrick of Huffington Post, 10 Things You Don't Know About Sugar.
- Also be aware of prices and the impact they have on your wallet!
- If you're looking to improve your financial fitness, I suggest downloading apps to your favorite grocery stores. Typically they feature sale prices, coupons and more. My favorite is the Target Cartwheel app. From time to time I use the Kroger and Winn Dixie apps.
Ezekiel Bread or Whole Wheat Bread
Fresh, Frozen or Canned in Light Syrup Fruit (prioritize fresh, then frozen, then canned)
Fresh, Frozen or No Salt Added Canned Vegetables
Nut Butters (Natural, avoid reduced fat because they contain a lot of added sugar)
Nonfat, Plain Greek Yogurt
Lowfat Cottage Cheese
White Meat Chicken or Turkey (remove skin)
Beef: Round, Sirloin, Chuck Arm, Loin, and Extra-Lean Ground
Pork: Leg, Shoulder, Tenderloin
Protein Powders (There are a lot of great options at Vitamin Shoppe. Shipping is FREE when you spend $25 or more.)
Fish and Shellfish (Not battered)