But, as part of my campaign to end the food fight, it was time to make peace with grocery shopping. In Food Rules, Michael Pollan says food manufacturers get a kick out of turning attacks into “new ways to sell slightly different versions of the same processed foods.” If you can recall an ad for the product— even if it was touting a healthy new attribute (Low Fat! I shop at Harmon’s, a local grocery store chain in Utah, and to their credit, they are trying to make healthy shopping easier: their frozen food section is a senseless maze at the far corner of the store, while the produce section is filled with employees offering helpful advice and, more importantly, tons of healthy samples.
While some grocery stores make it easy to set up camp among the fruits and veggies, which is right where we should be, not all stores do.


When Eggo tries to sell you mixed-berry granola pizza as a convenient, healthy alternative to its nutrition-less waffles, rebel.
Chelsea Bush is a writer on the Ask Fitness Coach team and has covered fitness, health and wellness topics for several magazines. So I’ve put together a guide to help me— and anyone else who hates food shopping— come out with the good stuff. Yeah, it might be kind of healthy (doubt it), but in the time it would take you to nuke this strange oat-topped sponge, you could make a fresh one.


And chances are you’ll get even greater health benefits because your fruits, veggies and meats haven’t lost nutrients traveling halfway across the country. Here are healthy grocery shopping tips to help you fill your cart with healthier items for you and your family.



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