Be a smart shopper by following these few rules when hitting the grocery.

  • Look for whole grain cereals, oatmeal, cracked wheat etc.
  • Look for cereals with at least 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams of less of sugar, and 2 grams of less fat per serving.
  • Look for products that limit palm, kernel, or coconut oil.

  • Graham crackers, animal crackers, gingersnaps and fig bars have less sugar and fat than most other cookies.
  • Light mayonnaise has about half the calories of regular mayonnaise.
  • Diet dressings with less than ten calories per tablespoon can be used as a taste- enhancing marinade for meat, poultry, or veggies.
  • Many dry coffee creamers are mostly saturated fat and sugar. Instant nonfat dry milk is an excellent replacement.
  • Choose 100% pure fruit juices over fruit “drinks” and punches.

  • Use plain, low fat or nonfat yogurt as a mayonnaise or sour cream substitute.
  • Choose skim milk or low fat milk instead of regular whole milk.

Keep these helpful tips in mid to help make a healthier you! For more grocery hints, check out The Savvy Grocery Shopper.