Strategically Map Out Your Trip to the Market
Grocery store shopping can be a little like making your way through a jungle; don't follow the map, and you might sink into piles of processed foods. Dawes' advice for safely making it through the store with a healthy bounty of food is to strategically map your way around the market.
"Stick mostly to the perimeter of the store," she advises. Dawes points out that by limiting your time in the middle aisles of your store, you'll also naturally limit your intake of processed foods and foods higher in fat and sugar.
The food treasures you'll find along the edges of the grocery store jungle include fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and lean poultry. Stock up on in-season fruits and vegetables and you'll be offering your child food options that are typically low in calories and fat and packed with nutrients.