The Grocery Game

I will never claim to have “perfect” eating habits. I love food, and I’m working on controlling my sweet tooth by eliminating sugar additives where possible. That said my family does try to eat clean. This means avoiding unnecessary sugars, unnecessary preservatives and chemical additives. It is amazing where you can find sugar when you actually spend time looking for it. I once found added sugar in a can of kidney beans. I planned on rinsing them and using them in a chili, and have no idea what purpose the additional sugar would serve (other than to feed our addiction for the sweet stuff). By checking labels, I was able to find another brand close by with no additional sugar. Sneaky, right?

I’ve included a picture of today’s grocery order. This is a pretty classic representation of what I would buy on a regular basis. My husband and I have spent time over the years transforming our view of food. Today, we see it more as fuel for our bodies and want to make the best choices to help maintain our health. It does take discipline and I will admit my husband is stronger willed than I am, but I try each day to find balance. Having an occasional treat isn’t the end of the world; just make sure it’s not part of your everyday routine.

Since nutrition plays such a pivotal role in our health, I wanted to share some tips that work for me. Read More →