Did we really just ask that question?!
Most people will probably tell you they DREAD grocery shopping! For some, it is the time involved. For others, it is the hassle of dragging kids to the store. And, for just about everyone, even if you are shopping and ordering online, navigating through the massive universe of choices can be extremely overwhelming and confusing...in most grocery stores there are over 30,000 products!
To help you more easily navigate the aisles and the shelves, we have been tossing around the idea of doing a series of videos...hitting each section of the store.
In last week's coaching tip, we talked about nuts, including their nutritional benefits, how to select them, store them and use them in a wide variety of recipes. So, this week, we decided to take you on a virtual trip to the store to help you sort through the many, many choices that are available.
When did buying something as simple as nuts become so confusing?
Now you know that not all roasted nuts are created equal. And, not all natural peanut butters and almond butters are the same. Yes, the fronts of the packages may look the same but the ingredients often are not.
You also saw that you often have to look up or look down to find the healthiest options (and the less healthy options are typically the ones staring right at you).
And, the most important secret to success?
Read the ingredient labels!
If you are using nuts for flavor and texture, we recommend buying raw nuts and toasting them for a few minutes in a skillet or in the oven. And, if you are interested in learning more about the oils that are used in roasting nuts (or in foods generally), check out our coaching tip Oils...They are Not Created Equal!
And, we would love to know what you think about the video!
Was it helpful?
Would you like to see more and, if so, what are the sections of the store you want us to tackle?
As always, we appreciate your feedback!