Tips for healthy and sustainable food shopping
You come home from the supermarket, put away the groceries and realize that you forgot the parsley for the soup. But a bar of chocolate that you didn’t really want is in the shopping bag…
This is not a bad thing, but a clear case of lack of organization in food shopping.
Healthy eating really does start with planning – after all, a well-planned diet is the key to a healthier lifestyle.
However, our rather comfortable eating habits often make us reach for what we already know. And if you tend to the rather unhealthy convenience foods and sweet and salty snacks anyway, you automatically reach for them more often, of course.
In addition, it is precisely the “sweet sins” that are made particularly palatable to us in the supermarket with savings offers and good placements on the shelves.
If you want to adopt a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, the best place to start is with proper planning of your food purchases. Here we have a few tips for you, which are not even difficult to implement:
1. Be more conscious about your food choices
Find out about low-carb diets, for example, stick to the recommendations for meals to be taken and, above all, avoid all unnecessary sources of calories (i.e. pretty much everything that is very sweet or salty).
2. Plan your meals for the next days
Make yourself a diet plan, in which you plan three meals a day and a maximum of one small snack.
In the beginning, it’s enough to make a plan for the next two to three days. It is of course very important that you then also consistently adhere to it.
3. Plan your food shopping
Now that you know what you are going to eat for the next few days, it is not difficult to make a shopping list.
Find out in advance about the offers of supermarkets and browse, for example, through the Penny brochure to find the best good deals for you.
Not only will you save money, but you’ll also be more conscious about what you buy.
Finally, you avoid wandering aimlessly through the aisles and then buying food that does not fit into your diet.
Also, a more conscious food shopping is more sustainable, because you come home less often with too much food that then spoils in the worst case. Hence the last tip…
4. Be more frugal with your food
No, you should not go hungry now. But: In Germany, about 18 million tons of (!) of food thrown away. A part of it ends up in the garbage can of our households – and that only because badly with the purchase is planned!
Therefore, plan especially your perishable foods from the refrigerator in your diet plan. This not only saves money, but also avoids unnecessary throwing away. Furthermore, you should pay attention to the correct storage of your food.
Many fruits and vegetables can be stored in the refrigerator for a longer period of time. Meal leftovers that are not eaten can be stored in keep-fresh boxes, such as those found in the Tupperware brochure.B. Keep the foods you find in the Tupperware brochure for a longer period of time.
And here’s another idea: Why not give the food away as a gift?? Food sharing offers are becoming more and more popular for good reason. The principle quite simply – before usable food in the ton lands, it should rather someone else to good come.