Some amazing grocery shopping tips

Some amazing grocery shopping tips

Viya's Grocery Shopping Tips

Grocery shopping can surely be an overwhelming task if your are trying hard to stock up healthy items in your kitchen to keep a check on your family’s daily diet. The shelves at supermarkets and grocery stores are overflowing with options, so it is quite a tough job to understand what are the best food items that can support all your nutrition goals without making a hole in your pocket. Let us look at a few tips that will help you with your grocery shopping :-

1) Take an inventory of your kitchen 

It’s fine to stock up on extras of the essentials you use most often. But buying more than you need can take up unnecessary space in the fridge and lead to more wastage especially if you have items that are perishable. So before you go grocery shopping, do an inventory check of your fridge, freezer, and pantry. Then build your grocery list from the items that you don’t have, and shop for the same. 

2) Plan your meals before you go

If you’re trying to save money on groceries, meal planning can help you minimize what you spend every week. Once you’ve decided on a week’s worth of healthy meals, make a list of the ingredients you’ll need for those recipes. This way you’ll only buy what you will require during the week. This is a very smart strategy that will help you stay within your budget. 

3) Check out the grocery shops weekly circular

Don’t forget to check out the circulars sent out by your grocery store every week in local newspapers, in the mail, or online. These circulars mention items that are sold at deeply discounted prices and often include in-season produce, lean meats, and dairy. By keeping a check on these circulars you can save a lot of money. 

4) Shop during off-peak hours

It might be convenient to do your shopping on weekends, but then you might end up seeing empty shelves or old items that may perish faster. Instead, you should choose to shop during slower times, like the early morning or right before closing. Try calling your grocery store to see what time their produce is delivered, so you can get the freshest fruits and veggies. 

5) Grab bulk items whenever possible

If you have the space at home, buying pantry staples like rice, oatmeal, and beans in bulk can save you money. At that moment, you may feel that you are spending much more, but you’ll realize that the per unit cost is much lesser when you are buying in larger quantities. 

6) Read the nutrition label

Not sure if a food is healthy? Check the ingredient list before putting it in your cart. Ingredients lists that are shorter are best and do make it a point to watch out for hidden sugars on the list. Always look at the nutrition facts because these can tell you a lot about a food besides how many calories it contains. These are just a few points that a shopper needs to keep in mind while going for grocery shopping. 

Do check out the Viya products range on your next visit to the supermarket.

23rd May 2022 Viya

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