Jackie's Tips

Jackie shows you how to make healthy choices at the supermarket.

on Oct 4, 2010

The Frozen-Food Section

Frozen produce without added sugar, fat, or sauce is a good choice. Frozen fruits and vegetables are often as nutritious as (and sometimes more so than) their fresh counterparts since they're frozen immediately after harvest.  The frozen vegetable blends make planning healthy meals easy. Frozen fruits are great for smoothies, as long as they contain no added sugar. 

The Nuts and Seeds Aisle

- Go for all fresh, raw nuts. 

- Avoid salted, oiled, or roasted nuts. 

- Select nut butters, such as peanut butter or raw almond butter. 

The Oil Aisle

Here you'll want to choose cold-pressed olive oil, flaxseed oil, and canola oil. Avoid all saturated fats, hydrogenated margarine, refine processed oils, shortenings, and hardened oils. Low-fat salad dressings and low-fat mayo are good choices too. 

The Seasonings Aisle

Keep these spices and condiments on hand: garlic powder, onion powder, dried herbs (such as basil or oregano), ground cumin, vinegar (red wine and balsamic), dijon mustard, ground cinnamon, chicken or vegetable broth, salsa.