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Grocery Tips from Wendy Bazilian and SuperFoods Rx Diet Giveaway

This week I had the distinct privilege of meeting with Wendy Bazilian to discuss the new Smart Choices grocery initiative. She was kind enough to share a few tips to help all of us experience a healthier, more successful shopping trip.

Watch her tips now and then read on to learn about the giveaway!

Wendy’s simple tips are:super foods rx diet

  • Don’t shop the perimeter: She encourages us to make a smart shopping list, shop the aisles, then perimeter so that perishables get home sooner.
  • Balance Super Foods: Get plenty of fresh produce, fat-free dairy and lean proteins.
  • Have fun: Every time you buy a convenience food, match it with a whole food.

I was also gifted with two autographed copies of her new book The SuperFoods Rx Diet.

Want to win a copy? Leave a comment here sharing your best grocery shopping tip. Two winners will be selected at random and contacted via the email left in the form. Drawing will be held Friday, August 28, 2009.

UPDATE: Congrats to our winners Jade and Cori!

Good luck and I look forward to reading your great grocery tips!

August 21st, 2009

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Never go without knowing what you are getting! It will get you every time.

Be a wise shopper.

posted Aug 25th, 2009 11:31 am


My best grocery shopping tip is to print out the top 10 most contaminated produce and the top 10 least contaminated from the Environmental Working Group Web site. They have a handy little card you can print out and it helps a lot when shopping so you can balance when spending the extra for organic is worth it.

posted Aug 25th, 2009 11:10 am


I usually menu plan and shop for a month at the beginning of the month, getting everything except the perishables for the last three weeks. Then for the rest of the month, I only have quick trips for produce, etc. Huge timesaver, and I spend less money when working off a plan.

posted Aug 25th, 2009 10:13 am

Beth A.

I've love to get this book...seems like just what I need!

posted Aug 25th, 2009 9:23 am


Grocery shop without your kids so you can take your time, focus on the healthy, and stay away from the easy processed stuff they will whine whine whine and beg for

posted Aug 25th, 2009 9:21 am


Look at the flyer weekly and buy the meats that are on sale, look for mark down meats. Stick to your list, use coupons and don't take your hubby or kids with you!

posted Aug 25th, 2009 1:08 am


My grocery shopping tip is to plan meals around what's on sale in the grocery flier, then plan your trip around the store by aisle. Saves tons of time. I'm sure most people know this tip already, but it's my favorite.

posted Aug 24th, 2009 11:16 pm


I always use a list and try to stick to it. I also try to plan my meals in advance and add the items I need to the list.

posted Aug 24th, 2009 6:07 pm


I like to cook a little extra to use for our lunches the next day - we both have to take lunch to work. I also still buy in bulk, even though there are just the two of us, most of the time. I buy what is on sale, and then repackage it when we get home. Using my crockpot is still the best way to make supper - house smells good when we get home, and the meal is ready, all we have to do is throw together a salad!!

posted Aug 24th, 2009 5:21 pm


I have FINALLY learned to YES, go with a list, do not go hungry - resist the crap...and buy things I will REALLY cook with. Sometimes I am over ambitious about what I WANT to make, versus what I really have time and energy to make once home.

Thanks - for the tips and opportunity!

posted Aug 24th, 2009 2:28 pm

Emily C

Good, and simple, advice.

posted Aug 24th, 2009 10:23 am


I ALWAYS shop with a list. It keeps me focused and keeps the cost down significantly. My 4 year old already knows that we only get things on Mommy's list! If he sees something he wants, he asks me if its on the list. If I say no, he just asks me to put it on my NEXT list! Another tip is I do my best to not have my husband with me - whenever he tags along, the basket gets filled with expensive junk that we neither need nor do I want my kids to have.

posted Aug 24th, 2009 9:37 am


Plan your meals for the week and buy produce accordingly so you prevent overeating portions and get freshest produce

posted Aug 22nd, 2009 9:12 am


I always look at the mark down meats. Many can go right in the freezer, and it lets me stretch my dollars and afford the healthier cuts of meat.

posted Aug 22nd, 2009 8:35 am


Always, always, always shop with a list and don't put the crap foods on the list! Every person I'm shopping with gets to choose ONE item off the list, including myself. So I can choose a brownie but not a bag of chips or I can choose the chips but not the dip. We end up with mostly good foods and one treat so I don't feel deprived.

posted Aug 21st, 2009 12:56 pm


Would love it

posted Aug 21st, 2009 9:22 am


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