In order to eat well you have to shop well. Grace Luke shares her top tips for developing good shopping habits.
It's easy to get tempted into buying on impulse. Shops are highly skilled at attracting you to things you can manage without. I suggest six things to reduce the temptation factor.
Take some time to think about the week ahead – what are you doing each day? Which days will be too busy to cook? Choose a less busy day to bulk cook – make a bolognaise sauce, eat some that day and make a lasagne with the rest to put in the fridge or freezer for your busier day.
Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry – you will buy more than you need. (If you know you’re going to struggle eat a healthy snack before you go).
The market is a great place to buy your fruit and veg, and they often reduce the prices towards the end of the day!
Each week try to buy one staple ingredient to add to your store cupboard so you can russell up something tasty when money is even tighter than normal.
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