The Best Healthy Grocery Shopping List For Joyful Eating

Employing grocery lists promotes healthier choices when shopping

Eating a variety of unprocessed, mostly plant-based foods is essential for a healthy diet. However, despite the abundance of choices at grocery stores, many people stick to a narrow selection of items.

Utilizing a healthy grocery shopping list can help you ensuring adequate variety into your diet. At the same time, it can help you find more foods that you enjoy.

The Healthy Grocery Shopping List

Studies have demonstrated that using grocery lists promotes healthier choices while shopping. [1] [2]

Use the link below to download my healthy grocery shopping list, categorized by nutritional groups.

While grocery list apps are very popular, this list serves as a guide for hand-written lists. If you prefer a paper-based approach, with this list you can avoid shopping with your smartphone in your hand.

Simply print the list, and keep it accessible in a convenient location. For example in your kitchen. When it’s time for your grocery shopping, peruse the list and jot down your selected items on a small notebook page.

How To Use The Healthy Grocery List

I have created this list according to the guidelines of the Healthy Eating plate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The list is quite comprehensive, but it can not include all the possible types of healthy foods that you may want to buy. That’s why there is plenty of space in the list for you to add your favorite foods and tailor it on your needs.

To learn more about the Healthy Eating plate and on how to develop a varied and healthy weekly meal plan. Follow the links below.

A fundamental aspect of eating healthy is being able to read food labels. The following article provides guidance on how to read food labels and make better grocery shopping decisions.

Learn more:

References

[1] Using a Grocery List Is Associated With a Healthier Diet and Lower BMI Among Very High-Risk Adults

[2] Effectiveness of the Nutritional App “MyNutriCart” on Food Choices Related to Purchase and Dietary Behavior: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

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