Guest post - Eating well with limited selection from Eating Well Anywhere
Posted Sep 30 2008 1:09am
Eating Well Anywhere is another of my favorite blogs. I always find lots of delicious and healthy food ideas on this blog. We made the peach crisps featured on the blog when we were swimming and peaches, and now I dream of eating one of those yummy frozen peach crisps this winter.
Eating well with limited selection
Shopping for food can be a little like a scavenger hunt. You squint at labels, frequent more than one store, stalk certain aisles. The prize? Eating food that makes you happy. Maybe it's organic or local food, maybe it's food without a certain ingredient or additive, maybe it's the one kind of peanut butter you can't resist eating straight from the jar.
My blog is about putting good food on the table no matter where you live. Earlier this year I shared five tips for eating organic with limited selection. I know Cathy's family is trying to avoid high fructose corn syrup; when selection at the supermarket is limited, finding HFCS-free foods can be difficult, too.
These ideas will help you stay saner on your own supermarket scavenger hunt:
- Make a list of your pantry staples, and keep it in your wallet or purse. When you're somewhere you can stock up on organic or HFCS-free versions--for me, a big supermarket or specialty food store in the city--do so wisely (buy only what you can use in a reasonable period of storage time).
- Buy ingredients instead of products. Maybe you can't find an organic or HFCS-free three-cheese pizza in the freezer section, but you can get flour, cheese, and canned tomatoes. Many products we think of as convenience foods can be made at home without a lot of commitment; tomato sauce is a great place to start.