Eating natural/whole foods is 99.9% of the time what is absolutely best for your health, but that is also not so realistic for everyone. I always encourage clients and those who ask for advice to eat as many natural/whole foods that you can and limit processed foods that have lots of additives and fillers.
You may ask, “How do I do this?”.
The biggest tip I have when going to the grocery store is sticking to the outside aisles. This is where you are going to find the freshest and most “real” food in the grocery store and limit the inside aisles as much as possible. I also recommend not buying frozen meats and veggies, if needed you can always freeze them at home if you think they are going to go bad.
Before getting to the grocery store, take 5-10 minutes to plan out your lunches/dinners for the week as well as snacks throughout the day for yourself and your family so you know exactly what all you need. Going to the grocery store without a plan can lead to a lot of temptation, wandering down the aisles, and let’s be honest we all spend more money when we do that.
One last tip, ALWAYS wash and cut your fresh fruits/veggies as soon as you get home. I promise you that you will be 10x more likely to eat/use them instead of letting them go bad, having to throw them out and repeat the process next week.
Now, here is a grocery list with tons of options for Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat sources (macronutrients in which you should include in each meal) as well as ideas for snacks!