We know what you’re NOT looking for: another list of you-should-eat-this and you-should-avoid-that. Today’s little guide is still connected to health benefits, yes, but we think you’ll like our colorful advice.
Because around here we believe in tasting rainbows, choosing butter, and simply buying better versions of the foods you already eat.
Let’s jump into it.
Eat the Rainbow
Tip. #1. Think less about your calorie intake and more about your color intake.
There’s a reason our world comes with such a wide variety of shapes and colors when it comes to our food--chemically speaking, those colorful fruits, veggies, and spices are very good for us.
We can break down our first five simple grocery upgrades with our pal Roy G. Biv:
Red Foods: Tomatoes, Strawberries, Cherries, Beets, Red Bell Peppers, Watermelon
Orange Foods: Carrots, Pumpkins, Apricots, Sweet Potatoes, Oranges (Of Course)
Yellow Foods: Bananas, Lemons, Yellow Peppers, Mangoes, Squash
Green Foods: Spinach, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Green Beans, Asparagus, Peas, Zucchini
Blue + Purple Foods: Blueberries, Eggplant, Purple Cabbage, Plums, Beni-imo
The Old Switcheroo
Tip #2. Don’t throw it out--get a better version of it!
There’s more to life than just plain old fruits and vegetables. What about the spices, oils, flavoring, thickenings, and so on and so forth that help make our meals delicious? Here’s ten upgrades for items you already buy on the weekly:
And finally, back to the Produce Aisle:
The Best Time To Hit The Grocery Store
Tip #3. Don’t fight the crowd!
Now, when’s the best day and time to head out and stock up on your new grocery list?
According to research, Wednesdays mornings are the least crowded time to head to the grocery. Monday-Thursday are generally better than Friday-Sunday, and as long as you get there before mid-afternoon you’ll avoid much of the crush.
As an added warning, the busiest time to head to the grocery is Saturday--and it really doesn’t matter what time you get there. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!