Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Inconvenience Foods

I once heard that if you only shopped on the outer rim of the grocery store, you were almost guaranteed to eat a healthy diet (yes, I know, frozen desserts and white bread are there too). The idea being that the produce, frozen fruits/veggies, dairy, and meats/fish are all there.

I've been thinking a lot about convenience foods and how, so often, what is convenient (no prep time required) isn't healthy. So today I hail inconvenience foods. Seriously, notice next time you're at the grocery, how many of the items in the middle widen your middle! Making yourself a inconvenient snack/meal is time well spent for a healthy wife.


  1. SO SO TRUE! I've been noticing that the past couple months. I've been trying to buy foods only on the outside perimeter. It's amazing how much more healthy I've been eating because of that. Thanks for the post.

  2. I'm totally amazed at the amount of prepared food that is available. It takes up a lot of shelf and freezer space in groceries stores sometimes at the expense of food items you need to prepare meals from scratch. I buy cereals and can goods but stay away from most of that stuff.

  3. I steer clear of the middle zone. Some of the food in there makes me want to gag it is so nasty looking.