Sunday, May 22, 2011

How do you navigate the supermarket?

Sticking to the perimeter of the typical chain grocery store is definitely the healthiest route. Although that doesn't mean its void of processed/packaged foods but they're definitely out numbered by real food. In addition to the center aisles being a minefield of highly processed foods, the checkout is another treacherous spot. Even Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are guilty of the strategically placed, packaged, impulse buy items such as organic lollipops and boxed cookies. That's not saying I am against organic lollipops because I consider them a treat and a "Medium Food" but I am aware that its placement is a standard supermarket tactic.

Here's a great little spot with Michael Pollan about navigating the typical supermarket. He briefly explains where and why items are placed as they are at the grocery store. It's good information and interesting too.


  1. HI! I just found your blog through Top Mommy Blogs - I so totally agree with your philosophy and approach. I definitely agree with the slow food/real food approach to food and nutrition, but I find that it takes more time and energy than I have to devote to it at the moment. YOu and I are on the same page, sister! I hope you will check out my blog because I have a feeling we have a lot in common. ( I look forward to getting to know you and your blog better!

  2. Hi Anne! Thanks for coming by. It's always nice to find others with the same approach/philosophy. Looking forward to checking out your blog. Thanks again and I hope you'll keep stopping by!