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What is a 'healthy' food shop

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travellinghopefully12 Wed 27-Apr-16 11:07:42

Going to Supermarket this afternoon and need to buy a healthy food shop (mainly for the week, but staples for the month.) I love fruit, veg, lentils, etc - but DP likes meat, pizza, pasta and to be honest so do I, but I know it's terrible for me.

Had a gentle talking to about my weight by both rheumy and GP, so something must be done.

dinkystinky Wed 27-Apr-16 11:20:32

Take a look on bbc good food website - they have a healthy meals section which may give you some ideas. Also worth checking out cook books by Helmsley & Helmsley, Deliciously Ella and Anna Jones cook books where the focus is on eating nutritionally rich foods.

I'd say to try to avoid processed food as much as possible, aim to consume most of your food in the form of vegetables, with some fruit and small amounts of meat/fish/dairy.

travellinghopefully12 Wed 27-Apr-16 11:31:54

thank you dinky - I normally avoid processed food with a few exceptions. Just made a lot of beetroot risotto (we had a bunch of beetroot in) and it looks lovely and jewel coloured, but it is sadly loaded with butter, so I think I may leave it to DP. (Followed a recipe and wasn't sure if it would work sans butter.)

Will look at BBC now. I'm also restricted by budget, if that was no problem I would just buy lots and lots of fish and salad.

RunnerOnTheRun Fri 29-Apr-16 20:32:54


Risotto is not a fat loss food (due to the heavy carb load of the rice).

A "healthy" shop doesn't really mean anything, do you mean foods to help with weight loss? If so, then you need to avoid heavily processed and packaged foods which are stripped of nutrients and contain ingredients you can't even understand. Real food IS ingredients, so eggs, meat, fish, salads, stir frys, stews, caseroles, nuts, seeds, milk, greek yoghurt, fruit, frozen fruit, veggies, few ingredients to make sauces and dips. It will become habitual once you get some exciting recipes on the go. I tend to stick to quite plain food now as it's easier, so breakfasts might be a quick mushroom omlette with a pile of spinach, apple and banana for snack, can of tuna on big salad for lunch, pile of nuts mid pm, then something like salmon and new potatos with broccoli in the evening, or maybe not the potatoes depending how hungry I am and if I have done any exercise.

MsColouring Fri 29-Apr-16 21:21:22

Why not have a small amount of risotto with lots of salad on the side rather than completely depriving yourself.

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