I’m often asked how or where we shop for buying organic groceries.. I’m so happy to see that more & more items are being carried in our local stores. Both Meijer & Schnucks are the two places we primarily pick up our food items.
We try 100% of the time to buy organic produce. There are lists like this one that show what are a must buy organic, and which ones aren’t as risky.
Milk & eggs are another 100% must for buying in organic. If it’s not organic milk is not available, Prairie Farms milk (and dairy products) contain no hormones so we will go w/ that brand.
Unfortunately a lot of food manufactures can get away w/ advertising gimmicks like “all natural”, “not processed” etc. However, their ingredients will speak volumes. Often times they are filled w/ horrible chemicals even w/ the gimmicks on the packaging. Some ingredients that we avoid (like the plague!) are;
high fructose corn syrup
brown rice syrup
enriched wheat flour or bleached flour, instead look for whole grain wheat flour (This is even when the bread and/or pasta package says 100% whole wheat. Enriched wheat flour is not true whole wheat)
any artificial sweeteners
Another tip… The top 3 listed ingredients are what you are primarily consuming in the food item.
Hope that gives a little more insight when you’re grocery shopping the healthy route for your family 🙂