If you speak to most people here in Singapore, most residents want a simpler way to do their grocery shopping. They also want their recipes to be much-less complicated and a lot healthier. Well, we are here to help. Whether you are looking for pasta or soup, these tips will help you make the most out of your money.

PLANNING AHEAD
woman-thinking-holding-clipboardThis is probably one of the biggest mistakes many consumers make. They shop when they are hungry. Don;t do this. This will only add insult to injury. You have to create a plan for your shopping and your menu and stick with it. It’s okay to indulge with some things, but try to stick with your list.

If your plan was to buy stir-fry fresh vegetables, don’t get distracted by the deep-dried onion blossoms, unless they were already on your list to start with. Sometimes when you shop on an empty stomach, you end up making poor choices with your eating. Please try to stick with your agenda.

SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO PAY A LITTLE BIT EXTRA

Convenience stores do offer something to a consumer, it’s called “convenience”. What you need to do is stick with you some more healthy choices. You might have to pay a bit extra for this, but it’s going to be worth it in the end.

Say your 5-minute recipe calls for organicĀ pasta. It’s best to go to a whole foods store to get what you need. You will be paying more, but keeping with the recipe is more important.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Fruit_and_vegetableIt’s always best to go with a “rainbow” of colors. You have to get in your reds, greens and yellows. Look at the texture and color when you buy your fruits and vegetables. It’s best to buy when the colors are at their most vivid.

Every fruit and vegetable carries their own minerals and vitamins. There are things you can get from an apple that you can’t get from an orange or pear. Also, remember to buy during the “in-season” moments. Off-season might bring you a discount, but it also might give you some sort of bacterial infection.

AISLE SHOPPING

It’s better to stay around the outside and front isles. Unless there is something you absolutely need in the center isles, you should stay away. This is where the junk food is at, well 90% of it lies here. The center isles can be rather deceptive. They will draw you in with the lure of something else. Once you are there, this is where the cookies, chips and other crap are. We are not saying to not include some of this stuff in your diet. It’s okay to treat yourself. However, 90% of your recipes should be filled with healthy and good food, not just junk and other substitutes.

IN CLOSING

Woman eating fresh fruit

Eating healthy doesn’t just happen instantaneously. Coming up with fast and healthy recipes doesn’t just happen either. You really do need to work at it. If you follow any one of these tips, your means will turn out really good, especially for those in a hurry.

Shop around some, until you find a place that really caters to what you need. Once you find your grocery store of choice, stick with it. Good luck everyone with their food shopping!