The fresh produce section of the supermarket is a great place to shop if you’re trying to eat more low-carb veggies. But there are other stops you can make to ensure you eat plenty of produce. Don’t forget about:
The Frozen Food Section
- Frozen veggies are picked in season and frozen at the peak of freshness. They can be even more nutritious than fresh veggies! Aim for plain options without added sauces.
- They lead to less food waste since you can use exactly what you need and put the rest back in the freezer.
The Canned Food Section
- Look for low-sodium options since they’ll have less salt and are better for blood pressure. Just make sure to drain and rinse them to cut down on sodium.
- They cost less than fresh veggies, plus they have a long shelf life. You can always keep some extras on hand.
- Growing your own veggies is fun and doubles as good physical activity — gardening can be hard work!
- It doesn’t get more fresh or local than your home. Fresh produce often tastes better than anything you can buy at the grocery store.
A Delivery Service
- Boxed produce deliveries are a great way to get a wide variety of seasonal veggies.
- They often come with recipes for the ingredients included.
- You may be able to choose the size of your box delivery. Ideal for those who live alone, with a partner, or with a big family.
The Farmers Market
- Markets offer a variety of fresh, unique produce, often at a lower cost than the grocery store.
- Deals are available. Try shopping at the end of the day when farmers are looking to sell what’s left.
- In-season produce tastes better!
A Local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
- Buy food directly from a farmer. Join for a season and get a weekly share of whatever’s growing.
- It keeps things interesting since you don’t get to choose what you get.
- Find one in your area!