Vegetables – while I know they’re good for me and actually pretty damn tasty, they’ve always had to fight for room in my shopping cart and on my dinner plate. Does that sound like you too? As simple as it sounds, there’s a tried and true method to make sure we come home from grocery shopping with a good balance of vegetables and other healthy foods and less of the empty sugars and fluff that push us further from our goals.

Start grocery shopping the perimeter of your store!


Your grocery store is organized and designed with a plan, you should have one too. Focus on filling ¾ of your shopping cart with the items you find on the perimeter of the store where you’ll find the majority of fresh and healthy items like fresh vegetables, fruits, or meat and fish. This leaves less room in your cart for the landmine items that live in the isles and rob you of productive calories. *Yes the bakery items are on the perimeter as well but we’re trusting that you know a loaf of bread and apple pie have never led to anything but more bread, pie, and a body that resembles both.*

Target vegetables that are both intended as snacks and planned into meals.

Vegetable Snacks:

  • 🥑Avocado
  • 🥕Baby carrots
  • Sliced bell peppers
  • 🥒Cucumbers

Vegetables for Meals:

  • 🥦Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • 🥬Spinach
  • Brussel Sprouts (Oven bake with slices of bacon and cheese. You’ll thank us later).

The more fiber, crucial vitamins, and important minerals you will get from eating more vegetables will give your metabolism, energy, and strength the boost they need to attack 2020 with a full tank.

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
– John C Maxwell